Martin Hanzal, who is up to No. 22 on my fantasy prospects list (you'll see it on the next update, or in the Prospect Report), has signed a three-year entry level deal with the Coyotes. I doubt he'll make the team this year, but it is possible. Next year is likely.

 

Speaking of the Prospect Report - check out new info on it in the forum under "site announcements"...

 

The deadline for signing 2005 and 2004 (for Europeans) draft picks is tomorrow at 4pm.

 

As I said a few days ago, if the series goes seven games, Chris Kunitz could be back. He is skating again and has stated that this is indeed his goal.

 

Patrick Eaves was replaced by Oleg Saprykin in the lineup last night.

 

Sami Pahlsson, unassisted. That's the scoring summary from last night. A lot of pools saw a lot of movement in the standings from that one.

 

Sid the Kid is going to become captain of the Penguins. The announcement will come later in the week.

 

Cory Pecker signed to play in the Swiss League next year.

 

Jaroslav Balastik (remember him?) signed to play in the Czech League for next year. He's done in the NHL.

 

The Colorado Avalanche have signed Jaroslav Hlinka. The undrafted 31-year-old is all offense. He had 57 points in 46 games in the Czech League and had seven points in seven games in the World Championship. He's a smallish player, but the Avs will use him to push Marek Svatos. If Svatos stumbles, Hlinka could well find himself on the second line. He is a fantasy dark horse, to say the least. Watch him in training camp. 


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