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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 Adam Proteau of the Hockey News,
...I’d like to focus on the politics of hockey itself – and specifically, the oft-repeated criticisms of people who enjoy debating the pros and cons of all aspects of the game.
Said criticisms usually come in the form of the following argument: “The game is great as it is. We’ve already made enough changes to it, so why can’t people just enjoy it and leave it be?”
On some levels, I understand and agree with that sentiment. But I also believe there’s an inherent, significant danger to the notion of being satisfied with the status quo.
A new IKEA TV ad, nice to see a hockey game playing on the tube!
“I’ll be honest with you, I’m out of my mind already because I’m not preparing the team,” he said Thursday. “That’s all I know how to do. That’s all I want to do is prepare a hockey team. It’s tough now that I’m not doing that.”
-John Tortorella and you can read more from John at Lightning Strikes…
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