Author Archives: Trade Man
By LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA
Come to Maple Leafs practice today and you might see Rickard Wallin, Wayne Primeau or even Darryl Sittler centring Phil Kessel.
By LARRY BROOKS
The Rangers are among the handful of NHL teams watching Peter Forsberg very closely when the 36-year-old free-agent center tests his chronically injured right foot in the Karjala Cup tournament that opens today in Sweden and will conclude over the weekend in Finland, The Post has learned.
The Russian team Ak Bars Kazan in recent days has made a significant push to sign former Avalanche star Peter Forsberg, attempting to steal him away from a potential NHL comeback.
Chris Chelios had a meeting with Bob Gainey in the past weeks.
The player have confirmed that he was speaking to the Canadiens’s DG and that he was hoping a call from him soone. (sources : RDS.ca and CKAC)
I decided to put together a top 10 video of what i think are the best ten goals scored in hockey (NHL, CHL, International, or anything). The criteria is only how “nice” the goal was, menaing that when it happened is irrelevant (ie. you won’t be seeing Bobby Orr’s cup-winner against the Blues, or Hull’s cup-winner against the Sabres). The goal can come either in-game, a penalty shot, or in a shootout
Its almost less than 100 days to the Olympics .. and boy, how things change in such a short period of time.
When the potential Olympic squad met in the summer, there appeared to be some “sure things” at camp. There were also some players that weren’t at the camp that never would have had a chance to be there.
Canwest News Service
Roberto Luongo skated with goaltender coach Ian Clark on Monday morning and coach Alain Vigneault hinted that the Vancouver Canucks starter may be close to recovering from a hairline fracture of a rib on his left side.
Winless in their last nine games, the Carolina Hurricanes’ terrible start has general manager Jim Rutherford interested in shaking up his roster.
In my opinion, if there’s a trade that just makes too much sense, it’s Jean-Sebastien Giguere to Toronto. Clearly, it makes sense for Anaheim, which wants to cut itself from the goaltender’s contract ($6 million this season and $7 million next season). But I also think the Maple Leafs should give this some serious thought (I think they have, at least a little bit).
Alex Ovechkin is flat-out the best overall player in hockey. He can do everything from huge hits, to huge goals, but, how many goals is Number 8 capable of? He scored 65 goals on 2007, and is off to a quick start with 14 goals in 14 games. Is he capable of maintaining that pace throughout the whole year? If he does, I could see him reaching 80+ and coming close to Gretzky’s record, which is thought to be impossible to reach. He’s got the finish, and he’s got the linemates. Niklas Backstrom and Ovechkin have unbelievable chemistry, and having Mike Green at the point will do some good too.