Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Signings And Rumours

Eric Lindros has agreed in principle to a new one year deal worth around 1.75 million + bonus' per season. There is a club option for the second year. I expect an official announcement to come later today, or early tomorrow. Leafs also signed prospects Steen and Kronwall. Dean McAmmond has signed a new deal with St.Louis, and Andrew Cassells has signed a one year deal in Washington. Speaking of Washington, defenseman Brenden Witt is asking for a trade. Early reports have the Sabres, Penguins, Habs, Islanders and Wild interested in him. Kolzig could be the next one wanting out of Washington.Sean Burke signed with Pittsburgh today. It's a two year deal worth 1.5 million a season. Just in : a report has come out saying Toronto has signed Alexander Khavanov. No details or confirmation yet. Comcast is expected to offer a two year deal worth 100 million dollars for the NHL's TV rights. This is better than the $75 million dollar deal ESPN turned down. ESPN apparently can match that offer, it will be interesting if we get a bidding war...Tampa Bay is interested in Roman Chechmanek, and have also held discussions with Toronto about Belfour. Another rumour has Belfour going to Detroit in a deal involving Legace. Osgood apparently was signed to be a backup goaltender, but I don't see this deal happening as Detroit has very little cap room. Thats all for now, hopefully some more action happens tonight!