NHL Breeze: Aug.4 Morning

Joseph TrentonAnalyst IIIAugust 4, 2010

NEWARK, NJ - JULY 20:  Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils speaks with the media after announcing his contract renewal at the Prudential Center on July 20, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Here is a new section for your hockey fixes each morning and evening each day. Called NHL Breeze. Joseph will bring you some of the latest news and updates you should be aware of around the National Hockey League, and in the evening, check out the latest stories and updates to the developments. So here it is!



  • Ilya Kovalchuk hearing still ongoing, and we should learn more from the NHL camp, Devils, and Kovalchuk himself on the subject
  • Antti Niemi, a two-day UFA is expected to be offered NHL contracts. NYI, Washington, San Jose, Philadelphia are few of the likely destinations
  • Maxim Afinogenov is closer to a decision with regards to his playing career (NHL vs KHL)
  • Reports out of Sweden suggests that Peter Forsberg wants to return to the NHL for this coming season, skating with MoDo now
  • Willie Mitchell have made his shortlist of teams to play for, and closer to picking his team. Vancouver remains on th list
  • Tyler Seguin matched the Taylor Hall rookie maximum contract on Tuesday. Making a maximum of $3.75 million a year under the salary cap
  • Tomas Kaberle clock ticks to 12 days. Where will he land? Western teams has more suitors than the East