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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Brad Boyes - Islanders


The New York Islanders have signed Brad Boyes to a 1-year $1 M deal. Boyes came off one of his worst career years, posting only 8 goals and 15 assists in 65 games.

He also previously played for the Sharks, Bruins and Blues.

If Boyes can return to his old self, he could very well compliment John Tavares and Matt Moulson. He was a former 43-goal scorer with the Blues.

Ray Whitney - Stars

Ray Whitney has signed  a 2-year deal with the Dallas Stars worth $9 M. The 40-year old led the Coyotes in points with 77 last season.

Dallas will have to replace Mike Ribeiro, who got traded to Washington. Ribeiro had been their prime source of offense for the past few seasons. Although Whitney is 40 years old, he proved last season he could still produce with the best of them.


Torrey Mitchell - Wild

The Minnesota Wild have signed former Shark Torrey Mitchell to a 3-year $5.7 M contract. Mitchell had 9 goals and 19 points in 66 games with the Sharks last season.

Micthell will add depth to the Wild lineup and help their penalty kill while providing a appreciable amount of offense.


Colby Armstrong - Canadiens

The Canadiens have signed Colby Armstrong to a 1-year $1 M contract. The veteran has struggles in his  2 seasons with the Maple Leafs, struggling with multiple injuries that have made him miss out more games than he's played.

Armstrong will add more grit to the Canadien's lineup. He played very well under Canadiens' coach Michel Therrien as they were together with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Armstrong is describes as an agitator than will bring sandpaper to a relatively soft Canadiens team.



Zenon Konopka - Wild

The Minnesota Wild have added grit as they have signed veteran forward Zenon Konopka to a two-year contract. He led the league in penalty minutes during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Last season with Ottawa, Konopka had 3 goals and 2 assists while accumulating 193 penalty minutes. He is also a good penalty killer, as he was the top face-off man for the Senators last year.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Jonas Gustavsson - Red Wings

The Red Wings have signed Jonas Gustavsson to a 2-year $3 M contract. ''The Monster'' could never find his game in Toronto after being rated the number 1 goaltender in Europe for many years.

Gustavsson was a career 39-45-15 in 3 seasons with the Maple Leafs, posting a 2.98 GAA and a .900 save percentage.

Gustavsson will bring great support to Detroit's current #1 goaltender, Jimmy Howard. The Red Wings alternated between Joey MacDonald and Ty Conklin all season long.


Mike Lundin - Senators

The Senators have signed Mike Lundin to a 1-year $1.5 M contract. He played only 17 games for the Wild last season, but still managed to total 2 goals and 2 assists, not a bad total for a defensive defenceman.

Lundin also previously played for the Tampa Bay Lightning.


Ottawa needed to add some depth to their blue line with the departure of Filip Kuba, Matt Gilroy and Matt Carkner.

Joe Corvo - Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Joe Corvo to a 2-year $4 M contract. Corvo will be returning to the Hurricanes for the third time in his career. Corvo played last year for the Bruins and had 4 goals and 25 points in 75 games.

The 35-year old also played for the Kings, the Senators and the Hurricanes.

Corvo is a skilled defenceman who will undoubtedly help out the Hurricanes' powerplay and bring stability and leaderhsip to their young blue line

 

Benoit Pouliot - Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Benoit Pouliot to a 1-year $1.8 M contract.

Pouliot had a career year least season with the Bruins, scoring 16 goals and 32 points. The former 5th overall pick in 2005 also previously played for the Wild and the Canadiens.


Pouliot will bring secondary scoring to a Tampa Bay team that is already loaded with offense. He will help lower the load on the Stamkos - Lecavalier - St-Louis line.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Contract Contract Contract!

In less than 24 h many players announced that they just signed or extended their contracts. Penguins center Sidney Crosby(12 y 104 million), Stanley Cup winning net minder Jonathan Quick(10 y NA), veteran Hal Gill(2y 4 million) ,Bruins new starting goalie Tuuka Rask(1y 3.5 million),and Cannucks  backup goaltender Cory Schneider(3y 12 million, not official)

I guess this means that i'm going to hate the Penguins for at least 12 years 
I think that Quick deserves every bit of his new contract.
Really...Hal Gill...2 FREAKING YEARS!!!!! NOT 1...2!!!
Not suprised by Rask contract
Don't really care about Schneider  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Marc Bergevin as the new general manager of the Canadiens

Sources have confirmed today that Marc Bergevin, former assistant general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks had been hired by Geoff Molson to become the new general manager if the Montreal Canadiens. Bergevin replaces Pierre Gauthier who was let go by the Habs back in March.

Bergevin helped Chicago win its first Stanley Cup title in 51 years back in 2010.

He also played 20 seasons in the NHL as a defensive defenceman with the Chicago Blackhawks, the New York Islanders, the Hartford Whalers, the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Detroit Red Wings, the St. Louis Blues, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vancouver Canucks. Heck, he has a pretty intricate collection of jerseys in his closet.

Bergevin is also known as a happy go-lucky person, the exact opposite as his predecessor, who rarely made any appearances to the media and was not a very enthusiastic person to be around. Bergevin, on the other hand, was known to be a prankster and a joker throughout his NHL career, and he hopes to lighten the mood in the Canadiens' organization.

As his first move as general manager, he has relegated Randy Cunneyworth back to his assistant-coaching job. Cunneyworth replaced Jacques Martin as the team's head coach back in February.

Bergevin has some tough decisions to make in the near future. He has to find a new head-coach by the beginning of the season.  Popular names that keep coming up are Patrick Roy of the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts, Bob Hartley, who won the Stanley Cup with Colorado back in 2001, and Marc Crawfors, who is currently a NHL on TSN analyst. Not only that, he has to deal with two of the team's cornerstone players, P.K. Subban and Carey Price, who are both restricted free agents as of July 1st.Furthermore, the Scott Gomez saga remains an issue. Gomez will have a cap hit of $4.5 M next season, something Bergevin will have to address No team can have success when one of the worst players on the team has also the highest salary. Speaking of underachieving players, Tomas Plekanec had a under-par 17 goals and 52 points this season for Montreal, and his hefty $5 M contract is  a heavy load on the team's shoulders. Many speculate that he will be traded this off-season, but nothing has been said so far.