The Hockey Zone: News


Goalie talks heat up

With the October 3rd waiver draft looming, the Phoenix Coyotes are becoming more desperate to move one of their 3 goaltenders, Sean Burke, Brian Boucher and Zac Bierk. It is believed that Nashville is among the most interested parties to acquire one of the three.

Colorado to retire Patrick Roy's Jersey

The Colorado Avalanche have announced that they will retire the jersey number of future Hockey Hall of Famer Patrick Roy.

Devils sign Igor Larionov

The New Jersey Devils have signed 42 year old center Igor Larionov to a one year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Canucks sign Magnus Arvedson

Vancouver Canucks' GM Brian Burke annouced the signing of 31 year old left winger Magnus Arvedson.

It is a one year deal worth $1.5 million.

Blues sign Murray Baron

The St. Louis Blues have announced the signing of defenseman Murray Baron. Terms were not disclosed.

Rangers re-sign Mark Messier

Mark Messier and the New York Rangers have come to terms.

Last season in 78 games with New York, Messier scored 18 goals and had 22 assists for 40 points.

Report: Svehla to retire

Rich Winter, Robert Svehla's agent, has told a Toronto radio station that Svehla will make his retirement official.

Panthers sign Jonas Hoglund

The Florida Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent Jonas Hoglund to a one-year deal. Terms were undisclosed.

Mike Richter retires

Mike Richter announced his retirement on Thursday, marking the end of his 15 year career with the New York Rangers due to concussion problems.

Rangers sign Boris Mironov

The New York Rangers have announced that they have re-signed Boris Mironov. The Rangers acquired Mironov from the Chicago Blackhawks in January in exchange for a 2004 4th round pick. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bruins sign Felix Potvin

The Boston Bruins have announced that they have agreed on a one-year deal with goaltender Felix Potvin. Financial terms were not released.

Potvin went 17-20-3 with a 2.66 goals against average and a .894 save percentage in 42 games with the Kings last season.

Rangers sign Rucinsky and Hlavac

New York Rangers' President, GM and Head Coach Glen Sather announced that the club has signed left wingers Martin Rucinsky and Jan Hlavac. Terms were not disclosed.

Hlavac and Rucinsky both enjoyed some of the greatest success of their career with the Blueshirts. In 2002, Rucinsky scored three goals and had 10 assists 15 games with his short stint with the Rangers. Hlavac scored 47 goals and added 59 assists in his 146 games with New York.

Tverdovsky signs in Russia

Don Meehan wasn't lying. Meehan's client Oleg Tverdovsky has signed a two-year deal with Russian league team Avangard Omsk. The Hurricanes, Rangers, Coyotes, Lightning and Leafs were rumored to be interested, but no offer was good enough to sway Tverdovsky.

Canucks Acquire Hedberg

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired goaltender Johan Hedberg from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a 2004 2nd round pick.

Hedberg appeared in 41 games with the Penguins last season, posting a .895 save percentage, a 3.14 goals against average with a 14-22-4 record.

Lightning re-sign Dan Boyle

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Dan Boyle to a multi-year contract.
The 27 year-old rearguard had a career season in 2002-03, registering 13 goals, 40 assists and 53 points, all career highs. He ranked 5th among all NHL defenseman in scoring.

Cujo out of action for 6 weeks

As if moving a 36 year old goalie, who has $16 million owed to him over the next two years and has a no-trade clause wasn't hard enough. Joseph had surgery to remove a bone chip from his ankle on Thursday, and isn't expected to resume skating until about six weeks from now.

Carter signs one year deal with Rangers

The New York Rangers and Anson Carter have agreed on a one year deal that will see Carter make $2.8 million. By signing, Carter and the Rangers avoided the arbitration hearing that was scheduled for today.

Timonen re-signs with Predators

The Nashville Predators announced today that they have re-signed their #1 defenseman Kimmo Timonen to a long-term deal.

Smyth re-signs with Oilers, avoids arbitration

Ryan Smyth and the Oilers have agreed on a new contract. The new contract will see Smyth earn $7 million over the next two seasons.

Kovalev re-signs with Blueshirts

Alex Kovalev and the New York Rangers have agreed to a new deal. It is a one-year deal that will see him make $6.6 million. Detailed financial terms were not disclosed.

Bruins reject Berard's award

The Boston Bruins declined to accept the salary that Bryan Berard was awarded in arbitration. Berard becomes the second player in NHL history to have their award walked away from, the first being Dmitri Khristich.