July 11, 2008

Dobber Sports

2008-07-11

 

Hey guys, Angus here. Busy few days for me. Anyway, some updates in the afternoon.

 

The Canucks have signed the skilled Jason Krog to a one year, one-way deal. This is essentially going to be a replacement for either Matt Pettinger ($1.1 million) or Taylor Pyatt ($1.5 million) in Vancouver's bottom six.

 

The Senators have apparently signed Jason Williams. No further details at this point. This could be a domino that sets off a few more moves from the nations capital… including trading Antoine Vermette.

 

There is also some speculation that the Senators are close to moving Chris Neil, perhaps to the Los Angeles Kings.

 

The Tennessean finally picked up the Radulov story and got a hold of a Preds' spokesman: "A Predators spokesperson said the team is aware of the reports but Radulov is still under contract with the National Hockey League and team officials expect him to be in training camp when it begins Sept. 19"

 

TSN has now picked up the Radulov story, but had nothing to add to it. Still, it becomes more official now… so start worrying Radulov owners. 

 

Not unexpected: the Lightning have fired GM Jay Feaster.

 

Chicago signed rearguard Aaron Johnson (former Islander)

 

Colorado signed pivot Nathan Smith (former Penguin)

 

Scott Clemmensen has signed with the New Jersey Devils. He will be their No.3 goalie. Great foresight for the Leafs to play this guy for the Marlies in the AHL playoffs over Pogge. Now Pogge has learned…nothing, while Clemmensen bolts. More great work by Leafs management.

 

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The Blues have signed Mike Weaver and Brad Winchester.

 

The Pens have re-signed minor leaguers Connor James, W, and Joey Mormina, D. 

 

Sources at the Hockey News say that Radulov believes that there is nothing that the NHL can do. That is true. However, he won't be able to play in the Olympics and I can't believe he would forgo that. Then again… stay tuned.

 

There are some reports out there that Alexander Radulov will not honor his contract with Nashville and has signed a contract to play in Russia. It is being discussed in our forum HERE and HERE . It's from a source roughly translated from Russian, and all other sources that are cropping up right now are getting it from that one source. While Rads leaving is possible, it is unlikely. Consider: he will not be allowed to participate in the Olympics if he does not honor his contract with Nashville. This may be posturing for more ice time. Stay tuned – and please wait until TSN or the Tennessean verifies this before you get excited.

 

The Caps have signed winger Eric Fehr to a one-year contract. I can see a 45-point year from him if he stays healthy.

 

The Canucks have acquired defenseman Rob Davison.

 

The Rangers have signed rearguard Vladimir Denisov.

 

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