Signings: July 26th, 2010

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that they have resigned 6′ 0” 185-pound winger Mason Raymond to a two year 5.1million dollar contract. Raymond appeared in 82 Canuck games last year setting career highs in Goals (25)  and Assists (28) bringing his career totals to Goals (45), Assists(52) and  -/(+3) in 203 NHL games. Raymond was drafted in the 2nd round (51st overall) by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2005 NHL entry draft.

  • Puckking: A very reasonable price (and a steal if he can hit 30) but the Canucks are already up against the cap.

The Nashville Predators announced today that they have resigned 6′ 3” 198-pound defenseman Ryan Parent to a two year 1.8million dollar contract. Parent appeared in 48 NHL games last year posting Goals (1)  and Assists (2) . Parent was drafted in the 1st round (18th overall) by the Nashville Predators in the 2005 NHL entry draft and was reacquired by the the Predators this past summer for the rights to sign UFA Dan Hamhuis.

Snap Shots: July 23, 2010

The Anaheim Ducks are doing more than kicking the tires on Kevin Bieksa. They’re checking the sticker price…. The San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens are wondering the same thing about Bieksa.

The Province

  • Puckking: I would imagine prospects (forwards most likely) and a pick, or the Canucks may try to package Bieska with someone/something else (maybe Alex Burrows?) for a young top 6 guy. It’s better to have multiple teams interested then only one.

According to reports out of Finland, Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo tore an Achilles tendon playing floor hockey and will be out at least three months.

Edmonton Journal

  • Puckking: If this is true you have to imagine the Canucks are at their wits-end with Salo.

Bob Raissman reports in today’s print edition of the Daily News that Islanders color commentator Billy Jaffe will not have his contract renewed.

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Signings: July 22nd, 2010

The Atlanta Thrashers announced today that they have resigned 6′ 3” 220-pound goaltender Ondrej Pavelec to a two year 2.3million dollar contract. Pavelec started in a career high 42 games for the Thrashers last season posting a Save% (.906) and a GAA (3.29). Pavelec was a second round pick (43rd overall) by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2005 NHL entry draft.

“This corresponds to my performance. I’m quite happy it turned out according to my expectations,”

-Ondrej Pavelec

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that they have resigned 5′ 11” 208-pound defenseman Grant Clitsome to a one year contract. Clitsome played in 11 NHL games last season with Goals (1), Assists (2) and +/- (0). Clitsome was drafted in the 9th round (271st overall) by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2004 NHL entry draft.

The Canucks Jannik Hansen finished up arbitration today and was awarded a raise of $825k one year deal. Hansen had a career high in Goals (9), Assists (6) and a +/(-5) last season bringing his career totals to Goals (15), Assists (21) and +/- (0).  Hansen was a 9th round pick (287th overall) in the 2004 NHL entry draft.

“It’s not a surprising result to us. It puts Jannik in a position to come back to our team next year and to continue to demonstrate that he is a bonafide NHL player with a long-term future.”

-Canucks assistant general manager Laurence Gilman

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Rumors & Trades (Mar.2)

Tomas Kaberle

Not going anywhere?…

Teams hoping that Tomas Kaberle will waive his NTC may be disappointed at the end of the day tomorrow. According to Kaberle’s agent, Rick Curran: “It’s as it always has been. He would prefer to stay in Toronto, forever, hopefully.” This is the last season that Kaberle controls his fate on deadline day because his NTC is conditional based on the Leafs making the playoffs this year. Assuming that the Leafs don’t make the playoffs (the currently sit in last place in the Eastern Conference, back 15 points from 8th) Kaberle will no longer be able to use his NTC.

Odd man out?…

Kyle Wellwood

The Vancouver Canucks may be looking to ship out one (or two) players come Wednesday. Canuck coach Alain Vigneault recently talkedabout his third line: “Wefeel we’ve got two pretty good lines and we think we can really have a strong fourth line with grit and toughness. So then you look at our third line and you say to yourself, if we could upgrade a little bit it would help our team.” Many people believe that it’s the undersized center Kyle Wellwood that needs to be moved as the Canucks have had issues with him for the past two season. Yet Steve Bernier, who came in with high expectations last year and has failed to come into his own on the offensive front, maybe be feeling some heat.

Toni Lydman

Out with the old?….

The Buffalo Sabres may end up trading two of their 30+ year old defensemen between now and the end of the trade deadline tomorrow. 31 year old Henrik Tallinder and 32 year old Toni Lydman both realize that as veteran defensemen with expiring contracts the odds of them being moved are high. “Whatever jersey I put on after Wednesday, that’s who I work for” Lydman said on Monday with Tallinder saying almost the same thing when asked about the situation “It could be a little bit tough if you get traded, but that’s part of the business.”

Dan Hamhuis

Hamhuis close?….

A league source has said the Flyers are close to completing a deal with the Nashville Predators for defenseman Dan Hamhuis, possibly pending Riley Cote’s andDanny Syvret’s waiver status at noon today. Dan Hamhuis becomes a UFA at the end of this season and has a cap hit of $2 million, it is believe that the Nashville Predators will receive Ryan Parent in return from the Flyers. The Flyers have also expressed interest in Alexander Frolov (LA) and Raffi Torres (CLB).

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