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By RED FISHER, The Gazette
Was it only a week ago that Canadiens fans were twisting themselves out of shape celebrating reports that a “blockbuster deal” was in the works at the draft? You may remember Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey was suggesting (wink! wink!) a deal was a real possibility heading into Friday’s NHL entry draft.
Devils to let Madden and Gionta become UFA’s
Pens ink Guerin and Adams, others are a wait game.
Wings, Marian Hossa still talking
Kings looking to sign a big name UFA
As we approach July 1st, rumors are running rampant on players being signed here, or players being traded their, players be pursued by this team or players being let go by that team. This is exciting for fans of any team, and can also be a let down for others. Bur i will try to show 10 things to all fans that will not be happening this offseason
The Montreal Canadiens in the 2009/2010 season will likely look different then the one that just finished last season. But will there be more new faces from outside the organization than inside? Everyone speak of how Bob Gainey needs to sign many players to ice a team next season, in all reality the Canadiens could ice an a team of NHL players, it would just be many young players who got a taste last season needing to step it up.
Mark Spector – Sportsnet.ca
So, here’s the rumour:
The Calgary Flames add Jay Bouwmeester, then flip Dion Phaneuf to Ottawa for Dany Heatley.
They lose some offence from the blue-line in the transaction, but bring in a local boy who scores 50 goals up front. And the salary cap hit in losing Phaneuf and gaining Heatley only costs GM Darryl Sutter $1 million.
I don’t know about the rest of you fans, but I think it is time to forget about Vinny and time to look elsewhere. As much as he would have been nice to have and may have helped attract other UFA’s, Philly has just pushed his price even higher after over paying for a 34 year old Pronger.
I think that trade may have put a lot of potential trades on hold. The only thing possibly working in Gainey’s favour would be that at least one of the owners in Tampa wants to spend to the cap floor. Which owner will get his way?
Now that John Tavares is wearing the orange and blue what changes are in store for the Isles?
July 1st is right around the bend and the isles first off need a backup goalie. Being a backup behind DiPietro means a lot of ice time so I don’t think they will have a problem finding a good backup. More than likely who ever we get as a backup is going to be our #1 guy. I have a feeling DP might not ever recover from his knee and hip surgeries.
‘Nobody’ wants Heatley: NHL exec
Jay the missing Oiler link?
BOYLE DEAL COST ‘EM SHOT AT KESSEL
Canucks free-agent frenzy: No keys to Garage for Gaborik
How could a player who signed a $7.5 million dollar contract suddenly want out 1 year into his contract. A little look at the cir*****stances of Dany “Milkbag” Heatley’s meltdown. (Milkbag is Dany’s nick given to him by the players, he’s a little chubby and very white, not a good tan)
We love Brian Burke’s drama, but maybe it’s time to tone it down
Gretzky likely out as Coyotes coach
Pittsburgh now that the draft is over and days away from July first have decided to kick it into high gear to maintain what players they can. Reports from a local news station have just reported that the pens have tendered offers to three of there major role players.
According the the Detroit Free Press, Ken Holland has tod Ty Conklin he will not be brought back to Detroit.
As for the back up role, that will be given to Jimmy Howard. Jimmy Howard because he cannot be sent down to Grand Rapids without clearing waivers first.
There has been some reported talks of Evgeni Nabokov being on the market during the draft this evening. There is no confirmation of anything yet, but With a star goaltender on the market, there is sure to be lots of speculation?d round pick