Stan Fischler (StanFischler) on Twitter

If nothing else, Heatley has proven what we’ve known all along; that it’s a PLAYERS’ MARKET, and may the Senators suffer the consequences. via Stan Fischler (StanFischler) on Twitter. But I don’t think that’s what it proves.  

New Post, in which, instead of earning money, I decide to crunch cap figures related to the preposterous Sedin twins to L.A. UFA rumor

Here’s why I don’t think the swedish twins in socal rumor makes any sense, especially not Deano sense. Math. The twins want $12MM/year. The Kings, after re-signing Johnson and Purcell, then adding $12MM for the Sedins, would be at at least $58MM. $59MM if Hickey makes the team. So we have to dump one big salary.…

The Hockey News: The Hot List – Draft aftermath

10. Brandon Kozun, RW – Calgary Hitmen (WHL): Think of Kozun as this year’s Justin Azevedo; a high-scoring small forward passed over in previous drafts, but picked up by the Kings nonetheless. Kozun wrecked the Dub for 108 points this year, good for second on the circuit. Drafted 179th overall by Los Angeles in 2009.…

Sharks 2009-2010 Lineup – Fear The Fin

The Sharks are 10.474 million dollars under the cap, and need to sign (bare minimum) five forwards, one defenseman, and one backup goaltender. Taking into account there will be healthy scratches, it’s safe to assume six forwards, two defenseman, and one backup goaltender will be signed. Nine players with 10.474 million dollars available equals roughly…

From Sportsnet.ca: A trade rumor I want to say is idiotic but is probably just … well, I hope it doesn’t happen. Not for Simmonds anyway.

Meanwhile, 300 km up Highway 2, rumours persist that Edmonton GM Steve Tambellini is shopping one of his four offensive defenceman in an attempt to kickstart the rebuild in Edmonton. We’re hearing Sheldon Souray to Los Angeles — where his children live with his ex-wife, a long distance relationship that Souray has found taxing through two…

From Matthew Barry: Say What? Phaneuf to the Kings???

I was talking about the draft to a person with huge ties to the Kings and we started talking about the up-coming free agency period. He/She said “What would you think about the Phaneuf kid playing for the Kings?” Of course I replied, “What do you know?” A chuckle ensued followed by “Can’t tell you…

From Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: Still Pretending

I don’t know why hockey fans still get sucked in by all the trade talk in the period that leads up to the draft. I don’t know how hockey reporters can keep buying any of the trade whispers they hear. The fact is there are very few trades in this league. That should quash virtually…

James Mirtle (mirtle) on Twitter

Eric Duhatschek says: “Almost everyone here thinks Matt Duchene is going to go No. 1 to the Isles now” http://www.theglobeandmail…. Right. Sure. I assume that’s wishful thinking on the part of Toronto sports media people. Because if Tavares doesn’t go first, there’s an infinitesimal chance Burke can trade up and grab him. Or is it…

StanleyCupofChowder (cupofchowdah) on Twitter

RT @BigLeagueScrew 38% of voters on ESPN think the league’s likely #1 overall pick John Tavares is a soccer player. http://bit.ly/M7YHz And the only state where the majority of poll takers picked Tavares as a hockey player? Hawaii. via StanleyCupofChowder (cupofchowdah) on Twitter.