– New blog up tomorrow.
– Capitals’ F Sergei Fedorov, who turns 40 this season, is looking to re-sign with the Caps. Fedorov will be a UFA on July 1, but will likely have to take a paycut from the $4M he made this season. An ankle injury limited Fedorov to 52 regular-season games this year, but he appeared in all 14 playoff games, posting eight points and averaging 16:39 of ice time. Fedorov said his agent approached the team about a contract extension near midseason, but was told negotiations would not begin until after the playoffs. Stay tuned.
– According to the Vancouver Sun, the Canucks remain positive that they can re-sign the Sedin twins, as well as G Roberto Luongo to new contracts. GM Mike Gillis confirmed that he will not ask Luongo to waive his no-trade clause.
Luongo has one year/$7.5M remaining until unrestricted free agency, whereas the Sedins could command more than $6M apiece as free agents on July 1. The Sedins finished with 92 points in 92 games – identical in more than appearance – all while shattering the notion they wilt under pressure.
– The Flames remain quiet in regards to their management positions this offseason. With a year left on his contract and a longtime friendship with Daryll Sutter, Mike Keenan could lead the Flames for another season. Talk around the Saddledome all season suggested the assistant coaches did a lot of the teaching – however, their contracts all expire at the end of June.
– Billionaire Jim Balsillie is willing to own the Coyotes and let them stay in Phoenix for another season – with some provisos – if he should be allowed to purchase the team through bankruptcy proceedings, according to documents filed late Friday night.
There is also a slight chance that the team could be moved to Las Vegas. Stay tuned.
– Contrary to early reports, the Mavericks are believed to be trying to re-sign G Jason Kidd.
– Newark Mayor Cory Booker predicts that a sale of the Nets is imminent, but he worries that investors in Kansas City and Seattle may prove fierce competition to his goal of seeing the Nets move to the Prudential Center.
Speaking on Newark radio station WBGO-FM Thursday night, Booker took a call from “Bob,” a former Teaneck resident who inquired about the likelihood of the Nets moving to Brooklyn. The Nets have insisted, in the face of widespread criticism based on the shaky lending environment, that they will break ground on a Brooklyn arena this summer and move into it in the fall of 2011.
– Wayman Tisdale, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma in the mid-1980s, has passed away. He was 44. Tisdale died Friday at a hospital in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he died after a two-year battle with cancer. Tisdale played a dozen years in the NBA and later became an accomplished jazz musician.