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Derek Joslin, Marc-Andre Gragnani and The Waiver Wire

A couple days before the NHL free agency period began, the Hurricanes decided to buy out the final year of defenseman Derek Joslin's contract and allowed him to become a UFA. It shouldn't take a genius to figure out why Joslin was bought out when you look at the season he had. He didn't contribute much offense, had the worst possession numbers on the team despite receiving...
Via Shutdown Line
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Sign Marc-Andre Gragnani

In what seems like an odd move, the Hurricanes decided to bring another defenseman on board for next year by signing Marc-Andre Gragnani to a one-year, two-way deal. The contract will pay Gragnani $800,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the AHL, which is a slight raise over the $550,000 he made last season. He spent all of last season in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres and the Vancouver...
Via Shutdown Line
July 11, 2012  |  Discuss

GARTH: Gragnani To The Canes

He was once considered Buffalo's top D prospect. Who among us will ever forget Grags' coming out party durinng the first round series vs. Philly in 2011. 7 points in 7 games ain't bad, rookie. Gragnani started slowly for the Sabres in 2011-12, and was eventually dealt to Vancouver on trade deadline day. Today, he's a Carolina Hurricane. Marc Andre Gragnani...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Marc-Andre Gragnani Signs With Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Gragnani $800,000 on the NHL level or $105,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level. “Marc-Andre was in the NHL all...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Gillis Canucks GM confirms Marc Andre Gragnani has been qualified

Earlier this week the Vancouver Canucks did the expected and tendered qualifying offers to restricted free-agent goalies Cory Schneider and Eddie Lack. There were some guys from last years roster that were in limbo. Marc-Andre Gragnani, Mike Duco, Victor Oreskovich and Ryan Parent. They had to be qualified or released by June 25. Quote: On Monday Gillis...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks birthday presents: Marc-Andre Gragnani

Happy Birthday To You… This is a new feature on NWSB and its purpose is to let you know, if you are the girlfriend of the player or just a stalker, what you can get him for his birthday. He's hard-core that Marc-Andre! (Photo - The Canadian Press) We’ll have a column up for a specific player the week of his birthday because we all know leaving birthday presents until...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Canucks Player Intros: Wait, qui est Marc-Andre Gragnani?

Wolfgang Amadeus Gragnani Quick what happened last Monday? I can’t actually hear you but I’m assuming you said the Canucks traded Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian, though you should never assume because it makes an ass out of you, especially when you got the trade wrong. Alex Sulzer, who you forgot existed until 3:30 pm Monday, was also shipped out in the deal for Marc-Andre Gragnani...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

GARTH: Grags Scratched; Miller Starts

Sacre bleu! Marc Andre Gragnani will be the odd man out tonight in his hometown of Montreal. Gragnani must be disappointed that his family and friends cannot see him play live in person. Too bad. Lindy needs wins, and he will ice the team that he feels gives him the best chance of leveraging two points from the Habs. Lindy has healthy choices in Regehr and Ehrhoff...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

GARTH: Second Chance

Marc Andre Gragnani's four game hiatus comes to an end tonight. thanks, ****...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

GARTH: Gragnani In / Ellis Out

Marc Andre Gragnani has been granted the 11th hour reprieve from the Governor. Lindy skated 7 D in the warm-ups. Gragnani will play a hybrid wing/D assignment tonight. Matt Ellis is your scratch. Jochen Hecht and Corey Tropp are also out. ****
Via HockeyBuzz
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss
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