Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Radulov returns

Alexander Radulov has returned to the Nashville Predators after a stint in the KHL. An extremely gifted player, he has a really good resume in the KHL, being a two-time MVP and having won the KHL championship. he abandoned his contract after the 07-08 season to play in his native country russia. he's done well in the NHL, putting up some decent numbers. He arrives at a great time too. The preds have most likely secured a playoff spot and will need the extra scoring considering their leading goal scorer is only 46th overall and their top points getter is 45th overall.

Evgeni Nabokov Re-Signs

Previously pending UFA goalie Evegeni Nabokov has re-signed with the New York Islanders for one more year at the price of $2.5 Million. He was expected to be a hot commodity this year when he would hit free agency. With many teams interested in a goalie, (Toronto, Tampa Bay, Columbus, Philadelphia, Chicago) this is a significant blow to the quality of goalies in free agency market.

Remaining goalies for this Free Agency that stand out include,

Cristobal Huet: Probably not coming back and certainly not his contract size.
Martin Brodeur: If he's returning its in New Jersey
Dwayne Roloson: His age is a large problem.
Antero Niitymaki: Probably the best backup available left.
Thomas Vokoun: Will probably sign on with Washington for another year.
Jonas Gustavsson: If he does not re-sign with the Maple Leafs, he will be a hot commodity.
Martin Biron: Seems content in New York.
Josh Harding: Will be a goalie highly sought after.