Monthly Archives: August 2009

From Kukla’s Korner: Escrow

Revenues for 2008-09 have yet to be finalized. But based on current projections, players will earn only 85-87 percent of their contracts because of escrow. For example, Alex Ovechkin, due $9 million in 2008-09, would take home $7.65 million in pre-tax earnings. For 2009-10, escrow could become even more significant to make up for any…

Proving that Blogger Rumor Reliability is Inversely Proportional to My Desire for Said Rumor to be True

The Flyers are rumored to have interest in Kings tough guy Raitis Ivanāns. via HockeyBuzz.com – Eklund – Patrick Eaves to Detroit, Kaberle, Trade Rumor Updates, More. Two different flavors of wishful thinking in play here. Eklund’s: that he’s reporting something that’s in any way real; mine: that this one time, he’s actually right. Since…

Uh, Team Sweden Olympic Invites, or if you prefer: Lidas sköna besked: Sugen på OS – HockeyExpressen – Enda hockeysajten du behöver

Här är första namnen i OS-truppen: Niklas Kronwall, bDetroit Nicklas Lidström, bDetroit Henrik Zetterberg, fDetroit Jonathan Ericsson, bDetroit Tomas Holmström, fDetroit Daniel Larsson, mvGrand Rapids Alexander Steen, fSt. Louis Daniel Alfredsson, fOttawa Per-Johan Axelsson, fBoston Fabian Brunnström, fDallas Loui Eriksson, fDallas Nicklas Grossman, bDallas Tom Wandell, fDallas Alexander Edler, bVancouver Tobias Enström, bAtlanta Jhonas Enroth,…

Team Canada 2010

Team Canada Summer Training Camp Invitees: Goaltenders: Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils), Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks), Marc-André Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins), Steve Mason (Columbus Blue Jackets), Cam Ward (Carolina Hurricanes). Defense: Jay Bouwmeester (Calgary Flames), Dan Boyle (San Jose Sharks), Scott Niedermayer (Anaheim Ducks), Chris Pronger (Philadelphia Flyers), Robyn Regehr (Calgary Flames), Dion Phaneuf (Calgary Flames),…

NHL.com – 2010 Winter Olympics: NHLers (Kings and ex-Kings) dominate Slovak camp – 08/03/2009

2010 Slovakia Olympic candidates Goaltenders (4): Peter Budaj (Colorado), Jaroslav Halak (Montreal), Jaroslav Janus (Erie Otters, OHL), Jan Lasak (HC Moeller Pardubice) Defensemen (11): Ivan Baranka (Spartak Moscow), Zdeno Chara (Boston), Milan Jurcina (Washington), Richard Lintner (Dynamo Minsk), Andrej Meszaros (Tampa Bay), Vladimir Mihalik (Tampa Bay), Jaroslav Obsut (Spartak Moscow), Andrej Sekera (Buffalo), Peter Smrek…

NHL.com – 2010 Winter Olympics: USA Hockey names 34-man roster for Olympic camp – 06/30/2009

Goaltenders Tim Thomas, Boston Ryan Miller, Buffalo Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Defensemen Tom Gilbert, Edmonton Tim Gleason, Carolina Ron Hainsey, Atlanta Erik Johnson, St. Louis Jack Johnson, Los Angeles Mike Komisarek, Toronto Paul Martin, New Jersey Brooks Orpik, Pittsburgh Brian Rafalski, Detroit Rob Scuderi, Los Angeles Ryan Suter, Nashville Ryan Whitney, Anaheim Forwards David Backes,…

Russia invites Frolov to Olympic Camp

The Russian Ice Hockey Federation has named 38 players for their Olympic Summer Camp from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 in Moscow. The KHL and the NHL contribute with 19 players each. Goalkeepers: Ilya Bryzgalov (Phoenix Coyotes, NHL), Simeon Varlamov (Washington Capitals, NHL), Alexander Eremenko (Salavat Yulayev Ufa, RUS), Evgeni Nabokov (San Jose Sharks, NHL).…