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Blog Moving Over To Domain Name

Posted: September 1, 2010 by Shutout in General

This URL will be no longer in use. We will however, still be using wordpress still (just not through wordpress.com). For the writers just head on over to the new domain at http://bluelinecrew.com and on the left hand side there should be an option for you to login. Your login info should be the same, with the exception of caz (your password is different, it might have emailed it to you, if not I’ll let you know what it is tomorrow).

The new site is ready to go, it allows me a lot more flexibility with what we can do as well. I just have to fix up a few things tomorrow afternoon and it will be golden. Boondocks, you should copy your draft over there, and finish it when you can. If there’s any problems guys, just email me, my info is on the forums.

To the readers, expect things to start to pick up over there even more once we all get settled in.

The following transactions occurred on Tuesday:

  • The Islanders re-signed veteran forward Doug Weight to 1 year extension worth 850k. The Islanders Captain missed 46 games last season due to a shoulder injury.
  • The Maple Leafs signed restricted free agent Christian Hanson to a 1 year deal worth 650k. The 24 year old had 7 points in 31 games last season with the Leafs.
  • The Sabres re-signed forward Matt Ellis to a 1 year deal. The 29 year old had 13 points in 72 games last season.
  • The Predators signed free agent defenseman Aaron Johnson to a 1 year deal worth 550k. Johnson, who is 27, was signed to a two way contract and had 10 points in 41 games last season.
  • The Blackhawks signed center Brandon Pirri to a 3 year entry-level contract. Brandon was the Hawks 2nd round pick in 2009 (59th overall).

After the NHL rejected the New Jersey Devil’s first offer that was accepted by the Russian superstar, the Devils have thrown forth another offer that they hope will look more reasonable in the eyes of the league. The initial contract, which was to span over 17 years and pay over 102 million, was rejected by the league after suspicious of cap circumvention arose due to the lack of money that the forward would earn in his final years of the contract. The cap hit would have been around 6 million per year. Kovalchuk would have been 44 at the end of the contract.

The new deal that is being offered is a 15 year deal paying roughly 100 million with a cap hit of 6.66 million. If the league does approve this new offer, than the Devils would be over the cap and would most likely have to move one of their veteran forwards, like Rolston or Arnott, in order to make room for Kovalchuk. If the NHL rejects the offer, Kovalchuk’s agent has threatened that the Left Winger will leave for Russia and play in the KHL. Kovalchuk has already been offered 42 million over the course of 3 years to play in Russia. However, since the Devils have upped the total amount of money paid to Kovalchuk in the final 5 years of the contract offer from 2.75 million to 10 million, the offer should meet the standards of the league.

The following transactions occurred on Monday:

  • The Coyotes re-signed forward Lee Stempniak to a 2 year deal worth 3.8 million dollars. The 27 year old Stempniak had 48 points last season, but managed to get 14 goals and 4 assists in his 18 games with Phoenix to end the season.
  • The Rangers signed free agent forward Tim Kennedy to a 1 year deal worth 550k. The 24 year old was signed to a one way contract with the Rangers and had 26 points last season with the Sabres.

The following transaction occurred on Sunday:

  • The Oilers re-signed forward Sam Gagner to a 2 year deal worth 2.55 million dollars. Gagner is 21 and a former 1st round pick (6th overall) who notched 41 points in 68 games last season.

The following transaction occurred on Saturday:

  • The Maple Leafs signed free agent forward Clarke MacArthur to a 1 year deal worth 1.1 million dollars. MacArthur is 25 years old and had 35 points last season with the Thrashers and Sabres.

The Blueline Crew Suits Up

Posted: August 31, 2010 by Shutout in General
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The Blueline Crew is starting to get geared up and craving some action. Members of the writing team are currently being drafted and you can expect to see some fresh posts popping up all week. This blog was just started up today, so if you are actually following it this early on, you can expect to see some tinkering going on for a bit. In the meantime sit tight; this blog will be bumping by the time the regular season rolls around.