Snap Shots: August 4, 2010

TSN

The San Jose Sharks say they are close to finalizing a deal with free-agent forward Jamal Mayers.

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Snap Shots: August 3, 2010

The Star

Mike Modano is reportedly set to sign with the Detroit Red Wings later this week. The Livonia, Mich., native said in a text message to the Detroit Free Press that he will make a “Big announcement” on Thursday.

  • Puckking: Modano is the type of guy who gets that pass to go where ever he likes at the end of his career. I’m sure Dallas fans are a bit disappointed but you can’t fault the guy for wanting too.

NYTimes

With the addition of Turco, Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said his team’s roster is nearly set for 2010-11.

”We need to add a defenseman, but we’re not going to be making wholesale changes at this point,” he said.


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Signings: August 3rd, 2010

The New York Islanders announced today that they have signed 5′ 10” 195-pound winger Jon Sim to a one year two-way contract. Sim appeared in 77  games for the Islanders last year setting  a 3 year high in Goals (13), and Assists (9) bringing his career totals to Goals (74), Assists(61) and  +/(-33) in 435  NHL games. Sim was drafted in the 3rd round (70th overall) by the Dallas in the 1996 NHL entry draft.

“Jon brings an unmatched work ethic and veteran leadership to our lineup and we’re excited to have him back for the upcoming season” Islanders general manager Garth Snow.

The King is back

Reluctantly, I was taken away from my igloo (up here in Canada) where I bring the news to Hockey Jabber to spend some time with the family on my vacation. With those long droning days by the pool behind me I’m ready to get back to the NHL excitement…what it’s STILL the offseason?!

A few things were brought to my attention while I was away, things that so far I’ve neglected to talk about, and questions on whether or not I’d be covering certain topics.

The video game franchises (EA and 2k) have been asked about a dew times, so (by popular demand) I’ll now be bringing you and news/previews on the game franchises (a new category has been added.) I will be posting a summary soon on the news that’s already out there (I’ll filter out the useless crap) so if these games are your things be sure to check here.

Also I’ve been asked if I was planing to post on fantasy hockey. I was never the fantasy hockey type, but last season I joined a league with a few friends and I had a good time. This year I’ll probably do the same but I feel like I need to bring in someone with more knowledge on the subject, so if your interested I’ll post an email address below where you can get a hold of me at and we will see what we can do.

This also goes for anyone else who wants to get involved with Hockey Jabber. If you want to submit an article (once a day, week, month) drop me a line and we will discuss how your articles can get posted and seen by not only the regulars who visit Hockey Jabber but the hundreds who visit Sports Jabber (and the hundreds more who see it on bleacher, yardbark, etc.)