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From The Tennessean,
Jed Ortmeyer, a 6-foot, 197-pound forward with the New York Rangers last year, has agreed to a two-year contract with the Predators.
The deal is worth $750,000 each season.
Ortmeyer had two goals and nine assists in 41 games last season.
from Allan Maki of the Globe and Mail,
Hey, can someone please explain how the Flyers are going to pay Daniel Brière $10-million (all figures U.S.) next season and how the Rangers were able to snap up two free-agent heavies, forwards Scott Gomez and Chris Drury?
Technically, we understand this can happen, and it did. Theoretically, though, we were led to believe the wicked ways of the NHL were as gone as Tie Domi. The Great Lockout was supposed to have corrected the league’s bad habits, made it a changed animal, the new it.
Mr. Campbell, start handing out fines if anyone signs after 9:30pm EDT. You see, we have to get up early tomorrow to do this all over again, and again, and again…
Make the signings stop for the night. The MSM would appreciate it to, they have deadlines to meet.
Open post- How do you feel? Get what you were asking for, still waiting, disgusted?
Also, who has been here the longest today?
Islanders have signed veteran forward Jon Sim to a three-year deal.
The 29-year old Sim scored 17 goals and 12 assists with the Atlanta Thrashers last season.
TSN has a scroll on their homepage stating Niedermayer about to announce his retirement.
I know a press confernece is just completing, but we expected this announcement after the signing of Schneider.
added 8:53pm, from the Anaheim Ducks,
I wanted to give Brian as strong as picture as I could. Brian has asked me to take time and think it through and make the proper decision. I’m trying to do a lot of things at once.
This isn’t something that sort of popped into my head a day after we won. Throughout the year, after the first season we had in Anaheim, and then the next year, you’re on the road and you have plenty of time to think about what you want to do with your career. I thought about something like this and after it happened, I would consider retirement. That’s where we’re at.
I’ll miss the people, the teammates. I think that’s a pretty special bond you have with those guys. You’re competing at a very high level. You need each other and trust each other. Playing at that level, I’ll miss that. There are guys in Canada who play till they’re 70 years old. The game is always there. I’ll miss that as well.
TSN Update 9:19pm…
Scott Hannan’s name has been taken off the list of available free agents, as the veteran blueliner has signed a 4-year, $18 million contract with the Colorado Avalanche.
According to TSN SMS updates, the Washington Capitals have signed Viktor Kozlov to a two-year, $5 million deal. More soon.
Update 8:19pm ET
TSN has the same information online here.
from the CP via Yahoo,
General manager Darryl Sutter was trying to hammer out extensions for both Iginla and Regehr.
“I think we’re still working on the details of both of them,” Sutter said Sunday. “There’s a lot more to it than just money. We’ll get it worked out.”
more on the Flames…
According to Sportsnet,
Sportsnet.ca has learned that the New York Rangers have signed free agent rival Scott Gomez to a seven-year deal worth over $50 million, as well as free agent Chris Drury
Gomez had 13 goals and 47 assists last season in 72 games with the New Jersey Devils, and won two Stanley Cups with the franchise.
Drury scored 37 goals for the Sabres last season in 77 games.
*Earlier KK coverage of Gomez signing here.
added 7:55pm, TSN now reporting the same. Plus a bit about the money:
The New York Rangers have made a major impact in the free agent market, signing forwards Scott Gomez and Chris Drury.
Gomez signed a seven year, $51.5 million contract, while details of Drury’s contract are still unknown.
Update 8:51pm ET
Sportnet.ca notes that Chris Drury is due to make $35 million over 5 years.
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