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from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog,
In a conference call to announce the signings of center Saku Koivu and defenseman Toni Lydman, Murray revealed that he sweeten his previous offer to a flat five-year deal worth $25 million and said it was rejected.
“We went to five years at $5 million a year, thinking that after what I heard him say last week that it would be very close,” Murray said. “We offered him a four-year deal at a lower number and they flat out turned that down as quick as you can say whatever you want to say.”
Murray had previously offered five years at an amount between $20-25 million. Ryan, who led the Ducks with 35 goals last season, told the Register that he wasn’t seeking to be paid as much as top point producers Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.
When asked to characterize the situation going forward, Murray said, “Basically, that situation is nowhere.”
“As you recall, Bobby said he would like to be just under Getzlaf and Perry,” he added. ”Well five and five is just under those two guys.”
via Bob McKenzie tweet,
Eric Nystrom signs with MIN, three years at $1.4M per year.
Ken Holland was on Fan590 today and discussed numerous topics. Wings need to sign a defenseman and a forward.
Holland addressed the Modano question too, stating it has to be a fit. He also addressed RFA signings and other topics.
Listen here, interview lasts about five minutes…
via John Shannon tweet,
Matt Cullen signs with the Wild.
No details yet.
via Nick Kypreos tweet,
Adam Burish done to Dallas. 2 yrs AAV 1.15M
from an Anaheim Duckx tweet,
Ducks sign Saku Koivu to two-year contract.
via Jay Grossman (player agent) tweet,
Johan Hedberg signs w/NJ #Devils. 1 yr. contract effective $1.5M including bonuses, no trade
via Mark Spector tweet,
The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to terms with defenseman Jordan Leopold on a 3-year deal. More details to follow.
from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
It’s an interesting idea, but the chances of Mike Modano ending his career in with the Red Wings appear slim.
Modano’s wife is actress Willa Ford. The couple wouldn’t mind settling in Los Angeles to stop the endless commuting during hockey season for Ford.
That makes the Kings and Anaheim Ducks logical destinations for Modano. The Kings and Ducks have sufficient salary cap space, and both teams could use depth at center.
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
This is why it’s so much fun covering hockey in Calgary.
When you ponder the history, under what circumstances could the Flames possibly ever consider bringing back Olli Jokinen?
Consider that two years ago, Jokinen arrived in Calgary from Phoenix, costing them a first-round draft choice that the Coyotes turned into a blue-chip prospect (Moncton’s Brandon Gormley) at last Friday’s NHL entry draft.
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