Wednesday, August 09, 2006

TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF RUMORS PLUS SOME ACTUAL NEWS

There are rumors out there that the Red Wings are interested in JP Dumont. GM Ken Holland wants more scoring on the wing. This could mean that negotiations with Anson Carter have stopped. Apparently, Holland only wants to sign Carter for one year, and Carter wants a long term contract.

Dumont is also rumored to possibly go to Montreal. Any thoughts? I say no way to that. The Habs are close to the cap already and I don't see them hanging out about $1.5 million below it with Dumont in the lineup.


Eric Desjardins will probably retire this week, says a team spokesperson. Not a rumor but a fact I'm sure.

Another interesting rumor is the possibility of Brian Leetch coming to Edmonton. Is this possible? I know Leetch doesn't want to leave the east coast, but I don't see the Bruins or Rangers signing him either What does MacT want more? A defenceman or a center?
If nothing pans out for Leetch out east, we'll see how much he still wants to play in this league.

I didn't know this, but the Legace deal is worth $1.4 million for 1 year.

What kind of contract do you think Simon Gagne will get? What is he worth? Will he stay in Philly? Or will he sit out?

22 Comments:

At August 9, 2006 at 2:23 PM , Blogger Hodge said...

Here's a few things I heard today.

Koivu apparently is still having vision problems, continues to work out with Brian Berard.

Prongers wife still hasn't found a house she likes, causing trade rumours already.

Anson Carter is willing to sign with anybody for $675,000 and a hug.

Brian Leetch is willing to play on the west coast if he doesn't have to reset his VCR clock.

Eric Weinrich plans comeback after realizing his visor, which had tarnished yellow over time, was reason for shitty performance.

Thats all I got.

 
At August 9, 2006 at 2:24 PM , Blogger reality check said...

The first statement out of Dumonts mouth was he hoped it would be Montreal! I doubt it for too many reason to list here.

I think Leetch will follow Desjardins off into the sunset, folks. Stick a fork in his butt and turn him over - he's done!

Detroit is the new Toronto - everybody is rumoured to be going there!

 
At August 9, 2006 at 3:34 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I hope Leetch takes a cut for one more season and proves you wrong! Maybe he'll go to Detroit! LOL!
How about Tampa?

 
At August 9, 2006 at 4:59 PM , Blogger predguy37 said...

I can see Dumont in Detroit. The Wings are under the cap. There is a phrase I never thought I'd hear. Gagne will be about 5 mill. Great season, can he do it without Forsberg? Leetch needs to go somewhere they need a QB for the PP and can limit his minutes otherwise. My beer league team might be a good fit. He's done.

 
At August 9, 2006 at 7:17 PM , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

OK, Hodge, here's what I heard:

Legace's one year contract includes a bonus clause that decreases with each playoff game he appears in. It apparently was modeled after something similar in the CBJ-Conklin deal.

Malkin really wants to play for the Penguins this year, provided the team relocates to Russia.

Burke's 'Vishnevski package' now includes 20 back rubs and 26 weeks of Burke doing your laundry.

The Flames have announced that Alex Tanguay will have his number retired on Dec. 10, when he becomes the second-highest-scoring Flame of the twenty-first century.

OK, that's all I got.

 
At August 9, 2006 at 7:22 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

"..when he becomes the second-highest-scoring Flame of the twenty-first century."

OOO, touche!

I heard Domi is coming to the western conference, and now Scott Niedermayer is soiling himself, and wants to go back to NJ!

 
At August 9, 2006 at 7:30 PM , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Nah, the trouble in Anaheim is that Chris Pronger wants Burke to sign Sean Pronger back on the Ducks for a $2 M contract.

"Aw, you did it for Rob."

 
At August 9, 2006 at 8:48 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

Rob Niedermayer is no slouch!

Sean Pronger, on the other hand....

 
At August 9, 2006 at 8:51 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

By the way, I just scored 1855 on the hockey game in the sidebar...

Vive le Temujin!

Better in poker.

Better in hockey.

Better in life.

M'heh!

 
At August 9, 2006 at 9:00 PM , Blogger Hodge said...

I seem to remember handing you your ass, the last couple times we played poker, Vivian Le Temujin!!!

Might have me on the better in life one tho.....lol

 
At August 9, 2006 at 9:07 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

"By the way, I just scored 1855 on the hockey game in the sidebar..."

Ah shit, I can't get over 1840!

 
At August 9, 2006 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Hodge said...

Hey Earl, the shitty brother thing is the Canucks trade mark.........wait maybe it's Burke thing, my bad.

 
At August 9, 2006 at 9:22 PM , Blogger reality check said...

Here's more rumour poop to fill your scoop!

The Dallas Stars have hired Bonnie Lindros as the teams personal trainer. This has apparently upset Eric big time. She got a two year deal!

The Colorado Avalanche has taken out an insurance policy on Jose Theodore. Along with the usual injury provisions, the Avs forked over an extra hundred grand on coverage for miscelaneous categories such as heel inflamation, AIDS, hair loss, and Hell's Angels shootings.

The Detroit Red Wings have a hired a personal interpreter for Dominik Hasek so the medical staff can understand what the f*ck he's saying!

Isles GM Garth Snow offered goaltender Rick Dipietro a 15 year contract estimated at 6M per year and bought out Alexei Yashin's contact for 2M dollars. He then traded Yashin to the Canucks for the rights to Garth Butcher, simply because he liked the name. The NHL revoked all three transactions and placed Snow in a substance abuse program.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have unveiled a jersey shoulder patch to replace the recently worn TML logo. Shaped like a jigsaw piece, the new addition to Leafs threads spells DPLFWAU, which is an acronym for "Don't play leap frog with a unicorn". Other ideas not used included a "Fucked since 67" patch, a green clover, and crossed golf clubs through a broken bleeding heart.

 
At August 9, 2006 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

btw, I love the name Garth Butcher. A classic from NHL 94!

 
At August 9, 2006 at 10:00 PM , Blogger reality check said...

Too bad there is no Bob or Dick Pronger!

 
At August 9, 2006 at 10:17 PM , Blogger Hodge said...

In other news:

Chris Pronger has hired his peewee hockey coach to lace up his skates this year, after failing to ever grasp the concept himself.

Sidney Crosby is apparently furious that Alexander Ovechkin has a bigger goon than he has.

Brad Isbister retired today but was too lazy to inform anyone.

Andrew Cassells lawyer reports his client was planning on hanging up his skates but his ex-wife wont give them back.

Jerome Iginla thought Tanguay was an African name until meeting Alex this week.

 
At August 10, 2006 at 12:55 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

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At August 10, 2006 at 12:58 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Easy shooter!
I couldn't let the last one go!

 
At August 10, 2006 at 1:07 AM , Blogger reality check said...

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At August 10, 2006 at 1:09 AM , Blogger reality check said...

Damn, I should have C + P'ed that one! Was it the "Scroe with Kids?"

WV: ypigs..no word of a lie! LOL

 
At August 10, 2006 at 8:15 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Yeah, that part...
It's all good.

 
At August 10, 2006 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Tapeleg said...

The Calgary Flames issued Alex Tanguay his black hood for media interviews, to be worn so claims can continue of Iginla not having anyone to give him the puck.

The Blackhawks are reportedly courting Hardy Astrom to be the new goalie coach, and Eric Heiden the Asst. Coach.

Pronger wants out of Anaheim. Not happy with Niedermayer's ability to grow facial hair.

 

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