In a puzzling, shocking signing, Calgary has brought back Olli Jokinen for two years. After Olli's comments to me yesterday regarding the Calgary Sun column, I can't wait to read the coverage tomorrow.
Now Saku Koivu's returning to Anaheim for two years.
Where's that leave the Wild? Besides crickets, multiple sources from both sides say the Wild is trying hard to sign Moorhead native Matt Cullen. No decision yet, but I bet he comes in somewhere between 3 and 3.5M on at least three years. He is the guy the Wild want -- 100 percent and the guy they're devoting most their day to.
The only other center that fits the bill is Matt Lombardi, but I hear he's asked for between 3.8 and 4.5M on a long-term deal.
Lombardi is a very hard, hard-working, very good player, but that's a lot of money and I just don't see the Wild going there.
As for Boogaard, he signed a four-year, $6.6 million deal with the Rangers.
OK, more soon....