After being offered a one-year deal by the Washington Capitals, free agent forward Peter Bondra has made a counterproposal for two years and more money.
According to his agent, Pavel Datsyuk intends to sign with his Russian pro team if the Detroit Red Wings don’t sign him by Labour Day.
”If the Red Wings are unable to sign a contract with Datsyuk by then, than we would have to postpone the negotiations with Detroit until next spring,” Datsyuk’s agent Gary Greenstin told Soviet Sport newspaper on Wednesday.
Ted Saskin, the man designated to replace the recently departed Bob Goodenow as the NHLPA’s executive director, was allegedly improperly hired on a long-term contract worth $2 million US per year. The controversy stems back to the sidestepping of bylaws back when Saskin was promoted in July, and boiled over Thursday when reports surfaced on the apparent phone ratification of the new deal.