Caps look for cap relief from Poti, Poti hopes to be ready … Boogaard’s brother faces charges … Goalie tandems set … Flyers interested in Drury

  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: The Washington Capitals aren’t expecting Tom Poti to be ready for training camp, and his $2.875 million cap hit could be placed on LTIR. Poti may be thinking differently, in an email from his agent, “He is working with his trainers throughout the summer with the intention that he will be ready to fully participate once training camp begins.”
  • James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: With the Sabres signing backup Jhonas Enroth yesterday, it basically gives have team their goalie tandem for next year. Still without a team are Ray Emery, Marty Turco, Evgeni Nabokov and Pascal Leclaire.
  • Mark Everson of the NY Post: The hiring of Pete DeBoer won’t affect Zach Parise’s whether to sign a long-term deal or not.

    “I made up my mind before the coach was hired that it wasn’t going to impact that decision,” Parise said. “I was anxious to see who was going to be the coach, but not for contract purposes.”

    If the Devils and Parise go to arbitration, we’ll get a 1 year deal and become a UFA after next season.

  • Andy Strickland of True Hockey: St. Louis Blues Chairman Dave Checketts thinks a deal to sell the Blues will be completed by the start of the season. 100% of the team is for sale. Game Plan LLC is expected to set a deadline date for groups interested in making a bid. Once all offers are submitted, Game Plan, Checketts and the NHL will go through them picking the best option. The purchase price could be around $200 million and would include the Scottrade Center.


  1. Jeff

    July 22, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I thought Drury retired?

  2. Mark Easson

    July 22, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Nope … Bought out by Rangers

  3. D

    July 22, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Will he be ready for the start of the season? I thought he was injured

  4. DEFlyerFan

    July 22, 2011 at 11:06 am


    The guy only played 24 games last season and only rang up 5 points!

    He’s finished! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Philly, do NOT sign him!

  5. DEFlyerFan

    July 22, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Philly should be smart and sign John Madden over Drury if they feel they still must sign someone else.

  6. Joe

    July 22, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Last time I checked, Evgeni Nabokov was signed by the New York Islanders. He is not without a team.

  7. Mark Easson

    July 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm


    Nabakov is with the Islanders. I think Mirtle was implying that he’s likely not going to be playing for them since they have Dipietro, Montoya, and several young goalies that need to play.