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Who Could Or Not Be Interested In Meszaros

from Craig Custance’s Blog,

Since the Andrej Meszaros camp isn’t being real helpful in identifying the team that has made a reported offer sheet to the young defenseman, I’m trying to figure it out the old-fashioned way: The process of elimination. Sure, it’s not real efficient but on a Friday afternoon when there’s not a ton of hockey news to chase down it’s entertaining….

I’ve got a confirmed no on a signed offer sheet from the GM’s of three teams I thought might be possibilities: Atlanta, Phoenix and Columbus.

read on

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Message Is Clear In Ottawa - Team Trust

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Senators GM Bryan Murray said yesterday that he’s talked with several teams about potential trades, but doesn’t plan to make any roster changes prior to the start of training camp on Sept. 17.

“Right now, we’re planning to go with what we have,” said Murray. “We have a good hockey team. We’ve brought in some people that we believe in critical situations will perform for us….”

“The message to our team is: You can trust each other and you can trust us to want this team to have the proper reputation in the community. We certainly want to be strong together in the room and I don’t know where I could have found more stronger character people to put in the room.”

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Report: Meszaros Signs Offer Sheet

From Adam Proteau at The Hockey News,

Hours after Ottawa GM Bryan Murray held a news conference to announce the team was at a contractual impasse with restricted free agent defenseman Andrej Meszaros, The Hockey News has learned from a source close to the negotiations that Meszaros has agreed to a multi-year offer sheet with an average salary in excess of $5 million per season.

The team that has agreed to terms with the 22-year-old has yet to be confirmed.

When contacted by The Hockey News, Murray wouldn’t confirm the report.

continued…

Note: Meszaros report earlier today on KK

*thanks to the reader who dropped us a note about this

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Meszaros Negotiations At An Impasse

from TSN,

The Ottawa Senators and restricted free agent defenceman Andrej Meszaros are still far apart in discussion about a new contract.

Senators general manager Bryan Murray spoke to the media at the Bell Sensplex on Thursday and addressed the impasse.

“We’ve tried to make presentations with a variety of offers and terms, but they’ve been rejected at this point and time,” Murray told reporters.  “So there’s nothing more.”

continued

Update 5:49pm ET: Reports that Meszaros has signed an offer sheet.

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Bell Hopes To Fill Void In Ottawa

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Brendan Bell is glad to be home.

“I’m really looking forward to this chance because I really felt there was an opportunity here,” said Bell. “They stressed after the contract negotiations the importance of coming in and really competing for a job because, like everybody is saying, there is some opportunity here.”...

“By no means, am I a Brian Campbell or somebody that they may be looking for, but I feel I may be able to fill that void if I play as well as I can.”

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Richardson Hopes To Play One More Season

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Luke Richardson wants to play one more season in Ottawa.

But whether the Senators can accommodate the 39-year-old defenceman remains to be seen….

Richardson, who made $500,000 (all terms US) last season, is ready to go to camp without a contract, but with the Senators already committing more than $48 million under the $56.3-million salary cap for 2008-09, there might not be much left in the kitty for the 19-year NHL veteran.

Richardson pondered retirement in the off-season, but wants to give it one more shot.

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Hey Kid, Want To Play Goal?

from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,

One minute late Monday morning, the 13-year-old house league goaltender was laughing with his friends, taking off his equipment in the dressing room after a hockey camp session at the Bell Sensplex.

The next minute, he was back on the ice, facing shots from the Ottawa Senators’ Chris Kelly, Chris Neil, Chris Phillips, Shean Donovan, Anton Volchenkov and Jason Smith and several other National Hockey League players.

“I was undressing and a guy just came running in and said, ‘We need a goalie,’” Christian said after his 90-minute whirlwind taste of life in the big leagues. “There were three other (goalies), but their stuff was already off, so, I guess, well, they picked me.”

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Meszaros Still Unsigned

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

“Right now, asking me if he’s going to be in training camp, the only answer I can give is I’m not sure. But we’ve still got a lot of time and we’re fully focused on trying to get a deal done,” said Meszaros’ agent, Gerry Johansson.

“Our No. 1 priority is to get a deal done with the Senators. That’s where Andrej wants to be. I’d say at this point, we’re optimistic that we’ll be able to get a deal done, but I can’t tell you that we’re close. We’ve still got work to do to make this happen.”

Summer-long talks between Meszaros’ camp and Senators GM Bryan Murray to get a deal done have been fruitless despite hours of discussions.

It’s believed the Senators have offered a contract in the range of $3.5 million (all terms US) a season on a long-term deal, but Meszaros is likely looking at something closer to the $4.5 million per year that Shea Weber received on a three-year deal with the Predators this summer.

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Beware Of The Big Headed Player

from Joanne of the Laucius Ottawa Citizen via the Leader-Post,

Fatheaded hockey players are more aggressive than their slimmer-faced counterparts, a St. Catharines, Ont., study has found.

Results of the study published Wednesday in the prestigious Proceedings of the Royal Society, concluded of the six Canadian-based NHL teams, the faces of the Ottawa Senators are dead giveaways when it comes to predicting how much time players spend in the penalty box.

“We’re not saying that Ottawa is more aggressive than any other team. But each individual player’s face predicts how much time he had in the box,” said Brock University neuroscience researcher Justin Carre.

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Donovan Talks Sens

from the North Bay Nugget,

He (Hartsburg) is going to take control of the room pretty good and just make sure we do things right, get the proper rest and be ready,” said Donovan, who expects to play a similar role with the Senators under Hartsburg.

I’m 33 now, so I try to be more of a leader in the room, but at the same time, you want to be that third-line player who goes out there and shuts other teams down and plays a good role.

I think they (team management) knew the big boys got pretty tired last season, so they want to make sure we get four lines going, because teams that win now have four full lines.”

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