Saturday, July 22, 2006

Brian Leetch and much more

New York Rangers are still in front for Leetch, while New Jersey (did they forget they are in cap-hell?), Nashville, Ottawa and Edmonton are also in this mix. Leetch is looking for a one year deal between 3-4 million I'm hearing.

Belfour's next tryout could come in St.Louis, but nobody seems to want to give the guy more than $500,000, and rightfully so.

Anson Carter is still out, and at this point it looks more and more like Vancouver will find a way to keep him. Detroit is very much still involved but that won't happen until the Wings find themselves a goalie. One team to watch for is Buffalo, as they seem to have strong interest in him, but are waiting to see what happens with their arbitration cases.

Early word from good sources has Scott Gomez getting awarded 5.85 million and a one way ticket out of New Jersey. Thats just an early number, we should know for sure what he gets tomorrow or Monday.

Mark Recchi isn't going back to Pittsburgh after all. The Red Wings seem interested, but once again they are waiting to grab a goalie. Other teams with interest in Recchi are Boston, Calgary, Phoenix and Atlanta. A few whispers of Florida and Colorado have also been heard.

As I told you before the UFA season even started, Peter Bondra is very likely headed back to Washington.

Kari Lehtonen's agent is in Atlanta today and apparently the two sides are close on a two or three year deal.

Andy Murray has turned down the coaching job of the Toronto Marlies, but Greg Gilbert is still in the mix. Wouldn't it be funny to see Pat Quinn coaching the Marlies? Why not I say...

Manny Legace to Buffalo rumours are false. The Sabres are currently trying to solve an overcrowded crease, not make it worse. Legace could end up in Long Island though, DiPietro could really use the pressure.