Monday, September 29, 2008

Gonchar Out; Bolts Make Roster Moves

Gonchar will require shoulder surgery and will miss 4-6 months. With their top two defenseman out until 2009, I fully expect the Penguins to hit the market looking for a top-2 level defenseman. The Kaberle to Pittsburgh rumour should be starting any time now...

The Bolts have cleared some cap, leading to speculation that they have interest in Khabibulin. They have traded Nick Tarnesky to Nashville for a 5th or 6th round pick (conditional on how many GPs Tarnesky gets this season. The Bolts also have placed Michel Ouellet on waivers. If nobody claims him, it appears he will be sent to the minors. These moves will clear about 2 million off the Bolts' cap figure, leaving them at about 52-53 million. For those wonder, I do not believe the Bolts will bring Khabibulin back, I'm just telling you what others have been saying.

More as it happens, check for all the latest

Link Exchanges + Latest Rumours

First, I want to announce that I've put a link section on the main page of I get emails all the time asking for me to plug sites, and some of them are top-notch sites, I just had nowhere to put their link. Now on the right side of there is a place for me to show-off others sites/blogs, so if you want your site on this area, email me at All I ask in return is that you put a Hockeyleaks link on your page as well. Fair trade off!


Petr Prucha is being shopped by the Rangers...check the rumour mill at for all the latest!

Khabibulin On Waivers

The Sens are very interested, as first reported by yesterday. Their was a deal in the works that would send both Khabibulin and Barker to Ottawa. Those talks broke off early this morning after Chicago asked for Brian Lee. While I believe those talks will resume, this will give the rest of the league 24 hours to gain interest.

Stay tuned for for the latest

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fantasy Reminder

First, yahoo league draft is TONIGHT at 9 PM EST. I think there are a few sports left, so please if you want in email me ASAP and I will get you in.

Also, don't forget about the PPFL. This year is our biggest showing yet, so make sure you are not missing out!

Check for all the latest news and rumours!

oh, and how great is it to watch hockey again? I love it!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

2008-2009 Season Predictions

Here we go, it is time for's annual predictions for the regular season. While every year there are several teams that surprise us, every year I still take by best guess on how the standings will look come April. So here we go, please go to the forums and comment on my predictions, along with replying with your own!

Eastern Conference.

1. Pittsburgh
2. Montreal
3. Tampa Bay
4. New York Rangers
5. Philadelphia Flyers
6. Boston Bruins
7. Ottawa Senators
8. Washington Capitals
9. New Jersey Devils
10. Buffalo Sabres
11. Carolina Hurricanes
12. Toronto Maple Leafs
13. Florida Panthers
14. New York Islanders
15. Atlanta Thrashers

Western Conference

1. Detroit Red Wings
2. San Jose Sharks
3. Calgary Flames
4. Anaheim Ducks
5. Dallas Stars
6. Chicago Blackhawks
7. Edmonton Oilers
8. Phoenix Coyotes
9. Minnesota Wild
10. Columbus Blue Jackets
11. Colorado Avalanche
12. LA Kings
13. Vancouver Canucks
14. Nashville Predators
15. St. Louis Blues

So there they are, what do you think?

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Quick Note

Here is a note from Cdog77 from our forums:

Hey guys the new season of Game Predictions is just about to start! I have already put up the preseason games up, so go and pick who is going to win. For those who don't know what game predictions is, let me explain:
Allison or me (cdog77) will post the games and all you have to do is pick who is going to win. Allison or me will lock the page right before the game starts. The points work this way, 3 points if the team you pick wins in regular time, 2 points
for an over time win and 1 point if your pick losses in overtime. No points if you lose in regular time.
So come and join us for this fun and free game! Just go to the Game Predictions page and let us know that you want to play. Let the best player win! Good luck!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Radulov Rumours

Two things are now for certain:

1) Radulov wants to return to the NHL

2) The Preds do not want him back

David Poille has been heavily shopping the young forward since last Thursday, and already there are several teams showing great interest.

The Flyers are the favourites at this point, I've been told. No word on the return, but the Preds are apparently trying to get either vanRiemsdyk or Giroux out of them.

The Penguins are another team very much in this. Jordan Staal is a name that will not go away in regards to Radulov.

Other teams who have moderate interest in Radulov include Ottawa (Vermette and picks has been thrown around), Vancouver and Carolina. This list will continue to grow as more information on Radulov returning to the NHL becomes available.

Still spots left in both the yahoo pool as well as the PPFL, so email me at if you want in!

Schneider Clears Waivers

Matthieu Schneider has cleared waivers. Speculation is that he will be placed on re-entry waivers. If he is, Atlanta, LA, Ottawa and Phoenix are teams to watch.

Check the rumour mill for the latest rumours, including the latest on Sundin.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday Deadline...

Today could be a very important day in the world of the NHL. Mats Sundin apparently was given today as a deadline by the New York Rangers. I am also hearing that the NHLPA will confirm the CBA for 09/10 sometime this week. These two things together should mean that player movement should really amp up this week.

There are three major players to watch this week. One is Teemu Selanne, who we've been told will play this season. The Ducks need to a) move somebody or b) wait until the NHLPA approves the CBA for another season, and then move somebody between now and the start of the season. All signs point to Selanne being a Duck sometime this week.

Player #2 is Shanahan, who we are all being told will become a Ranger. If Mats joins the Rangers, this could change (the Devils still really like Shanahan). If Mats decides to join the Rangers, then Gomez is the odd man out. To me, why would they deal one of their top players who is signed long term, and replace him with a one-year guy who is 37 and may not play beyond this year. It makes no sense to me, and thus I do not believe it will happen. I will say this though, the prospects the Rangers could receive for Gomez would guarentee that they are a competitive team for hte next ten years. Vancouver would love a guy like Gomez, but then again, they'd love anyone who can put points on the board at this point.

Player #3 is Schneider, who if you've read the rumour mill was almost an Ottawa Senator last week. The Ducks need to move someone, and he's the easiest to move. The Ducks would also love to move Marchant, and still may before this is all said and done. I'm hearing the Sens are still in the Schneider sweeps, as are LA, Phoenix, New Jersey, and apparently Montreal.

The NHL player market has been on stand-still for the last 3 weeks thanks to the NHLPA holdup and of coarse Mats Sundin. This is the week things should start moving. Do not forget, there are still some good UFA's out there looking for homes...Mark Parrish, Glen Murray, and others are waiting patiently for their chance to sign.

This could be the week...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Help Me, Help You...

Make sure to check out the rumour mill for a few of the latest rumours...more will be added in the next 24 hours...

I was contacted by a poker company about an affiliate deal, and while I am not a fan of most affiliates, I have tested this one out and I like it thus fas. I am asking that you give them a try, it's absolutely free, plus you will get money in return. This site is offering you $150 to play poker with online (obviously you have to play it before you can withdraw it). If you sign up with my link, will make $10 for every sign up. I want to put this money towards both the hockey pools (yes, I want to add a prize to the FREE yahoo pool, so email me if you want one of the few remaining spots). So please give this link a try, especially if you are in one of the two pools, because this money will go right back to you! The more sign ups, the more places I can pay. This should also be motivation to sign up for the PPFL if you haven't yet already...

This process took me about 3-5 minutes to complete, so it's really fast, and I'm already playing with the free money they've it really is a win for everyone.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

NHL 09 Anyone? Plus Fantasy Info

Pretty slow weekend in the world of the NHL, hopefully things pick up soon!

Who here has NHL 09 for Xbox 360? I would love to start an online hockeyleaks league, so if you are interested in this, email me at Add me on Xbox Live, cjohnson202. Today has been a very "rock band 2" filled day...

Also, still some spots in both our fantasy leagues, so check the previous blog and make sure to get in ASAP. Both leagues are going to be very competitive and a lot of fun this year.

Working on a couple of rumours, plus one trade that almost went down late last week. Look for that in the Rumour Mill tomorrow or Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Hockeyleaks PPFL + Yahoo Details

If you like Fantasy Hockey, this is a post you must read.

Here are the Hockeyleaks Power Play Fantasy League 08/09 Details:

Power Play Fantasy League 08 - 09 Details

This will be the fourth season of our PPFL. Bob Adamski won the first two pools, I won last year's pool. Do you have what it takes to take the title?

Rules: You will pick six forwards and four defenseman. You get one injury replacement during the season. Extra replacements will then be $5 per replacement.

Cost: $5 per team. You may have as many teams as you want.

Promotions: 1) 5 Teams for $20.

2) If Payment is recieved by Sept. 20, you will get one additional team free. So two teams for $5, three teams for $10, 6 teams for $20, etc.

Sending Pick Information: Please email your list of 10 players to Please do not email your free team until we have confirmed to have received your payment. We will contact you asking for your free team.

Payment Info: Paypal: Send paypal payment to If using paypal, please add an additional .50 to cost.

Cheque / Money Order: Please send cheque / money order to:

Corey Johnson
1 Lillian Crescent
Newcastle, Ontario

Address Cheque to Corey Johnson, not

Please include your email address with your cheque / money order so we can email you and collect your free team.

Prizing: Winner of the pool will receive total money collected, minus the cost of Office Pools, which will keep track of all points and give up the minute standings. New this year, second place will get all the money collected in extra replacements, to a maximum of 40% of the winning prize. If nobody purchases extra replacements, then second place will recieve $10.

--------------------------------------------------------------- Yahoo Pool

Same setting as last year, if you are interested in being invited, please email me at and request that you be invited to the yahoo league

Monday, September 08, 2008

Filatov Free To Play has learned that Columbus prospect Nikita Filatov has been given full permission to play in North America this season. He will compete for a spot on the Blue Jackets in training camp. There was some fear that he was still under contract by the KHL, but this has been proven to not be the case.

The Minnesota Wild could be close to signing Martin Gelinas, he would be a cheaper and more experienced replacment for recently bought out Mark Parrish. Speaking of Parrish, I'm hearing he's down to Nashville, Vancouver and NYI.

For all you fantasy junkies out there, stay tuned to Hockeyleaks over the next 24-48 hours. We will be launching our annual yahoo leauge, which is free of charge, as well as our Power Play Fantasy League, which is a pay-to-play league that is entering it's fourth season. Defending champion you ask? That would be me, so make sure to look for details on how you can knock me off the podium.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Waiting On McCabe

Well McCabe was suppose to be traded by 11 am this morning, and it's almost 2. Do not fear, I have been told that the deal is still on and nothing is going to keep it from happening. TSN is reporting it will be Van Ryn to Toronto for McCabe and a 3rd rounder. I am hearing that those details may not be correct, but I cannot speculate on what the deal is. Van Ryn and McCabe seem to be the two definites. We'll know soon.

Sundin returns to Toronto this week, and it seems he will come and go without telling us his intentions on next season. This is going to frustrate teams, and dominos will begin to fall without Sundin.

For the latest rumours, check the Rumour Mill. Today there will be rumours about Schneider and Shanahan going up, both who are being deeply affected by Sundin's refusal to sign and commit.

For all the latest check, as well as our forums. The McCabe deal will be on the main page of as soon as it's made official.