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Now that Sundin has confirmed to the hockey world he is not waiving the NTC for any deal, the Leafs are left with few options to improve the club for the future before the trade deadline. The ripple effects of Sundin and the other 4 Leaf players not waiving their NTC’s will surely be felt by other players currently on the roster. One can expect that Fletcher will now turn to trading the likes of Gill, Antropov, Ponikarovsky, Blake, Stajan, Wellwood, White, Kilger, Steen, Devereaux and possibly Toskala in the hopes of securing whatever assets he can to repair the rubble left by this sinking ship. The NTC players should realize that this ripple effect will surely affect their status with the team for next season whether good or bad.
The Ottawa Senators have lost 4 out of their past 6 games, this isn’t a speed bump but something else is starting to show.
Note:This was written before the trade deadline.
The Colorado Avalanche have announced the signing of none other then Peter Forsberg for the remainder of the season. Huge signing for the Avs!
The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that this may be the time for the Sharks to trade Patrick Marleau.
Faceoff.com and the Edmonton Journal are downplaying any possible speculation that Jaromir Jagr will be on the move despite having an off season and the fact that he will most likely be a free agent this summer.
The Boston Herald is reporting that although Phil Kessel will not be on the move for a star player the Bruins may still be looking at making a deal possibly for Martin Havlat.
The Star-Telegram is reporting that the Dallas Stars have made an offer for Brad Richards
Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun is reporting that big names such as Olli Jokinen, Marian Hossa, Brad Richards and Brad Campbell will take over the talk from Mats Sundin today.
The comments I have heard regarding Mats Sundin in the past few days have been disgusting, and they have all come from the arogant mouths of Leaf fans.
The friendship between Edmonton Oiler’s GM Kevin Lowe and Anaheim Ducks GM Brian Burke was ruined last year when GM Brian Burke was forced to decline to match an offer sheet made by GM Kevin Lowe for Dustin Penner because it would have put them over the Maximum Team Salary Cap. Dustin Penner signed a 5-year offer sheet from the Edmonton Oiler’s after the Anahem Ducks declined.
Its two days before the trade deadline, and their has been only three major deals–> stillman, and commodore to ottawa for eaves, and corvo to carolina and modry to philadelphia for a 3rd round draft pick in 2008 going to l.a. and jim vandermeer to calgary for a 3rd round draft pick in 2009 going to philadelphia.
When I moved from Boston to Toronto in 1979 I became a Leaf fan….after all I’m Canadian but after the Bruins I could never support Les Canadians- no offense- Habs fans but you know the history.