Like Toskala didn't have enough problems concentrating...

Monday Madness

Happy Monday Morning `Yotes fans! Grab your cup of coffee and take a deep breath as the work week is about to start.

Who would of thought that August 9th would of come around and still Ilya Kovalchuck still would be without a home for the 2010-11 NHL Season? Surely not this hockey fan.  Today is the day we find out if the contract signed by Kovy with the New Jersey Devils will be accepted or if it is back to the drawing board.

Over the weekend the Plymouth Whalers from the OHL had an Alumni Game to raise money for Autism. Numbers have no yet been released from the game; however, a Highlight Video has been released: 

Current NHL players that attended the event include: Chad LaRose (Hurricanes), James Wisniewski (Islanders), David Legwand (Predators), and Jared Boll (Blue Jackets).

Mo2Motown is now complete as Mike Modano has signed a contract with the Detroit Red Wings.  Modano drafted first overall in 1988 draft spent his entire career (until this point) with the North Stars/ Stars organization. A native of Livonia/Westland, Michigan Modano joins other ‘hometown heros’ Brian Rafalski (Dearborn) Drew Miller (born in New Jersey but grew up and attended MSU along with goaltending brother Ryan Miller you may have heard about), and Justin Abdelkader (Muskegon).

Is it possible that we have seen the last of Vesa Toskala in the NHL?  Reports are coming from Sweden that the Finnish goaltender may sign a contract with the Elitserien (Swedish Elite League) team Färjestad.   Toskala, a 1995 draft pick by the San Jose Sharks once backed up Miikka Kiprusoff on the Sharks while Evgeni Nabokov and the Sharks were in a contract dispuet before becoming a member of the Leafs (who was dealt to the Anaheim Ducks  J.S. Giguere then finnished (haha) this past season with the Calgary Flames).  Now Nabby finds himself back in Russia playing for the KHL and Toskala looks to be heading to Sweden for the SEL – How things have changed….

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