Monthly Archives: November 2010

Forsberg to try one last comeback

I know, I know. I know.
We’ve been down this road too many times now. It probably will never happen.

But that can’t stop me from reporting the news that Peter Forsberg is going to try one final, final, final, final, final comeback to play competitive hockey again. Actually, I’m just passing along a first report that just hit the airwaves in Sweden, which you can link to here.

Leafs weigh risks, benefits of bringing up Kadri

One month after Brian Burke and Ron Wilson could have easily been elected co-mayors of Toronto, the goodwill vanished as quickly as a Toronto Maple Leafs lead.

The team has 10 losses in its past 11 games. The players have already had a dreaded players-only meeting. There are even tickets available for some November games. News that team owner Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is preparing itself for the eventual departure of Burke’s boss, president Richard Peddie, was greeted with cheers. The fans, when they are not screaming for the heads of Burke and his head coach Wilson, are asking why prodigy-in-waiting Nazem Kadri has not been called up from the farm team.

BRUINS FACING TOUGH CHOICES ONCE STURM, SAVARD RETURN

Failing a setback, Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard will return to the team’s lineup later this month or early in December. Meanwhile, Marco Sturm isn’t far behind and hopes to rejoin the Bruins by mid-December at the latest.

Combined, Savard and Sturm represent a $7.5 million cap hit, which would put Boston about $2 million over the $59.4 million cap.

NHL News and Rumors – Nov 11, 2010

Senators GM trades … pleasantries

Flames Insider: Iginla issue picks up steam

Bruins’ comeback shocks Pens at home

Savard to join Bruins for practice

More details in the morning Globe and Boston.com, but Marc Savard is expected to start skating with the Bruins in the next 2-3 days.

According to general manager Peter Chiarelli, reached today as he made his way from Toronto to Boston, the 33-year-old Savard has continued to make good progress since ”ramping up” his workouts a couple of weeks ago.

CANADIENS TRADE DEFENCEMAN O'BYRNE TO AVALANCHE

The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday that the club has traded defenceman Ryan O’Byrne to the Colorado Avalanche for forward Michael Bournival.

Ryan O’Byrne was pointless in three games with the Canadiens this season.

Since he first joined the NHL, O’Byrne has amassed 16 points, 181 penalty minutes and maintained a minus-3 in 128 regular season games with the Canadiens.

Leafs feel the heat in Florida

The heat’s on the Maple Leafs, 27 degrees outside, a seven-game losing streak at the rink, Brian Burke talking changes and their own goalie calling them out.

So the Leafs tried to take motivational matters into their own hands, gathering at their hotel for a players-only meeting on Wednesday morning, delving into why a good training camp and a four-game winning streak turned into a 1-7-3 mess.

how to make the leafs better

its become apparent that the toronto maple leafs have went off course which some expected to take place threw the first quarter of the season, and given many online publications already posted the blame game comes out .

Personally patience and drafting has been a proven method that would work in this day and age, some angry collumists and bloggers are already after coach ron wilsons job.
tsn wrote the following :http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=340397

If The Maple Leafs Organization Was Smart

If the Toronto Maple Leafs organization was smart than they would trade all of the players for which they can obtain draft picks in the first round, and trade them now. In doing this Brian Burke should be hoping to hell that he can fix his mistake of trading away his 1st round draft pick for 2011.

still time…. but not for long

– An ego like Brian Burke couldn’t possibly bare giving up two top lotto picks in consecutive season…… there is still time to salvage the season

The Calgary Flames lead the league in a dangerous category: Inflexibility.

As time ticks away on an organization on the precipice of having to rebuild, Flames management is saddled with a dilemma that finds its roster filled with 11 players who have the power of vetoing any proposed trade.

Brian Burke: Ron Wilson ‘safe’ as Leafs coach

Ron Wilson’s job as coach of the Maple Leafs is “safe,” according to general manager Brian Burke.

The players? Well, that’s a different story. While the GM said “there’s no panic here,” he is itching to upgrade the talent level on the team. There just aren’t any viable offers on the table at the moment.

The Leafs have lost five consecutive games, the last two in shootouts, and have dropped eight of their last nine.

Islanders getting ready to fire their coach?

There is talk circulating through the network of hockey personnel people that Scott Gordon ‘s job behind the Islanders’ bench is in serious jeopardy.