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Tic… Toc… Tic… Talk – Monday Updates

Here’s some of the latest deadline chatterings:

FAN 590 – Doug MacLean stated the Leafs and Columbus may be talking of a bigger deal including Nik Antropov+ (names Dominic Moore, Anton Strahlman & a draft pick as options) for Pascal LeClaire. LeClaire has now been linked to both Ontario teams as they each try and find a long term solution in goal.

Wild and Red Wings updates

The Detroit News is reporting that the Wings are not likely to make a mega deal at the deadline this year and the is reporting that Gaborik is well ahead of schedule and it set to return in about 2 weeks.

Canadiens Notes and Devils and Coyotes to swing a deal?

The New York Post is reporting that the Coyotes and Devils may make a deal. Cyberpress is reporting that Gainey has likely finished his shopping in Montreal and that the Guerin to Montreal rumors are just that … rumors.

Wild and Ducks Updates and Rumors

The Star Tribune is reporting that Doug Risebrough (Wild G.M.) is not tipping his hand regarding a possible trade. In other news (different article) it appears that the Ducks will meet with Neidermayer to find out his intentions for the future.

Senators and Jackets to Swing a Deal?

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting a rumor of a possible deal between the Blue Jackets and Senators. This rumor would see the Senators obtain a goalie.

Hawks to be active at the deadline?

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the “could be active as they look to bolster their roster for a run to the postseason.”

Roberts open to a Calgary return

The Calgary Herald is reporting that Gary Roberts is “open to a return to Calgary.”

Sabres to trade Afinogenov + Sean Avery Update

Buffalo Sports News is reporting that the Sabres are looking for a taker for Afinogenov who continues to be a healthy scratch.

Deal Or No Deal 2.0: The Jay Bouwmeester Edition

For those of you who enjoyed the first edition of Deal Or No Deal, I give you… THE 2.0. For those that missed the debut (

The Jay Bouwmeester Edition
Alright Panther fans, lets do this. I want to put this out there before something happens. We’ve all heard the rumors out there. We know the Panthers don’t want to fold their tent, but we know it makes little sense to lose him for nothing after the season. So lets see if we can come up with something new to please everyone.

A Trade Idea For the Leafs

I have an idea for the Leafs. We all know the rumours about Columbus wanting Nikolai Antropov, and how Brian Burke wants a first rounder for him. Then there is Tomas Kaberle. He may very well be on his way out of Toronto this Wednesday. I though of a deal sending Antropov and Kaberle to Columbus.

I’ve posted this trade in a previous comment, and I recieved some positive feedback.

Pronger to the Blues?

Although not directly sourced (in a link, it’s in a video, Making the List) it is believed that Darren Dreger of is reporting that the St. Louis Blues are interested in making a deal to reacquire Chris Pronger.

Mega Rumor Update

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun is reporting his latest set of rumors. Some of the names mentioned in this article include Niklas Backstrom, Olli Jokinen, Brad Richards, Mike Ribeiro, Radek Bonk, Steve Sullivan, Greg de Vries and others.

The Latest on the Senators

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Senators and Chris Neil will likely part ways this week as Neil has apparently rejected their latest contract offer. Other tid bits from this article include the latest on Kuba and Schubert.

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