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Hockey Trade Rumors for August 18, 2009

Kessel relegated to playing waiting game


Flyers Not Interested in Heatley

Chelios eyes spot on Leafs D


Chris Chelios asked the Maple Leafs for a job yesterday — and he wasn’t talking about off the ice.

And he wasn’t kidding, either.

NHL and KHL (a scary future)

How they can co-exist because that might be the only way. NHL must wake up. Right now, only the NHL rejects are going to Russia but over time, it will grow and the KHL will be big. Can the NHL adapt?

Heading to the Canucks

On Monday, the Vancouver Canucks have announced that they have signed Sergei Shirokov to an NHL Contract Shirokov recorded points in 56 games with CSKA Moscow of the KHL in 2008-09. The Canucks selected him 163rd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Posting a Red Wings-related rumor, reservations included

George James Malik

I don’t like to tread in rumors and uncomfirmed reports, but the bandwidth this one will take up merits a mention with a few reservations. This rumor doesn’t make sense given the Red Wings’ relative depth, cap space, or personnel needs, so I’d suggest that it’s highly unlikely at best, but the source has been known to dish, “It’s so unbelievable that it might be true” dirt:

The Obnoxiousness of Leaf hatred

Start spreading the news, Toronto. The Maple Leafs are built to make the playoffs. The Leafs are a young, defense first team, which is exactly what everyone said we needed to become while Pat Quinn was coach and general manager of the NHL’s most popular franchise. Wait? Now it’s different? Now it’s speed and offense? Well God dammit.



As contract negotiations with Brandon Dubinsky have hit a speed bump, the Rangers have signed 34-year-old free agent forward Vinnie Prospal to a one-year, $1.1 million deal, The Post has learned.

Jeremy Roenick wants to return to Chicago Blackhawks

Bob Verdi Sunday Column

Jeremy Roenick has numerous options for what to do with the rest of his life, including stage, screen and television. But he will clear a busy schedule for one particular job title, should it be offered.

The deal that fell through

No, Tomas Kaberle won’t be walking through that door – not unless the 31-year-old Czech defenseman tells the Maple Leafs he wants out. As of yesterday, based on the Aug. 15 deadline in Kaberle’s contract, the window is closed on the Leafs’ ability to deal him this summer. The Bruins thought they swapped for Kaberle in June, a deal that would have sent Phil Kessel to Toronto and brought Boston the No. 7 pick overall in a swap of first-round picks.

NHL News and Rumor Roundup – August 15, 2009

Burke pulls Kaberle off the market

Kaberle’s no-trade clause in effect: Burke

Smid sticks around, ready to take on larger role

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