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Should The Habs And Flyers Make A Deal For Carey Price?

All those “Price is right” puns – Habs fans likely never imagined it would come to this and take on such a perspective.

This might be more than speculative, but rumours are that the Flyers were only curious about the asking price for Jaroslav Halak a few months back, and that the goaltender they truly covet is Carey Price. In fact, as Halak earned more starts for Montreal down the final stretch, at one point, GM Pierre Gauthier let it slip that calls for Price from teams actually increased the more the Habs leaned towards Halak as their go to goalie.

Who has been the best goalie in the NHL this season?

Who has been the best goalie in the NHL this season?

Martin Brodeur
Evgeni Nabokov
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ryan Miller
Jonathan Quick
Roberto Luongo
Craig Anderson
Marc-Andre Fleury
Miikka Kiprusoff
Jimmy Howard
Henrik Lundqvist
Tuukka Rask
Jaroslav Halak

Are Wilson's barbs getting to his players?

James Mirtle

To call it a new story would be misleading, so I won’t. But it’s definitely a hot topic of conversation here in Toronto, even with only five games left and even though those may be Tomas Kaberle’s last five with the Leafs.

What needs to be done to solidify our Playoff chances.

Brian Burke has made some great moves for the Leafs going forward. Although he has tweaked the lineup in a major way, there are still some moves to be made over the summer. These moves would be cost effective, and at the same time give us the contender tag. Here goes:

Kovalchuk gives Devils 'Big Shot' at title

MARK EVERSON

There’s a new buzz around the Devils, and they’re selling tickets, too, for the big show in Newark, starring the “Big Shot.”

Early NHL Awards Predictions

Presidents’ Trophy:
The Washington Capitals currently hold a five-point lead over the San Jose Sharks with one game in hand. It’s almost a sure thing that they’ll hold on to this lead and win their first ever Presidents’ Trophy. Prediction: Washington Capitals

Top 20 UFA this season

Top 20 UFA Players available on July 1, 2010

Can Hemsky be worth an Oilers 1-2 on draft day?

No team has ever had the top-two picks, but Edmonton’s sniper could be a very valuable bargaining chip

Dan Barnes, Edmonton Journal

What the Oilers have in Ales Hemsky currently pales in comparison to what people think the Oilers can or even should get for Ales Hemsky.

What should Burke do with the Leafs this summer?

Paul Hunter

The Maple Leafs will gather for a team photo on Monday but, while the moment will be frozen, the roster won’t be.

There will be changes this summer. Lots of them. General manager Brian Burke hasn’t taken down the “Open For Business” sign he loudly hammered to his office door before the trade deadline.

THN.com Blog: The best and worst trades of 2009-10

Edward Fraser

BEST TRADES OF 2009-10

July 3, 2009: The Kings acquire Ryan Smyth from the Avalanche for Kyle Quincey, Tom Preissing and a ’10 fifth round pick.
Heads were scratched when L.A. gave up 24-year-old Quincey, who had a breakout season in 2008-09, for a not-getting-any-younger Smyth. But the 34-year-old, 14-season vet has provided much-needed experience on a young Kings team and been a boon playing on Anze Kopitar’s right side on the top line.

Will Flyers Try to Land Price This Summer?

CSNPhilly.com

Currently there are only two teams in the NHL that have the same starting goaltender today as they did at the beginning of the season 10 years ago, one obvious and one not so. The obvious one is the Devils, where Martin Brodeur has started for what has seemed like forever. The other… the Philadelphia Flyers and Brian Boucher.

Bruins may stir something up for Cooke


Fluto Shinzawa

Recipe for retribution at the Garden tonight?

Penguins' Godard may miss rematch with Bruins

Dave Molinari, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Eric Godard has seen this kind of buildup before.

The talk of retribution and carnage, of mayhem and vengeance.

Crosby isn't seriously injured, but Malkin

Dave Molinari

The Penguins lost a world-class center Sunday night.

Precisely what’s wrong with Evgeni Malkin — and how long he might be out — isn’t known yet.

Kaberle looks like a keeper

MIKE ZEISBERGER, Toronto Sun

Tomas Kaberle is a wanted man. But will it remain that way through the summer?

On Friday, general manager Brian Burke, during a radio interview in Toronto, said he “expected” the veteran defenceman return to the Maple Leafs next season.

Frozen tundra of Winnipeg looks fine to NHL now


Ed Willes

Last week, when the rumour-mongering in Winnipeg was at its most frenzied, the question wasn’t if the NHL would return, and it wasn’t even when the NHL would return to the Manitoba capital.

It was which one of the NHL’s sad-sack franchises — Phoenix or Atlanta — would play out of the MTS Centre next season.

Toronto Maple Leafs Rebuild Tracker

The Toronto Maple Leafs rebuild effectively began once John Ferguson Jr. was fired in January of 2008. Cliff Fletcher came in, and despite a valiant effort on his part, he was not able to acquire assets for the Leafs veterans. After a few minor moves, Brian Burke came in, here is a look at what Brian Burke has been able to do, and where the franchise is going.

When Burke first came in, aside from Luke Schenn, there was very little positive movement happening in Leafland. Since then, he has made the roster his team, aside from a few players who are likely to be moved, this roster belongs to Brian Burke.

Marc Savard may miss season

Steve Conroy

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said it’s well within the realm of possibility that Marc Savard could miss the rest of the season with the Grade 2 concussion the star playmaker suffered Sunday in Pittsburgh.

The top 10 reasons why Crosby snubbed Letterman invite


By Greg Wyshynski

In yet another “how the NHL should capitalize on the Olympic viewership column, Artie Gigantino of the San Francisco Chronicle Examiner makes a few salient suggestions (loved the newspaper ad) and a few awful ones (1. Ban fighting; 2. ???? 3. Get Olympic ratings). But this idea definitely resonated:

Kaberle open to a new deal…

… But he’s also willing to leave, that’s not too confusing

By MIKE ZEISBERGER , Toronto Sun

In a perfect world, Tomas Kaberle would want to remain a Maple Leaf for life.

And yes, he admits he was “happy to hear” general manager Brian Burke state Wednesday that the team was open to discussing a contract extension for the veteran defenceman.

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