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Hawks are hovering
Cap-strapped club may find itself revisiting trade talks with Leafs
LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA
Saturday’s win over Washington — and even another tonight against the New York Islanders — won’t likely be enough to alter the course of change with the Maple Leafs.
The buzz around the Air Canada Centre Saturday night was not entirely centred on the Leafs snapping a five-game losing streak with a shootout win over Washington.
10. Lightning thwart Calgary’s Cup clincher (Stanley Cup Final; June 5, 2004)
Before 2004, the last time a team rallied from a 3-2 deficit in the Stanley Cup Finals was the Colorado Avalanche in 2001, when they finally gave Ray Bourque a ring and defeated the New Jersey Devils. Before Game 6 in 2004, Bourque famously reached out to the Tampa Bay Lightning with advice on how to extend their series with the Calgary Flames, who held a 3-2 lead and had a chance to win the Cup on Canadian soil in Game 6.Whatever he said, it worked, as the Bolts won on a Marty St. Louis goal in double overtime, 3-2, and eventually won the Cup in Game 7 at home. The teams traded scores in a four-goal second period; in the third, Martin Gelinas’s “phantom goal” will forever live in playoff infamy. That controversy aside, it was a physical and entertaining game symbolic of the rest of this underrated series
By MIKE ZEISBERGER
When Brian Burke celebrates his one-year milestone as Maple Leafs president exactly one week from today, he’d best be checking the candles on his anniversary cake.
Some disgruntled fan might have replaced them with sticks of TNT.
he Montreal Canadiens could be set to make a move.
While GM Bob Gainey plays his cards close to his vest, he was surrounded by most of his scouting staff before the club’s Friday night game in Washington and the speculation is there is a move coming.
It only has been around 20 games but with all the injuries and bad management decisions it looks like the Habs roster and Management might look a little different next season.
Let me explain, This off-season Gainey thought it would be a good idea to trade Chris Higgins and McDonagh for overpaid Scott Gomez who’s making 7.5 mil/year and Has 2 Goals and 9 assists!!! I thought it was a terrible trade when it Happened and still think it is now as I heard that Ryan McDonagh was playing great hockey and was getting better every game he played, which hurts even more.
According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie the Hawks have the big three all but officially signed. The big three would be Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Duncan Keith for roughly around 18 million per season for all three core players.
By Damien Cox
It is honourable and right for Brian Burke to stand by his coach, even more because he didn’t hire Ron Wilson to guide the Maple Leafs.
Despite recent hot streak, Calgary is anything but upbeat following home loss to division-leading Colorado
Center Marc Savard will soon sign a lengthy and lucrative contract extension that will keep him in Boston well into the next decade, according to a team source, but the club isn’t quite ready to let him return from his broken foot just yet.