Monday, May 11, 2009

NHL and Hockey Rumors for May 12, 2009

The Atlanta Thrashers have had "several inquiries" from possible investors, but have not had talks about moving the team. One of the team's owners, Washington businessman Bruce Levenson, said Monday "there is no truth to the rumour" the ownership group has been involved in discussions about taking the team out of Atlanta, including with a Vancouver group reportedly interested in relocating the Thrashers to Hamilton. The Hamilton Spectator reported on Saturday that Vancouver developer Tom Gaglardi heads a group interested in moving the Thrashers to Canada. Meanwhile, the mayor of Hamilton has focused his efforts to land an NHL team with the Jim Balsillie group. Source

The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenseman Tyler Myers to a three-year, entry-level contract. Myers was the Sabres' first round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Cameron Gaunce and goalie Trevor Cann to entry-level contracts. Source

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed head coach Rick Tocchet to a two-year contract.

Brochu's European rumor roundup:

Buffalo Sabres forward Colin Murphy has left the organization and signed with German club Augsburger Panther.

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