Experts Rumor Update: For All PlayOff Teams

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I’ll be updating everyone with rumors on every playoff spotted team, and what I believe they will do at the Trade Deadline….WEST:

Vancouver Canucks: The Canucks have been rumored all season to be interested in Sabres center Cris Gratton and Columbus winger Geoff Sanderson.

Experts Look: The 2players mentioned above are too rich(for Burke). Burke is just looking for that minor deal to bring in chemistry and leadership. I am putting my money on Adam Graves becoming a Canuck.

Dallas Stars: The Stars have been said to be interested in other goalies in the league due to Turco’s injury and Tugnutts unconsistant play.(notably Sean Burke).

Expert Look: The Stars will stand pat for this coming deadline. The only possible deal they could do is to bring a Shayne Corson type player in. Somthing which most players of that calibre are too rich for the Stars at this point.

Detriot Red Wings:Many sources reported the Wings were talking trade with the Habs that would have sent Patrice Brisebois for Mathieu Dandenault.

Experts Look: The Wings will definetly be in the market for a defensemen but Scotty Bowemen has been pressing Wings management to acquire Brisbios somthing that will happen if the Habs are will to eat up some of Brisebois salary(which has been the only thing holding this deal up).

Colorado Avalanche: Their have been some rumors of the Avalanche to be persuing a vetran defensemen(Glen Wesley,Bryan Marchment, etc.)

Experts Look: With the way the Avalanche have been playing I doubt any move will be done for them. They will be looking for a 4-5th type defensemen, but will be in no rush to acquire him.

St. Louis Blues: The Blues have been reported by several sources to be in deep trade talks for goaltenders Sean Burke and Artus Irbe.

Experts Look: The Blues are a very strong team with a stronger weakness called goaltending. The way Sandford has been playing its kind of cooled of trade rumors on the Blues acquiring a top goalie, but the Blues will acquire a goaltender and my bet is on the cheaper and Stanley Cup experienced Irbe.

Minnesota Wild: Have not been rumored in any real trade talks.

Experts Look: THe Wild will stand pat. For their budget and team is exactly where they want it.

Anahiem Mighty Ducks: Reports indicate the Ducks are interested in winger Gino Odjick or a player of his stature.

Experts Look: They Ducks to lack that extra toughness required for the playoffs, and I do belive they will acquire it at the deadline(just not sure who).

Edmonton OIlers: They Oilers have been in so many rumors and most recently looking to acquire a real tough, energy player such as Darcy Tucker.

Experts Look: Tucker would be a great fit for the Oilers and their playoff run. But recent reports indicate his price may be too steep for Oiler blood. But I believe the Oilers will make a run at winger Geoff Sanderson or Ray Whitney(both rental players).

EAST:

Ottawa Senetors: Sources indicate the Sens are trying to make room for Coyotes winger Brad May.

Experts Look: The Sens interest in May could have stepped up a notch due to the Nolan trade which has now made the Leafs a huger threat to the Sens then they already were. But I don’t think May can fit in their budget. The Sens will not make any trades at the deadline(unless its really cheap).

New Jersey Devils: Rumored to be hunting for San Jose’s Selanne or Damphousse.

Experts Look: With the recent Nolan trade, its possible any high notched player on the Sharks would welcome a trade to a contender. I don’t think Selanne will be with the devils because he may be too rich. The safe bet would be Damphousse or Columbus’s Ray Whitney.

Washington Capitals: Interest in Pens forward Yan Hrdina has been reported.

Expert Look: I don’t think with the Caps budget they will be adding any impact players. But Hrdina may be in their fold to reunite with Jagr and Lang.

Philadelphia Flyers: Sources are saying the Flyers will stop at nothing to acquire Jerome Iginla, especially after the Leafs recent trade.

Expert Look: The Flames will NOT deal Iginla(period). And I don’t think the Flyers will make any more deals. They got the skilled forward they wanted(Kapanen) and the warrior type defensemen needed(Yuskevich).

Toronto Maple Leafs: Sources reporting the Leafs will acquire one of Bryan Marchment, Alexei Zhitnik, Aaron Miller or glen Wesley.

Expert Look: Terry Koshan of the TorontoSun was reporting that sources say the Leafs *will* acquire Glen Wesley. And that the deal can be expected to happen near this Sunday. I believe Wesley will become a Leaf(but it should be Zhitnik).

TampaBay Lightining: A vetran defensemen has been said that all the Lightining would want.

Experts Look: See above for names the Lightining would want to acquire, and I’m betting on either Marchment or Zhitnik becoming a Lightining.

NewYork Islanders: The Isles are all but said to want a high scoring winger to play along Yashin. TFP reported a Isbister for Satan trade in the mists.

Experts Look: I do believe the Isles will be in the market for a skilled forward, and Satan is a safe bet. But so is the Islanders staying how they are.

Boston Bruins: Reports indicate all the Bruins feel they need to do is fire head coach Robbie Ftorek.

Experts Look: coaching isn’t the problem for the Bruins and I think they know that. rumors of him being fired are just plain stupid. I think the Bruins know what there real problem is, and may try to fix it by going after Sharks Teemu Selanne(a player they desperatly were after in the offseason and his price fit right in the bruins budget).

W.C.


90 Responses to Experts Rumor Update: For All PlayOff Teams

  1. Leaf_Expert says:

    He’ll probably at max cost a 1st rounder..

  2. McCraig says:

    I heard this as well. It is reported that the Oiler’s GM is impressed by Tucker and feels he can bring some energy to Edmonton.

    There was an article on this in today’s Toronto Sun (March 7)

  3. Donovan says:

    Corson too. He’s trash offensively but is still a pretty good grinder. He has played well with AlMo and Antropov

  4. Freeze says:

    I think Mikster needs to shoulder some of the blame here for even posting this rubbish in the first place.

  5. Stuv_Dogg says:

    Thanks for the assumption, but I didn’t take the time to read it. I used that scrollbar thingy on the side of the screen, made a couple of brief stops for the highlights (I especially like the bit about the B’s going after Selanne) and then decided to rant a bit.

  6. Stuv_Dogg says:

    I’m so honoured that I got mentioned by Lil’ Bow Wow over there.

    I think Mississauga does have a ghetto, around Hwy 5 and Hwy 10, but I don’t think ol’ Leaf_Eggspurt would last long there.

    Sing that “Shut Du Fuck Up!” nice and loud, pimple boy!

  7. TheMinister says:

    Yup, nail on the head. Letowski and a pick. He’ll slide right into that spot.

  8. Stuv_Dogg says:

    Come to think of it, I wasn’t much nicer when I was 8. I’ve always been a miserable asshole.

    But really, lots of other parts of me grew too. I said my prayers, ate my vitamins, and … well, can’t remember the rest.

    8 year old for life … that’s almost as catchy as Leaf_Eggspurt’s little line. Can I keep it?

  9. RatSale says:

    Could you be Peter Pan?

  10. amazing_jesse says:

    Now I’m starting to understand why everyone hates you. First, you are completely fucking illiterate.

    Your article are so frustrated to read. I feel my my anxiety levels rising just trying to follow. But that will be the last time I ever read your stuff as a promise to myself.

    But second, you are completely devoid of original thought. And when you stray into the deeper waters of originality you come up with Odjick to Anaheim? Odjick? For the playoffs?

    Odjick?

    Odjick?

    Are you fucking serious?

    Shut up you fucking moron. Shut the fuck up!

  11. Leaf_Expert says:

    Come down to Jane bitch….

  12. Leaf_Expert says:

    First off you gutless peice of shit, Don’t EVER read or comment on my articles….Cause like honestly, if your gonna hate soo much and not be able to back it up,, juss dun talk!…

    As for Odjick, I just used what I got from THP. so save your pussy talk for them…Basically you were frontin against me and weren’t able to back it up…Take the advise soo many have and just…

    “Shut Da Fuck Up!”

  13. Glen says:

    I didn’t know that Toronto had a ghetto, or is that the new slang up there, eh?? If Corson is all you have to talk about at the deadline, why waste our time?? I was just wondering where you were going with this whole article?? you could have just told us that 29 teams have intrest in different players, but none of the deals will go through, and the Leafs will pick up 3 more all stars in the next 5 days. Sure man, keep tellin yourself that. By the way I didn’t know that we started http://www.wowfightclub.com

  14. Leaf_Expert says:

    ok hold up, Ask any Toronto person about J.Finch(da tuffest area) and stopd talking shit!…when did I say the Leafs were gonna get 3allstars…Honeslty your beefin with no cause, so just bounce easy aight….Or you can have me make you,

    “Shut Da Fuck Up!”

  15. cwhockey says:

    My point just got proved as well.

    Good luck with your career in the fast food industry.

  16. bender says:

    Decent, fer sher, Rational, ,yes, but mostly because I am a loyal fan without my head in my ass. I read some of the stuff you write and I can tell your the tucker of this site. LOL, I dont agree with half the things you say, but this is all for fun, and once in awhile you are right. Hell I even have beefs with my own fans. It’s all about perspective.

    I hate guys like tucker, but who wouldn’t love a guy like him on their side. And honestly, worse than tucker, I hate Brashear.

  17. bender says:

    Would you really build a team around Ricci. I’d rather throw in a little more and go with a guy like Gagne. I know he got reinjured tonight, but with Groan injuries guys always hurry back because it feels good, but in a game you push yourself to the real limits. He never shoulda came back. The Sharks gotta think rebuild now, Ricci is a great player, but he aint gonna score ya 40.

    With a youngster like Boyes, throw in a speedster(like Gagne or Williams) and things may start looking good for them. Ricci, is a well rounded Player, but they gotta replace a lot of offense, specially if they get rid of Selanne and Damp. Handzus can take over Ricci’s roll. Rathje becomes your captain.

  18. bender says:

    Who’s scarecrow?? I’m Not familiar with the Sharks nicknames.

  19. Leaf_Expert says:

    I’ll bring your mom along with me…

    @ @

    ___/

  20. KaPluie says:

    Well, Sanford got shelled. I think St. Louis is going to have to be looking for a goaltender. Zetterberg and Fedorov had their way with the Blues’ goaltenders last night.

  21. KaPluie says:

    Expert or not … I wasn’t aware that that was a qualification to post something on this site. He’s just giving his opinion on what might go down next week … and if you have a problem with that, just ignore it … and click on another article. I for one enjoyed it, good job leaf expert.

  22. Rico71 says:

    I agree.

    He seems to have a thing for Leaf_Idiot.

  23. Rico71 says:

    Take Czerkawski!!!

    Gives us a 3 or 4th round pick and we will be happy.

    The Polish Princess is just the player Boston needs…really.

    *lol*

  24. Rico71 says:

    Childish Idiot.

  25. Stuv_Dogg says:

    Uh … could be … Tinkerbell told answer in a vague and uncommitted fashion … sorta like Quinn discussing trade rumors.

  26. Stuv_Dogg says:

    And then what? We play Dungeons and Dragons in your basement with all the other wannabe black geeks that you hang out with?

    Thanks, but no thanks. I would feel too guilty wasting even more time on you than I already have.

    Bitch.

  27. Leaf_Expert says:

    Yea, I’d feel guilty for robbing you…

  28. Leaf_Expert says:

    “Shut Da Fuck Up!”

  29. Leaf_Expert says:

    Save dat brave talk for your mom….pussy,

  30. Stuv_Dogg says:

    That’s funny.

    Can you imagine Eggspurt in a couple more years, once he’s actually old enough to have a part time job: “Yo, here’s yo mo’fo quatta pounda wit fries … now shut fuck da up … or is it shut up da fuck … oh, I don’t know!”

  31. Leaf_Expert says:

    well yea..Its amazing how I made 7 people on this one article make like such idiots on my own..

    But yea, that comes with the package of being called the Expert….

  32. Rico71 says:

    Idiot.

    You are not worth any more words than that…

    Idiot.

  33. Leaf_Expert says:

    You wanna talk about mistakes, ask your mom yout…..

  34. Leaf_Expert says:

    Gutless peice of shit…..

  35. RatSale says:

    That was a low blow to sir Quinn….. but a good one!

  36. bender says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHH, thanks!~

  37. defenestrate says:

    Now I remember why I come here – it’s the scintillating level of wit and literacy…

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