Monthly Archives: March 2009

Experts Look: What's Up Burke's Sleeve?

HTML: The Toronto Media

Yes, Brian Burke has been all over the news in Toronto with his opinions, theories and updates on how he intends to handle his Maple Leafs team heading into the trade deadline.

But was it all a big “smoke screen” for a much larger and well-devised plan Burke and his staff have been working on that no one saw or will see coming???

Trade Deadline Eve – Players likely to be traded tomorrow

Twas the night before … the trade deadline!!! Here are some updates of players who are likely to be moved tomorrow.

Quick Oil Drops and Other News

Kevin Lowe, Steve Tambellini and the rest of the Oilers brass are bunkering down in Ottawa for d-day. The Oil would like to make a splash but it’s more likely that will have to wait for the summer.

Possible bargaining chips for the Oilers include: W Erik Cole, W Robert Nilsson, F Marc Pouliot, F Rob Schremp, D Ladislav Smid, D Taylor Chorney and possibly of most value, one of D Tom Gilbert or D Denis Grebeshkov.

Nylander to Montreal, Guerin to Washington?

According to Ron Fournier of CKAC, the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington would be talking about a deal to send Michael Nylander to Montreal…

Tons of Waiver Moves

Moves of the morning. is reporting that the following moves have taken place this morning. “The Pittsburgh Penguins placed two-time All-Star Miroslav Satan on waivers, The Ducks placed Brendan Morrison on waivers, Gerber was once again placed on waivers and the Tampa Bay Lightning have placed Gary Roberts on waivers.

Kaberle off the block?

Brian Burke is not expecting to trade Kaberle or Ian White at the deadline, but names like Antropov and Mayers are still buzzing around.

Trade Deadline updates and Rumors (Hurricanes, Leafs and Coyotes)

The latest rumors on the Hurricanes, an update on Dominic Moore and the latest on Derek Morris.

Big Decisions to be made on Pronger and Bouwmeester is reporting on the tough decisions that will have to be made on Pronger and Bouwmeester.

Senators Update + Speculation is reporting that Senators Defenseman Filip Kuba has reversed his stance with regard to waiving his no trade clause. It is now speculated that if the soon to be unrestricted free agent can not agree to a new deal by tomorrow than he will be willing to waive his no movement clause in order to be moved to a different team.

Wings Looking At Options?

For weeks now, Detroit GM Ken Holland has been publicly saying that his goaltending is good enough. Even if the public is telling him he’s wrong. Holland feels that the Wings do not need an upgrade on Chris Osgood & Ty Conklin. So the question is – Is he right? Are the Wings tenders okay?

Ruutu back to Pittsburgh?

Pierre Lebrun is reporting on a ton of rumors, many of them are the same as what HTR has published, but a new rumor that is mentioned is that the Penguins may be looking to awing a deal with the Senators for Jarkku Ruutu, who left the Penguins last season to sign with the Senators.

Tampa Bay to trade St. Louis and a Canuck Tid bit is reporting that “Marty St. Louis, rather than Vinny Lecavalier, may be the Tampa Bay Lightning star that could be on the move.” + HTR provides a tidbit on Alex Burrows.

Dandenault likeliest Hab to get dealt

According to Montreal Canadiens Forward/Defenseman Mathieu Dandenault is the most likely on the team to be traded.