The News According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, Evgeni Nabokov is "not close" to a deal with the Flyers. Our View He's looking fully likely to test the free agent waters later this week. That being said, the Flyers remain one of the favorites to land him on the open market.
Nabokov, Flyers "not close"Posted in Fantasy Hockey by SlapShot 44 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
Ladd gets qualifying offerPosted in Fantasy Hockey by SlapShot 44 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News TSN.ca reports that Blackhawks gave Andrew Ladd a $1.65 million qualifying offer on Sunday. Our View It's surprising that with all the salary cap trouble that Hawks are in that they decided to keep Ladd around for the future. He had 17 goals and 38 points last season, but may not even stick with the Hawks at all as he's eligible for arbitration. Stay tuned.
Ballard finds new home with CanucksPosted in Fantasy Hockey by SlapShot 44 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
The Florida Panthers have traded defenseman Keith Ballard to Vancouver in a four-player deal that included the Canucks' first-round pick. New Florida general manager Dale Tallon sent Ballard and forward Victor Oreskovich to the Canucks for well-traveled forward Steve Bernier, Michael Grabner and the 25th overall pick in Friday's draft. Florida used the pick to select Moose Jaw center Quinton Howden. Florida Panthers - Keith Ballard - Steve Bernier - Michael Grabner - National Hockey League
Flyers set to acquire Nabokov's negotiating rightsPosted in Fantasy Hockey by SlapShot 45 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News According to CSNPhilly.com (via TSN), "the Flyers have reached a verbal agreement with the San Jose Sharks to acquire the signing rights to goaltender Evgeni Nabokov." Our View If they are able to sign him before free agency begins on July 1, they will send the Sharks a 2011 seventh round draft pick. Stay tuned.
Sobotka sent to St. LouisPosted in Fantasy Hockey by SlapShot 45 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News Vladimir Sobotka has been traded to the St. Louis Blues, according to CSN's Joe Haggerty. Our View Still just 22 years old, he has 22 points in 134 career games. He could prove to be a nice pick up for St. Louis down the line.
Sanguinetti sent to CarolinaPosted in Fantasy Hockey by SlapShot 45 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News Bobby Sanguinetti has been acquired by the Carolina Hurricanes, according to TSN. Our View A first round draft pick of the Rangers in 2006, he tallied zero points in his first five NHL games last season. He won't be a fantasy factor in 2010-11.
Brown dealt to Maple LeafsPosted in Fantasy Hockey by SlapShot 45 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News TSN reports that winger Mike Brown was traded from the Ducks to the Maple Leafs for their fifth round pick on Saturday. The Ducks then selected Christopher Wagner of the EJCL. Our View Brown doesn't score many points, but he did manage 106 penalty minutes in 75 games last season. The Maple Leafs feel good about their current prospects and needed to add a player who could contribute to the team immediately. Still, Brown holds very little fantasy value.
Wallin gets extensionPosted in Fantasy Hockey by SlapShot 45 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News The Sharks signed defenseman Niclas Wallin to a one-year extension on Saturday, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Our View Wallin has no fantasy value. The Sharks acquired him at the February trade deadline for depth along their blue line.
Spezza likely to stay in OttawaPosted in Fantasy Hockey by SlapShot 46 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News The Ottawa Sun reports that despite looking for a trade partner for Jason Spezza, Senators GM Bryan Murray says that it appears that his center will be back next season. Spezza has a no-movement clause in his contract that kicks in on July 1. Our View Spezza probably can't be happy that his GM readily admits that he was trying to trade him, but he'll likely suit up for Ottawa again next season. In 60 games last year he piled up 57 points, including 24 on the power play. 13.9 percent of his shots reached the back of the net.
Savard on the move?Posted in Fantasy Hockey by SlapShot 46 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News The Boston Herald reports that Marc Savard's limited no-trade clause allows him to be dealt to five teams following July 1. The team is believed to have made him available following the selection of Tyler Seguin with the No. 2 overall pick in last night's draft. Our View Savard was hampered by injury last season and managed only 33 points in 41 games a season ago. It's believed the teams he would allow a trade to are all on the East coast, particularly the northeast.
Pens get rights to HamhuisPosted in Fantasy Hockey by SlapShot 46 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News The Penguins acquired the rights to free agent defenseman Dan Hamhuis from the Philadelphia Flyers for the Pens' third round pick in the 2011 draft, according to TSN.ca. Our View Hamhuis notched five goals and 24 points last season with the Predators and had a plus-four rating. He was picked up by the Flyers, but the two sides couldn't come to terms, so now he'll get a shot with the Penguins.
Hamhuis likely to hit the open marketPosted in Fantasy Hockey by SlapShot 46 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News Updating an earlier item, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports that recently acquired Flyers blueliner Dan Hamhuis is "almost definitely headed to (the open) market." Our View It doesn't sound like he and the Flyers are going to be able to work out a deal before June 1. Recent speculation has Philadelphia possibly trading his negotiation rights to the Canucks. Stay tuned.
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