Thursday, January 31, 2008

Modo No Mo and Other Stuff

Peter the Great

Forsberg has reportedly informed Modo, his former team in the Elite leagues in Sweden, that he will not be playing with them this season instead choosing to give his agent permission to begin discussions with NHL teams about a return. I would expect that he'll be signed in the next week to two weeks and I'm guessing Philly, Detroit and Calgary are the front runners.

Kovie's Knee

Reports out of Atlanta say that the Kovalchuk will miss at least two games but they don't expect him to miss a substantial amount of games due to a knee injury caused by a collision with Jarko Ruutu.

Dion Phaneuf

Arguably the most coveted upcoming restricted free agent, Dion has been busy negotiating with the Flames for a contract extension. An extension that would see him off the market and therefore safe from an offer sheet similar to those that were offered unsuccessfully to Vanek and, unfortuntately for Anaheim, successfully to Dustin Penner in the off-season. Expect the deal to be announced today and be in the neighborhood of $6 million a year for 5 years.

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