NHL Rumors Abound in August

August 12th, 2010 by Edmond Dantes Leave a reply »
James Mirtle is saying that Belanger signed with the Capitals. If this is true, it is a great signing by the Washington Capitals. If this is the case, I don't see why they would have to make another trade before announcing this signing. They are well below the 50 contract limit, and surely Belanger does not eat up the $5.3 million in cap space they have?

Of course if Mirtle is right this means the major trade being done is Alexander Semin being dealt. This would make perfect sense as a player that does nothing but score goals cannot be that well utilized on a team that has Alexander Ovechkin. The only possibility I see is the Capitals adding lots of salary and players so that when they sign Belanger it will be a tight fit. I still don't think that Belanger is going to the Capitals.

One of the main reasons I believe that Belanger is coming to the Leafs is Eklund has said this is false. Also Belanger is a perfect fit on the third line for the Leafs, of course they would have to move Mikhail Grabovski.

Paul Kariya to the Ducks is getting very close. Nothing official as of yet, but I expect Kariya to return for another year by signing a one-year cont ...

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