Tag Archive for salary cap

From Five Hole Fanatics: Who’s getting deep sixed in Detroit? [From Me: and can we have him?]

HEY WHY CAN’T WE SEE THE GOALIE’S HEAD IN ANY OF THESE PICTURES? Mouth-watering… It’s been a rough off-season for the NHL’s model franchise. Hossa bolts to rival Blackhawks. Samuelsson gets signed by the Canucks. Cap restrictions cause them to sign stop-gaps like Williams (okay) and Bertuzzi (yuck). Dead weight like Matlby and Draper are…

From Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: The Heatley Soap Opera

An interesting counter-point to the Heatley mess, from Tom Benjamin: The level of vitriol being directed at Dany Heatley from the media seems astonishing to me. Dan Barnes, for example. I’m not a big fan of Dany Heatley (the person, not the player) but there is another way to see this story. While Heatley’s behaviour has…

From Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: Defending McDonough

Tom Benjamin blogs on/for/re the Canucks and weighs in on the Hawks fiasco: The good news going forward was that the excellent young team grew into an excellent team period. The bad news was that they did this despite the fact that Tallon did little to demonstrate competence. Indeed he made several mistakes – Savard,…

From Mlive.com: New Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman suggests that cap may not fall for 10-11 season, discusses Hawks’ Red Wings-like ‘one-year window’

Actually, it’s Mlive (from Detroit) quoting a block from the Chicago Daily Herald [with my comments in brackets]: The Hawks are under the NHL’s $56.8 million salary cap for this season [no, you’re not] but part of the reason Bowman was promoted to GM was to navigate the team through next summer when there will…

From Battle of California: More on Doug Wilson

Undoubtedly BoC is already in your blog aggregator, but I’m clipping out this bit anyway, since it’s so true and so much fun to contemplate: Whatever trade options GM Doug Wilson may have had at the draft (and we can only speculate there) are now fairly diminished.  How it affects the Sharks going forward?  Remains to be seen. Still,…

From Fear The Fin: Back, meet corner

From the Sharks’ blog Fear the Fin: You can argue against the signing of Scott Nichol based on his skill, age, injury history, whatever. Same for Huskins. You could even make the case that the Rob Blake deal was evidence of poor decision making by the Sharks, or that they overpaid for Clowe. But, like it or not, those…