Holland’s hands tied in Detroit

Via The Edmonton Journal: Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland knows that trying to sign Marian Hossa and Johan Franzen is like trying to stuff a set of golf clubs into a carry-on, but there are ways to do it. What if he traded forward Valtteri Filppula, which would take $3 million off the books? This…

PRICE FOR BU CAPTAIN WILL BE TELLING – New York Post

Matt Gilroy, the highly regarded Boston University senior defenseman who will become an uncapped free agent the moment his Terriers either win the NCAA title or are eliminated from the tournament, likely will become an early indicator on whether the uncertain NHL economy will depress the summer market. via New York Post.  

Detroit’s cap issues

Warning: I am attempting to add.  Datsyuk 6.7, Filppula 3.0, Cleary 2.8, Zetterberg 6, Holmstrom 2.25, Draper 1.583, Maltby .750, Lidstrom 7.45, Rafalski 6.0, Stuart 3.75, Kronwall 3.0, Lilja 1.25, Lebda .650, Meech .483, Ericsson .900, Osgood 1.417, Hudler RFA, Hossa UFA, Franzen UFA, Samuelsson UFA, Kopecky UFA, Conklin UFA. TOTAL $48.066 But need to sign 7 forwards and 1 goalie. If the goalie is Howard, add 0.717. Now: $48.783. That leaves $7.917MM left to sign…

Do the Kings have an unhealthy attraction to Philly castoffs?

It has been noted that DL and TM appear to have a preference for personnel who have some kind of Flyers affiliation. The usual evidence cited is Denis Gauthier, Ron Hextall, Terry Murray, Kyle Calder, Handzus and (now) Justin Williams. Without knowing the answer beforehand, it occurred to me to look at the Kings’ roster…

Bernier Extinguishes Lowell’s Fire

  “LOWELL, MA – Goaltender Jonathan Bernier stopped 18 shots for his fourth shutout of the season as the Manchester Monarchs blanked the Lowell Devils, 3-0, in front of 1,047 fans at the Tsongas Arena on Tuesday night. [...]   Center Justin Azevedo scored his ninth goal of the season [and added an assist]. ” via…

Via Open Ice Hitter: Kids might be coming…..

Colton Teubert  Los Angeles Kings  /  Regina Pats  – Likely destined for the Manchester Monarchs due to the depth on the Kings blueline, Teubert could be given an opportunity due to the fact that he is a more physical type d-man than the other defenders, with the exception of Jack Johnson.  Thomas Hickey  Los Angeles…

Edmonton Journal: Hossa? No, sir!

There was never any firm dollar offer on the table, though the Oil’s bidding apparently started at $9 million a year, and could perhaps have gone as high as $100 million over a suitable long, long term. When Hossa first heard of the Oil’s interest, he had little interest himself, as the Oil haven’t exactly…

Top NHL pick Teubert already a hit – San Bernardino County Sun

As the Reign’s special military-themed jerseys earned a total of $52,000 during a postgame charity auction, the bid on Teubert’s jersey set a team record. Not a bad omen for a 19-year-old who had just appeared in his first game at Citizens Business Bank Arena. “Great fans. The atmosphere in the building’s awesome,” Teubert said.…