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from Hadley on Sports,
The Blues have finalized a deal for Doug Weight. A deal with Mike Kitchen is soon to be finalized. The Blues remain hot on Brendan Shanahan (to play with Weight) and Anson Carter.added 6:00pm, I have received about 14 emails in the last half hour telling me Shanahan is not going to St. Louis. Remember people, first of all the report says the Blues are hot on him, not that he signed. My personal feelings, Shanahan won't go back to St. Louis. update 6:17pm, via Sportsnet,
Sources told Sportsnet Doug Weight will return to the St Louis Blues. The recent Stanley Cup champion has agreed to a two-year deal with St Louis at $3.5 million per season
from the New York Rangers,
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has re-signed free agent forward Martin Straka.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded defenceman Darryl Sydor to the Dallas Stars for a fourth-round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.added 4:12pm, from the Star-Telegram,
"I’m very excited," Sydor said. "I’m in shock, really, to be traded — and to go back to a very familiar team and coaching staff and organization is a lot easier. It’s good to be back with a group of guys that I know."
The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with unrestricted free agent forward Alyn McCauley. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.added 4:39pm. from Sports Ticker via ESPN,
Alyn is a solid, two-way player whose competitiveness and leadership abilities make him a good fit for our hockey club," Lombardi said. "I was impressed with how the Kings organization, Dean Lombardi and (coach) Marc Crawford in particular, pursued me," McCauley said. "The Kings have a real commitment to win and to win now. We will have a competitive club this year and I am looking forward to the start of the season."
Spector will give you all the details, plus some Shanny and Pronger talk.
Anyone wonder why the NHL went to OLN? Thanks to a KK reader and fellow blogger for the pointer.
from TSN, T
he Phoenix Coyotes have signed goaltender Mike Morrison to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Last season, his first in the NHL, Morrison posted a record of 11-4-3 with a 2.95 goals against average and a .882 save percentage in 25 combined games with Edmonton and Ottawa.
The Nashville Predators have signed unrestricted free agent centre Jason Arnott to a five-year, $22.5-million contract.
from the New York Islanders,
Mike Sillinger, one of the game's top defensive centers and a 32-goal scorer last season, is now a member of the New York Islanders. The Islanders signed the 35-year old Sillinger to a three-year contract late last night.
from Sports Bladet (rough translation follows),
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