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Pens defenseman kicks cold, talks contract
Burke won’t wait forever for shake-up
Can’t give up on Huet just yet
With a 0-5-1 record, its maybe time for a coaching change in Toronto.
Yes, its only been 88 games into Ron Wilson’s career as coach of the Maple Leafs but already he appears to have lost the attention of the players.
While the demise of the team early this season is not all his doing, he is part of the problem. And as the old saying goes, its easier to can the coach than dump 20 players, especially in a cap world.
Demitra’s rehab from shoulder surgery is not going well
Chris Chelios wants to win with the Chicago Wolves
Leafs were close on Gilroy
Habs balk at bringing versatile Dandenault back
Dumping Vesa Toskala, Jason Blake would free up cap space, allow boxed-in Burke to go after roster upgrades
The Leaf GM does appear to be a wee bit boxed in, partly by the lacklustre state of his team after four games, and partly by the Kessel deal.
Allen Panzeri, The Ottawa Citizen
Jason Spezza and Chris Neil, seatmates in the Ottawa dressing room, started some fireworks at the end of today’s practice with a brief fight.
Milan Lucic earns three-year extension
Canucks upset at Burke over draft comments
Avalanche’s injured goaltender Anderson might resume practice today
Rangers looking for another defenseman
Chamber of commerce eyes Islanders move to Queens
Kostitsyn reports to AHL; Habs promise trade
Goaltending already a problem for Leafs
Panthers, center Dominic Moore agree to contract
Drury absent from PP unit
Cherry rips NHLPA over Kelly’s firing
1. Michael Nylander’s days with the Caps nearly done
2. Sens owner says Heatley left ‘sour taste’
3. Shanny opts out as Devils go with kids
4. Dallas Stars give Robidas four-year deal
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Veteran Brad May gets tryout with Wings, but is long shot to stick
Kessel deal opens door for possible Kovalchuk pursuit
Pat Burns hopes health will allow him to scout for NJ Devils this season
Balsillie continues to finesse Coyotes bid
Forsberg planning another comeback
Murray has deals in mind
Despite his client being the talk of the town the last couple of weeks, agent Don Baizley hasn’t been talking contract with the Calgary Flames.
Calder in tryout mode with Ducks
Peter Chiarelli’s take on trade: Young star wanted out
Fleury not done, yet
Former Cane Babchuk gone to Russia?
The Vancouver Canucks had big expectations last season which were not met after falling meekly in the 2nd round of the playoffs.
However, despite some key subtractions to the lineup, the team has high hopes again for this coming year.
They’ve brought back their best offensive contributors in the twins, re-signed their top player long term in Luongo and have an excellent mix of veterans and youth to take a good run at a championship in the next few years.
The acquisition of Phil Kessel puts the stamp on the team that Burke has been looking for, and officially concludes the first year of Burke as General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. With the new season starting very shortly, and no more moves likely to take place between now and then, perhaps it is time to look back at Burke’s work over the last year. Here is the list of major Maple Leaf transactions:
STEVE BUFFERY, SUN MEDIA
NESN.com is reporting that the Maple Leafs and Nashville Predators might begin a bidding war for Phil Kessel.
Phil Kessel trade likely
Sharks on verge of signing veteran Malhotra
Predators pursue Bruins’ Phil Kessel
The Maple Leafs’ pursuit of Phil Kessel continues, but in the meantime there are nine National Hockey League exhibition games to play, including four in a row beginning tonight.
Wild expected to sign ‘pure goal scorer’ Petr Sykora after tryout
Kiss Kessel goodbye
One Forward’s Out, One’s Not