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    Lightning re-sign captain Andreychuk

    TAMPA (CP) - Dave Andreychuk is putting off retirement for a while.

    The veteran of 22 NHL seasons re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, agreeing on a two-year deal.

    Andreychuk, who will turn 42 on Sept. 29, won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 2004, after 1,597 regular-season games and 162 playoff contests. There was speculation he would retire on top, especially after the lockout wiped out last season.

    But Lightning general manager Jay Feaster - who signed Martin St. Louis to a six-year deal on Wednesday - wanted to keep Andreychuk around.

    ''Dave Andreychuk walked into our locker-room four seasons ago and helped us find our way,'' Feaster said in a release. ''He helped our young players grow and develop and mature more quickly and he helped establish an expectation level in terms of expecting to win each and every night through hard work and commitment. ...

    ''Having his veteran presence back in our locker-room and his perennial 20-goal contribution on the ice are huge factors in helping us attempt to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.''

    Andreychuk joined the Lightning in 2001-02, taking over as captain the next year.

    The six-foot-four, 220-pound winger was a big part of Tampa's Stanley Cup run, scoring 21 goals with 18 assists in 82 games during the regular season and adding a goal and 13 assists in 23 contests during the playoffs.

    The Hamilton native is second all-time among left-winger with 634 goals, 686 assists and 1,320 points and is seventh in games played.

    Andreychuk has also played for Buffalo, Toronto, New Jersey, Boston and Colorado during his career, posting a pair of 50-goal seasons for the Maple Leafs in 1992-93 and 1993-94.

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    Korolyuk to remain in Russia

    Despite an arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday, Sharks winger Alex Korolyuk has decided to spend the 2005-06 season playing in his native Russia instead of returning to the NHL. The arbitration hearing will move forward as scheduled.

    ''I'd like to thank Alex and (agent) Brian Lawton for notifying us of Alex's decision prior to the arbitration hearing tomorrow in Toronto,'' said Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson. ''This was not unexpected and I respect Alex for making this family decision. This creates the opportunity for additional ice time for players like Marco Sturm, Niko Dimitrakos and Milan Michalek. If and when Alex decides to return to the National Hockey League, we look forward to him playing for the San Jose Sharks.''

    Despite Korolyuk's decision, upon his return to the NHL, the Sharks will still own his rights for one season at the financial number awarded by the arbitrator. This will be the case, even if Korolyuk returns at an age that would normally make him an unrestricted free agent.

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  • #2
    I thought Andreychuk was done. I guess all of the older players are pissed that last season was canceled.

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    • #3
      Did they resign themselves to having to give him a two year contract...

      Or did they re-sign him?
      " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by _STLfan_in_DFW@Aug 25 2005, 08:20 PM
        Did they resign themselves to having to give him a two year contract...

        Or did they re-sign him?
        STFU douche
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ohio Blues+Aug 25 2005, 08:22 PM-->
          QUOTE(Ohio Blues @ Aug 25 2005, 08:22 PM)

        • #6
          Originally posted by _STLfan_in_DFW+Aug 25 2005, 08:26 PM-->
          QUOTE(_STLfan_in_DFW @ Aug 25 2005, 08:26 PM)
          Originally posted by Ohio [email protected] 25 2005, 08:22 PM

        • #7
          Originally posted by ksbluesfan@Aug 25 2005, 08:06 PM
          I thought Andreychuk was done. I guess all of the older players are pissed that last season was canceled.
          Doesn't take much skill or agility to stand next to the goalie and tap shit in, does it?

          "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
          Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
          -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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          • #8
            Originally posted by Ohio Blues+Aug 25 2005, 08:27 PM-->
            QUOTE(Ohio Blues @ Aug 25 2005, 08:27 PM)
            Originally posted by [email protected] 25 2005, 08:26 PM
            Originally posted by Ohio [email protected] 25 2005, 08:22 PM

          • #9
            Originally posted by steveInebriated+Aug 25 2005, 11:49 PM-->
            QUOTE(steveInebriated @ Aug 25 2005, 11:49 PM)
            Originally posted by Ohio [email protected] 25 2005, 08:27 PM
            Originally posted by [email protected] 25 2005, 08:26 PM
            Originally posted by Ohio [email protected] 25 2005, 08:22 PM

          • #10
            Originally posted by JWB+Aug 25 2005, 11:52 PM-->
            QUOTE(JWB @ Aug 25 2005, 11:52 PM)
            Originally posted by [email protected] 25 2005, 11:49 PM
            Originally posted by Ohio [email protected] 25 2005, 08:27 PM
            Originally posted by [email protected] 25 2005, 08:26 PM
            Originally posted by Ohio [email protected] 25 2005, 08:22 PM

          • #11


            I don't care! I don't like either team :P
            RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
            You'll never be forgotten.

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