Action going down in March Madness
With March Madness coming up, there will be lots of action going down in the next week. Check out the latest rumors involving the Leafs, Sens, Canadiens, and more!!!Ottawa Senators:
The Senators are looking to get grittier. John Muckler has stated that he is talking with several teams. The regular names are being mentioned but a new one has been added to the rumor mill. The Senators are supposedly interested in Flames LW Chris Drury. He would be exactly the player the Sens need. He is gritty, has heart and always seems to score big goals in the playoffs. In my opinion Colorado made a mistake by trading him in the first place. Ottawa is supposedly using Magnus Arvedson, Shane Hnidy, Tim Gleason and picks as trade bait.
Toronto Maple Leafs:
As always, Toronto has been mentioned in almost every trade rumor. From Owen Nolan to Adam Graves. Pat Quinn told the media that they were actively pursuing Vaclav Varada before Ottaw got him. This might have been the key to other deals the Leafs were going to make. T.O has many players like Varada, so maybe they tried to acquire him to replace another gritty player that they were readyy to trade away. Possibly Darcy Tucker. He was rumored to be involved in a deal that would bring Owen Nolan to Toronto. In my opinion, Toronto should focus on getting a D-man like Zhitnik or Boughner instead of another forward.
The Montreal Canadians are still in the playoff race, however they need another scorer to put them over the edge. Patrice Brisebois has been rumored to be going to Detroit. I don’t think this deal would help the Habs because Detroit is not willing to give up roster players, and Brisebois has a big ticket. Don’t expect the Canadiens to make a big deal, they will probably tinker with their lineup. On the block are Mariusz Czerkawski, Donald Audette, Patrice Brisebois, Randy McKay (Ottawa might be interested) and Chad Kilger.
-Flyers might be looking at Brisebois to quarterback their powerplay.
-St. Louis interested in Sean Burke or Arturs Irbe.
-Edmonton’s Georges Laroque might be on the block.
-Panthers Brad Ference is on the block. (Ottawa might be interested)
-Carolina’s Bates Battaglia and Glen Wesley on the block. (If the Leafs can’t get Zhitnik, Boughner, Schneider, Miller or any of the defenceman on the top of their list, look for them to acquire Wesley)