Sunday, June 29, 2008

NHL and hockey rumors for June 30, 2008

The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Jarret Stoll and defenseman Matt Greene to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky. Brochu's take: This could mean the end of Joni Pitkanen's stay in Edmonton, but there is still a small chance he will be re-signed. There are also rumors that the Ottawa Senators are looking to trade Antoine Vermette to the Oilers for the Finnish defenseman.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired the negotiating rights to forward Brian Rolston from the Minnesota Wild for a conditional pick in the 2009 or 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The pick will depend on if Tampa can re-sign Rolston to a contract.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to a seven-year, $31.5 million contract with Ryan Malone. Brochu's take: Some were saying Malone could get $5 million on the open market, so in some ways this is a bargain.

The Bolts have also signed Gary Roberts to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with performance incentives that could increase the salary to $2 million.

The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed defenseman John-Michael Liles to a 4-year deal worth slightly over $4 million a year. The Avs also re-signed defenseman Adam Foote to a two-year, $6 million contract.

The Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed defenseman Steve Eminger to a one-year deal.

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