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Who does Slats really want from the Flames?
Iginla on his way to Philly? (again)
The Blue Jackets ready to deal?
Stan “The Maven” Fischler, from FSNY/MSGNetwork, writes some interesting stuff from around the NHL.
Will the NHL really consider shootout? ESPN Loved it!
Chris Drury appears to be the odd man out.
Alexei Yashin not a good 1st line player, not a good 2nd line player, not a good 3rd line player and not a good 4th line player. What good is he?
Richter could still make it, he loves the game too much.
O’Connel to go a la Glen Sather behind the bench!?
An awesome game that could happen next season between the Edmonton Oilers, and New York Rangers with an attendance of 40,000 FANS!!!!! GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!
According to the 24-hour sports radio station The TEAM 990 in Montreal and RDS.CA there is speculation that Robbie Ftorek will be let go very soon.
Mario Lemieux is the only untouchable on the Pittsburgh Penguins roster, and that’s only because he’s the owner reports Dave Molinari in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Other Penguins including forwards Martin Straka, and Jan Hrdina and goalie Johan Hederg could certainly be moved before March 11th says Molinari.
Maybe it’s Mike Keenan that the Rangers have been missing the last few years.?.?.
The Fourth Period – Everyone knows the teams that are rumored to be likely to make the most noise before the trade deadline. Philadelphia, Detroit, Colorado, Toronto, Nashville…that’s right, Nashville. The Predators added Oleg Petrov from Montreal and GM David Poile is hinting there may be more to come.
“I think the way things are going for us, our club is definitely not going to be a seller at the [March 11] trade deadline. I’ll certainly be canvassing teams that are out there that have forwards available,” Poile told the Tennessean. With injuries to Andreas Johansson and David Legwand rumors are surfacing that Poile is interested in Buffalo’s Chris Gratton.
It is unclear as to whether the Sabres will trade any any of their better players before the deadline considering their ownership situation. But if Tom Golisano is very close to becoming the Sabres next owner, as some insiders suggest, its possible that the NHL office could consult him before giving the okay to a deal involving Gratton. Gratton will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, giving Buffalo the right to match any offer he receives from another team.
According to the Ottawa Sun:
Sources yesterday confirmed Alfredsson has agreed to defer $200,000 of his salary to clear money in the budget if the club wants to add a player before next Tuesday’s NHL trade deadline.
OK…. why does Ftorek still have a job? Don’t get me wrong, I like the guy.
Here are the top candidates for the Head Coaching job in Boston:
I know, I know, nothing like flogging a dead horse. But hey, it’s Trade Deadline season – anything goes.
My Take on this Situation
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!!!
With everyone’s opinion on what moves and players the Leafs need, I’m going to give my Expert analysis on what I know the Leafs need to fix their weakness and to give them that better shot at winning Lord Stanley…
Acording to TSN.ca Florida Panthers general manager Rick Dudley says he is “going to look at some options” to try and improve the team as the March 11 trade deadline approaches.
“We’ve got a couple of positions where we’ve got a lot of people,” Dudley tells the Palm Beach Post. “If we can be a better team through movement, we’re going to do that. We’re going to see if there’s anything that could put us over the hump.”
According to ESPN.com Bill Guerin is likely out for the rest of the regular season after undergoing emergency surgery Saturday to relieve blood buildup in his thigh. He suffered the injury Thursday at Ottawa.