Sunday, October 12, 2008

Weekend rumor roundup Oct 11-12, 2008

The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed forward Anze Kopitar to a seven-year, $47.6 million contract extension set to start in 2009-2010. Brochu's take: A good deal for LA, but what has happened to the second contract? It seems that young impact players move from their entry-level contracts straight into lucrative contracts that, in the past, would be reserved for their third contract.

The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenseman Alex Edler to a four-year, $13 million contract extension. Brochu's take: Another good signing, on par with similiar players that have signed recently.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Joey Haddad to a three-year contract.

The Detroit Red Wings have placed defenseman Kyle Quincey on waivers.

The following rumors are from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, so take it with a grain(bag) of salt.

The Canucks are looking to move defenseman Kevin Bieksa. Brochu's take: The 'Nucks just traded a d-man, so I don't think they're looking to trade him at this moment.

The Carolina Hurricanes may be interested in Boston Bruins forward Peter Schaefer, whose $2.1 million contract is currently off the salary cap. The Canes are looking to dangle defensemen Frantisek Kaberle and Joe Corvo.

The Florida Panthers are looking to move forward Radek Dvorak.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are interested in signing free agent defenseman Marek Malik.

The Edmonton Oilers may be "willing to deal" defenseman Ladislav Smid. Brochu's take: The least that Garrioch could do was at least spell "Smead" right.

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