Friday, July 3, 2009

UFA Update (Day #3)

ALL SPECULATION at this point (unless otherwise noted "CONFIRMED"):

  • [UPDATE 7:50 PM] CONFIRMED - according to WBS beat writer Jonathan Bombulie, Chris Minard has signed with the Edmonton Oilers and Jeff Taffe has signed with the Florida Panthers
  • [UPDATE 7:50 PM] CONFIRMED - Fedotenko's 1-year contract is for $1.8 million
  • [UPDATE 2:45 PM] One player's take on Tenk signing according Rossi: "He is like Gonchar - very calming influence."
  • [UPDATE 2:45 PM] Shero on Sykora via Rossi: "We will pick (talks) up next week." (YEA! I hope to see Sykie back next season!)!!
  • [UPDATE 2:25 PM] I would guess it's going to be pretty slow for the rest of the day especially since that press conference is the only one for today, but I'll be keeping and ear / eye out, so keep checking back with me!!
  • [UPDATE 2:05 PM] CONFIRMED - TIOPS is reporting that the Pens signed Fedotenko to a one year deal (turning down a number of multi-year deals); checking into more sources for confirmation!!
  • [UPDATE 2:00 PM] INTERESTING - no one has heard anything from the press conference; I would assume that means it started late or its not over
  • [UPDATE 1:50 PM] Pretty quiet for a scheduled press conference; no word, but will keep you posted!!
  • [UPDATED 1:05 PM] FAT CHANCE, but a girl can dream ... TIOPS says "a source" reported that Pens inquired about Kovalev today, but Pittsburgh doesn't think they have enough under the cap to "lure him here"
  • [UPDATED 1:00 PM] TIOPS: "a deal is not finalized with PIT." Does that mean he IS signing with Pittsburgh??!
  • [UPDATE 12:25 PM] Rossi saying that Fedotenko narrowed his decision down to Pittsburgh and Minnesota; TIOPS saying that the decision should come within "the next 40-50 minutes"
  • [UPDATE 12:10 PM] CONFIRMED - Shero is scheduled to address the media at 1:30 PM; Rossi says that it has nothing to do with news on UFA
  • [UPDATE 11:50 AM] CONFIRMED - Penguins sign defenseman Nate Guenin (former Flyer and Sewickley native); Penguins also announced front office positions for Assistant to the GM, Tom Fitzgerald and Director of Play Personnel, Dan MacKinnon; still nothing on Fedotenko

SORRY FOR NOT UPDATING SOONER!

  • [UPDATE 7:30 AM] Speculation is that Fedotenko's decision will come today

10 comments:

Dan said...

Whats going on with the press conference?

Stephanie said...

@Dan - no word yet!! I'm keeping an ear / eye out!!

Dan said...

so no press conference happened?

Stephanie said...

@Dan - it may have started late or isn't over yet; I'm sure if it was scheduled, they'll have it

Aubrey said...

I don't have to hate Nate Guenin for being a Flyer anymore? A former Buckeye is now a Penguin? This is the only good news I've had today, thanks!

Stephanie said...

@Aubrey - COOL!! Glad the news makes you happy, but it's still going to be weird cheering for a Cryer for me -- for just a second (until he steps on the ice anyway!)!!! : P

Aubrey said...

It's easier for me because he was a Buckeye first. I hated that it was necessary to loathe him and Umberger.

Stephanie said...

@Aubrey - it may be a Pittsburgh sin (although I don't think it is), I STILL loathe Umberger and never did like him!

pens87fan71 said...

i heard from someone that Minard signed with the Oilers today.... :( don't know if thats true or not...

Stephanie said...

@pens87fan71 - it seems you're right; I was able to confirm this with the WBS beat writer Bomboulie (will be posting it shortly) -- THANKS AGAIN for the "heads up!"

; )