THE NY ISLANDERS HAVE AVOIDED GOING TO ARBITRATION WITH FORWARD DAVE
SCATCHARD, RE-SIGNING HIM TO A ONE-YEAR, $1.7 MILLION CONTRACT.
THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS YESTERDAY RE-SIGNED DEFENCEMEN STEVE POAPST
AND STEPHANE ROBIDAS AND FORWARD JASON MORGAN. TERMS WERE NOT
THE LATEST ON BRETT HULL.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Richard Durrett yesterday reported Brett Hull's
agent claimed the Stars are getting serious in their attempt to sign
the veteran winger. Bobby Hull Jr said the Stars offered up a one-
year deal worth between $2-$3 million. The Hulls are scheduled to
meet with Stars GM Doug Armstrong and head coach Dave Tippett next
FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM: Mac Engel reports of a "split" within the
Stars organization over whether to spend money on re-signing Brett
Hull or using the cash instead to sign a veteran blueliner. The club
is already deep on the Wings while bringing in a top defenceman is
the real priority.
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH: Derrick Goold reports Blues GM Larry Pleau
still has three other players to re-sign after getting Chris Pronger
back in the fold late yesterday, and isn't in any position to make a
formal offer to Hull. It's believed Pleau is instead considering
Martin Rucinsky or Andreas Johansson. Bobby Hull Jr said if the club
put a real offer on the table they'd get consideration.
THE LATEST ON TEPPO NUMMINEN.
EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE: Jerry Brown reports the Phoenix Coyotes are
believed to have offered their former captain, Teppo Numminen, a one-
year contract worth $1.5 million, but Numminen is seeking more. The
Dallas Stars are also interested in re-signing him,and the Nashville
Predators might also make a pitch.
THE TENNESSEAN: Paul Kahursky reports Numminen's agent and officials
from the Nashville Predators are refusing to comment on the
speculation of the Preds attempting to sign the veteran defenceman.
BRYLIN GETTING OFFERS FROM OTHER CLUBS.
NEW YORK POST: Mark Everson reports forward Sergei Brylin is getting
interest from several NHL clubs plus teams from overseas, but has yet
to reach agreement on a deal that would keep him with the New Jersey
Devils. He said talks with the club are ongoing but nothing is
MOROZOV SIGNS WITH RUSSIAN TEAM.
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW: Karen Price reports Penguins forward
Aleksey Morozov has a one-year contract with a player option for a
second season with Kazan of the Russian Superleague. However, unlike
other NHL'ers who signed with European clubs for next season who
have "escape clauses" built into their contracts, Morozov has decided
to play the entire season with Kazan, even if next season isn't fully
lost to a lockout. His agent says the contract doesn't go into effect
into next week, giving the Penguins some time to reach a new contract
with his client. Morozov based his decision on what he perceived will
be a season-long lockout, adding he loves playing in Pittsburgh and
hopes to return after next season.