Dreger is confirming that the Sharks have re-signed both Marleau and Pavelski. Both 4 years, Marleau $6.9M and Pavelski $4M. Suddenly our options are extremely limited. Spezza might be the only option for #1 center.
Good for SJ if they can get a good goalie to replace Nabokov.
Now there really is no centers left in FA.
Tim Thomas has apparently been permitted to speak with other teams.
Philly and San Jose are the first teams that come to mind as possible destinations (speaking without knowing the cap situations off-hand). Not often a Vezina winner from 2 years ago becomes available. Should be interesting.
I don't know if I would say he's overrated, I mean he had 5 game-winning goals in the playoffs, he can play forward or defense, and he is a giant in the crease. The biggest knock on him is consistency, but I wouldn't be crying about paying him 3 mil keeping his playoff performance in mind.
You can't pay a guy just based on a 20 game stretch. I realize he can play both F and D but if you put him on the blueline he is barely a 5th/6th d-man and he won't be playing in the crease at all. I guess until he can put up more then 30 points a season I see no reason why he deserves $3 million/season (or more).
The penalty for a lateral, blindside hit to the head, which will be called "illegal check to the head," is a five-minute major penalty, as well as an automatic game misconduct. The League also will consider supplemental discipline.
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I don't know that something with "no basis in fact" can even qualify as a rumor - more like a fairy tale!
Yeah, though in fairness to Eklund I'm not sure how any one individual can ever state emphatically that there is no basis in fact to rumors given the sheer amount of discussions that take place and the amount of dishonesty and subtrefuge in the process. On the flip side, you can say that Eklund benefits from the inability from anyone having complete knowledge because he can easily claim to have a source or sources for a rumor and it is difficult to prove the negative.
My rule of thumb is to not believe anything Eklund has said until a more reputable source steps forward. I do still read it, as the commercials for the psychic hotline used to say, "for entertainment purposes only." In fact, I like to pretend that Eklund is in fact Miss Cleo, and put each rumor in a thick, Jamaican accent.
I do still read it, as the commercials for the psychic hotline used to say, "for entertainment purposes only." In fact, I like to pretend that Eklund is in fact Miss Cleo, and put each rumor in a thick, Jamaican accent.
"Oh, an' mah sources sey da loud-mout' man in Toronta gon' trade Tomas Kaberle an' a pick for Mike Cohmadore...big news abot ta' come outta Ottawa too wit' dat man Jason Spezza!
Call me noh for ya free Trade Readin'! My sources dem, dey cannot lie!