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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…

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.  

Scott Burnside: Trades, rumors and who’ll be No. 1

Another guy bound to be in the middle of about a million rumors this weekend will be Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi, whose young Kings took a big step forward last season by hanging around the playoff picture well into the second half. Lombardi is now on the hot seat to get the Kings into…

Change of scenery? Dany Heatley may want out of Ottawa – ESPN

Is Senators winger Dany Heatley seeking his ticket out of Ottawa? Sources tell me that is the case. According to those sources, Ottawa GM Bryan Murray has been notified of Heatley’s desire for a change of scenery and is mulling his options. On the record, though, Murray said Heatley is still a Senator. “We signed…

Some Draftee Contract Issues Explained Not By Me

  Once a player is drafted by an NHL team, he must sign a contract with that organization within two years. The exception is when a college player is drafted. Unlike the NBA, the NHL allows a player to finish his college career. The NHL team holds the draft rights to a college player until…

Via ESPN: Los Angeles Kings looking for star

Kings search for a star The Los Angeles Kings have been linked all spring to Tampa Bay star Vincent Lecavalier, but we’re told those talks have cooled off for now. One Eastern Conference source told us Saturday the New York Rangers have made Scott Gomez available around the league, but we’re not sure how interested…

New York Rangers sign Matt Gilroy to multiyear deal

The BU captain isn’t eligible to join the Rangers on their current playoff run. He will attend the club’s late summer training camp with an eye on making their 2009-10 NHL roster. via Sources: New York Rangers sign Boston University’s Matt Gilroy to multiyear deal – ESPN.  

via Kuklas Korner: The Story Behind the O’Sullivan Story

    I don’t know if there’s any truth to this, but if so it’s fascinating and I guess not surprising:    A couple of hours ago, I wrote about how upset I was with the Justin Williams for Patrick O’Sullivan for Erik Cole deal.  I lamented the fact that Patrick O’Sullivan would have been…