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Old 07-26-2006, 08:27 AM   #5426
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It'll be tough this year, but things will open up after this season. The Avs have about 16 million of cap space committed to 7 players for 07-08. All the bad contracts (except for Theodore's) will be off the books and those damn bonuses will be gone. Young players like Wolski and Stastny will start to emerge. I'm fully ready to accept that the Avs may stumble and miss the playoffs next year. A top 15 pick in a deep draft isn't the end of the world. They need to rebuild their prospect system and the last three drafts have really helped that effort. Wolski, Richardson, and Stastny are just the tip of the iceberg.
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:01 AM   #5427
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it would help if our former GM had a clue about the CBA and salary cap

You could always go after Craig Patrick..... hehehe
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:05 AM   #5428
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Hey i know guys - look Craig Patrick screwed the pens when he could only take Kris Beech and a lot of cash for jagr. He could have parlayed some draft picks some prospects and some cash - but he didn't. Or none would take him, either/or.

But you guys got some good guys, you got a well rounded. So it won't be "pensville" for you guys.


I don't think Malkin will be here this year.
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:19 AM   #5429
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Wings sign Danny Markov

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Damn, that's not a bad deal.
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:55 PM   #5431
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Just to update the Markov signing, it's a one year deal worth 2.5 million.

Laffs sign Belak to an extension.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172449&hubname=nhl

Senators and Chris Neil avoid arbitration. Neil re-signs for 3 years/ 3.3 million.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172449&hubname=nhl

Tomas Vokoun is cleared to play hockey again.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172246&hubname=nhl

Ryan Malone receives a two-year deal from the arbitrator. He will receive 1.3 million for 06-07 and 1.45 for 07-08.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172246&hubname=nhl

Capitals avoid arbitration with Matt Bradley; sign him to a two year deal.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172439&hubname=nhl

JayBo receives 4.35 million over two years from the arbitrator.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172439&hubname=nhl

Sens sign Jaime Allison and Cory Pecker--per Sportsnet

Gotta love a guy whose last name is Pecker.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:02 PM   #5432
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JayBo would get more on the open market; the Panthers should be happy.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:56 PM   #5433
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:49 PM   #5434
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Kyle Calder awarded $2.95 million.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172550&hubname=nhl

Toni Lydman and Jason Pominville re-sign with the Sabres. Lydman agrees to a 4 year/ $11.5 million dollar deal. Pominville signed a 3 year/ $3.1 million dollar dear.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172507&hubname=nhl

Red Wings re-sign Jason Williams to a two year deal.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172542&hubname=nhl

Flames sign D Brad Ference.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172523&hubname=nhl

Lightning re-sign Cory Sarich; one year/ $1.9 million.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172522&hubname=nhl

Devils accept Gomez's award

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Old 07-27-2006, 03:55 PM   #5435
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How can the Devils take Gomezs reward when they are so far over the Cap?
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Old 07-27-2006, 04:14 PM   #5436
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As far as I know, teams are allowed to be over the cap during the offseason so long as they get under by opening day. They can accept Gomez's award, but then they'll either have to trade him or trim salary elsewhere before the season starts.
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Old 07-27-2006, 05:19 PM   #5437
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Clockwork's right. Teams are allowed to go 10% over the cap during the offseason, but have to be under the cap ceiling before opening night. New Jersey will have to make trades in order to get under the cap. Likely, you could see them trading with teams with plenty of cap room. As an incentive, the Devils will probably have to throw in a draft pick or prospect.
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If i were PHX i'd make a trade with nagy to go to NJ - PHX could use gomez.
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Now the Flames have 2 sets of brothers on defense. How touching...I doubt Brad and Andrew are brothers though.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:38 AM   #5440
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Hasek returns to Detroit

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172903&hubname=nhl

Doesn't look like Biron, Giguere or Nabokov are going anywhere anytime soon.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:41 AM   #5441
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wow that sucks.....if he stays healthy
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Bwahahahahahaa. I think this is great. The dumbinator returns to Chokeytown. Let's just hope his recent ways keep up.
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Doesn't look like Biron, Giguere or Nabokov are going anywhere anytime soon.
Nabokov and Gigure are gonna be moved...Biron can wait.

There's always St. Louis.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:50 PM   #5444
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More bad news for the Avs...

Leopold out for three months after surgery.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=173007&hubname=nhl
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Sabres and Afinogenov agree to a three year deal; avoid arbitration.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=173003&hubname=

Pens sign Dominic Moore to a two-year deal

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=173005&hubname=nhl

Predators re-sign Scott Hartnell; one year/ 1.75 million

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172998&hubname=nhl

Caps re-sign Matt Pettinger to a three year deal

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=172929&hubname=nhl
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:29 AM   #5446
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More bad news for the Avs...

Leopold out for three months after surgery.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=173007&hubname=nhl

Just ****in' fabulous.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:11 AM   #5447
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It looks like Leopold will miss around 10 games. My only concern is his conditioning once he returns.
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http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_464511.html

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By Karen Price
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Thursday, August 3, 2006


No transfer deal, no problem.
Despite the Russian Ice Hockey Federation's refusal to sign a deal that would allow its players to leave for the NHL, the Penguins and Evgeni Malkin's agent are opening contract negotiations, and the top prospect should be in the lineup on opening night.

"The (NHL) announced that clubs would be free to sign players given that (Russia has) not been able to agree to a transfer agreement, and, as a result, we're going to move ahead and negotiate with Pittsburgh," Malkin's agent, Don Meehan, said Wednesday. "That's a priority for us now."

The NHL gave the Russian Ice Hockey Federation until Monday to sign a transfer deal that was negotiated and ratified in June after president Vladislav Tretiak and general director Sergey Arutyunyan traveled to the United States to meet with deputy commissioner Bill Daly and commissioner Gary Bettman.





Daly confirmed yesterday that they were moving ahead without Russia on board with the other European countries that signed the transfer agreement last summer.

"There is no longer a possibility of an agreement this year that will involve the Russian Federation joining our existing player transfer agreement," Daly said.

But, Daly added, that does not necessarily mean that Russian players cannot come to the NHL.

"If the player can secure his own release, either pursuant to the terms of his existing Russian contract or pursuant to applicable Russian law, NHL clubs will be free to sign such player, and the resulting NHL contract will be registered and approved as valid for play in the NHL," Daly said.

Malkin is under contract to his Russian team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, through 2008. But a provision in Russian labor law allows employees to leave their jobs whether a contract exists or not after giving two weeks' written notice.

Malkin has already given such notice, Meehan said yesterday.

"We have followed the provision under that law, and we've given the appropriate notice," said Meehan, who said that he spoke with Penguins general manager Ray Shero yesterday. "Now, the next step after that would be to negotiate with Pittsburgh."

It turns out that Malkin is the primary reason why the Russians wouldn't sign the deal.

The existing transfer agreement between the IIHF and NHL calls for a fixed transfer fee of $200,000 for each player who leaves his European team for the NHL. Ultimately, that figure was simply not acceptable to the Russian Federation when it came to Malkin.

"Evgeni Malkin is a Russian hockey star," Arutyunyan said through a translator from the Federation yesterday. "We deem that the payment for his transfer has to be more than $200,000 dollars. But (the) NHL doesn't want to do that."

There is a chance that Magnitogorsk will attempt to sue either Malkin or the Penguins despite his notification that he is leaving.

"Russian clubs will have legal proceedings against NHL clubs in courts if NHL clubs sign contracts with Russian players who have valid contracts with Russian clubs," Arutyunyan said.

Last year, Washington Capitals rookie Alexander Ovechkin was sued by his former team in Russia, Moscow Dynamo, which tried to have the U.S. District Court in Washington enforce a Russian arbitration board's ruling that Ovechkin had to honor his contract through 2005-06.

But that lawsuit was dismissed by the judge, who ruled that his court did not have jurisdiction to enforce the Russian board's ruling.

"The fact that a Russian team may sue doesn't necessarily mean they have a valid claim," Daly said.

Meehan said he expects to negotiate the contract, which as an entry-level deal is capped at $984,200 plus bonuses under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, over the next week.

Malkin, 20, was the Penguins' top pick and the second pick overall in 2004. He is considered the best player outside of the NHL and last year was third in scoring in the Russian Elite League. He is expected to the Penguins' No. 2 center behind second-year star Sidney Crosby.


Karen Price can be reached at kprice@tribweb.com.
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It looks like Leopold will miss around 10 games. My only concern is his conditioning once he returns.
I guess that's somewhat of a relief. What about Kono? Any word on if he's all the way back now?
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Despite the Russian Ice Hockey Federation's refusal to sign a deal that would allow its players to leave for the NHL, the Penguins and Evgeni Malkin's agent are opening contract negotiations, and the top prospect should be in the lineup on opening night.

"The (NHL) announced that clubs would be free to sign players given that (Russia has) not been able to agree to a transfer agreement, and, as a result, we're going to move ahead and negotiate with Pittsburgh," Malkin's agent, Don Meehan, said Wednesday. "That's a priority for us now."

The NHL gave the Russian Ice Hockey Federation until Monday to sign a transfer deal that was negotiated and ratified in June after president Vladislav Tretiak and general director Sergey Arutyunyan traveled to the United States to meet with deputy commissioner Bill Daly and commissioner Gary Bettman.





Daly confirmed yesterday that they were moving ahead without Russia on board with the other European countries that signed the transfer agreement last summer.

"There is no longer a possibility of an agreement this year that will involve the Russian Federation joining our existing player transfer agreement," Daly said.

But, Daly added, that does not necessarily mean that Russian players cannot come to the NHL.

"If the player can secure his own release, either pursuant to the terms of his existing Russian contract or pursuant to applicable Russian law, NHL clubs will be free to sign such player, and the resulting NHL contract will be registered and approved as valid for play in the NHL," Daly said.

Malkin is under contract to his Russian team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, through 2008. But a provision in Russian labor law allows employees to leave their jobs whether a contract exists or not after giving two weeks' written notice.

Malkin has already given such notice, Meehan said yesterday.

"We have followed the provision under that law, and we've given the appropriate notice," said Meehan, who said that he spoke with Penguins general manager Ray Shero yesterday. "Now, the next step after that would be to negotiate with Pittsburgh."

It turns out that Malkin is the primary reason why the Russians wouldn't sign the deal.

The existing transfer agreement between the IIHF and NHL calls for a fixed transfer fee of $200,000 for each player who leaves his European team for the NHL. Ultimately, that figure was simply not acceptable to the Russian Federation when it came to Malkin.

"Evgeni Malkin is a Russian hockey star," Arutyunyan said through a translator from the Federation yesterday. "We deem that the payment for his transfer has to be more than $200,000 dollars. But (the) NHL doesn't want to do that."

There is a chance that Magnitogorsk will attempt to sue either Malkin or the Penguins despite his notification that he is leaving.

"Russian clubs will have legal proceedings against NHL clubs in courts if NHL clubs sign contracts with Russian players who have valid contracts with Russian clubs," Arutyunyan said.

Last year, Washington Capitals rookie Alexander Ovechkin was sued by his former team in Russia, Moscow Dynamo, which tried to have the U.S. District Court in Washington enforce a Russian arbitration board's ruling that Ovechkin had to honor his contract through 2005-06.

But that lawsuit was dismissed by the judge, who ruled that his court did not have jurisdiction to enforce the Russian board's ruling.

"The fact that a Russian team may sue doesn't necessarily mean they have a valid claim," Daly said.

Meehan said he expects to negotiate the contract, which as an entry-level deal is capped at $984,200 plus bonuses under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, over the next week.

Malkin, 20, was the Penguins' top pick and the second pick overall in 2004. He is considered the best player outside of the NHL and last year was third in scoring in the Russian Elite League. He is expected to the Penguins' No. 2 center behind second-year star Sidney Crosby.


Karen Price can be reached at kprice@tribweb.com.


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