Tag Archive for salary cap

Thanks for nothing, Mike Milbury – Cult of Hockey

Mike Milbury of the CBC, who didn’t exactly cover himself in glory as the general manager of the New York Islanders, offered the following to Oilers management: “They got to find the rats and get them off the ship because in this situation guys will start to reveal their character, guys who don’t want to…

Tom Preissing Waived – Mile High Hockey

The Colorado Avalanche have placed defenseman Tom Preissing on waivers. This is not at all a surprise move; its actually one weve been speculating would happen for some time now. Preissing has a $2.75 million salary and is signed through the end of next season. It is highly unlikely that he will be claimed and…

Chicago 2010 Cap Madness Watch

ESPN is reporting that Kane and Toews extensions are imminent, at five years/$6MM+, and the Keith extension is also close, at around 13 years/undisclosed $. Were those deals to turn out to be true, the 2010-11 Hawks would be at $55.1MM plus whatever the Keith cap hit turns out to be. Let’s assume Keith is…

Scotty Bowman predicts cap decline – MLive.com

Scotty Bowman, the legendary former coach and now an adviser for the Chicago Blackhawks, believes next year’s NHL salary cap could drop about $2-million, a reasonable prediction given how little box-office revenue is being generated in Phoenix, Tampa and Atlanta. Even the rising Canadian dollar won’t offset those black holes. If that cap forecast is…

Gauthier and O’Donnell to Oversee Kings’ Defense, According to People who Don’t Do Their Homework

One unexpected windfall of successful clubs dealing with salary-cap troubles is that valuable talent is forced elsewhere. Such was the case with the Kings’ newest addition, Rob Scuderi, late of the Cup champion Penguins who was inked to a four-year deal. He, along with 37-year-old Sean O’Donnell and 32-year-old Denis Gauthier will oversee an evolving…

Obviously

Smyth, who was traded to the Kings from the Colorado Avalanche in July, likes what he has seen from his new team thus far. “I think what makes it is the guys here,” Smyth said. “The young guys, they make the locker room feel comfortable. Obviously, the older guys are here which is great but…