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He is 38 years old, has a no-trade clause and makes a lot of money. But Rob Blake would still be attractive to many NHL teams at the league trade deadline or sooner, and the former Avalanche defenseman said he would consider waiving his clause to go to the right team. ”
The Washington Capitals aren’t willing to pay the price to keep Alexander Ovechkin. At least not yet. Sources say Caps GM George McPhee “insulted” Ovechkin by offering a five-year, $37.5-million (all terms US) deal. Ovechkin thumbed his nose at the offer.
Sergei Samsonov cleared NHL waivers on Monday, and has been placed on re-entry waivers by the Blackhawks on Tuesday. Samsonov has appeared in 23 of Chicago’s games without scoring a goal. He has four assists, and a -7 plus/minus on the year. On July 12th, 2006, Samsonov signed with the Montreal Canadiens for a 2-year contract worth $7.05M. Through a lackluster season, the Canadiens placed Samsonov on waivers in February of 2007. He was dealt to Chicago last June from Montreal for Jassen Cullimore(playing with Florida) and Tony Samelainen(signed by Toronto).
According to TFP Boston is looking to add some dept to there team since losing some key players due to injuries. They are will tp part with kessel Axelson, or draft pickpropects.
Well, after the Leafs have lost 3 straight including getting blown out of the water by the NY Rangers 6-1, it seems nobody has and interest in Raycroft anymore. Well, that can’t be trouble because if he keeps playing like he is now, the Leafs could just place him on waivers and sign Cujo to backup Toskala.
With the bruins having alot of cap space to use there has been many teams wanting to acquire the assistance of P.J. Axelsson and young star Phil Kessel
The Canadiens lost their last game of 2007 in overtime to the New York Rangers. They fought back from a 1-goal deficit and then took the lead late in the second. Yet victory was not assured. Once again, the Canadiens were unable to lock down a game and really finish it off. I blame this in part to Guy Carbonneau.
Althouh we do have the Anaheim Ducks first and second selections in the ’08 draft as pat of the blockbuster trade that sent Pronger to the ducks.
(I am wrighting this as of December 31st, 2007, morning). What I think, is that as of now, the Leafs don’t have a chance at the playoffs. Well let’s look at it here, for the first half of the season (2007
With Mats Sundin playing well and the Leafs as a team not playing well it may be to time to trade him. Yes Sundin is playing well but this is the time to unload him because his value will fall.
The Denver Post is speculating about the possible return of Rob Blake to the Avalanche as things have not gone well for him in LA since his return to California.
Frankly, this season is done. Sure the leafs could have an above average second half, make the playoffs and get knocked out in the first round with the team they have, but WHY? So then in 2008-2009 you bring back the same cast of clowns and do it all again, sneak in the playoffs and get crushed by a contending opponent. We must rebuild and now is the perfect time.
Faceoff.com and Spectors trade rumors are reporting that Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Ryder may be on his way to the New York Rangers.