Signings, Trades, & Rumors 6/29

Will Selanne relive his days in Winnipeg?

Busy day today as July 1st is quickly approaching!  Teams are crossing names off their wishlist and addressing their key needs!

Signings:

  • Washington signed Brooks Laich to a 6 year, $27M contract
  • Pittsburgh signed Pascal Dupuis to a 2 year, $3m contract
  • Tampa Bay signed Marc-Andre Bergeron to a 2 year, $2M contract
  • Carolina signed Joni Pitkanen to a 3 year, $13.5M contract

Trades:

  • The Islanders received the rights to Christian Ehrhoff from Vancouver for a 2012 4th round pick
  • Buffalo received Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik, and a 2012 2nd round pick from Calgary in exchange for Chris Butler and Paul Byron

Rumors:

  • The Devils might be interested in Minnesota’s Cam Barker who was recently put on waivers
  • Tampa’s Ryan Malone might accept a trade to Minnesota
  • Jaromir Jagr is going to make a decision before July 1st and he’s favoring Montreal
  • Toronto is trying to acquire Los Angeles’ Dustin Brown, but that is a long shot.  They are also looking to sign Matt D’Agostini which they have a great interest in
  • Philadelphia is trying to acquire Carolina’s Erik Cole
  • The Islanders want to sign Ed Jovanovski, but he’ll most likely resign with Phoenix
  • Teemu Selanne wants to come back for another year and will most likely sign with Winnipeg or Anaheim
  • Edmonton is trying to bring back Joni Pitkanen
  • The Devils are interested in Calgary’s Jay Bouwmeester, but after the Regehr trade, Jay is most likely staying put unless they get an offer they can’t pass up
  • Both the Islanders and Predators have shown interest in bringing in veteran Scottie Upshall
  • The Rangers haven’t waived Chris Drury but a trade to either Colorado or Phoenix can’t be ruled out
  • Montreal has offered Roman Hamrlik a contract and he is deciding tonight whether or not to accept it

More to Come…

Look for next blogs: Look into the 2012 HHOF Class & The Flyers Secret Plan!

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