THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS TODAY RE-SIGNED FORWARD STEVE SULLIVAN TO A
ONE-YEAR, $3.6 MILLION CONTRACT AND THUS AVOIDED SALARY ARBITRATION.
-THE MONTREAL CANADIENS TODAY ANNOUNCED THE SIGNING OF GOALTENDER
CRISTOBEL HUET TO A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT.
- THE DALLAS STARS TODAY RE-SIGNED FORWARD STU BARNES TO A TWO-YEAR
- THE NY ISLANDERS TODAY RE-SIGNED FORWARD TRENT HUNTER TO A ONE-YEAR
- THE DETROIT RED WINGS RE-SIGNED DEFENCEMAN JIRI FISCHER TO A THREE
YEAR, $5.2 MILLION CONTRACT AND RE-SIGNED FORWARD JASON WILLIAMS TO A
- THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS RE-SIGNED FORWARDS SIMON GAGNE TO A ONE-
YEAR, $2.6 MILLION CONTRACT AND BRANKO RADIVOJEVIC TO A ONE-YEAR,
$560k CONTRACT AND GOALTENDER ANTERO NIITTYMAKI TO A ONE-YEAR, $500k
- THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS RE-SIGNED GOALTENDER MAXIM OUELLET, FORWARD
STEVE PEAT AND DEFENCEMAN DWAYNE ZINGER.
- THE ATLANTA THRASHERS RE-SIGNED FORWARD MARC SAVARD, DEFENCEMAN
TOMAS KLOUCEK AND FOUR MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS.
- THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS RE-SIGNED DEFENCEMAN STEVE McCARTHY AND
GOALTENDER CRAIG ANDERSON
- THE NY ISLANDERS RE-SIGNED FORWARD MARK PARRISH TO A ONE-YEAR,
$2.35 MILLION CONTRACT.
- THE PHOENIX COYOTES RE-SIGNED FORWARD LADISLAV NAGY TO A TWO-YEAR
CONTRACT, THUS AVOIDING SALARY ARBITRATION.
ROENICK WANTS OUT OF PHILLY?
EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE/910 AM XTRA RADIO: reports Philadelphia Flyers
forward Jeremy Roenick claims he's willing to rip up the remainder of
his contract (2 years, $13 million) with the Flyers to return to the
Phoenix Coyotes. The Tribune's Jerry Brown noted Roenick apparently
isn't happy with the direction of the Flyers (cutting Mark Recchi and
looking to dump Tony Amonte and John LeClair, the coaching of Ken
Hitchcock, with whom Roenick has clashed on occasion). However, Brown
points out Roenick's injury history, his salary and the fact the
Coyotes are already set at centre as factors that would make a "JR's"
return to the desert impractical.
THE LATEST COYOTES NEWS.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC: David Vest reports Brett Hull is waiting to speak
with Dallas Stars GM Doug Armstrong later this week before making a
decision on which club he'll sign with. The Stars are offering a one-
year deal worth $2.5 million, while the Phoenix Coyotes are offering
a two-year deal worth $2.25 million in the first year, with the
second season to be determined by performance in the first. Regarding
Roenick, Coyotes GM Michael Barnett declined to comment as he could
be fined for tampering, while speculation the Coyotes offering former
captain Teppo Numminen a contract aren't true. Barnett admits to
holding talks with Numminen but said no offer has been made.
PENGUINS COULD ADD MORE SALARY.
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW: Karen Price reports Penguins GM Craig
Patrick said slashing payroll over the past several seasons has
allowed the club room to add a bit more this season. Patrick is also
hoping a salary cap of $31 million will be in place in the next CBA.
The club has roughly $20 million committed to salaries for next
season and have money committed to paying out bonuses to goalie Marc-
Andre Fleury(if he hits those bonuses) and $2.35 million to pay the
remainder of Martin Straka's salary. That leaves some room to add
another UFA, and it's believed Patrick has inquired about Brett Hull,
although his agent says he's had no further contact with Patrick in
nearly a week.
HURRICANES OFFER TWO YEAR DEAL TO VASICEK.
RALEIGH NEWS AND OBSERVER: Luke Decock reports the Carolina
Hurricanes have made "a solid two year offer" for centre Josef
Vasicek, who led the club in scoring with 45 points last season.
Vasicek had previously rejected the club's qualifying offer worth
just over $420K.
ZUBRUS REJECTS QUALIFYING OFFER.
WASHINGTON TIMES: David Fay reports forward Dainius Zubrus rejected
the Capitals qualifying offer. It's unknown if Zubrus believes a new
CBA will work to his advantage or if he feels next season will be
lost thus rendering any contract moot.
SCHULTZ REJECTS WILD'S OFFER.
TSN/ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS: reports defenceman Nick Schultz rejected
the Minnesota Wild's qualifying offer, instead seeking a contract
worth between $1 - $1.5 million. His agent approached the Wild about
a long-term contract but they're not interested at this time.
NO OFFER TO SNOW UNTIL AFTER CBA.
NEWSDAY: Alan Hahn reports Islanders GM Mike Milbury has no plans to
make an offer to UFA goalie Garth Snow until after the next CBA is in
place. Milbury didn't rule out bringing back Snow as Rick DiPietro's