Sheldon Souray’s list of teams he’ll waive NTC for

By , February 4, 2010 4:21 pm


Here is the list of teams Souray provided for Oilers GM Steve Tambellini: Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, and New York Rangers.
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28 Responses to “Sheldon Souray’s list of teams he’ll waive NTC for”

  1. Racki says:

    Interesting how Phoenix and Pittsburgh aren’t on his list, as people had expected. Although was his NTC negotiated to only include 6 teams?

  2. chappy says:

    If he’s fixed in time for trade deadline, AND if team can get a deal done, Kings or Caps are my top choices.

    I almost flew over my keybaord when I saw you had this.

  3. DropIt says:

    Kings just dont make sense to me. They have a great team now, with good defenders. a PP quaterback in Doughty.

    IMO I think he goes to NYR for a couple picks and a 1 or 2 year contract dump

  4. gr8one says:

    Tencer is tweeting that Tambi has called that list “completely inaccurate”

    But who knows, it’s not like Tambi is going to say say, “yeah, that’s the exact list”

  5. chucker says:

    I hear that list opens up to 30 teams on July 1st.

  6. gr8one says:

    chucker: I hear that list opens up to 30 teams on July 1st.

    This is true.

    And in other news, looks like Kovalchuk is now a Devil.

  7. zackman35 says:

    Too bad both Parise and Kovalchuk are left wings, not too sure if one of them would be willing to change wings or even play center. Kinda a scary thought though…

  8. gr8one says:

    Early word is Kovalchuk for Oduya, Bergfors, a prospect (believed to be Mattias Tedenby.

    It’s too bad we had zero chance of re-signing Kovalchuk because we could have put together a better package than that, without mortgaging the future …although, at a cap hit of 10+ mill per, not sure I would even want him re-signed.

  9. Racki says:

    chappy: If he’s fixed in time for trade deadline, AND if team can get a deal done, Kings or Caps are my top choices.I almost flew over my keybaord when I saw you had this.

    lol, welcome to the site BTW. And note that this list comes from Daren Dreger, who is normally pretty damn accurate, however…..

    gr8one: Tencer is tweeting that Tambi has called that list “completely inaccurate”But who knows, it’s not like Tambi is going to say say, “yeah, that’s the exact list”

    What? Really? I don’t think he’d jump out and say that it’s the exact list, no, but I don’t see much reason for him to even comment on it either.

    chucker: I hear that list opens up to 30 teams on July 1st.

    hehe, that might be the best time to move him.

  10. Racki says:

    gr8one: Early word is Kovalchuk for Oduya, Bergfors, a prospect (believed to be Mattias Tedenby.It’s too bad we had zero chance of re-signing Kovalchuk because we could have put together a better package than that, without mortgaging the future …although, at a cap hit of 10+ mill per, not sure I would even want him re-signed.

    I am happy they didn’t trade for him. I just don’t think we’re ready for a guy like him here yet, as nice as it would be.

  11. Horpensky says:

    I don’t think Kovalchuk had any intention of signing in Atlanta in the first place. He gave up some massive offers that I doubt anyone would give him at free agency.

    Anyways, I’ll believe Dreger’s word over Tambo’s.

  12. zackman35 says:

    Horpensky: I don’t think Kovalchuk had any intention of signing in Atlanta in the first place. He gave up some massive offers that I doubt anyone would give him at free agency. Anyways, I’ll believe Dreger’s word over Tambo’s.

    Haha, don’t you mean Tencers? And in that case I would too. I wonder what kind of network he has if he can always whip information like this out so fast. And people are already saying how classless he is for rejecting the offers, until he rejects offers in the off-season then we can start pointing figures. =p

  13. chucker says:

    Bergfors is a great young player. Odyua is a tough D man. I was hoping we’d sign him last summer. Edit. They got Cormier and a 1st as well. That’s a lot for a rental.

    I wonder if Lou Lam opens up the wallet to keep him now. I would have to think so after giving up that much. I just wonder if Kovalchuk will be willing to forego free agency though. I really doubt it.

    I’m glad the Flyers didn’t get him. They are tainted now.

  14. Racki says:

    So there’s an interview between Tencer, Stauffer and Tambellini up now. There’s two things that kind of stand out a bit (one mentioned already):
    – Discussions have picked up. Some teams want to wait until after Olympics, however.
    – After a big long schpiel by Dan Tencer, Tambellini cuts back to the list and says “I’m not aware of that list, so I don’t know where that’s coming from. In my mind, that’s totally inaccurate.”

    Sounds to me like he’s being honest that the list isn’t right (maybe partly right, but not 100% right).

    And I agree with Horpensky that Kovalchuk just had no intention of signing with Atlanta. That’s pretty obvious, when they offer him 7 years at the max and he shoots it down.

  15. Puritania says:

    I’m pretty sure I read at TSN.ca that the Kovie offer from Waddell was a 12 year $101 million dollar contract.

    Edit: “Ultimately, we offered Kovy more than $101 million over 12 years, which would have been the highest contract signed by an impending unrestricted free agent in the history of the league. If accepted, this contract would have been the second highest offer ever to any NHL player. We also met his desire to be the highest paid player based on average annual salary with a separate offer of 7 years at $10M per year ($70M). This offer is $0.5M higher per year than any other player.”

    Guess we are both right :)

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=308953

  16. Racki says:

    Yah I only mentioned the 7 year at $10M offer because that’s the max cap hit. He could get a longer term at max salary, perhaps, but that’s incredibly doubtful. Basically a deal won’t get any better than that, I don’t think. And if he’s turning down max salary, obviously he isn’t that interested in staying there.

    I kind of wonder if Waddell maybe jumped the gun a bit on a deal though.

  17. mrgod2u says:

    If someone will bite on Souray for a playoff appearance in a season where he is recovering from both a concussion and a surgery then yay us…

    As for Waddell jumping the gun… Why would he not take that deal, that is an insane amount of players for the rental rights to a great player. I don’t see the offers really getting that much better at the deadline, in fact with him turning down that contract offer I could see a lot of GM’s lowering their offered trades. Atlanta will definitely have to go UFA for a scorer, but they should have no shortage of money now to pursue that with. If Kovi walks on the Devils at seasons end without a cup banner hanging from NJ’s rafters, Lou will look like a retard for selling the future for nothing.

  18. Steve-O says:

    wait until summer and send his ass wherever we get the best deal from…atlanta is looking for a player now and has cap room

    as for kovalchuk to nj, if he resigns then its a good deal, if not then its an overpay (unless they win the cup), but he wasn’t leaving atl for anything less than that

  19. neufab says:

    Tambi also mentioned that you don’t accomplish eveerything in one deadline, draft day or off season. Sounds to me like he’s prepairing his excuses ahead of time in case he ends up looking passive. I’m thinking he’ll do something, though it may not be what fans are expecting and/or wanting. The off season contract situation may tell the bigger tale. We shall see I guess.

  20. Racki says:

    Nick Boynton is now on re-entry waivers… stop teasing me Anaheim…

    Pro-rated and divided by 2, it’ll probably cost somewhere around 250k to pick him up for the season.

    That said, I doubt we’ll pick him up, and I can see why. Tambi will be busy focusing on dropping salary, not picking it up, as small as it is.

  21. Bostonoiler says:

    Ethan Moreau has been involved in a lot of rumors lately, the latest to the Kings. I think he will be traded. Pisani dosn’t matter becuase he won’t get re-signed, Comrie and Souray will be traded, O’Sullivan traded, Nilsson traded, Staios traded and a fresh start begins. We are 1 week from the roster freeze, things are about to get really interesting.

  22. Racki says:

    Yah, the are probably going to at least try to get a pick or something for Pisani.

    I’m hoping that Comrie is not traded and is re-signed though. He’s a good guy to have around here. Can’t get rid of all the vets. And he hasn’t been contaminated by our offensive-vacuum veterans.

  23. neufab says:

    Racki: Nick Boynton is now on re-entry waivers…

    My understanding of Boynton is he’s a steady defensive d-man and I think would be an upgrade over Struds (who in all fairness has played better than expected). To satisfy my own curiosity I looked up his stats. He’s played 42 games, as has Grebs, and thus the logic for me to compare the two. I qualify that by admitting stats are flawed in telling a partial story only, especially with 2 different types of players… but anyway:

    Grebs (6’0″ – 209 lb & shoots L) – 42 gp – 5 g – 12 a = 17 pts – 22 pim – 38 shots (+17 missed) – 32 hits – 49 blocked shots – 53 give aways – 14 take aways – and -15 (average 21:38 time on ice)

    Boynton (6’1″ – 218 lb & shoots R) – 42 gp – 1 g – 6 a = 7 pts – 59 pim – 39 shots (+22 missed) – 61 hits – 54 blocked shots – 18 give aways – 12 take aways – and +1 (average 16:45 time on ice)

    Plante has looked steady, and if he gets quicker then we’ve got a good one down the road.

  24. Racki says:

    Yah I think Boynton would, at the very least, be an upgrade on Strudwick (who Quinn seems to love) and possibly even on Staios. He’s a pretty physical d-man too. It’s good to see Plante, but I wouldn’t mind shipping someone back down, perhaps Chorney.

    Btw, until his first game here, I didn’t realize that Plante was a RHD.. that’s good news.

    Boynton is also a RHD, which is another bonus to picking him up, but that would likely then mean sending Plante down.

  25. gr8one says:

    so, twatwaffle is reporting that the Oilers are showing interest in Carey Price, and is also saying that with the recent strong play from Halak that price might in fact be the goalie on the block.

    doubtful there is any merit to this, but for arguments sake I’m interested in knowing some of your thoughts on this.

  26. Racki says:

    If they didn’t show interest in Halak (which personally I still insist is a helluva goalie waiting for his chance, and have been saying that for a while… Chucker too), I don’t see them interested in Price either, but who knows. Price has the higher expectations (not sure about potential though) though. I think he’s getting crushed by fan expectation actually. He’d fare no better here either, under Edmonton fan scrutiny.

    I could look dumb saying this in a few years, but I’d still take Halak over price if we could.

  27. chucker says:

    Not sure if anyone saw this yet but Burke’s son was killed in a vehical collision. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Toronto/2010/02/05/12765516.html

    Tragic. Truly.

  28. gr8one says:

    chucker: Not sure if anyone saw this yet but Burke’s son was killed in a vehical collision.http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Toronto/2010/02/05/12765516.htmlTragic.Truly.

    Indeed,

    I think it’s easy as fans sometimes to read media reports and say things like “I hate Brian Burke” but when something like this happens it reminds us that they’re just people too.

    It sucks, and my deep condolences go out to the family.

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