Monthly Archives: July 2009

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers want it known that they no longer have any interest in acquiring Dany Heatley.GM Steve Tambellini held a media conference call on Friday afternoon and said that he’s going to stop pursuing a trade with the Ottawa Senators for the former 50-goal scorer.The Oilers have been linked to Heatley for about a month.


Barring a dramatic, unforeseen development, the countdown on Nikolai Zherdev’s final 96 hours as a Ranger will commence upon the conclusion of this morning’s salary arbitration hearing between the winger and the Blueshirts that will be conducted in Toronto.



After a 16-year NHL career, Sergei Zubov is heading home as the 39-year old blueliner has signed with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL.


The NHL is investigating whether Marian Hossa’s new 12-year, $62.8-million (all terms US) contract with the Blackhawks cir*****vents the collective bargaining agreement and the salary cap, Sun Media has learned.

Alex Ovechkin To Quit NHL For 2014 Olympics?

Total Pro Sports – Winning the Stanley Cup is the goal most hockey players have when they begin playing the sport. They dream of hoisting it (and maybe throwing in an expletive while they’re at it), having a pool party with it, and when that is all done, taking it to bed to spoon it while sleeping.

Tampa Bay Lightning pays price for scoring flexibility, buying out forward Vinny Prospal’s contract

Tampa after Sykora or Tanguay

‘Narrow’ differences between Wellwood, Canucks

Idea to split Coyotes home games draws criticism from observers

Agent: Nyls to Russia Is News to Him

Tarik El-Bashir

If Michael Nylander is close to agreeing to play next season in the Kontinental Hockey League, as a recent report out of Russia has suggested, that’s news to Nylander’s agent.

ERIK ERLENDSSON | The Tampa Tribune

TAMPA – The Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday informed left wing Vinny Prospal that the team is buying out the remaining three years of his contract.

Apparently a source inside the Leafs organization has said Burke is making a serious push for Lecavalier. However he feels Kaberle and Blake would have to be moved in order to properly fit him under the cap. Although this is very unlikely it could possibly happen. Tampa is under financial trouble and probably like to get his big contract off his hands where as if it’s 1 thing the Leafs have it is money.

NHL News and Rumors – Tuesday July 28 2009

One Coyotes bid involves Halifax, Saskatoon games

Paper says Flyers checking Columbus alum

PP +?

Rob Davison & Brendan Shanahan News

Yes, it is still the summer, and the last thing anyone wants to think about is February, but who can resist some Toronto Maple Leaf trade speculation? Yesterdays move has brought in some mixed views from all Leaf fans. I feel that although Stralman has some top 4 potential, he was likely never to reach that in Toronto’s suddenly deep blueline. The return of that trade made me start thinking about the trade deadline and some possible moves. I am not going to predict any specifics, but the Leafs have 10 players entering UFA status at the end of next year, so assuming the Leafs are sellers some of them should be gone. Burke has said that his goal is to make the playoffs, I dont think he feels that any small move will get this team to 8th spot, or else he would be making them. Anyways, assuming the Leafs finish roughly where they did last year they will be sellers at the deadline. Here is a list of Leafs going into UFA status next year.

Rich Chere/The Star-Ledger

There is enough interest around the league in Brendan Shanahan that the veteran winger is already looking forward to training camp and his 22nd NHL season.

To Toronto: Wayne Primeau, Calgary 2nd round pick (2011)
To Calgary: Anton Stralman, Colin Stuart, 7th round pick (2012)