Monthly Archives: May 2009

Kings 2004 draft evaluation – Hockey’s Future

Five years out from this Entry Draft, the Los Angeles Kings class of 2004 appears to be one of the worst in recent memory.  None have established themselves as regulars in the NHL, the top pick (No. 11 overall) was traded and has eventually returned to Europe, and most of the remaining choices either never…

Chiarelli has some operating to do – The Boston Globe

No one knows the cap number for next season, and it won’t be computed for approximately another three weeks, simply because ’09 playoff revenue (factoring about $2 million per game) is a critical part of the brew. The last Stanley Cup game is slated to be played no later than June 16, which will keep…

NJ.com: Cap Could Drop by as much as $2.5MM for 2009

As they compile their wish lists for the start of free agency beginning July 1, GMs will likely be facing the first decrease in the salary cap since it was instituted for the 2005-06 season. The cap could drop by as much as $2.5 million for the 2009-10 season from its current $56.7 million figure,…

Bozo Weighs in @ Oilers Nation

From commenter Bozo [who is not me]: All I’m saying is, not naming your sources is one thing but making a claim that’s so wishy washy that it could never be shown to be wrong is bad form. It makes Dreger look like he’s guilty even if he isn’t. And it makes me a little…

OilersNation.com: some Bozo blogger thinks Darren Dreger of TSN might be pulling NHL trade rumours out of his *ss and making things up

So, some Bozo blogger thinks Darren Dreger of TSN might be pulling NHL trade rumours out of his ass and making things up, eh? Dreger’s inquisitor on a website known as Kings Kool-Aid calls himself “qwisp,” which may or may not be a version of his real name. That doesn’t matter, even though the thought of…

Edmonton Journal: Darren Dreger Crucified

Reporting trade rumours is the crack cocaine of hockey writers. It’s sure to bring in traffic, so it’s highly addictive, but it doesn’t always do much for the credibility of the rumour-monger, as Darren Dreger has just been told in no uncertain terms by an angry but clever L.A. Kings blogger. Me, I wouldn’t be…

Ducks’ Pronger can only wait and see – Ducks blog – OCRegister.com

Ironically, Pronger’s future could very well be tied to that of fellow blue-line star Scott Niedermayer. Should Niedermayer retire or sign elsewhere as a free agent, the Ducks would almost certainly keep Pronger. Should Niedermayer return, the Ducks would likely have a difficult time also accommodating the 2009-10 salaries of Pronger and Ryan Whitney ($3.5…