Thursday, June 28, 2007

Players not offered QOs

Here's a list of restricted free agents who were not given qualifying offers and who will join the unrestricted pool come July 1 (notables in italics):

Yared Hagos, C
Brad Winchester, RW (VI)
Alex Auld, G
Juraj Kolnik, RW
Alexei Semenov, D
Jamie Lundmark, C
Shay Stephenson, LW
Joey Mormina, D
Barry Brust, G
Greg Hogeboom, RW
Yutaka Fukufuji, G
Adam Hall, RW
Karel Rachunek, D
Michel Ouellet, RW
Andrew Penner, G
Michal Macho, LW
Glenn Olson, LW
Curtis Sanford, G
Aaron Johnson, D
Jaroslav Balastik, W
Andy Hilbert, F
Sebastien Caron, G
David McKee, G
Nathan Marsters, G
Doug O'Brien, D
Jiri Novotny, C
Kris Beech, C
Johnny Oduya, D

If there are others you've seen that should be on this list, let me know. Meanwhile, Marc Chouinard joins the list of those being bought out this summer.


At 2:30 p.m., June 28, 2007, Anonymous Drew said...

Aaron Johnson - D and Jaroslav Balastik - W of Columbus were not offered QO's either.

At 2:31 p.m., June 28, 2007, Anonymous Drew said...

not that either of those are particularly notable though.

At 2:40 p.m., June 28, 2007, Anonymous pete said...

The Fukufuji experiment is regrettably over

At 2:45 p.m., June 28, 2007, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Thanks Drew - I'd thought I had everyone, but apparently not.

At 2:50 p.m., June 28, 2007, Anonymous Matt Gunn said...

I'm interested in seeing what kind of offers Ouellet gets. He has some pretty good potential... I'd expect him to see offers around $2 million/year from teams in need of young scoring forwards.

At 2:50 p.m., June 28, 2007, Anonymous Frank said...

How much says Crawford (coach LA) convinces Lomardi(GM,LA) to sign Auld to back up Cloutier, now that Garon has become a free agent!!!!

Or will Lombardi have now learned to ignore Crawford's advise!!!

At 4:10 p.m., June 28, 2007, Blogger Bitchany said...

I think it's awful that they didn't offer Fukufuji a qualifying offer...poor kid.

At 5:04 p.m., June 28, 2007, Anonymous Kevin Forbes said...

Sebastien Caron, David McKee, Nathan Marsters and Doug O'Brien from Anaheim.
OC Register Link

Not that noteworthy, but Caron and O'Brien have NHL experience and McKee rode the bench a few times in Anaheim this year when injuries hit

At 5:33 p.m., June 28, 2007, Anonymous Matt Gunn said...

Washington's Jiri Novotny and Kris Beetch were also not tendered a qualifying offer (source:

Didn't McKee just sign a contract with Anaheim this past offseason? I guess they didn't like what they saw.


At 6:00 p.m., June 28, 2007, Blogger saskhab said...

Too bad about Shay Stephenson... I'm from his hometown and everyone was quite surprised to see him get a cup of coffee this past year for LA. Hopefully he goes to a new organization that doesn't have such roster upheavel and he can find a role. His younger bro, Logan, should make it with Pheonix in a couple of years, though.

I'm guessing with Jonas Hillier signed in Anaheim is part of the reason that McKee was let go. I'm sure McKee will quickly resurface with a team that could use a younger AHL goalie... maybe Buffalo or the Islanders.

At 11:32 a.m., June 29, 2007, Anonymous Kevin Forbes said...

McKee had a contract full of incentives, I think his actual cap hit was around 1.8 million. I wouldn't rule it out that he may return to Anaheim's system, but at a lower price. Basically, the Ducks had him break his game right down to fundamentals and re-work everything, so there were some struggles.

Hiller seems to be the logical choice to replace Bryzgalov if Bryz is traded as expected. But with that said, Hiller's deal is also full of incentives, to the tune of over 3 million. In order to get Hiller to choose them, the Ducks must have told him that he'd have a chance at fighting for an NHL spot (only a one year contract as well) and financially, I'm not sure if they can make it work. Depending on the situation, Hiller could be heading back to Europe next summer if he spends the year with Portland.

Anaheim also has J.P. Levasseur moving up from the QMJHL. But still there are open spots in both Portland and Augusta (ECHL).

Sebastien Caron has signed in Europe.

At 1:04 p.m., June 29, 2007, Blogger John Fischer said...

Johnny Oduya did not get a qualifying offer from the Devils. The Star Ledger states as such in today's edition

At 4:38 p.m., June 29, 2007, Blogger d-lee said...

Am I crazy, or do I remember hearing that the Flyers are going to initiate club-elected salary arbitration hearings with Joni Pitkanen rather than tender him a qualifying sheet?

Whether they're taking him to arbitration or not, I think he's still without a qualifying sheet.

At 12:45 a.m., June 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Lambert from the Habs.

At 11:52 a.m., June 30, 2007, Blogger Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

The Canadiens bought out both Tony Salmelainen and Jassen Cullimore.


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