Yes, Mr. Domi, did you have something to say?
"He looks like a kid again. He's flying out there."
So says Tie Domi, the Maple Leafs winger who's been known to work out with Steve Thomas, fan favourite, 42 years old, and hungry for a championship. Thomas says the team hasn't contacted him, but he's ready to go if needed. And just to be clear:
"I think people know by now that this was my favourite place to play."
Toronto, that is. And so we wait and see. Yesterday, we asked if you thought signing Thomas was a good idea and reaction was weighted to the negative side. The word 'desperation' came up more than once. Thomas might have to to, with fan choice Anson Carter expected to land in Vancouver today.
Sorry 'bout all that Alexander-Mogilny-is-going-to-Florida talk. Must've been that Gary Roberts/Joe Nieuwendyk hangover. Mogilny, one of the most skilled players to wear the Maple Leafs jersey returned to New Jersey with a $7 million, 2-year deal. Cha-ching! The Devils even went over the salary cap to get him. If he's healthy like he says he is, he just might be worth it.
Also, all signs point to Curtis Joseph playing in Phoenix this year.
Steve Moore's lawsuit against the NHL is pending in a Denver court. He expains the suit to the Denver Post and updates his recovery.
"My hope is that one thing that comes out of this is something that could prevent something like this from happening again, so people can't say hockey didn't learn from these incidents that kind of mar its image," he says.
The Islanders still don't have goalie Rick DiPietro under contract. Under the new CBA, the Isles are only required to pay him the league minimum. This could get ugly. The door is also open for another team to sign the rising star to an offer sheet, forcing the Islanders to match, or lose him.
"It would have to be one hell of an offer sheet," says GM Mike Milbury.
In Tampa, they're feeling relief at having Vincent Lecavalier locked up, now the highest paid player in team history. Still,
Finally, with cap room shrinking and some big names requiring big contracts, the Ottawa Senators are reportedly shopping defenceman Wade Redden.