Manny Fernandez has been dealt to the Boston Bruins. In exchange for his services, the Wild acquired prospect Peter Kalus and a draft pick.
Jason Allison is ready to return to the NHL. In an interview with the Canadian Press, he has stated that he was hoping to go to one of a select few teams last year and when he didn't he decided to take the year off and get fully healthy, while spending time with his kids. He is willing to sign a one-year deal for low money. It sounds like someone could take a chance on his services. He may be worth a late pickup or…if you're like me in one of my keeper leagues…he may not be a dropsy anymore….
Note: Angus and Burnsy will be covering the UFA signings from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday morning as I will be out of Internet range. I will also hold off on updating the fantasy rankings until July 4, because of all the UFA signings that are bound to happen and impact them. There will be no article on Sunday as well. My next appearance on XM will not be until September, as they have changed the schedule for the summer…. Eric Boguniecki has signed to play in Germany next season…. Jaroslav Modry had re-signed with the Kings for one year…. Nagy owners be afraid: he is considering re-signing with the (gulp) Dallas Starzzzzzz(zzz)…. I'm not at home, so the appearance of my ramblings seems to be a little screwed up, bear with me…. The Thrashers have made contract offers to Jon Sim, Eric Belanger and of course Slava Kozlov…. Edmonton media is reporting that Kevin Lowe has indeed signed Dick Tarnstrom to a contract. He is a bandaid boy, but could still give you 50 points…. The Toronto Star is speculating that Jeff O'Neill could retire. I think that he will. If not this summer, than midway through the season when he starts to get benched….
- Ramblings: Marner returns; updates on Strome, Spurgeon, and Landeskog; Fiala - December 5
- Ramblings: Landeskog Returns, Phil Finally Provides Some Thrill (Dec 6)
- Ramblings: Goalie Competition in Pittsburgh, Devil of a Time (Dec 7)
- Injury Ward: Dahlin, Backstrom, Landeskog, Fleury, Marner & Hughes
- Capped: Teams with free-agent uncertainty
- Looking Ahead: Bet on Vegas
- Frozen Tools Forensics: Cold Starts from the Defense
- Daily Fantasy Saturday: Cashing In With Cash Games