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  • Defenseman being Snatched Up

    Two days into free agent season and defenseman are moving quick

    Adam Foote has signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets for 3 years at $4.5 Million a year. Personally I think Foote is a little old and a little tired to be making $4.5 a year.

    We’re starting to see the market value for these top tier defenseman emerge, as Adrian Aucoin has signed with Chicago for 4 years, $4 Million a year.

    Philadelphia missed out on Foote but it seems to be for the best as they recovered by signing three big strong defenseman: Derian Hatcher, Mike Rathje and Chris Therien.

    As far as forwards, not much action yet, unless you count two old school Maple Leaf dinosaurs Gary Roberts and Joe Nieuwendyk as news.

    They’re quite content to go out soft collecting that last couple mil and lounge on the Florida Beaches.

  • Free Agent Mayhem Begins

    At noon today the largest group of free agents the NHL has ever seen become available.

    With the new CBA and salary cap in place, no one really knows what to expect, but with over 200 free agents and huge names becomign available, we are sure to see plenty of action.

    Expect the Montreal Canadiens to make a move for at least 1 big named power forward and 1 big name defenceman. Who will it be? We don’t know, latest rumors suggest Mike Modano coming to the habs, having previously worked with Bob Gainey in Dallas.

    Big Name Forwards:
    Peter Forsberg, Markus Naslund, Mike Modano, Alexei Kovalev, Pavol Demitra, Ziggy Palffy, Bobby Holik, Alexei Zhamnov, Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne.

    Big Name Defenseman:
    Scott Niedermayer, Adam Foote, Sergei Gonchar, Brian Leetch, Derian Hatcher, Brian Rafalski, Mathieu Schneider, Mike Rathje, Roman Hamrlik and Adrian Aucoin.