The San Jose Sharks today announced that the team has re-signed forwards Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski. Marleau’s deal is 4 years worth $27.6 million. The cap hit will be $6.9 million. “We are very pleased that Patty and Joe have committed to this organization now and in the future,” said GM Doug Wilson in the teams press release. “They expressed a strong belief in the direction this franchise is heading but also understand the challenges to keeping a talented group like ours together. “Both players had a tremendous regular season, excelled on the ice for their respective countries at the Winter Olympics and elevated their game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They have solidified their place in the game among the League’s top forwards and we are excited as an organization to have Joe and Patty back in San Jose to build on what we accomplished last season.” Marleau,Read More »
The New York Rangers are active in trade talks trying to add scoring and trying to move one of their big salaries (Gomez, Drury, Redden, Rozsival. The Globe and Mail reports the Leafs are expressing interest in Wade Redden. There is talk that John Tortorella has his eye on Pavel Kubina but it makes little sense for the Leafs to acquire Redden who has five years remaining on his contract. Rangers/Heatley Rumors The Rangers have showed a strong interest in Senators forward Dany Heatley and are among the five teams that remain in the running. The Rangers have also inquired about Sharks forward Patrick Marleau and Jonathan Cheechoo.
One of the biggest names that is likely to be dealt this weekend is San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau. The Sharks have received calls from a number of teams including the Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Atlanta Thrashers. Teams such as Atlanta are leery of making a serious play for the talented forward because Marleau only has one year remaining on his contract. Marleau has a cap hit of $6.3 million. More Sharks Rumors TSN’s panel of Insiders have indicated goaltender Evgeni Nabakov is on the trade block. If Nabakov is moved, it is believed Jonas Gustavsson will sign with the Sharks over the Leafs. League Sources tell TIOPS that Rob Blake is mulling a 1 year – $3.1 million offer from the Sharks. Blake is expected to make a decision by the weekend.
Trade Talk heating Up With General Managers looking to shed salary and some big names demanding trades, industry sources project that there will be plenty of trade talk and movement this week as the NHL entry draft will be held in Montreal. 15 Names that are on the trade block and could be dealt by the weekend 1. OTT Dany Heatley – Age 28 Cap Hit: $7.5 million Signed Through: 2013-2014 Latest: Has demanded a trade out of Ottawa. Has drawn interest from up to 10 teams but has a NTC and a list of teams he will accept a trade too. Toronto Sun reports the list includes: Kings, Rangers, Sharks, Red Wings, Blackhawks, Canucks and Bruins. Of the eight teams, Kings, Hawks and Rangers are expressing the most interest. Canucks are not interested. 2. FLA Jay Bouwmeester – Age 24 2009 UFA Latest: The Panthers are looking to tradeRead More »
The Penguins, Hurricanes, Stars and Blue Jackets have had discussions with the Leafs about forward Nik Antropov. Leafs GM Brian Burke is driving up the price for Antropov If Blues forward Andy McDonald hits the free agent market, Brian Burke will look to bring him in. Rob Scuderi has been one of the Penguins most consistent defensemen this season. Scuderi could triple his current salary on the open market and sources indicate the Rangers will make a play for him if he opts for free agency. If Mark Eaton is worth two million per season, Scuderi’s representatives will be using that as a starting point in talks with the Penguins. The Minnesota Wild have inquired about Lightning forward Martin St. Louis. The Wild have Marian Gaborik‚Äôs salary coming off the books next season but their best hope to add a top 6 forward is through a trade. Elite Players justRead More »