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Sunday NHL Rumor Roundup – April 19, 2009.

Al Strachan suggested it was now “highly likely” Marian Gaborik will remain with the Minnesota Wild now that GM Doug Risebrough and head coach Jacques Lemaire are no longer with the team. Pierre LeBrun however isn’t so sure, having spoken with Gaborik’s Los Angeles-based agent Ron Salcer who said his camp will listen to anything Minnesota…

Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: The Family Discount

It is one thing for a team to pony up $6-7 MM on a long term contract for a free agent, but its another to pay $13.5-$14 MM on a long term contract for two free agents. Particularly when everyone is running scared on league revenues and a falling salary cap. There aren’t that many…

Detroit’s Cap Issues UPDATED FRANZEN CONTRACT EDITION

Datsyuk 6.7, Zetterberg 6, Franzen 3.95, Filppula 3.0, Cleary 2.8, 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, Samuelsson UFA, Kopecky UFA, Conklin UFA. TOTAL $52.016 But need to sign 6 forwards and 1 goalie. If the goalie is Howard, add 0.717. Now: $52.733. That leaves $3.967MM left to sign six forwards.  [the following…

Helene Elliott = annoying and clueless

Snippet of her dopey “open letter” to Kings’ ownership: Speaking of leaving, has it occurred to you Lombardi might be letting his emotions influence personnel decisions? Michael Cammalleri invoked his salary arbitration rights last year and Lombardi soon traded him for a draft pick. Cammalleri is having an excellent season with the Calgary Flames. They…

Christian Hanson Signs with Leafs

This is Christian Hanson. TSN is reporting the unrestricted free agent will sign with the Toronto Maple Leaf today. Hanson is a strapping 6’4″ 225lb center who is graduating from the NCAA’s Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He had 16 goals and 31 points in 37 games this season. Hanson will be most notably in the…

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…