Saturday, April 26, 2008

NHL rumors update for April 26, 2008

According to The Hockey News, Fabian Brunnstrom's agent, JP Barry, has instructed all NHL teams interested in signing the 23-year-old winger from Farjestad of the Swedish Elite League to submit a one-page proposal by next Monday outlining their offer and essentially selling themselves on why it would be the best place for Brunnstrom to play. Barry will go over them with Brunnstrom shortly after that and the list will then be narrowed down to a group of five, with whom Brunnstrom will seriously negotiate.

The Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and Detroit Red Wings have all filed their submissions. The Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Red Wings are believed to be the frontrunners at this stage, while the Vancouver Canucks remain in the running. Brochu's take: Anyone else sick of all this Brunnstrom hype? It's not like this guy is the next Forsberg. There just seems to be a lot of talk for a guy that didn't play very well in the second half of the SEL season, and only managed 9 goals all year. Source

The Boston Bruins have signed goaltender Kevin Regan and forward Levi Nelson to entry-level contracts.

The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Bud Holloway to a three-year, entry level contract.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Paul Szczechura to a two-year contract.

The New York Rangers have signed goaltender Miika Wiikman to a two-way contract.

I will be posting a big European rumour update soon, so check back later today or tomorrow.

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