Who would you like to see in your team after 1st of July? And who not!
I'd love if the penguins went after Ryan Suter. Pair him up with Simon Despres so the already very good kid can learn from a world class player.
Who I don't want to see in the 'burgh is Zach Parise, I don't think he's a good fit and at 28 is a bit old too
There is talk in Pitt about trading Paul Martin so add a prospect or/and draft pick and get another James Neal like winger for Sid. Possibly Bobby Ryan.
Wouldn't mind seeing some grinders picked up too (Aaron Asham) and see Hall Gill back.
Losing Martin for a prospect/pick would be suicide, I think. Penguins are short on skilled, experienced D-men as it is, after losing Michalek. I can only count the bare minimum six as it is (Martin, Orpik, Letang, Engelland, Lovejoy and Niskanen). Wouldn't mind seeing Carle, Wideman or Suter find their way to Pittsburgh. Roszival either, but money-wise I don't think he'd be worth it.
I can see Suter ending up in Detroit to replace Lidstrom (as if anyone ever could).
I'm confident we'll get Schultz. What I'm less confident of is how he'll cope in the league.
Niskanen re-signs with the Pens.
Schultz signs for the Oilers.
Busy day today...
|Los Angeles||Dustin Penner Signed to a one-year contract|
|NY Rangers||Micheal Haley Signed|
|Winnipeg||Alexei Ponikarovsky Signed|
|Minnesota||Torrey Mitchell Signed to a three-year contract|
|Minnesota||Zenon Konopka Signed to a two-year contract|
|NY Islanders||Jon Landry Signed to a one-year, two-way contract|
|Phoenix||Chad Johnson Signed to a one-year, two-way contract|
|Phoenix||David Moss Signed to a two-year contract|
|NY Rangers||Stu Bickel Signed|
|NY Rangers||Arron Asham Signed|
|Columbus||Nick Foligno Acquired from Ottawa|
|Ottawa||Nick Foligno Traded to Columbus|
|Ottawa||Marc Methot Acquired from Columbus|
|Columbus||Marc Methot Traded to Ottawa|
|Columbus||Curtis McElhinney Signed to a one-year, two-way contract|
|Philadelphia||Michael Leighton Re-signed|
|Carolina||Brett Sutter Re-signed to a one-year contract|
|Carolina||Justin Peters Signed to a two-year contract|
|Carolina||Joe Corvo Signed to a one-year contract|
|Tampa Bay||Benoit Pouliot Signed to a one-year, one-way contract|
|Florida||Greg Rallo Signed to a one-year, two-way contract|
|Winnipeg||Jason King Signed|
|Carolina||Jordan Staal Signed to a 10-year contract|
|Tampa Bay||Evan Oberg Re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract|
|Tampa Bay||Sami Salo Signed to a two-year contract|
|Anaheim||Jordan Hendry Signed to a one-year contract|
|Anaheim||Sheldon Souray Signed to a three-year contract|
|Montreal||Mike Blunden Signed to a one-year contract|
|Montreal||Cedrick Desjardins Signed|
|Montreal||Brandon Prust Signed to a four-year contract|
|Columbus||Adrian Aucoin Signed to a one-year contract|
|Florida||Jon Rheault Signed to a one-year, two-way contract|
|San Jose||Adam Burish Signed to a four-year contract|
Garrison going to Vancouver with Salo moving to Tampa. Ray Whitney to Dallas. Montreal making some moves, signing Prust and Colby Armstrong.
Plenty more here: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/
Eagerly anticipating Zach Parise's decision on where he'll be playing next season...
Ctrl and F5 on that bad boy for the next few hours I think^
Not confirmed yet, but Parise has apparently signed with the Wild. As a Devils fan I'm just glad he didn't got to an Eastern team.
*Edit: Confirmed. Parise AND Suter to the Wild. They wanted to play together and it's happened.
Parise is from Minnesota (as is his Fiancee) so being near their families was a big part of signing with the Wild.
Ryan Suter is originally from Madison Wisconsin (which is about five hours) from Minnesota.
The cynical side of me laughed when Minnesota announced that they were tendering offers to both players. I never thought that either one of them would take the Wild seriously.
Was I ever wrong.
That being said, it's amazing what happens when you spend nearly $200 million on two players.
It's a massive risk though, the Wild wont be able to hang on to many future prospects with this cap hit. Also I'd still be of the opinion that most of the rest of that team are empty shirts, not sure if Parise and Suter will be able to drag them to the playoffs.
the cap hit for both contracts is 7.6mil/year each = 15.2 mil/year which is not too bad.
crosby and malkin = 17.4mil/year now and might change ( go up )when malkin gets a new deal
of course parise and suter are nowhere near as good as the twoheaded monster
Eddie Lack has turned down (reportedly) a qualifying offer from Vancouver.
Implications for Luongo...
Alex Semin signs for Carolina