Well, today was quite the active day in the NHL. Let’s see if we can recap it all:
- The Rangers 2010-2011 schedule was announced.
- The Penguins re-signed Matt Cooke. Glen Sather responded by claiming he won’t sign any free agent that wishes to avoid elbows to the head.
- Scott Niedermayer retired. He will be a first ballot Hall of Famer.
- Florida traded Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell to Boston for Dennis Wideman, the 15th pick in the 2010 draft, and a third round pick in the 2011 draft.
- Tom Renney was named Head Coach of the Edmonton Oilers, with Pat Quinn staying on as a Special Advisor.
- Dino Ciccarelli was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Good for him.
- Tomas Plekanec re-upped with the Montreal Canadiens to the tune of $6 million a year for 4 years.
- In Rangers news, the Rangers will not tender Enver Lisin a qualifying offer, making him a UFA on July 1.
- Last, but not least, the NHLPA voted to invoke a 5% raise on the salary cap for next season. The cap, which is tied to league revenues based on the middle of the season, will be somewhere between $58.5 million and $59 million for the 2010-2011 season. By invoking this raise, the current CBA has been extended until the end of the 2011-2012 season.
Whew! What a day!