Monthly Archives: July 2009

From The Fourth Period: Dale Tallon Finds Solution to His Cap Concerns (say I, not the fourth period; their headline was more like “Blackhawks fire Tallon”)

TFP has confirmed that the Chicago Blackhawks fired general manager Dale Tallon late Monday and an official announcement will be made on Tuesday.TFP Columnist and Comcast Chicago anchor Josh Mora has also confirmed that Stan Bowman, the clubs assistant GM, will be taking over as GM.Tallon was named the eighth GM in team history on…

What We Learned: Boston’s Winter Classic will be interesting – Puck Daddy – NHL – Yahoo! Sports

Bruins reporter for WEEI.com and all-around swell guy, this morning: “Heard today that Bruins and Flyers are going to have to share same Red Sox home clubhouse between two teams during the Winter Classic. Yikes” Yikes indeed. Granted, Fenway is the oldest park in baseball, and the unfortunate accommodations are, most likely, because the park…

Al Cimaglia Blog – Logjam at forward – ESPN Chicago

Currently, Chicago has 14 NHL-quality forwards signed for next year. That total does not include Aliu, Beach or Jack Skille. Most likely the Hawks will break training camp with 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders. Their roster could include only 21 players, but most likely will be 22. As it stands, a 23-man roster…

Sharkspage agrees with me

With 8 roster forwards under contract (along with promising prospect Jamie McGinn) for roughly $28 million, and Evgeni Nabokov slated for a cap hit of $6 million, that leaves $1.1 million for at least 3 forwards and a backup goaltender. Qualifying offers were made earlier this summer to goaltender Thomas Greiss (07-08 salary: $725,000), center…

From Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: Bettman’s Nightmare

This a Tom Benjamin post from February, so factor in personnel changes etc. since then. Revenues would have to fall by about 15% to get to a $46 MM salary cap, so this may be a very pessimistic view. Nevertheless, if it happens, the NHL is screwed. The Leafs are in good shape but many teams…