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from the AP via the CBC,
Brendan Shanahan thought the tough part was over once he decided to leave the Detroit Red Wings and move to Manhattan. After one day of house-hunting Wednesday, he's not so sure. "With three kids under four and a dog, it's a challenge," said Shanahan, who agreed with the New York Rangers last weekend on a one-year deal worth $4 million US. Shanahan looked calm and very relaxed on a hot summer day in New York. He took a break from strolling the streets to visit his new workplace, Madison Square Garden.continued...and there is no truth to the rumor that the Rangers have hired Ronan Tynan to sing an Irish tune everytime Brendan scores!
Nice write up on Alanah from VCOE. Sure is great to see hockey bloggers getting the recognition lately!
from Kara Yorio of the Sporting News,
Making the NHL schedule is a difficult and thankless job. I'm glad it's not my job. No, my job is looking at the schedule, seeing the good and the bad, and pointing it out. I have the much better job. And because I feel bad that I often look to criticize before I seek to praise (a personality flaw, I'm sure), particularly when it comes to this league, I will take this opportunity to reverse that. Let's see the good before the bad. Highlights of the first week of the 2006-07 NHL season: - Opening night, October 4 -- A rematch of the Eastern Conference finals between the Sabres and the Hurricanes. This game is in Raleigh, where the Buffalo players will get to watch the 'Canes raise the Stanley Cup banner. These two teams will be fighting at the top of the conference standings all season, and they get a start on that battle from game No. 1.continued
Sportsnet has learned winger Mike Johnson of the Phoenix Coyotes has been traded to the Montreal Canadians for a fourth round pick. In another trade, Richard Zednik has been traded to Washington for a third round pick.update 8:19pm, via Sportsnet,
The Montreal Canadiens have been quiet since the free-agent market opened July 1 but on Wednesday made a flurry of moves, signing free agent forward Sergei Samsonov, trading away winger Richard Zednik to the Washington Capitals and acquiring winger Mike Johnson from the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Montreal Canadiens have signed goaltender David Aebischer to a one-year contract. As per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Art Regner of WXYT radio in Detroit mentioned Jiri Fischer reportedly is in Dallas this week seeing a heart specialist trying to get clearance to play again. Fischer has been trying to find a doctor who would allow him to play. Regner states he does not think the Wings or the NHL would allow him to play. Doctors still have not discovered what ailment Fisher suffers from.
from the CP via Yahoo,
The NHL Players' Association elected a five-member interim executive committee Wednesday, a move designed to follow the union's constitution and appease members who questioned the way things were done in the past. Being named to the interim executive committee was- Kevyn Adams of the Carolina Hurricanes Alyn McCauley of the Los Angeles Kings Wade Redden of the Ottawa Senators Mathieu Schneider of the Detroit Red Wings Marty Turco of the Dallas Starsread on
Go at if folks... added 4:04pm, Some problems with the team schedule have been found. For instance, the master schedule (by date) lists the Wings playing the Kings in Detroit on December 31st, which is correct. But if you go to the team schedule, that date is not listed. I am sure problems like this will be corrected in the near future.
WXYT radio in Detroit, flagship of the Wings, states nothing will happen with Belfour today. Contract is stalled, $$$, incentives, etc.. Now go back to your normal life.
...over the age of 35... from Sports Illustrated,
To say that the clock is ticking on an NHL career at age 37 is quite an understatement. After all, among the many who have been fortunate enough to play until that age, few have been very productive. Then there's Brendan Shanahan. The power forward scored 40 goals for the Red Wings last season, during which he turned 37. There is no reason to expect much of a decline in his overall productivity on Broadway... Shanny, Rob Blake (L.A.) and Bill Guerin (St. Louis) are among the free agents in the back end of their 30s who have been signed for next season. Below is a list of notable players who were at least 35 when they signed with new clubs. 1. Wayne Gretzky Signed by Rangers at age 35 in July 1996read on
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