July 1st, 2010

Kurtis Foster Proving His Price is Right

Despite Pierre McGuire believing Kurtis Foster made too much, the 28-year-old will don the Copper and Blue for a 1.8 million annual fee. One thing is entirely certain: Kurtis Foster can score goals. He scored on ... Continue reading →

Mason Expected to Take Reduced Role with Atlanta

In what likely means the end of Johan Hedberg’s chances of resigning with the Thrashers, Atlanta GM Rick Dudley locked up Chris Mason for two years at $1.85-million per.  Mason capped off his second ... Continue reading →

Ray Whitney Lands in Phoenix not Carolina

Ray Whitney Lands in Phoenix not Carolina

Ray Whitney won a cup in Carolina and wanted to stay at the trade deadline but unfortunately could not earn another contract with his team. I hear good things about Phoenix, he should enjoy the ... Continue reading →

Dan Ellis Lands Gig in Tampa Bay

Dan Ellis Lands Gig in Tampa Bay

Two years after losing his starting job to Pekka Rinne, goaltender Dan Ellis signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. At this point we will not know whether he landed a starting role or will tandem ... Continue reading →

Pens Land Much-Coveted Michalek, Martin

All of a sudden, losing Sergei Gonchar doesn’t seem so bad. The Penguins, after parting ways with Sergei Gonchar and possibly Jordan Leopold and Jay McKee, the Pens made a splash landing one of ... Continue reading →

Niittymaki Signs With San Jose, Leaves us Wondering

Niittymaki Signs With San Jose, Leaves us Wondering

Leaving better goaltending potential on the open market, San Jose locked up goaltender Antero Niittymaki for two years at $2-million a piece.  Last season with Tampa Bay, Niittymaki posted a 21-18-5 record and 2.87 GAA ... Continue reading →

Sergei Gonchar Ends Ties with Pittsburgh

Today, the Ottawa Senators signed free agent defenseman to a three-year deal with a 5.5 million annual cap hit. At 36-years-old the contract definitively counts under the 35+ rule, meaning even if Gonchar retires or is demoted ... Continue reading →

Flyers Improve an Already Solid Defense with Meszaros

Deal away Ryan Parent for essentially nothing?  No problem for Flyers GM Paul Holmgren who swapped a second round pick in next year’s draft for Andrej Meszaros. Meszaros, 24, comes in at a very reasonable $4... Continue reading →

Minnesota Wild Lock-up Their Star

At a point last season, Guillaume Latendresse toiled on the third and fourth lines in Montreal.  Overwhelmed by the media and the inability to improve his season totals, the young Quebecois struggled with the Canadiens ... Continue reading →

David Clarkson Avoids Contract Snags with Devils

The New Jersey Devils avoided a contract holdout by signing one of their young, core players.  At 26-years-old, David Clarkson will find security with the team through the 2012-2013 season for $8-million – a steep price ... Continue reading →