Archive for July, 2010

Signing Ilya Kovachuk Could Mean Freedom for Islanders

Seeing how today is American Independence Day (observed), I’d like to exercise my independence to go very hypothetical on the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes. We know the Kings are out. The Devils might be in it, although they don’t seem to be able to offer the kind of money Kovalchuk is seeking. The Islanders might be […]

Sutter Might Be Re-Visiting Failure to Prove He Was Actually Right

Of all of yesterday’s free agent signings, Calgary’s were easily the most perplexing. GM Darryl Sutter basically re-signed some of the Flames’ more notoriously poor signings, giving deals to Olli Jokinen (2 years/$6 million) and Alex Tanguay (1 year/$1.7 million). Jokinen was traded out of Calgary last season, so basically Sutter took on some bad […]

Nieuwendyk Might Be Warning Modano About the Dangers of an Extended Career

The Mike Modano semi-retirement story keeps getting stranger. As you may recall, first Modano announced this would be his last season. But then, as he reconsidered that, the Stars announced they weren’t re-signing Modano. Yesterday, Modano held a press conference to discuss his disappointment in the Stars’ lack of interest in re-signing him. People in […]