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“I try to work my whole career to become a guy that has a reputation, as a person and what kind of player I am. I felt that I had gotten there, and when something like this happens, no matter what it is — whether it’s just business, whether it’s personal, we don’t really know — once the label ‘buyout’ is on you, then the questions start coming,” Parrish said.
“I worked my butt off for this, and now I have to put up with this crap. It’s irritating, but that’s the business.”
-Mark Parrish who is looking for a team to play with. More on Parrish from John Shipley of the Pioneer Press.
from Spector at Fox Sports,
With NHL training camps opening soon and the start of the 2008-09 season less than a month away, here’s a look at the players from each team whose names could soon appear in this season’s trade rumor mill….
Dallas Stars: Joel Lundqvist. Only 26 but eligible for UFA status in 2009, it’s possible he could be moved by the trade deadline if the Stars are unable to re-sign him.
St. Louis Blues: Paul Kariya. He has two years left on his contract and a no-movement clause but also struggled last season on a still-rebuilding Blues team. One shouldn’t rule out the possibility he might want to move on later this season if the Blues are out of the playoff chase by February.
Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today that the club has signed forward Brad Isbister to a one-year, two-way contract.
Jarrett Stoll has agreed to a four-year, $14 million deal with the Los Angeles Kings.
added 6:21pm, According to Rich Hammond of Inside the Kings, the deal is four years, $14.4 million.
from the Atlanta Thrashers,
The Atlanta Thrashers have signed defenseman Zach Bogosian, the team’s first-round selection (third overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, to a multiple-year contract, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell. As per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
from Terry Frei at ESPN,
This year, when NHL teams informed season-ticket holders about the terms of their potential renewals for the 2008-09 season, the letters often broke news of price increases—but with so much spin control between the lines, fans could get dizzy as they read.
Granted, ticket-price increases are right up there on the shock meter with another young movie star entering rehab.
But wasn’t it supposed to be different under the salary-cap system that commissioner Gary Bettman and league owners shut down the league for a year to get? Citing the outrageous ticket prices, didn’t the league at least imply that it also was fighting for the fans, too, as it took on the NHLPA?
Just in case you wanted to know what Adam Foote did this summer…
via the Huronia Business Times,
NHL star Adam Foote was a Tottenham Dairy Queen employee on Aug. 7, as part of the company’s annual DQ Miracle Treat Day. All proceeds from the sales of Blizzard treats that day were donated to the Children’s Miracle Network.
from Loose Change of the Hockey News,
Kudos to the New York Islanders who now have a Doug Weight, a lightweight (Mike Comrie) and some dead weight (Mike Sillinger).
Exceptional work by the Vancouver Canucks in signing Jason Krog who is, by far, my favourite Muppet.
Radim Vrbata, Gary Roberts, Brandon Bochenski and Mark Recchi? Who says the people in Tampa don’t recycle?
from John Glennon of the Tennessean,
One of the Predators’ most pugnacious former players is looking forward to returning to the team in a far more peaceful role this season.
Stu Grimson, whose fighting prowess earned him “The Grim Reaper’’ nickname, has recently returned to Nashville, where he will be continuing his law career. He’s also discussing a part-time role with the Predators, one that would have the personable Grimson involved with the community.
from the Vancouver Canucks,
“Retiring a player’s sweater is one of the highest honours a club can pay to its most elite players and ambassadors,” said Chris Zimmerman, President and CEO, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “Trevor embodies the qualities we strive for as an organization; character, hard working, commitment, generous and loyal. We are proud that his sweater will hang beside Stan Smyl’s at General Motors Place.”
“This is a tremendous honour and I am very grateful to the club,” said Linden. “To be drafted by the Canucks organization 20 years ago as an 18 year old and to now have my sweater retired is very humbling and rewarding.”
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