Thursday, February 07, 2013

NHL and Hockey Rumors for February 8, 2013

The Boston Bruins have traded goalie Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders in exchange for a conditional second round pick in the 2014 or 2015 NHL Entry Draft.  The pick is conditional on Thomas reporting for the Islanders or any other team if they trade his rights.  Thomas is currently on his year long sabbatical from hockey.  Brochu's take:  This was a pure salary cap move to help the Islanders reach the cap floor.  Value-wise, you have to notice how low his stock has dropped, considering he has won two Vezina trophies in the past 4 years.

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Kimmo Timonen to a one year, $6 million contract extension.

Brochu's European rumor round-up:

Free agent defenseman Chris Campoli has signed with Geneve-Servette of the Swiss NLA.  Source  

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