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via Sportsnet’s tracker, Jason Strudwick has signed a 1 year, $700K deal with the Edmonton Oilers.
NEW YORK (July 1, 2009) – Five NHL teams are among the Top 10 professional sports franchises when it comes to paying fans back for their investment of time, money and passion, according to ESPN the Magazine’s Ultimate Standings report. The Carolina Hurricanes are the top ranked NHL franchise and second overall among all professional sports teams, followed by the Detroit Red Wings (#4), Washington Capitals (#6), Pittsburgh Penguins (#8) and St. Louis Blues (#10). This marks the most NHL teams ever represented among the Top 10 in the report’s seven-year history. The full report is available in the current issue of ESPN the Magazine on newsstands Friday.
via Michael Russo’s Twitter,
Source: Agent Ron Salcer asking today for 10-year, $75 million deal for Gaborik
via Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Here’s what I’m hearing on Rob Scuderi. I’m told “4-5 teams” are in the hunt for the solid free-agent blueliner. I’m told the Pittsburgh Penguins will hear again from their camp as a courtesy, but it’s unlikely the team will have enough cap space to match.
From Aaron Portzline at Puck-rakers:
The Blue Jackets have signed center Sami Pahlsson to a three-year contract worth $7.95 million, The Dispatch has learned. That’s an annual average salary of $2.65 million.
Update 7:06pm ET: From the Blue Jackets—
“Sami Pahlsson is a very good two-way center who can play against the top players in the league and strengthens our hockey club at the center ice position,” said Howson. “He won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim two years ago, played in the Finals in 2003 and won a gold medal with Sweden at the last Olympics, so he brings valuable experience at the highest level of competition to our dressing room.”
From Darren Dreger, via Twitter:
Sullivan agrees to 2 year extension with Nashvile. $3.75 [million] per year says TSN.
via TSN’s tracker, Steve Begin signs with the Boston Bruins for 1 year for 850K
Bob McKenzie on TSN is reporting that Mike Komisarek has been signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Details are being worked out.
Update 2:59pm ET: TSN—
Defenceman Mike Komisarek is now a Toronto Maple Leaf.
Update 6:06pm ET: From Kevin Allen of USA Today, via Twitter—
Toronto has signed MIke Komisarek for five years at $4.5 million per year.
Update 8:18pm ET: From Darren Dreger’s Twitter—
Komisarek’s deal includes limted no-trade. He submits a list of 12 teams per year he would accept a trade to
According to TSN’s tracker Vernon Fiddler has been signed for 2 years, $2.2 million.
Bob McKenzie on TSN reports that the Minnesota Wild have signed Greg Zanon for 3 year, $5.2 million total.
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