Wednesday, June 11, 2008

News Wrapup for 6/10

This is a posting of yesterday's news and things I've missed. Since there is so much, I'll break it down into groups.

Rumors and Trade News

There are some rumors coming out of Calgary that there may be a trade involving Olli Jokinen going to Calgary for Alex Tanguay and others. Story from Five Hole Fanatics.

It seems that Wade Redden will not be an Ottawa Senator and will test the open market. This coming from Garrioch and SLAM Sports. It also seems that the Maple Leafs are interested in Redden. SLAM Sports has that one as well.

Canucks and Beyond is debating on who is going to be Luongo's benchwarmer in Vancouver.

The Denver Post is reporting that the Avalanche and Jose Theodore are close to agreeing to a contract to keep Theodore an Avalanche. In the case of the Avalanche, they really have no other choice.

Vinnie LeCavalier has stated that he wants to stay in Tampa. Story from St. Petersburg Times.

Howard Berger reports that Darcy Tucker will not accept a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs and the only way to get him out of Toronto is to buyout his contract.

The Anaheim Ducks have sent Marc-Andre Bergeron to the Minnesota Wild for a third-round draft pick. Story from OCRegister and analysis from Bleacher Report.

Micheal Leighton has signed a two year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes today. Story from Lord Stanley's Blog.

Sundin's agent says that he will most likely return to the Maple Leafs next season. Story from the Toronto Star.

With Hasek gone, we take a look if Jimmy Howard will get a chance as the Red Wings backup. And if not, its time to start to fire up those Ryan Miller rumors. Story from Fanhouse.

Retirement Annoucements

Hasek annouced his retirement on Monday. Responses coming from Fanhouse, Red Wings Corner, Slapshot, and Melt Your Face Off.

Dallas Stars defenseman Mattias Norstrom annouced his retirement on Tuesday. Story from Star-Telegram. Follow-up from Star-Telegram as well.

Trevor Linden from the Vancouver Canucks is expected to announce his retirement today. Story from Canucks and Beyond.

Coaching News

The Leafs announced Ron Wilson as their new head coach yesterday. Stories from Howard Berger and San Jose Mercury News.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has a possible list of candidates for the Thrashers. The Ice Man from the AJC throws in his two cents as well.

The Rest of the Stories

The Hockey Song controversy has finally ended. Since it was CBC's story to tell, we'll let them tell you how it ended.

Dion Phaneuf is going to be the cover boy for NHL 09. Story from Fanhouse.

The Panthers are putting a $25 surcharge on premium tickets mirroring essentially what a gold game is in Buffalo. Story from Palm Beach Post and reaction from On Frozen Pond here and here.

According to Barry Melrose Rocks, you too can be the owner of your very own arena. Story here.

Canes Country takes a look at the National Post article referring to the contraction of the league.

Bob Wojnowski from the Detroit News has a good piece on the healing powers of the Stanley Cup.

The Toronto Star has a good story on Jim Balsillie's lawyer and how he may be hindering Balsillie's chance at an NHL team.

The Montreal Gazette has Jarome Iginla's reaction to being a Hart Trophy nominee.

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