Monthly Archives: November 2006

Coyotes Trade Rumor Updates

The Arizona Republic has recently reported that the ‘Yotes discussed a trade with San Jose for G Evgeni Nabokov in exchange for D Nick Boynton, but the Sharks asked for D Ed Jovanoski in return and Phoenix refused. Today, the Republic reports that discussions with Buffalo for G Biron continue, but “the asking price is still too high”. 


San Jose Sharks goalie Vesa Toskala is reportedly available, but with a 7-1 record and a 2.12 GAA, he would require a lot more in return than Robert Esche (1-3, 5.32 GAA). The Flyers might sweeten a deal for Toskala by offering R.J. Umberger. Or they could use Umberger in a trade with the Calgary Flames to get defenseman Roman Hamrlik.

Desjardins back out of retiremeent and Esche being punted?

Quietly, Holmgren investigated the availability of former captain Eric Desjardins, who retired after last season. While Holmgren floated the idea of Desjardins as returning as an assistant coach with the Phantoms, the conversation turned, too, to the veteran defenseman’s injured hip. “When I talked to him the other day about coaching,” Holmgren said, “I got the impression that he still was not 100 percent.” But should Desjardins be healthy and the Flyers be within range of the playoffs in, say, February ..why not?

Philadelphia Eyes Swiss Prospect Romy

According to yesterday’s edition of Swiss newspaper Le Matin, the Philadelphia Flyers are about to tender a two-way contract offer to 21-year-old Swiss prospect Kevin Romy.

War of Words between Roy Latendresse

The biggest story in Montreal is connected to Patrick Roy’s comments about Guillaume Latendresse (

lots of teams need to make moves?

I know it’s only 15 games or so for most teams in the NHL, but there is some talk going on. The three teams who will likely make are a deal are Philadelphia, Ottawa, and Calgary. Philly, and Ottawa, are underachieving, but Calgary has very disappointing, and for sure haven’t been playing like the Stanley cup contenders they were expected to be.

End of days in Sensland…at least for a few individuals

The once mighty Ottawa Senators follow up a blown 3 goal lead against the Caps with not one, but two blown 2 goal leads against the Thrashers last night, sending them on their first 5 game losing streak since 1996, the last season Ottawans didn’t get heartbroken in the playoffs (for lack of getting into the playoffs). Owner Eugene Melnyk can’t be happy, so look for changes to come if the Sens don’t turn it around by the end of this road trip.

What really happened with Clarke?

I have been thinking about this interim GM label lately and find it very odd that Paul Holmgren would have that label. I mean look at it this way, Clarke has been Snider’s MAN for decades and now all of a sudden he steps down without giving the team any chance to find a replacement for him.

Leafys Rumor Roundup

After a disappointing election night for me, (Did anyone else see the Whalers jersey at the Joe Lieberman rally???) I am back to the rumor mill, and deals are being discussed heavily.

Sundin Out 3 to 4 Weeks

“Mats Sundin will be out of the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup for 3-4 weeks with a slight ligament tear in his elbow. ” –

More woes for Philly.

Flyers Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim McCrossin announced on Tuesday that forward Jeff Carter will be out of action for approximately six weeks due to a broken bone that was revealed following an MRI today.

Does Toronto have the next Lidstrom

According to hockey buzz a late leaf pick Anton Stralman could be the next Lidstrom, heres the article if you want to see it. Seems interesting if the leafs got Defenseman prospect of his potential coming to the marlies sometime soon

Latendresse playing in the 1st line

According to, rookie Guillaume Latendresse will be playing in the 1st during the game against the Oilers while Hab’s best scorer so far, Chris Higgins, is injured for the next 6 weeks!