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Michael Nylander was placed on waivers Saturday by the Washington Capitals, a move that could expedite a resolution to an awkward situation that has hung over the team since training camp.
thefourthperiod.com is reporting:
The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to be combing through the NHL for a trade partner or two, as GM Brian Burke looks for ways to bolster his roster. It’s been widely reported that the Leafs would like to move forward Jason Blake and goalie Vesa Toskala at some point this season, while various rumors have also linked Alexei Ponikarovsky and Jeff Finger to the trade block. Burke is believed to be looking for a gritty top-six forward to play alongside Phil Kessel and according to one published report, the Leafs are interested in Florida Panthers forward Nathan Horton.
Get him going – one way or the other
Tampa’s continued (and not unexpected) mediocrity had ex-Bruin Rick Tocchet, the Lightning bench boss, questioning the passion of some of his charges, including captain Vinny Lecavalier. “He has to show us that’s he’s ready to play,’’ said Tocchet, disillusioned that the franchise center has only potted three goals this season.
RedWings looking for a goalie?
Bolts looking to make a move?
Canes looking at trade options
Vancouver GM Gillis says team is interested in signing former NHL MVP if he’s fully fit
The Calgary Flames are off to a decent start 8-4-1, however something just doesn’t seem to be right with the flames. At times they have played well this year however in my opinion they are fortunate to have the record they have.
Kris Versteeg also possible trade bait for Hawks
After being selected the NHL’s first star this past week, it seems a good bet everyone in the hockey world is aware that Tomas Kaberle is having a terrific season.
Several sources are reporting that trade talk between Chicago and Toronto could be back on, and the Hawks may again be targeting the Leaf star blue liner.
Any other year, and Vincent Lecavalier’s so-so start to the season wouldn’t have generated this much attention.
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.