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Canucks eyeing Vermette, Nylander
Friday is D-Day for Mats Sundin. In a matter of days, we will find out Sundin’s intention for next season.
According to Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, Sundin will either retire or return for another season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Not just because he could play with his brother, or because The Wild lost Rolston and Demitra. But because I think that if Montreal signs the big Swede, that Saku’s role on the team will be greatly diminished. This is a player who needs a change of scene, he needs to feel needed and wanted, and he fits the bill for the style of hockey The Wild play.
According to TSN.ca, the Boston Bruins are going to go ahead and buy out Glen Murray’s contract. This will make Murray and UFA and Bryan Murray will be makeing sure he gets a chance to speak with him, once he has been bought out.
According to a report in the Ottawa Sun, the Canucks have kicked the tires on a deal for the 26-year-old restricted free agent who scored 53 points (24-29) in 81 games last season for Ottawa.
IF the Canadiens get Sundin they might be a cup contender. What if they dont get Sundin? Do they inprove?
The Bruins have placed Glen Murray on unconditional waivers, the first step of the buyout process.
As the summer drags on with little or no hockey news, the Sundin Saga remains front and center.
In the past few years, it has been generally accepted that MLB’s All-Star Game is the most exiting to watch of all the major sports, hockey included… And I can’t say that I disagree.
Should the NHL take a page out of MLB’s book and have the winning Conference earn home ice advantage for the finals? I don’t think that format will fly with either the NHL or NHLPA!
Here are a few random thoughts on how to improve the All-Star game:
I was reading through the paper today when I came across the Steve Simmons article: http://www.torontosun.com/Sports/OtherSports/2008/07/20/6209936-sun.html
the following is an overview of the 2008-2009 leafs squad and how it should compete barring any trades or other transactions made
According to a Swedish Newspaper (article in Swedish as well) it appears that Mats Sundin may be heading to Vancouver after all.
Let us start this by seeing who the Wings lost from their cup winning team and who they gained.
Losses: Wings have lost Dominik Hasek and Dallas Drake to retirement (nice to see Drake go out with his name on the cup). The Wings have 2 way offers on the table for both Darren McCarty and Aaron Downey but they have yet to accept them. Mark Hartigan likely won’t be back but he played mostly in the AHL and was quickly blown out of the lineup during the playoffs by the play of young Darren Helm who quickly showed fans why he is compared to a young Kris Draper.