Iginla a Flyer Rumor, Not even Close. Senators Looking at..||Other news..
Igginla to Flyers was a false rumor. NO WAY!!! I had no idea….
Muckler looking to make a move, fishing some players on the Island?
Capitals worrying and attempting to make a trade, at any costs?
Gretzky says his Desert Dogs are not worth enough to make a trade.
Isle’s lose D, looking to make a trade soon before the roster freeze?
BoBo awaits a plane ticket to leave Chicago. www.thefourthperiod.com mentions rumors.
“Something’s gotta change
(Dec. 11th) The Ottawa Senators wouldn’t mind adding a physical forward to the lineup. The Sens continue their hunt, with the likes of Radek Bonk, Karel Rachunek and Magnus Arvedsson on the ‘available list.’ According to the Ottawa Sun, it’s believed the Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers and Islanders have all talked to the Senators in hopes of improving their respective bluelines. In recent weeks, there’s also been talks of the Senators packaging up centre Radek Bonk and winger Magnus Arvedson to the Isles for Brad Isbister and Dave Scatchard. And Sens GM John Muckler didn’t dismiss the notion.”
Not trading Iggy
(Dec. 11th) Craig Button usually refuses to acknowledge trade rumors. The Calgary Flames GM believes reacting to hearsay only gives it credibility. However, Button says the story going around these days — that the Flames are pondering a deal which would include star right wing Jarome Iginla — is so preposterous, he must shoot it down. “Zero, zero truth to that,” Button told the Calgary Sun. “I’ll take it one step further. We have zero intention of trading Jarome Iginla.” The rumor, originally from CBS’ SportsLine.com and was reported by a few media sources, had Iginla and Roman Turek headed to Philadelphia for Roman Cechmanek, Simon Gagne, Pavel Brendl and another player, said to be Justin Williams.
In other news, Button had no news to report regarding the search for a new head coach to replace Greg Gilbert. They are said to be speaking with Ted Nolan about a coaching position. “
Big shake up?
(Dec. 11th) According to the Washington Post, Capitals General Manager George McPhee has told executives around the league that he is willing to dramatically shake up his roster, with no player untouchable, sources said. A poor road trip could hasten such developments.”
No deals for Phoenix
(Dec. 11th) There’s a reason the Coyotes haven’t made a trade in an effort to shake their spiraling ways. Nobody wants any of their players, according to Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, the team’s part owner and managing partner. “I don’t mean this to be controversial, and I don’t mean it to be a finger-pointing sort of thing,” Gretzky told the Arizona Republic Tuesday in Scottsdale at the conclusion of the NHL owners’ meetings. “But the fact of the matter is there aren’t many guys on our club that teams want, and that’s a fact.” Gretzky said the team has been trying to deal for weeks, but every time general manager Mike Barnett and Cliff Fletcher, the team’s senior executive vice president, make a pitch, they hit a dead end. The Coyotes players drawing the most interest are forwards Shane Doan and Tony Amonte, neither of whom they want to trade. Gretzky said management still intends to do something, although firing coach Bobby Francis is not in the works. Trading veterans for prospects and high draft picks remains an option.”
Looking for D
(Dec. 11th) The Islanders have lost defenseman Roman Hamrlik to a Grade 3 (the most severe) separation of his left shoulder. He is expected to miss four weeks, possibly more. GM Mike Milbury may be forced to find a replacement soon, and the Islanders are said to be interested in Tampa Bay’s Pavel Kubina and Ottawa’s Karel Rachunek. They may also take a look at Chicago holdout Boris Mironov and contact Boston regarding unsigned restricted free-agent defenseman Kyle McLaren. “
(Dec. 11th) Suspended defenseman Boris Mironov could be out for some time. The Hawks refuse to rush a trade. General manager Mike Smith said Tuesday he was no closer to trading Mironov, who has asked to be dealt. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he sat out until after Christmas,” Smith said. Mironov has now forfeited $146,664 in salary for the eight days away from the team.