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    Coyotes set to sign Cujo to one-year deal

    TSN.ca Staff

    8/16/2005 8:59:31 PM

    Curtis Joseph is about to be taken off the list of available NHL free agents, as TSN has learned that the netminder is close to reaching terms on a one-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes.

    The deal, which includes incentives for the 15-year veteran, could be announced as early as Wednesday.

    The 2003-04 season was a turmultuous one for Joseph, as he went from being the odd-man out to being the man in the net for the Detroit Red Wings.

    Joseph, 38, began the year hoping to silence the critics who blamed him for the defending Stanley Cup champions being swept out of the 2003 playoffs by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Dominik Hasek's decision to come out of retirement also put Joseph's future with the Red Wings in question.

    There was talk of trading Joseph, but his hefty contract and off-season ankle surgery made a deal difficult. The goaltending situation worsened when Hasek then got hurt and the team temporarily changed its plans to deal Joseph.

    Injuries took their toll again as Joseph sprained his right ankle in February of 2004 and missed a month of action. He returned to play in five games before re-injuring his ankle during warmups March 23 at San Jose.

    The Red Wings put him on waivers twice during the regular season, and he finished the year with a 16-10-3 record.

    Joseph broke into the league with the St. Louis Blues back in the 1989-90 season. He spent three years in Edmonton, then joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1998.

    He took the Leafs to within one win of the Stanley Cup final in 2002, and the Red Wings signed Joseph to a three-year, $24 million US contract that summer after Hasek retired.

    In 15 NHL seasons, Joseph has a 396-289-90 record and 2.75 goals-against average.

    Lecavalier inks long-term deal with Tampa

    Canadian Press with TSN files

    8/16/2005 8:10:54 PM

    TAMPA BAY, Fla. (CP) - The Tampa Bay Lightning have locked up star player Vincent Lecavalier for the next four years by signing the talented sniper to a long term contract.

    NHL sources have told TSN it's a four-year deal at $6.8 million US a year.

    Lecavalier had 32 goals and 34 assists and was plus-24 in 81 games with the Lightning in 2003-04. He had nine goals and seven assists in 23 playoff games en route to winning the Stanley Cup.

    "This signing is absolutely huge for the Lightning franchise," general manager Jay Feaster said Tuesday.

    The deal comes almost two weeks after goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, another leader from their title run, inked a four-year, $27-million contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Tampa Bay made Lecavalier the first overall pick in 1998 and he has played his entire career with the Lightning. The six-foot-four, 205-pounder from Ile-Bizard, Que., has 146 goals and 181 assists in 467 career games.

    Locking up to a long-term deal was vital for the Lightning, especially since he could have become an unrestricted free agent next year at age 26 under the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement.

    "You know the 31-year-old (Khabibulin) will become an unrestricted free agent and we were aware of the risk," said Feaster. "But not in our worst nightmares did we ever expect that at the age of 26 ... Vincent would be an unrestricted free agent," said Feaster.

    "We were not prepared to lose Vincent, the cornerstone of the franchise, at the age of 26."

    Lecavalier played last season with the Russian team Ak Bars Kazan during the NHL lockout and scored seven goals and nine assists in 30 games.

    With Lecavalier signed, Feaster's top priority is signing star forward Martin St. Louis to a long-term contract. Feaster is meeting with St. Louis's agent this week.


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  • #2
    Do Cujo and Hull have some sort of a pact? Maybe they're blood-brothers. Or maybe Hull gets the best weed in the NHL.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by *007*@Aug 16 2005, 07:51 PM
      Coyotes set to sign Cujo to one-year deal

      TSN.ca Staff

      8/16/2005 8:59:31 PM

      Curtis Joseph is about to be taken off the list of available NHL free agents, as TSN has learned that the netminder is close to reaching terms on a one-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes.

      The deal, which includes incentives for the 15-year veteran, could be announced as early as Wednesday.

      The 2003-04 season was a turmultuous one for Joseph, as he went from being the odd-man out to being the man in the net for the Detroit Red Wings.

      Joseph, 38, began the year hoping to silence the critics who blamed him for the defending Stanley Cup champions being swept out of the 2003 playoffs by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Dominik Hasek's decision to come out of retirement also put Joseph's future with the Red Wings in question.

      There was talk of trading Joseph, but his hefty contract and off-season ankle surgery made a deal difficult. The goaltending situation worsened when Hasek then got hurt and the team temporarily changed its plans to deal Joseph.

      Injuries took their toll again as Joseph sprained his right ankle in February of 2004 and missed a month of action. He returned to play in five games before re-injuring his ankle during warmups March 23 at San Jose.

      The Red Wings put him on waivers twice during the regular season, and he finished the year with a 16-10-3 record.

      Joseph broke into the league with the St. Louis Blues back in the 1989-90 season. He spent three years in Edmonton, then joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1998.

      He took the Leafs to within one win of the Stanley Cup final in 2002, and the Red Wings signed Joseph to a three-year, $24 million US contract that summer after Hasek retired.

      In 15 NHL seasons, Joseph has a 396-289-90 record and 2.75 goals-against average.

      Lecavalier inks long-term deal with Tampa

      Canadian Press with TSN files

      8/16/2005 8:10:54 PM

      TAMPA BAY, Fla. (CP) - The Tampa Bay Lightning have locked up star player Vincent Lecavalier for the next four years by signing the talented sniper to a long term contract.

      NHL sources have told TSN it's a four-year deal at $6.8 million US a year.

      Lecavalier had 32 goals and 34 assists and was plus-24 in 81 games with the Lightning in 2003-04. He had nine goals and seven assists in 23 playoff games en route to winning the Stanley Cup.

      "This signing is absolutely huge for the Lightning franchise," general manager Jay Feaster said Tuesday.

      The deal comes almost two weeks after goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, another leader from their title run, inked a four-year, $27-million contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.

      Tampa Bay made Lecavalier the first overall pick in 1998 and he has played his entire career with the Lightning. The six-foot-four, 205-pounder from Ile-Bizard, Que., has 146 goals and 181 assists in 467 career games.

      Locking up to a long-term deal was vital for the Lightning, especially since he could have become an unrestricted free agent next year at age 26 under the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement.

      "You know the 31-year-old (Khabibulin) will become an unrestricted free agent and we were aware of the risk," said Feaster. "But not in our worst nightmares did we ever expect that at the age of 26 ... Vincent would be an unrestricted free agent," said Feaster.

      "We were not prepared to lose Vincent, the cornerstone of the franchise, at the age of 26."

      Lecavalier played last season with the Russian team Ak Bars Kazan during the NHL lockout and scored seven goals and nine assists in 30 games.

      With Lecavalier signed, Feaster's top priority is signing star forward Martin St. Louis to a long-term contract. Feaster is meeting with St. Louis's agent this week.



      a really good player, but not a great player. 6.8 million is too much for a guy that hasn't even really come close to getting 100 points in a season.

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      • #4
        Joseph signed this morning...

        "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
        Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
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        • #5
          I'm mixed on this...not sure what to think. Part of me thinks - washed up, too old, the other part is hoping that he is going to show all the people that think he's washed up and too old that he still can stand on his head...we shall see.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nsane2Bme@Aug 17 2005, 10:10 AM
            I'm mixed on this...not sure what to think. Part of me thinks - washed up, too old, the other part is hoping that he is going to show all the people that think he's washed up and too old that he still can stand on his head...we shall see.
            Oh come on! The other option was Brent Johnson. How can you have mixed feelings?

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            • #7
              This is a good move for the Blues.

              Moon

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ksbluesfan+Aug 17 2005, 10:16 AM-->
                QUOTE(ksbluesfan @ Aug 17 2005, 10:16 AM)

              • #9
                I wonder if we can bring Brent Johnson back? Pho is one of our favorite trade partner.

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Nsane2Bme@Aug 17 2005, 10:10 AM
                  I'm mixed on this...not sure what to think. Part of me thinks - washed up, too old, the other part is hoping that he is going to show all the people that think he's washed up and too old that he still can stand on his head...we shall see.

                  The Yotes couldn't go inot the season with just Boucher as their man between the pipes so this is a good move for them.
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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by CSD+Aug 17 2005, 01:48 PM-->
                    QUOTE(CSD @ Aug 17 2005, 01:48 PM)

                  • #12
                    A man who has scored over 70 points once is your new 2nd highest paid player in the NHL.

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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by lazypenguin@Aug 17 2005, 03:10 PM
                      A man who has scored over 70 points once is your new 2nd highest paid player in the NHL.

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                      If the Lightning didn't give him that contract someone else would have next year.
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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by CSD+Aug 17 2005, 03:11 PM-->
                        QUOTE(CSD @ Aug 17 2005, 03:11 PM)

                      • #15
                        Originally posted by CSD+Aug 17 2005, 01:11 PM-->
                        QUOTE(CSD @ Aug 17 2005, 01:11 PM)
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