Monthly Archives: January 2011

Leafs’ Giguere willing to waive no-trade clause?

Goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere said he is willing to consider waiving his no-trade clause if Leafs GM Brian Burke wants to trade him.

“I haven’t waived my no trade, I haven’t talked to Burke at all about it, but I’ve said, if Burke was to come see me, I would owe him the respect to think about it and talk to my family about it,” said Giguere.

“When and if this happens, we’ll see what happens.”

NABOKOV, RED WINGS CLOSE TO FINALIZING DEAL

Sources tell TSN that the Detroit Red Wings are in discussions with veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov and it’s believed the two sides are close to finalizing a deal.

According to those sources If completed, Nabokov will receive $570,000 for the remainder of the year, which pro-rated works out to roughly $250,000 on the Reds Wings cap.

Feaster backs Kipper

Jay Feaster has watched a franchise goalie leave town.

The Calgary Flames acting GM isn’t rushing to relive the experience.

The struggles of goalie Miikka Kiprusoff over the past couple of weeks, including twice being hooked in his last three starts, has created debate whether the Flames should trade away their No.-1 netminder and rebuild for the future, but Feaster has a strong reaction to that idea.

Hodgson, Shirokov, Oreskovich and Zenon Konopka among names to replace injured f

The Canucks are in the market for a fourth-line centre.

Sharks may be closing in on deal for experienced, high-energy forward

Yeah, I know, aren’t I off today? Well, sometimes it’s hard to stay away even when that’s the whole point of skipping a mid-winter trip to the Arizona desert.

But word starting to circulate tonight says don’t be surprised if the Sharks make a deal sometime soon to add more experience, speed, size, energy and grit to the third or fourth line.

Flyers, Sharks, Stars, Pens and Blue Jackets news and tid bits.

Flyers, Sharks, Stars, Pens and Blue Jackets news and tid bits.

Giguere leaves door open for trade talks

Jean-Sebastien Giguere most likely represents Brian Burke’s ideal of a dream player this time of season.

The veteran goalie is among several Leafs who have a no-trade clause, but the personable Giguere is open to discussing that clause and is not afraid to let that be known in public.

Burke, who is loathe to ask a player to waive his no-trade clause, at least knows Giguere is one player in his stable who can be approached without any anxiety.

Flames GM feeling the heat

The pressure is on Jay Feaster to make changes before the trade deadline.

While most observers expect the Calgary Flames’ interim GM to take on a full-time role next summer, that is not guaranteed. Feaster has to show by the deadline that he has a plan for the team’s future.

A bunch of rumors from the Toronto Sun

Does Sharks’ Wilson have Phillips on list?

DEVIL OF A REBUILD AHEAD

JACKETS EYEING SOURAY?

Sens know the deal

Bryan Murray was tight-lipped Saturday.

The Senators GM, who returned Friday after week-long scouting meetings in Florida, has been doing his talking on the phone as he tries to make changes before the Feb. 28 trade deadline.

While everybody in the organization is trying to ignore the noise in the media being made about firings and trades, the players are aware something is going to give.

Andrei Markov’s not giving up

Injured defenceman wants to stay a Canadien after his contract expires July 1

The Canadiens’ dressing room in Brossard’s Bell Sports Complex suggests that he hasn’t been away – his equipment is in place, hooked, hung and shelved above and below the white-on-blue logo’d nameplate that reads “A. Markov 79.”

No nibbles for Oilers' Souray

The San Jose Sharks need a defenceman to fire rockets from the point, but Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini hasn’t had any offers to deal disgruntled blue-liner Sheldon Souray.

San Jose GM Doug Wilson hasn’t asked about Souray, even though the Sharks lost Rob Blake to retirement after last season and Dan Boyle, their best blue-liner, isn’t a shooter.

Flames ' Feaster feelin’ market out


Acting GM hits phone hard to get an idea about what potential deals exist

Change would be welcome.

By fans and, apparently, the head coach.

The question is just how possible it will be for the Calgary Flames to make any major ones in time to save Brent Sutter’s sanity.

Noticeably upset in the minutes following his team’s 6-5 shootout loss to the ’Canes in Carolina, Sutter’s words sounded ominous when talking about an awful second period.