Tag Archive for free agency

Free Agent Day: The Foreplay – Second City Hockey

10:38:  It’s official, The Children of The Corn are staying at GM Place, and we can look forward to another playoff disappearance from them for years to come. via Free Agent Day: The Foreplay – Second City Hockey. I love that. Children of the Corn. I knew there was something familiar about them.  

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…

From Working the Corners: Agent on trade rumors: ‘I think Doug tried to see the value for Ryane Clowe’

Just talked with Ryane Clowe’s Quebec-based agent, Paul Corbeil. He, too, had seen the TSN.ca reports from the NHL draft site saying Clowe was the subject of trade talks that Sharks GM Doug Wilson was having in Montreal with several teams, Toronto and Philadelphia among them. Corbeil, of course, knows that Clowe’s current contract expires…

From Sportsnet.ca: Cammalleri runs screaming from new coach’s defensive system (according to me, not Sportsnet; they just say he’s bolting from Calgary, but I think my headline is more accurate)

Barring a sudden development, it appears Calgary Flames forward Mike Cammalleri will not sign a new contract with the club and will put his services on the open market when the free agent signing period begins July 1. Cammalleri’s agent, Ian Pulver told Sportsnet Thursday, talks between Calgary and his client have grinded to a…

From Minneapolis Star Tribune: “The number of players on the trade market is overwhelming”

According to numerous NHL insiders who are in Montreal preparing for this weekend’s draft, the number of players on the trade market is overwhelming. The reason? With the economic future of the NHL uncertain, salary-cap strapped teams are trying to unload players before the cap potentially drops significantly after this upcoming season. The players on the market…

From Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: Signing the Sedins

I don’t see what the statistical data has to do with anything. The Sedins are about to become free agents – after July 1st, they are worth whatever an NHL team is prepared to pay them. Emphasis on the word them. The ballpark here is not between $5 MM and $7 MM. It is between…