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Selanne Signs For Two Years

from Dan Wood at Ducks Blog,

Right wing Teemu Selanne is scheduled to be in the Ducks’ lineup for Sunday’s 5 p.m. exhibition game against the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center after signing a two-year, $5.25 million contract earlier in the day.

Two years? Perhaps next summer, unlike the past two, we won’t have to endure persistent and ridiculous Internet rumors that Selanne is headed to play in Montreal, Dallas, Sweden, Russia, Timbuktu or wherever else….

The signing of Selanne once again pushes the Ducks above the NHL’s $56.7 million salary ceiling for this season, by about $1.225 million…

The Ducks’ current salary-cap projection includes having rookie winger Bobby Ryan on the NHL roster, which isn’t a given, but appears more likely than not. Were the Ducks to assign Ryan to their American League affiliate, the Iowa Chops, the Ducks would slide more than $500,000 beneath the cap with that move alone.

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added 7:03pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

The pertinent numbers: Selanne will earn $3.25 million in the first year of the deal and $2 million in the second. It’s a total package of $5.25 million, with no performance bonuses, so the annual salary-cap charge is $2.625 million – reasonable by today’s standards for a player of Selanne’s caliber, who will play in the Ducks’ top six.

Presumably, the Ducks are convinced of his commitment too, because if Selanne decides not to play next year, they take a salary-cap hit anyway (a function of his being over the age of 35).

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Burke Had To Make A Deal

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

For a while now, Brian Burke has been dancing with the devil, otherwise known as the NHL’s salary cap system.

Two years ago, Burke worked it beautifully and captured a Stanley Cup. Last year, his machinations went slightly askew and it cost his Anaheim Ducks the services of a very good veteran player, centre Andy McDonald.

This fall, the cap has pushed another quality veteran off the Anaheim roster in defenceman Mathieu Schneider, peddled to Atlanta yesterday in a deal that, as a pure hockey trade, was about as one-sided as you can get.

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Schneider To Atlanta

from Kevin Allen of Mucking and Grinding,

The Atlanta Thrashers have acquired defenseman Mathieu Schneider from the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Ken Klee, forward Brad Larson and a minor-league prospect.

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And note, Kevin was the first to report this trade a few days ago.

added 6:57pm, via Ben Wright of Blueland Blog,

With the additions of Schneider and Hainsey during the off-season and the returns of Tobias Enstrom and Niclas Havelid the Thrashers now have a very respectable group of top-four defensemen that is arguably the strongest foursome in the Southeast Division. Schneider, whose brother lives in Atlanta, is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $5.75 million.

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Atlanta Could Be Destination For Schneider

from Kevin Allen at Mucking & Grinding,

The Atlanta Thrashers are still pondering a move to land a defenseman, and Anaheim’s Mathieu Schneider would seem to be a logical choice if the Thrashers can fit him into their budget.

The Thrashers are only near the $41 million mark, and based on their off-season moves they don’t want to venture too far north of that figure….

Of course the Thrashers would have to convince Burke to probably take Ken Klee ($1.25 million) and another $500,000 player to make it work.

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added 12:07pm, from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

When Schneider is dealt, it’s possible it could be rolled out to a larger deal. Some teams have inquired about forward Bobby Ryan’s availability and the truth is Ryan, the second overall pick in the 04 draft behind Sidney Crosby, may be expendable on this Ducks’ roster.

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Burke On Schneider

Brian Burke was on Hockey This Morning on NHL Home Ice XM 204.

Burke discussed the Schneider situation.

Listen below or download the mp3.  Thanks to the boys at NHL Home Ice for the audio.

Note: I am having a few issues with the WMP audio player, so it may not show up for you below.  Again, you can always download the mp3 to listen to it.

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Selanne Thinking Olympics - May Sign for Two Years

from Dan Wood of the OC Register,

A year after being nearly convinced that his hockey career was over, right wing Teemu Selanne is now thinking about possibly playing beyond this season.

“The Olympic year next year (2010 in Vancouver) is something that’s in my mind,” Selanne said. “I’ve played four times in the Olympics, and it’s an unbelievable experience. I know it’s going to be the last time when NHL players are going to be participating in the Olympics, so obviously it’s something quite special.”

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Five Teams Active In Schneider Talks

from Dan Wood of the OC Register,

“I have spent a good deal of time, as have (senior vice president of hockey operations) Bob Murray and (assistant general manager) David McNab, working on our cap situation,” Ducks general manager Brian Burke said. “Obviously, most of the activity is centered on Mathieu Schneider.

“Our goal would be to resolve this within 72 hours, maybe four days, max. We think to make Mathieu stay out longer than that wouldn’t be fair to him and his preparation as a hockey player.”

The Ducks are in “active” discussions with five teams regarding Schneider, and another club is on the “back burner.

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Selanne Signs Pro Tryout Agreement With Ducks

via the Anaheim Ducks,

Teemu Selanne has signed a PRO TRYOUT AGREEMENT with the Ducks. Negotiations on a new standard player contract between Selanne and the Ducks will continue. The pro tryout agreement allows Selanne to participate in all training camp activities. He is expected to skate with the club tomorrow morning at Anaheim ICE.

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All Chris Pronger

from Curtis Zupke of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

Q: There’s a blog entry on your Web site where you wrote, “We have been written off for dead by many members of the media and fans throughout the league.” Why would you think that people would write this team off?

A: It’s more who’s the hot team in the league. Everybody’s talking about Detroit. San Jose’s made all these moves. For us, it’s going to be pretty good. We were media darlings a couple of years ago. Last year with everything surrounding Teemu (Selanne) and Scotty (Niedermayer) we were kind of in the limelight again…To come in under the radar, I think’s going to be pretty good for us. We’ve had 4-5 months to get our heads screwed on straight after a disappointing end to last year.

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Ducks Could Still Have Trouble Signing Selanne

from Dan Wood of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

What appears clear is that unless the Ducks are fortunate and another club claims Schneider, or they go an entirely different direction and trade another player or group of players, it is going to be very difficult to clear enough cap space to sign Selanne. It could come down to the Ducks being able to offer Selanne little more than the NHL’s minimum salary, say $500,000, which might prove once and for all Selanne’s long-held contention that money is nowhere near the top of his priority list.

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