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Niedermayer Update

TSN has a scroll on their homepage stating Niedermayer about to announce his retirement.
I know a press confernece is just completing, but we expected this announcement after the signing of Schneider.

added 8:53pm, from the Anaheim Ducks,

I wanted to give Brian as strong as picture as I could. Brian has asked me to take time and think it through and make the proper decision. I’m trying to do a lot of things at once.

This isn’t something that sort of popped into my head a day after we won. Throughout the year, after the first season we had in Anaheim, and then the next year, you’re on the road and you have plenty of time to think about what you want to do with your career. I thought about something like this and after it happened, I would consider retirement. That’s where we’re at.

I’ll miss the people, the teammates. I think that’s a pretty special bond you have with those guys. You’re competing at a very high level. You need each other and trust each other. Playing at that level, I’ll miss that. There are guys in Canada who play till they’re 70 years old. The game is always there. I’ll miss that as well.

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TSN Update 9:19pm…

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Scott Hannan To Colorado

via TSN,

Scott Hannan’s name has been taken off the list of available free agents, as the veteran blueliner has signed a 4-year, $18 million contract with the Colorado Avalanche.

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Capitals Sign Viktor Kozlov

According to TSN SMS updates, the Washington Capitals have signed Viktor Kozlov to a two-year, $5 million deal. More soon.

Update 8:19pm ET
TSN has the same information online here.

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Flames Working On Regehr Extension Too

from the CP via Yahoo,

General manager Darryl Sutter was trying to hammer out extensions for both Iginla and Regehr.
“I think we’re still working on the details of both of them,” Sutter said Sunday. “There’s a lot more to it than just money. We’ll get it worked out.”

more on the Flames…

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Chris Drury and Scott Gomez to Rangers

According to Sportsnet,

Sportsnet.ca has learned that the New York Rangers have signed free agent rival Scott Gomez to a seven-year deal worth over $50 million, as well as free agent Chris Drury
Gomez had 13 goals and 47 assists last season in 72 games with the New Jersey Devils, and won two Stanley Cups with the franchise.
Drury scored 37 goals for the Sabres last season in 77 games.

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*Earlier KK coverage of Gomez signing here.

added 7:55pm, TSN now reporting the same. Plus a bit about the money:

The New York Rangers have made a major impact in the free agent market, signing forwards Scott Gomez and Chris Drury.
Gomez signed a seven year, $51.5 million contract, while details of Drury’s contract are still unknown.

Update 8:51pm ET
Sportnet.ca notes that Chris Drury is due to make $35 million over 5 years.

 

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Zubov Signs Extension

from the Dallas Stars,

Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has signed defenseman Sergei Zubov to a one-year contract extension worth $5.35 million in 2008-09. Zubov’s current contract was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2007-08 season.
“Sergei is an elite NHL player and we are very pleased he is under contract with us over the next two seasons,” said Armstrong. “He is a valuable piece to our hockey club and has been consistently one of the best in the NHL at his position.”

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Holland Still Talking To Wings UFAs

from Red Wings Corner,

Holland said that Red Wings’ other three unrestricted free agents—Dominik Hasek, Danny Markov and Todd Bertuzzi—are still possible signees.
The Red Wings and Hasek talked several times Saturday. That the netminder hasn’t come to terms yet is somewhat perplexing to Holland.
“I’m cautiously optimistic ... I think he wants to see what we’ll do and how much cap space we’ll have,” said Holland. “At least that’s the way it appears.”

more on Rafalski…

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Here We Go Again- Gomez A Ranger

via ESPN,

Scott Gomez is staying in the Tri-State area, but not with the only team he’s played for in his seven-year NHL career.
Gomez, one of the top centers on the free-agent market, signed a seven-year deal with the New York Rangers, ESPN The Magazine’s E.J. Hradek reports.

Update 7:38pm ET
TSN txt message updates report “New York Rangers have signed forward Scott Gomez.”  More to come soon.

Update 7:40pm ET
via TSN online,

The New York Rangers signed forward Scott Gomez to a multi-year contract.
Gomez appeared in 72 games for the New Jersey Devils in 2006-07 recording 13 goals, 60 points and 42 penalty minutes.

Update 7:55pm ET
Story has now opened up to include both Gomez AND Chris Drury signed by Rangers today. More here.

 

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Reports of Philly - Edmonton Trade

TSN’s Bob McKenzie is reporting a deal might almost be in place between the Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers.
As noted by Spector:

TSN’S Bob McKenzie reports the Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers may be close to a trade that would send Joffrey Lupul and Jason Smith to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Joni Pitkanen and Geoff Sanderson.

Update 6:47pm ET
TSN now confirming they’re certain that Oilers’ captain Jason Smith has been traded to the Flyers. More info to follow.

Update 7:17pm ET
TSN,

The Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers have made a four-player trade.  The Oilers have moved their captain, defencemen Jason Smith and forward Joffrey Lupul for defenceman Joni Pitkanen, forward Geoff Sanderson and a third-round draft pick in 2009.

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Report: Jason Blake to the Leafs

TSN is speculating in their broadcast that Jason Blake is “very close” to being signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs.  More soon.

Update 7:36pm ET
TSN,

Looking to add some speed and grit, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed winger Jason Blake to a 5-year deal worth $20 million.
The Minnesota native appeared in all 82 games last season with the New York Islanders, setting career highs in goals (40) and points (69).

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