Monthly Archives: October 2011

Columbus bringing back Ken Hitch*****??

Plenty of rumours that Columbus ownership is considering forcing a change behind the bench — bringing back Ken Hitch*****. The team is paying him $1.3 million on a deal ending after this season.

What will Connolly's debut mean for Leafs?

Now that there is a “when” for Tim Connolly’s debut as a Maple Leaf, the team must prepare to answer the follow-up questions that go with the news.

It is expected the team’s big free-agent acquisition will be in the lineup here on Thursday when the Leafs face the Rangers.

With Tyler Bozak also due back after missing two games with a foot injury, Leafs brass can spend part of their two off days in Manhattan determining how to re-configure the roster.

Pierre LeBrun mentions that the Leafs are listening to offers for Cody Franson

Pierre Lebrun wrote today that Cody Franson is available and that the Leafs are listening to offers.

https://twitter.com/#%21/Real_ESPNLeBrun/statuses/128911034529480704

Montreal looking for a d-man?

LeBrun: I heard from sources on other teams Monday that Gauthier was phoning around looking for help on defense. The thing is, he’s not alone. Tampa and the New York Rangers are among the other teams also looking for blue-line help. It just so happens that Cody Franson is available in Toronto, although I’m not sure whether any of those three teams has interest in him.

Time for Molson to take action

Alright, folks: Let’s see the hopeless homers of the press box find a way to put a positive spin on this:

Seven games into the season, Jacques Martin’s Canadiens are 29th in the NHL and dead last in the Eastern Conference. They are seven points behind the Leafs and the sum total of their accomplishments so far this season comes down to this: They spoiled the return of the Jets to Winnipeg.

Lots of teams scouting FLA/MON game

Team w/scouts at FLA/MON tonight: STL (2 of them), COL, DET, VAN, CAL, EDM, LA, PIT, MIN, WASH, OTT, TOR (also 2), PHOE.

https://twitter.com/#%21/FriedgeHNIC/statuses/128617566280228865

Early deficits should trigger trades

The Vancouver Canucks didn’t wait long to infuse some life into a team slogging through the early part of its schedule by taking a chance on the talented but pricey David Booth in a weekend trade with the Florida Panthers.

Garriock says that the Canucks are Not Finished Dealing

Canucks GM Mike Gillis is working the phones pretty hard. Wondering what the issue is there?

http://twitter.com/#!/SunGarrioch

Top prospect to have ACL surgery

Sarnia Sting centre Alex Galchenyuk will undergo surgery this week to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the team announced Monday.

Galchenyuk, who is one of the top prospects for the 2012 NHL draft, suffered the knee injury Sept. 16th in a pre-season game against the Windsor Spitfires.

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Canadiens' coach on hot seat

Unfortunately for Jacques Martin and the Montreal Canadiens, the Columbus Blue Jackets — the current remedy for whatever ails a team in need of a win — don’t visit the Bell Centre until the beginning of December.

The big question entering a critical week for the reeling Habs is will Martin, on a hot seat that is warmer than a freshly steamed hot dog, be around at that point? Will he be behind the Habs’ bench a week from now?

Report: Reimer to miss at least one start

The Toronto Maple Leafs may not have No. 1 goaltender James Reimer for their game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.

TSN is reporting that Reimer, 23, will miss Monday’s showdown after suffering a minor neck injury in the early stages of Saturday’s 5-4 overtime win at Montreal. Reimer’s head made contact with the right elbow of Canadiens captain Brian Gionta in the first minute of the game. He managed to finish the period before meeting with team doctors during the intermission, when it was then ruled that he wouldn’t finish the game.

Management to blame for Canadiens' problems

All right, folks: Let’s see the hopeless homers of the press box find a way to put a positive spin on this:

Seven games into the season, Jacques Martin’s Canadiens are 29th in the NHL and dead last in the Eastern Conference. They are seven points behind the Leafs and the sum total of their accomplishments so far this season comes down to this: They spoiled the return of the Jets to Winnipeg.

That was two weeks ago. Their accomplishments since then? Diddley and squat.