Saturday, January 08, 2011

Kings re-sign Johnson

The LA Kings have re-signed defenseman Jack Johnson to a 7-year contract extension with a cap hit of 4.36 million per year.  Brochu's take: An excellent deal for the Kings.  If Johnson hits his peak in the next 2-3 years, he is easily a 5-6 million player.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Hockey and NHL Rumors for Jan 5, 2011

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired defenseman Nate Guenin from the Columbus Blue Jackets for center Trevor Smith.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Hockey and NHL Rumors for Jan 4, 2011

The Philadelphia Flyers have placed goalie Michael Leighton on waivers.  Brochu's take:  Leighton led the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals a year ago, and now they let him go.  So much for loyalty.

The Phoenix Coyotes have placed forward Petr Prucha on re-entry waivers.  Brochu's take:  The Penguins, Flames and Maple Leafs all have interest the Czech winger.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Deryk Engelland to a three-year, $1.7 million contract extension.

Wild sign Ortmeyer

The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Jed Ortmeyer to a professional tryout contract.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Roloson traded for Wishart

The New York Islanders have traded goalie Dwayne Roloson to the Tampa bay Lightning for defenseman Ty Wishart.