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The Theodore Theory

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post at All Things Avs,

Don Meehan, the agent for former Avs goalie Jose Theodore and current left winger Ryan Smyth, is one of the good guys in the business….

Today, I spoke with him on the phone about the situation that went down with Theodore and the Avs….

As Meehan said, “Both sides were in a position to make the choices they made. And that’s what happened. I don’t think there’s anybody “at fault” here. It’s just what both parties decided was in their best interest.”

True enough. It’s nothing personal, just business. I know that, and am not trying to take sides. I just personally still find it weird at how the whole thing ended.

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  Tags: jose+theodore

All Of The Moves

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Just in case you have missed all of the signings, including the Islanders extending Brendan Witt and the Thrashers signing Eric Boulton, make sure to check out the TSN Signing Tracker...

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No Defense

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ken Campbell of the Hockey News,

Perhaps Barrie knows something we don’t. But we’re betting a top eight defense corps of Paul Ranger, Filip Kuba, Matt Carle, Shane O’Brien, Alexandre Picard, Mike Lundin, Janne Niskala and Matt (and we don’t mean) Smaby will not hold up to the rigors of NHL competition and will be the Lightning’s undoing next season.

And if it’s true the Lightning is shopping No. 1 goalie Mike Smith and plans to go with a tandem of Olaf Kolzig and Karri Ramo next season, the Lightning had better be prepared to lose lots of 6-5 hockey games.

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Tampa Takes Bochenski

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From TSN,

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed unrestricted free agent Brandon Bochenski to a two-year contract.

“Bradon is a proven player at the AHL level with more than 100 games of experience in the NHL,”  vice president of hockey operations Brian Lawton said. “Adding him for the next two years continues to address our need to build organizational depth.”

continued…

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  Tags: brandon+bochenski

Leafs Hire Nieuwendyk

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Toronto Maple Leafs,

Cliff Fletcher, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday that Joe Nieuwendyk has been named the hockey club’s special assistant to the general manager.

“Joe is an extremely intelligent individual, who has experienced success throughout his entire hockey career,” said Fletcher.  “We will value his contributions on all hockey decisions and he will be a great asset to our organization.”

continued

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  Tags: joe+nieuwendyk

Habs Sign Halak

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from TSN,

The Montreal Canadiens have signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a two-year contract worth $1.55 million, that will see him get paid $750,000 in 2008-09 and $800,000 in 2009-10.

continued

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  Tags: jaroslav+halak

Jason Smith Signs With Ottawa

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Ottawa Senators,

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today that the club has signed defenceman Jason Smith to a two-year contract.

continued

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  Tags: jason+smith

Report- Demitra Will Play For Vancouver

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from TV JOJ and translated by KK friend Roman,

Pavol Demitra will play for Vancouver next 3 yrs. His contract is 4mil per season.

Vancouver contacted Demitra shortly after he said he would not play in Minnesota next season. There is speculation in overseas media that the Canucks contacted him before July 1 which is prohibited. Now it is up to NHL if there will be some investigation.

added 3:34pm, from TSN,

In an interview with Vancouver radio station CKNW, free agent forward Pavol Demitra confirmed that the Canucks are his preferred destination and expects to sign with the team.

“I think there is a good chance,” Demitra said.

“[Current Canucks GM Mike Gillis] used to be my agent for a long time. We are very good friends. I am very interested in playing for [the Canucks].”

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  Tags: pavol+demitra

Questions & Observations

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Paul Kukla at NHL.com,

* Get ready for the Mats Sundin sightings in certain towns.

* Did Marian Hossa really sign with Detroit or am I still dreaming?

* Rumor has it the third jersey will make an appearance this year.

* Have the L.A. Kings found their coach yet?

read on

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Fedorov May Be Close To Re-signing In Washington

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from On Frozen Blog,

Our thanks to Sovetsky Sport’s Dmitry Chesnokov for tracking down and translating the following piece of intriguing news:

At a press conference today in Moscow, Alexander Medvedev, the head of the newly formed Continental Hockey League, or KHL (which repaced the Russian Super League after the 2007-08 season), told Pavel Lysenkov of Sovetsky Sport:

“It is sad that we will not see Sergei Fedorov in the KHL. Most likely, today he will sign a new contract with Washington.”

continued

added 1:39pm, via Capitals Insider,

Such a report is premature according to Captials officials, though, who said the team is still in negotiations with Fedorov, that an agreement has not yet been reached and an there is no expected announcement.

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  Tags: sergei+fedorov

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