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Friesen Gets Tryout With Sharks

from Roger Ross at SanJoseSharks.com,

Sharks fan favorite Jeff Friesen will return to San Jose as a tryout player when Sharks training camp begins Sept. 20 at Sharks Ice at San Jose…

“I’d love to end my career here,” said Friesen, who won a Stanley Cup in 2003 with New Jersey. “But first things first and I have to take advantage of the opportunity.”

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Forsberg Still Trying To Resolve Foot Issues

via Rick Sadowski of the Rocky Mountain News,

“Peter still has this foot issue,” Don Baizley, Forsberg’s agent, said Wednesday. “He has to have that resolved before anything is going to develop on that front. There’s nothing new on that score at the moment.

“Peter has done some skating and he wants to play, but only if the foot is right.”

 

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Evening Line

My gut feeling is that Mats is going to retire and if he plays at all it might be back in Sweden. I do not have a deadline for this information.

-Joe Bowen… more on the Leafs from Joe’s blog at TorontoMapleLeafs.com….

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NHL Teams Block Sugden

From HockeyFights.com:

Brandon Sugden‘s dream of getting one more shot at making it into the NHL has suddenly come crashing to a halt.

After scoring an invitation to attend training camp with the New York Islanders, all that was left in Sugden’s way was the approval of all 30 NHL teams. Because Sugden retired from hockey in December 2006 only to suit up in the LNAH months later, the league must grant Sudgen an unofficial reinstatement in the aforementioned form.

Unfortunately for “Sugar”, three different teams gave a thumbs down…

read on for more on why Sugden wanted to try one more time

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Sharks Sign Vlasic, 4 Years

From the San Jose Sharks:

San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has signed defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to a four-year contract extension.  Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Marc-Edouard is one of the top young defenseman in the game and we are excited to have him in to fold for the next several years,” said Wilson. “He has a tremendous future with this franchise and we look forward to watching his continued development.”

 

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Joe Sakic Signs 1 Year Deal

From the Colorado Avalanche:

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today the signing of Joe Sakic to a one-year contract.

“I am happy to announce the signing of Joe Sakic to a one-year contract,” said Avalanche Executive Vice President and General Manager Francois Giguere. “Our entire organization is very excited to have Joe back for another season. As the only captain of the Avalanche, his record of achievement speaks for itself. Having him return is great for our franchise and community, but also for the game of hockey.”

“Ultimately it came down to the fact that I still enjoy playing and competing,” said Sakic. “I’m comfortable with my conditioning and my overall health. I’m ready for the start of camp and am looking forward to the upcoming season.”

Update 5:33pm ET:
According to Adrian Dater, Sakic’s one year deal is for $6 million.

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The Best Of The Pacific

from E.J. Hradek’s Blog at ESPN,

While I continue to wait for this inevitable preseason player movement, I’ve decided to put a little list together. Everybody likes little lists, right? I’ll offer my thoughts on the best players in the history of each franchise. I’ve broken it down to best forward, best defenseman and best goalie. It’s a little summer exercise to get ready for training camp.

I’ll start with the Pacific Division teams:

ANAHEIM DUCKS
Best forward: Teemu Selanne. The Finn’s second stint in Orange County pushes him past former linemate Paul Kariya.

read on and it looks like E.J. is confident Teemu will be back…

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Saskin Takes The Stand & Gomez Talk Is False

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Disgraced former NHLPA executive director Ted Saskin is scheduled to testify tomorrow on behalf of the NHL and against the interests of the union he once represented, in an arbitration hearing that has critical implications for the Rangers, The Post has learned.

The issue at hand concerns the status of drafted European players who do not sign before June 2 of the second calendar year following their selections. Article 8.6 of the CBA states that clubs lose their rights to such players if they are not signed on or by that date.

continued and I thought I would also point this out from Brooks in the same story…

Contrary to falsehoods circulating on the Internet, the Rangers have never considered trading Scott Gomez to clear cap space for Sundin. Nor will they.

added 11:38am, from Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports,

Follow the bouncing B.S. ...

A hockey rumor “blogger,” whose hit-to-miss ratio rivals that of a visually impaired Imperial stormtrooper, reported that the New York Rangers are going to trade center Scott Gomez in order to open up cap space to sign free agent Mats Sundin. The Vancouver Canucks were named as the likely destination.

This naturally sent places like the HF Boards into a speculative tizzy, because really why else would they exist?

continued

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  Tags: scott+gomez, ted+saskin

Injections Help Gagne Return To The Ice

from Chuck Gormley at the Sporting News,

Concussion symptoms kept Gagne out of all but 25 games last season. Those are gone, he says, thanks to an innovative injection therapy called prolotherapy.

Gagne, 28, first heard about the procedure while watching a health segment on a Philadelphia news channel.

“When I first saw Simon back in April, he had neck pain, dizziness and real bad headaches,” Greenberg said. “But he also had a tilt to his pelvis and some back pain. His symptoms were very similar to whiplash.”

Gagne had a series of anesthetic injections in his neck, head, shoulders, pelvis and back. Greenberg said the injections are generally made up of two anesthetics and an inflammatory agent such as dextrose or cod liver extract.

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  Tags: simon+gagne

Leafs Continue Rebuilding Project

from the CP via the Toronto Star,

There could be as many as 10 new faces in the Maple Leafs lineup on opening night. Fletcher is pleased with the changes he’s made but is keenly aware that they won’t change one fundamental rule of pro sports.

“Trying to build a team can’t be fast-tracked,” he said Tuesday.

Fletcher is currently enjoying a rare period of quiet and noted that news from around the NHL has fallen almost completely silent of late.

That includes any news from veteran Maple Leafs Mats Sundin (considering retirement) and Bryan McCabe (considering waiving his no-trade clause).

“There’s nothing new as we’re talking today,” said Fletcher.

more on the Leafs…

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