Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Leafs Set To Add Winger, Atlanta Set To Lose One

According to Eklund, Ilya Kovalchuk's russian contract does not have an escape clause. This means Atlanta will not have the services of their top player for the 2005/2006 season. Kovalchuk is the second big star to leave the NHL for Russia this week, and this is not a good thing for the NHL. This information is not confirmed, but Ek gave it a very high credibility rating, and at this point I believe it.

According to, who are sourcing, Czerkawski has passed a physical and has signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Toronto Star had a story about Czerkawski possibly signing with Toronto, and now it looks like it's a done deal. It is being reported that the signing will be announced on Thursday or Friday. Once again, deal is not 100% confirmed, but I believe it.

As hockeyleaks first reported this morning, Henrik Zetterberg has re-signed with Detroit. Four year deal worth just over 2.5 million a season. With Datsyuk gone, Detroit is definatly shopping to upgrade their offense. I am hearing LA has inquired about Martin Biron, this could definatly cause the Aaron Miller to Buffalo rumours to heat up again. Thats all I have for now, hopefully I'll have our 2nd Q & A up tomorrow. Feel free to email me at if you have any questions or comments.