Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Mid-Day Update

First, I've been hearing that some browsers have not been showing the link the forums because of the google groups bar at the bottom. I have added a second forum link at the very bottom of the blog to help those who cannot see the first link. The forum URL is

Patrick Marleau has signed a new three year deal worth just over 4 million per season. There is another star player that won't be a UFA next summer. The Kings, Wings and Panthers have all inquired about Wade Redden. The wings would have to deal Datsyuk or Zetterberg to have any shot at Redden. LA is probably the front runner at this point with players like Dustin Brown and Alexander Frolov to deal.

Scott Lachance's agent has denied his client is on the verge of signing with the Maple Leafs. The Leafs are shopping Klee, Kaberle and my favourite player (Aki Berg). Detroit is looking for another defenseman, and Todd Simpson and Brian Marchment are two players they are looking at. Buffalo is also looking to make a trade, but it in unclear who with and for what.

Carter is very likely to sign with Vancouver, but some feel that someone on Carter's end may have leaked this information in hopes of Toronto possibly upping their offer. Stay tuned on this one...

Finally, the US TV deal could be officially announced in the next two days. ESPN is likely to match Comcast's offer, but only time will tell. For those who don't know, Comcast offered the NHL a two year deal worth 100 million dollars to broadcast games, likely on OLN. ESPN has the right to match that offer. More Later...