Sunday, July 27, 2008

Islanders Could Introduce Torts As Coach..SOON

Just got a message sent to me via telephone from an Islanders guy saying that John Torterella's Interview with the New York Islanders went "REALLY WELL" and a deal could be announced between the 2 sides in the next few days.

Kings Trying to Acquire Bouwmeester

Here are a few things that have been confirmed...

1. The Kings are trying to acquire Bouwmeester

2. Jack Johnson is still being mention in this trade but chances are very slim

3. The Kings are really pushing a package that includes Patrick OSullivan, Peter Harrold and draft picks

4. The Kings are still trying to resign OSullivan


Just a few other updates. The Kings are working on long term extensions for Kopitar and Johnson. Im not sure on a exact date but Cloutier's arbitrations hearing is coming up within the next 2 weeks. And they are working on a new contract for Jarret Stoll.

Another source has told me to look for the Kings to make a move for a Goaltender in the next few weeks.

F Brendan Shanahan close to 1 year deal


Sources confirm that Brendan Shanahan is close to a 1 year deal with NY Rangers no terms have been released and the deal could be announced as early as tomorrrow.

The Source

Wild Extend Bouchard, Bruins Buy Out Murray

The Minnesota Wild have avoided an arbitration hearing with right wing Pierre-Marc Bouchard by signing him to a five year, $20.4 million contract. A 2002 first round draft pick, Bouchard is the Wild's second all time leading scorer behind only Marian Gaborik. The diminutive forward has had some trouble with being a consistent scorer, but at only age 24 Minnesota feels he can still improve his game.

Heading east, the Boston Bruins completed their buyout of veteran right wing Glen Murray. The B's would have owed the seven time 20+ goal scorer $4.15 million in 2008-09, but instead chose to sever their ties with the 35 year old. Murray is now an unrestricted free agent and is free to sign with any team he wants to.

Couple Notes From Around The NHL

Mats Sundin Has Denied That He Has Set An August 1st Deadline To Make His Decision And Hopes To Make A Decision In Early August.

The LA Kings Were Hot After Jay Bouwmeester But Have Fallen Fast As The Panthers Are Asking For D-man Jack Johnson In Return And The Kings Are Reluctant To Give Him Up And Continue To Offer A Package Including O'Sullivan Instead.


SUNDIN A HAB?? Or Is It Just A Mistake?

THERE IS AN ARTICLE ON A MONTREAL CANADIENS MOBILE PHONE WEBSITE THAT THE HABS HAVE SIGNED MATS SUNDIN HERES THE ARTICLE

This Is From The Montreal Canadiens official mobile site.

wap.canadiens.com and select ''Team Report'' and you'll see

07/18 MONTREAL -- Mats Sundin has feasted on many NHL teams over ...

MONTREAL -- Mats Sundin has feasted on many NHL teams over the years; just ask the Canadiens. Here's a look at 13 numbers from the brilliant career of the Habs' new No. 13. 78-Points amassed by Sundin in 2007-08, making him the only NHL player over the age of 36 to have cracked the 75-point mark last season. 12-Seasons out of the 13 he spent with the Leafs in which Sundin led the Leafs in scoring, with the exception of 2002-03 when Alexander Mogilny was Toronto's leading scorer. 1-Players in league history not named Mats Sundin who also managed to score 20 goals in each of their first 17 NHL seasons, with Marcel Dionne having also managed the feat. 15-Career overtime goals scored by Sundin, a league record he shares with Jaromir Jagr. 94-Game-winning goals scored by Sundin, the sixth-highest regular season total of any player in league history. 11-Years spent as captain of the Maple Leafs, the fifth-longest tenure in league history behind only Steve Yzerman (Red Wings), Joe Sakic (Nordiques/Avalanche), Raymond Bourque (Bruins) and Scott Stevens (Devils). 8-NHL All-Star Game appearances by Sundin, with the Swedish centerman piling up a combined three goals and 12 assists at the league's midseason classic. 2- Times Sundin was named a year-end, Second Team All-Star (2001-02 and 2003-04). 1989-Year Sundin became the first European player ever to go No. 1 at the NHL Entry Draft, when the Nordiques held the first pick overall. 555-Career goals scored by Sundin in 1,305 NHL games, ranking him at No. 22 on the league's all-time list. 74-Playoff points piled up by Sundin in 83 career NHL postseason games. 0-Swedish-born NHL players besides Sundin to have reached the 1,000-point plateau. 2-Fellow former NHL first overall picks to have scored more career goals than Sundin, including Mario Lemieux and Guy Lafleur.

Thrashers pitch deal to Nagy and Mats Sundin to Leafs seems very close.


According to a source and a rep I have spoken to for the Atlanta Thrashers they have offered a 1 year $1,850,000 to UFA F Ladislav Nagy the deal has not been confirmed yet and there are other teams who still have interest including Nagy's former team the LA Kings. The Rep has said that the deal could be signed after Mats Sundin signs as he seems to be the last link in the chain before other pieces are moved around.

Speaking of Mats Sundin speaking to JP Barry this evening he said that while he won't name names he can say that Mats has chosen a team. Or at least he would like me to think that way! I have spoken to a few people who believe that Mats will rejoin the Leafs in the coming days maybe even as soon as Wednesday of next week.

Things are definitely starting to heat up this evening as many GM's seem to be talking including Montreals Gainey and Vancouvers Mike Gillis.

If this is true and Mats has chosen the Leafs then I would expect the Vermette to Van rumors to pick up even more in the next few days. Bieksa and a Prospect seem to be the return right now or at least thats what has been tossed about by the local media.

Anyways stay tuned things are getting toasty.

The Source

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