Saturday, June 20, 2009

NHL and Hockey Rumors for June 20, 2009

According to Swedish newspaper Expressen, Daniel and Henrik Sedin have each tabled a 12-year, $63 million contract offer to the Vancouver Canucks. According to Darren Dreger of TSN, GM Mike Gillis has already rejected the offer. Brochu's take: I think the twins will hit the open market. And if they do, I don't think they will be re-signing with the Canucks.

The Miami Herald is also reporting that the Florida Panthers are "officially" shopping the rights to impending UFA Jay Bouwmeester. Brochu's take: There's a rumored list of teams he wants to be traded to, but at this point the Panthers will trade his rights to anyone who will give the highest package. Source

The Phoenix Coyotes have traded forward Steve Reinprecht to the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Stefan Meyer. The Panthers have also signed Reinprecht to a three-year, $6.15 million contract extension.

The Coyotes have also re-signed forward Petr Prucha to a two-year, $2.2 million contract.

The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Keith Tkachuk to a one-year, $2.15 million contract.

The Colorado Avalanche and forward Cody McLeod have agreed to a three-year deal worth $3.1 million.

The Canucks have also signed forward Matt Pope to a one-year, two-way contract. Source

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