Tuesday, June 12, 2007

News and Notes

First off, thank you all for coming back to Hockeyleaks.com, our numbers have skyrocketed once again since sunday, when the rumours were brought back and the UFA preview went up. I often get emails during the playoffs or after the trade deadline that say "Eklund is still doing UFA previews, and trade rumours, why are you not?"...the truth is, things don't happen like that. If I were to post rumours in April or May, they would be guesses. While sure, a few teams may have an idea of who they would be interested in come July 1st, there is too much time between. This is the first week we can really start to put rumours out and them actually mean something. This is the week things start to happen, it's exciting for all of us, and we hope you stick around here to find out what happens.

Mats Sundin has signed a one year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, it is worth 5.5 million. The caption of the team wants to go on one-year deals from now on, so that if he is forced to retire, his team is not on the hook. 5.5 million is alslo 800,000 less than his cap hit would have been this year if he had had his option picked up. Great move by the team and Sundin, lets just hope JFJ finds Sundin some offense to work with.

Pierre Turgeon has apparently called it a career. While nothing is official yet, we should here something official by the end of the day.

Finally, the draft is just over a week away, but I will be unable to cover it. I will be at work, and cannot get the day off. Fear not though, this problem will be fixed, and someone will be here covering the draft and all it's happenings. If only they had stuck with the Saturday/Sunday schedule...Friday Night Draft? We'll see what thats like.

Email me at cjohnson202@hockeyleaks.com for all questions, comments or ideas. We're always looking for new writers, and we're still looking for some re-design help. I respond to all emails, so feel free to drop me a line. Have a good tuesday