NHL: Some blurbs around the league
The last week or so has been relatively quiet in terms of news in the NHL. Here are a few things going on the last couple of days.
The NHL’s first CBA proposal came out. The CBA negotiations will be going on all summer and hopefully a deal is done by September 15th.
Rick Nash is still a Columbus Blue Jacket and it appears possible that he will begin the season as a Blue Jacket. There are many clubs interested in the Blue Jacket captain, but none have been willing to meet the astounding asking price which reportedly includes at least two NHL forwards and three to four total assets. Nash is an outstanding talent, but with a $7.8 million cap hit it wouldn’t shock me if trade talks continue to die down until mid August or perhaps until the start of the regular season. The Blue Jackets may receive better offers once the season begins and clubs realize they have a weakness in the scoring department.
The Los Angeles Kings re-signed left wing Dwight King to a two-year deal on Monday. Currently the entire Stanley Cup winning roster is all under contract and set to return for the Kings.
The Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Mike Green to a three-year contract Monday as well. The offensive-defenseman has battled through a couple of injury plagued seasons, but look for him to get back on track next year. He is extremely unlikely to ever hit 31 goals again, like he did in the 2008-09 season, but a 15 goal, 55-60 point season is very possible for the talented defenseman.
In other news the Orlando Magic traded Dwight Howard to the New York Rangers in a 12 team, 2 league trade….