Blog Hits: Top 10 Goalie Free Agents, Radulov is finally honouring a contract

Posted by David Minuk in Blog Hits on June 29, 2009 — No Comments

Word from around the Blogs:

  • OilerNation:  With three significant players heading to free agency – including their number one goalie, the Oilers have made decisions on each of them.
  • The Cannon:  It is becoming apparent that Manny Malhotra and the Blue Jackets will not come to an agreement on a contract.
  • Kukla’s Korner: The Canadiens’ continuing failure to secure a big centre has left general manager Bob Gainey with a sizeable dilemma.
  • Cult of Hockey: Alexander Radulov, despite approaches from Nashville and other NHL clubs, has decided to stay at Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League.
  • Puck Daddy: The top 10 free agent goaltenders.
  • Five for Howling:  When talking to other hockey fans about the Phoenix Coyotes one of the questions that is always asked is if the defense will be strong enough in the future. 
  • Die by the Blade:  Will the Sabres stay on the sidelines during free agency?
  • The Bruins Blog:  The Boston Bruins won’t know for a couple years if defenseman Ryan Button will make good on the promise that comes with being a third-round pick in the NHL draft but it has made his father very happy.
  • Pensburgh:  Q & A with Penguins director of scouting Jay Heinbuck.
  • PensBlog:  Pens re-sign Craig Adams to a two-year contract.
  • Canuck Corner (Tom Benjamin): I don’t know why hockey fans still get sucked in by all the trade talk in the period that leads up to the draft.
  • Broad Street Hockey:  Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell, & Simon Gagne on the trading block?
  • Slap Shot, The Morning Skate: Sedins’ Plight, Sens’ Dilemma and a Family Affair.
  • On the Forecheck:   The NHL’s television reach and broadcast rights fees in the U.S. lag behind those of the other three major sports (NFL, NBA, and MLB), but they do appear to be growing strongly.
  • Puck-rakers:  More than 100 fans showed up for the first day of development camp Monday in the Ice Haus. That’s a pretty strong turnout considering none of the players likely will play for the Jackets this season.
  • Western College Hockey:  First 2010 NHL Draft List.