Does anyone know how the tampering rules work in the NHL? I see that it is okay for a GM to talk about if they got any offer for their own pending FAs, but can Dean say that he did make an offer to NJ or would that be considered tampering? There wouldn't be any proof of the offer if it was verbal.
I can't wait until the whole thing is over. As ShattStar03 said, I keep checking my computer every 5 min waiting for something to happen even though I know it can't. Tomorrow is going to be crazy and I'm trying to gear myself up toward disappointment. In case we don't get Kovy (I just can't picture it actually happening), I don't want to get too crushed. Dean will improve the team this offseason, whether that's Kovy or not.
I just pray to god that ******* Sather doesn't sign him for a ridiculous contract. That moron lives for free agency. I'm surprised he hasn't been fired yet. Thank god Lebrun said a source says NYR aren't going for Kovy.
Anyone remember when Sather was in Edmonton and used to ***** and moan about the fact that teams offered UFA's boatloads of cash? What a tool he is.
The largest investor in the St. Louis Blues, TowerBrook Capital Partners, wants to sell its ownership stake in the NHL franchise.
TowerBrook -- a New York-based, private-equity firm -- never planned on being with the Blues for the long run. The company is friendly with Blues chairman and principal owner Dave Checketts and came to his aid back in 2006 when he purchased the club from Bill and Nancy Laurie.
Pierre U rock. Great Job as always. Another quick Kovy hit. Talking to Dean Lombardi, did you get the sense he is going to make a big run at this guy. I feel it may just push the Kings over the top. Kopi - Kovi. WOW
Pierre LeBrun (4:33 PM)
Kings will make a run at Kovy - yes
Nothing new, but what else is there to do right now?
I don't see how we'd fit both guys unless Kovalchuk signs a Hossa-esque deal with a cap hit around 5.5....don't see that happening though. I would cream myself if we got kovalchuk/hamhuis. Damnit...now i gotta go to capgeek.com to drool over the roster with both of those guys in it.
2010-11 LOS ANGELES KINGS
CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR
* Ilya Kovalchuk ($5.500m) / Anze Kopitar ($6.800m) / Wayne Simmonds ($0.822m)
Ryan Smyth ($6.250m) / Jarret Stoll ($3.600m) / Justin Williams ($3.500m)
* Brad Richardson ($1.200m) / Brayden Schenn ($3.140m) / Dustin Brown ($3.175m)
Scott Parse ($0.900m) / Michal Handzus ($4.000m) / Kevin Westgarth ($0.525m)
* Richard Clune ($0.700m) / * Marc-Andre Cliche ($0.900m)
* Dan Hamhuis ($4.000m) / Drew Doughty ($3.475m)
Jack Johnson ($1.425m) / Rob Scuderi ($3.400m)
Jake Muzzin ($0.900m) / Matt Greene ($2.950m)
Davis Drewiske ($0.617m)
Jonathan Quick ($1.800m) / Jonathan Bernier ($0.843m)
(these totals are compiled using the bonus cushion)
ROSTER: 23; CAP:$59.4m; PAYROLL: $61.088m; CAP ROOM: $2.767m BONUSES: $5.240m
Kings are on the rise, they feel this is their window to win now. They will go after Kovalchuk tomorrow _ number one forward available on market - plus go after a top-four d-man (they love Hamhuis)
That doesn't really sound like Lombardi though.. Isn't he always preaching on how he doesn't want to be a team with a "window" and that he doesn't really believe in that anyway? How he wants to build a perennial contender, not just a one and done team.