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Though I try to avoid posting a lot of the same things that you might have already seen on the Penguins official site, I did receive the embed codes to the videos from today’s pressers from my predecessor, Tony Ferrante, so I figured that I would post them for you all. He was good enough to send them… I will post them!
I already wrote about Shero’s presser and shared pertinent quotes, but there is no harm in seeing the entire interviews… at this point, the most interesting commentary contained there in is likely to be Bylsma’s thoughts on some other injured players like Dustin Jeffrey and recent signee Jason Williams. However, it is worth hearing the optimism that I mentioned in Shero’s voice for yourselves…
From Josh Rimer’s Twitter:
600k/105k Jason Williams signs 2-way with Pittsburgh Penguins. Confirmed!
Update 2:05pm ET: From TSN—
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Jason Williams to a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 on Tuesday.
Williams, 30, has spent the all or part of the past 10 seasons at the NHL level, including playing the second half of the 2010-11 season with the Dallas Stars. Williams appeared in 27 games with Dallas, scoring five points . Prior to signing with the Stars in February, Williams spent two months with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL), totaling nine points in 17 games.
Frisco, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the NHL club has agreed to terms with forward Jason Williams on a free agent contract for the remainder of the season. The deal is a two-way contract ($500,000/$105,000). Williams is expected to practice with the Stars today and be available for Sunday’s home game vs. Columbus.
Williams, 30, is a veteran of 420 NHL games, scoring 91 goals and 129 assists for 220 points. He won a Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2002, and has 27 career playoff games on his record (one goal, two assists). Williams began this season with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL), playing in 17 games with four goals and five assists for nine points and 10 penalty minutes.
“Jason Williams has won a Stanley Cup and brings veteran experience to our club,” said Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk. “He has the versatility to play any forward position and gives us another right-handed shot. We’re pleased that we could add him to our team.”
from Craig Custance of The Sporting News,
Unrestricted free agent Jason Williams continues to work out and prepare for the season at home in London, Ontario. Even if he has no idea where he’s going to play this season.
Coming off a season in which he only played 44 games because of a broken leg, the former Red Wings forward is hopeful that his waiting will come to an end in the next couple weeks.
“There’s nothing concrete, but we have interest from a couple different teams,” Williams told Sporting News. “I’m hoping I can find out this week.”
In an innocent play along the end boards, Jason Williams right leg was caught underneath him and he was helped off the ice during the first period of the Wings/Leafs game tonight.
Wings TV crew just announced he has a broken right leg.
added 10:02pm, Video of Williams breaking his leg.
The Detroit Red Wings announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Jason Williams to a one-year contract. In accordance with team policy, additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.
from Dave Waddell of the Windsor Star,
Though word leaked out this week that Detroit had offered former Wing Jason Williams a one-year deal, neither party seems in a rush to consummate the reunion.
Williams hasn’t gotten back to Detroit about a decision while he checks out the market and the Wings are looking elsewhere in the meantime.
“We made him an offer for one-year awhile back,” Holland said. “It’s in his court now.
more on the Wings and Williams used basically the same quote as Holland a few days ago, ‘The ball is now in the Wings court”, so I guess the ball is somewhere at mid-court with no one touching it.
Jason was just on the Bill Watters Show on 640am in Toronto.
Bits and pieces from the conversation…
Asked how the search for a new team is going… Trying to be patient, letting things work out. Lot of guys still out there, teams have tightened up a bit and they are waiting to see if they can get them a little cheaper. He said he would love to go back to the BJ’s, love their direction, but they haven’t offered him a contract.
He said he received one offer, from the Wings a couple of weeks ago. They know what he wants and a deal could get done, but ball in their court now. Just waiting it out.
He had a great time in Detroit, first class all the way and still lives in the area. Wouldn’t be too bad to back there for him.
A little disappointed when he left, the way things happened. Got hurt on a hit from Torres and felt the Wings sort of gave up on him at the time when he was traded. It happens in the business.
He said he has gotten some advice from Brendan Shanahan over the summer and Shanny told him play in an established hockey market. Jason was asked about Shanny’s plans and he said if he were a betting man, he stays with the Devils.
added 6:20pm, You can listen to the interview here.
from Tom Reed of Puck-rakers,
The most outrageous moment of the night belonged to Jason Williams in the shootout. He pretended to fan on a shot to open up the legs of rookie goalie Justin Pogge. The puck slid between the wickets and in the net. Williams says he has used the risky move before.
“It was a great trick shot,” Nash said. “I wonder how he practices that one, but we’ll take it.”
more on the Blue Jackets SO victory of the Leafs…
The Blue Jackets have acquired forward Jason Williams from the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for defenseman Clay Wilson and a sixth-round draft pick, The Dispatch has learned.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Jason Williams from the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for defenseman Clay Wilson and San Jose’s sixth round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft previously acquired by Columbus in exchange for Jody Shelley on January 29, 2008, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today.
The Atlanta Thrashers have signed forward Jason Williams to a 1-year, $2.2 million contract, reports A-Channel in London.
added 11:52am, Monday 7/14/08,
The Atlanta Thrashers have signed unrestricted free agent forward Jason Williams, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell. As per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.