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The Habs, Bob Gainey, pulled a slick one yesterday in the signing of ECAC player of the year Yann Danis, according to a press release via Canadiens.com.
This Quebec native obviously wanted the Habs more than any other team by vioding his entry draft status. He most likely would have been the highest goalie and a top-ten pic.
No, gosh darn it, you didn’t get rid of me for good. It’s just that my submission in the wake of the “hit I am sick of seeing” was too vituperous for publication.
The big buzz around the league these days is mostly about the “Bertuzzi hit” going as far as shadowing the trade deadline news. I was listening to Ron Fournier (Montreal, sports radio show host) yesterday and he made some good points about this incident and the league’s standpoint. He said that each and every incident is different and must be treated differently, which is true. Also, whether the police are involved or not, will absolutely not change a thing in years to come. The law was involed on Ciccarelli’s hit, McSorley’s hit, and now Bertuzzi’s hit. Even if the law comes down on Todd, it will not stop the next cheap shot or sucker punch from happening a year or two from now.
I agree with all that up to now. BUT.
Tsn.ca is reporting that the Nashville Predators have added centre Sergei Zholtok and defenceman Brad Bombardir from the Minnesota Wild. In exchange, the Wild receive a third and a fourth round pick in this years NHL Entry Draft.
Despite the St. Louis Blues management coming out and saying that they might as well fold the franchise if they trade Chris Pronger, the rumor that he might be on the move seems to live on.
TSN had reported that there is some interest being expressd towards Byron Dafoe by John Fergusson Jr. This was seen last night around 11 o’clock on the TSN ticker.
Tampa Bay has climbed up the playoff rankings with a vengance becoming the best offensive team in the league…….. but for how long?
According to the Calgary Herald and CBS.sportsline.com, the Flames and the Ranger are working on a blockbuster trade. If this will really happen, we don’t know. Here’s who will be moving:
According to TSN, they are reporting that the Leafs have tabled an offer to the Caps.
Over the past few weeks, there have been many talks about goalies packing their bags and going somewhere else but so far only one trade has gone down (Sean Burke for Mike Comrie). From my perspective the Flyers aren’t that much better between the pipes than they were before, it is an improvement, but we’ll have to see how deep they can go into the playoffs.
Recently Comcast, the owner of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers, along with Comcast Sportsnet, and other television stations including the Golf Channel, has offered to buy Disney. As we all know, Disney is the owner of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. If Comcast were to acquire Disney, one of the teams would have to be sold.
According to the fan590 and Letsgowings.com,
A trade that would bring the Caps center Robert Lang to the Redwings was a done deal, and only a few minor details of the trade had to be worked out. There is no details in what the Caps would get in return. Detroit has been rumored to be looking for a center all year, and Lang would fit in nice with the Wings.
Leafs Defensman Rick Jackman wants to play in Toronto but after dressing in the first 16 games of the season he has only dressed in 13 of the teams past 39 games and he is growing frustraded.