Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Entries with the tag: dennis wideman

Calgary Trades For Wideman And Sign Him

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired and signed defenseman Dennis Wideman from Washington in exchange for Jordan Henry and a 5th round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Wideman, a native of Kitchener, Ontario, has played over 500 career games with 67 goals, 184 assists for 251 points over the course of seven NHL seasons with time spent in St. Louis, Boston, Florida and Washington. Last season with the Capitals, Wideman had his second best offensive season tallying 11 goals along with a team high 35 assists for 46 points in 82 games which tied him for third in team scoring and lead all blue-liners with the Capitals.

Contract terms: 5 year contract with an Average Annual Value of $5,250,000

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: dennis+wideman

Alexander Semin And Dennis Wideman Likely To Hit The UFA Market

from Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington,

Asked Saturday if there is anything new with possible negotiations with the two veterans, Caps general manager George McPhee said, “Not at this point. We’ll get back to that stuff this week.”

Asked if Semin and Wideman are likely to become unrestricted free agents on July 1, McPhee nodded his head and said, “Yeah, they might.”

more on the Capitals…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: alexander+semin, dennis+wideman

Wideman’s Return To Caps Lineup Is Unknown

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,

Coach Bruce Boudreau said he’s “gotta believe” that Dennis Wideman will miss at least the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. How much time the defensemen will miss exactly while he recovers from a leg hematoma and compartment syndrome that resulted in his leg being cut open to drain the blood and relieve pressure in his thigh, that is still far from certain.

“We don’t know,” Boudreau said when asked if there was any timeline for Wideman’s return. “It’s one of those things that, again, this time next week we’ll know a lot more than we know now, but it depends on how his rehab goes and how quick he takes to it.”

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: dennis+wideman

Wideman Hospitalized With A Hematoma To His Leg

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

Not only is defenceman Dennis Wideman not in the lineup tonight for the Washington Capitals, there’s no telling when he might return.

Wideman is currently in a Washington hospital with a significant leg hematoma as a result of a hit Tuesday by Carolina’s Tuomo Ruutu.

A hematoma is caused by a contusion where blood escapes or leaks from an artery, vein or capillary into soft tissue, such as a muscle, where it does not belong.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: dennis+wideman

Wideman To Washington

via Mike Vogel of Dump ‘n Chase,

Washington made a move with division rival Florida, finalizing a deal with the Panthers at 11:15 on Monday. The Caps sent minor league forward Jake Hauswirth and their third-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft to the Florida Panthers in exchange for puck-moving defenseman Dennis Wideman.

added 12:33pm,

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Dennis Wideman from the Florida Panthers in exchange for center Jake Hauswirth and a third round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Wideman, 27, is a seven-year NHL veteran who has played for the St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins and the Panthers. The 6’, 200-pound defenseman has appeared in 439 career NHL games, recording 55 goals, 143 assists and 325 penalty minutes. This season, Wideman has 33 points (nine goals, 24 assists) and 33 penalty minutes while playing in 61 games for the Panthers.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: dennis+wideman

The Bolts Beat, 09/27/10: The Gang Talks Preseason Games, Cuts, Suspensions, Fantasy Hockey & More

In the latest episode of The Bolts Beat, JJ and co-host Mike Corcoran cover the Lightning’s recent preseason road trip, roster moves made thereafter, NHL discipline issues (including the recent Nick Boynton/Blair Jones incident), predictions for how Tampa Bay’s final roster may end up, fantasy hockey strategy and Jon (of course) continues his New York Jets elation, much to the dismay of Mike and fellow contributor, Tampa Bay Lightning.com’s Mark Pukalo.

image

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Atlanta Thrashers, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: adam+hall, alexander+ovechkin, blair+jones, cedrick+desjardins, chris+durno, dana+tyrell, dennis+wideman, derek+boogaard, eric+perrin, fantasy+hockey, james+wright, johan+harju, john+tavares, marek+malik, mark+streit, nick+boynton, niklas+persson, rick+dipietro, roster+cuts, sidney+crosby, simon+gagne, simon+gagne, steven+stamkos, suspensions, tomas+vokoun, training+camp, vincent+lecavalier, wade+redden, zenon+konopka

Facing a Decade Without the Playoffs, Florida’s Rebuild Goes On and On

Futility in Sunrise has persisted for far too long, with the Florida Panthers on the brink of a dubious record after nine consecutive non-playoff seasons. Incoming general manager Dale Tallon has moved quickly in putting his stamp on the team with several transactions since taking over, but nothing to this point appears bold enough to turn his club from last season’s Southeast Division cellar dwellers into a postseason participant.

Sadly, more patience may be in order for long-suffering Panthers fans.

Even so, all is not lost for the NHL’s southernmost franchise, with several key pieces already in place for the future (and others right around the corner) and it isn’t as though the current roster is without talent as is. Still, a couple of major stumbling points remain for the Panthers. The 24 games they will play versus fellow Southeast clubs, three of whom look to be vastly improved and the fourth being the stalwart Washington Capitals, certainly won’t help and the expiring contracts for defenseman Bryan McCabe and goaltender Tomas Vokoun will have to be dealt with (and quite possibly dealt altogether), without either situation becoming a distraction.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Atlanta Thrashers, Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: andrew+peters, bryan+allen, bryan+mccabe, chris+higgins, dale+tallon, david+booth, dennis+wideman, dmitry+kulikov, erik+gudbranson, gregory+campbell, jacob+markstrom, jason+garrison, kamil+kreps, keith+ballard, marty+reasoner, michael+grabner, michael+repik, nathan+horton, nathan+paetsch, scott+clemmensen, shawn+matthias, stephen+weiss, steve+bernier, tomas+vokoun

Southeast Division Statistical Previews by Position: Offense from the Defense

In my second statistical peek at the Southeast Division, I’ve grouped defensemen with their new clubs and will focus, this time, on offensive production from the blueline.

(Next up, we’ll re-visit the d-men from a different angle, including blocked shots, TOI and other specifics with less of an offensive emphasis.)

Remember, just as I did with the forwards, this is simply a look back at last year’s individual player statistics, updated to reflect this summer’s off-season transactions. And, as I said in that first piece, a look to the recent past can often be a good indicator of what’s to come… But not always!!!

It should also be noted, especially since I didn’t mention it with the forwards package, that rookies and European transfers (many of whom could certainly make a major impact, theoretically) are not part of this forecast.

Recall as well that for this analysis, currently unsigned, unrestricted free agents are not included, while those still unsigned but restricted are (save for Tampa’s Paul Ranger, an RFA that I have excluded intentionally, as I have little reason to believe he will return).

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Atlanta Thrashers, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: andrew+alberts, boris+valabik, brett+carson, brett+clark, bryan+allen, bryan+mccabe, bryan+rodney, dennis+wideman, dmitry+kulikov, erik+gudbranson, freddy+meyer, jamie+mcbain, jason+garrison, jeff+schultz, joe+corvo, john+carlson, john+erskine, johnny+oduya, joni+pitkanen, karl+alzner, keaton+ellerby, mathieu+roy, mattias+ohlund, mike+green, mike+lundin, mike+weaver, pavel+kubina, ron+hainsey, tim+gleason, tobias+enstrom, tom+poti, tyler+sloan, victor+hedman, zach+bogosian

Report- Wideman Agrees To 4 Year Contract

via Sportsnet,

The Boston Bruins and defenceman Dennis Wideman have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing on a new four-year deal worth $15.75 million, Sportsnet has learned.

The 25-year-old, Kitchener, ON native made $600,000 last season.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: dennis+wideman

Wideman Files for Arbitration

From Kevin Dupont at Bruins Blog,

Bruins defenseman Dennis Wideman, in line for a big pay boost as a restricted free agent, has filed for salary arbitration, which could affect how the club conducts business around the upcoming free agency period that begins Tuesday.

The action by Wideman, confirmed this afternoon by a source with first-hand knowledge of the on-going negotiations between the Bruins and the defenseman, allows the club not to be concerned about buying out players prior to Monday’s deadline.

continued… with more Bruins personnel updates

Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: arbitration, dennis+wideman

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts