Thursday, August 18, 2005

Not Much This Morning...

Slow one so far today. Danius Zubrus has signed a new two year deal with the Washington Capitals. The Caps have apparently also made a contract offer to Peter Bondra. That could be interesting, though at this point in his career you'd have to think he'd be interested in going somewhere where he could have a chance at a Stanley Cup.

Denis Arkhipov will play in Russia this season, leaving another spot on the Pred's line up. This will free up 1.1 million for the Preds to spend elsewhere. I still feel this team needs a big centre to play with Kariya. Remember that big trade involving Vancouver and Florida I mentioned yesterday? Well it's getting warped really bad. New names being included in this blockbuster deal now include Matt Cooke, Jarko Ruutu and Khristian Huselius. Don't expect this one to happen.

Tampa Bay is the latest team to have a cap crisis. Martin St.Louis would need to take only 4 million this season to remain with the Bolts. New York Rangers could offer him an offer sheet in the next few weeks I am hearing if nothing gets sorted out. Brad Richards is in need of a new contract next season, so Tampa has lots of work to do. Thats all for now, more to come later