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Sean Avery's decision has finally come down. $1.9 million.
Those that missed yesterday's announcement re: the DobberHockey Expert League, it is in the Forum under "Site Announcements"
Still nothing on the Sean Avery arbitration ruling.
Montreal rearguard Pavel Valentenko had an impressive development camp. He will spend two years in the AHL before making the jump and becoming a hard-hitting NHLer who may get as many as 30 to 35 points one day.
SPECTOR is reporting that three teams are interested in signing Stephen Weiss to an offer sheet, as there is a large gap between what Weiss wants and what the Panthers are offering. The Oilers have given agents lots of ammo and clearly Weiss' agent is using it. Weiss is too much of a Band-Aid Boy to receive a big offer sheet from someone. That said, I do really like him as a fantasy player and would love to see him play even 75 games this year.
As I said here last week, the Martin Gelinas signing has officially pushed Nashville over the salary floor. The team still has eight rearguards on one-way contracts though, so expect a small deal that will bring in a forward of similar salary.
The Avs have signed 2004 second-round pick Victor Oreskovich. Ranked 298 on my Fantasy Prospects List (and rising with this signing), Oreskovich is a power forward coming off a near point-per-game season for Kitchener of the OHL.
Marcel Hossa's agreement yesterday was for $780,000.
DobberHockey.com set new monthly highs…for July? Not exactly a hockey hotmonth, but regardless, the site had 458,449 page views and 101,889 unique visitors. I always post my monthly stats in the "About Us" section, in case you have never checked out that page. May as well stop keeping DobberHockey a secret from your opponents – they probably already know!