Saturday, July 21, 2012

P.K. Subban's agent to meet Habs, Blues sign Oshie, Leafs, Oilers, Rumours and more

Happy Saturday puck addicts!

Lots of news floating around the NHL this morning, mostly of the minor signing variety. Well, except, of course, for the Blues inking T.J. Oshie to a mega-deal!

Mmm, perhaps 'mega' is not the right word since the five-year term at an average of $4.175, is probably pretty reasonable for the 25 year old Oshie.

On the Habs front, there is still no deal for defenseman P.K. Subban. This, of course, means that there are a slew of rumours out there seeing Subban moved out of town. Personally, I don't see any way that Subban will be traded.

He'll be signed soon enough as GM Marc Bergevin clearly identified Subban (and Carey Price) as key cogs going forward. The latest rumour has Subban and Tomas Plekanec being moved to Chicago for Patrick Kane and Niklas Hjalmarsson.

Umm, unlikely methinks, if slightly plausible.

What do you think of this rumour?

Hockey News's own Sean Lloyd continues his look at the current Habs roster, this time turning his gaze towards Tomas Plekanec.

-Speaking of Subban, according to RDS, Subban's agent, Don Meehan, will meet with Bergevin next week. Who knows what will come of that meeting but, if I were a betting man, I'd say a deal will be done over the next few weeks.

-The Oil have avoided arbitration with star young gun, Sam Gagner. The team inked him to a 1-year deal.

-Continuing with the arbitration theme, the Leafs have signed Nikolai Kulemin, avoiding arbitration. Yes, the Cup is theirs!

-Lots of news on the Hawks front. In good news, previously concussed star, Marian Hossa says he's recovering on schedule, having resumed high-intensity training.

In bad news (more bad news?), star forward Patrick Kane is being accused of being an alcoholic because of his partying antics for Cinco de Mayo.

Really? An alcholic? He's 23 and is a millionaire. I think a little (a lot?) of the raising of the wrist is to be expected. Don't you?

-As previously stated, the Blues inked Oshie to a good deal for both sides.

-Lastly, Spector takes you around the horn, rounding up the latest NHL rumours.

(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)


personally i think the rumor is nothing but a resurrection of the same rumors that started after the fight they had..... now if the hawks are willing to take gomez as well as part of said trade then might be worth it....jk

Good Stuff KP!

Funny your comment about Kane and his drinking "problem". Had I done the news, I would have written the EXACT same thing. He is 23 and rich.

As for that rumored deal, I would have to consider it and consider it hard.

@anon: No doubt this rumour is, well, just a rumour. I seriously doubt it's being considered. But the way it is put forth, it is "reasonable" enough to make you think for a second or two.

My problem here is that, as good as Kane is, he's small. The Habs have enough small guys and, if they're going to move Plekanec, I think they only way you do that is if you get a BIG center in return.

@Louis: LOL! Yep, it's all a bit idiotic to me. Oh my gawd, a young man who is rich is partying and drinking and acting the fool!!!

Quick, call Guiness!

Le sigh...

Ha!! How many 23 year olds do you know who can handle millions??? Pay them a healthy allowance every week, and the rest in trust, till they turn 30...40???? LOL!!!!

I guess, when I'm that young and rich, I'd call for best forex brokers to get professional advice on where to invest my money rather than seeing them turn to stone because of some potential gambling or drug problem.

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