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Hawks exec sparks Leaf trade rumours

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.

Top 10 Hockey Games of the Past Decade,203703

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

Ready, set, gut the Leafs


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.

Habs shopping the Kostitsyns, but is anyone buying?


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.

Last chance for some, including Gainey?

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.

Hawks About To Move Sopel?

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.

Cox: Clock ticking on Leaf coach Wilson

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.

Flames keeping quiet over Sutter-Phaneuf confrontation

Eric Duhatschek

Despite recent hot streak, Calgary is anything but upbeat following home loss to division-leading Colorado

Marc Savard’s return cautiously delayed

Stephen Harris

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.

Jagr on Oilers' radar

Today’s New York Post includes a story on Tom Renney, who as an assistant coach in Edmonton was up against his former New York Rangers team in last night’s action. Perhaps most interesting in the piece though was a blurb on a player Edmonton fans might love to see in Oilers silks next season.