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Leafs move to front of line for Kessel

LANCE HORNBY

Brian Burke is American, but seems to have adopted that old Royal Canadian Mounted Police credo to always get your man.

NHL Trade Rumors – September 11, 2009

1. MCKENZIE: NO TRUTH TO REPORTS THAT HEATLEY HAS BEEN TRADED

2. Kings: We aren’t part of a Heatley trade

3. Will Leafs cough up to get Kessel?

4. Canucks hoping Sundin will return

5. Sources: Kessel doesn’t plan to negotiate with Bruins

NHL News and Rumors – September 10, 09

Sides still fighting with Coyotes auction looming

Landing Kessel won’t be easy

Heatley interests Sharks

NHL News and Rumors – September 9, 2009

Devils may try Elias at center

Kessel pursuit resumes

It’s down to two: Jim Balsillie vs. NHL

Bruins and Kessel still at impasse

Kevin Paul Dupont

Opening Night now slightly more than three weeks away, speedy Bruins winger Phil Kessel remains without a contract, putting into doubt his statement last month that he would have a new deal in place by the start of the 2009-10 season.

Maple Leafs in position to take a run at Kessel

Kevin Paul Dupont

Bruin Phil Kessel, almost dealt to the Maple Leafs in June, soon could be fitted for a Toronto sweater.

The question is: Will the Leafs once again try to pry Kessel away via a trade, or will Toronto general manager Brian Burke opt instead to extend an offer sheet to the fourth-year right wing, who last season scored a career-high 36 goals?

NHL News and Rumors – September 5, 2009

Best if Heatley gone: Alfie

Kesler could be next to sign contract

Comrie not averse to being Oiler again

NHL News and Rumors – September 3, 2009

Cogliano shaken by proposed trade

No glory for Cory? Canucks top prospect Schneider not worried by Luongo deal

Comrie in limbo

NHL News and Notes – September 1, 2009

Heatley deadline on the way, Murray says

Oilers have plan for new rink but lack financial backing here

Mike Peca Talk

NHL News and Rumors – August 31, 2009

Kings rule out Heatley trade

Sykora on Senators’ radar

New Canuck Mathieu Schneider: Vancouver’s the only place to be

Shark bait for Heatley gone

Also, talk won’t go away that the Sharks are set to give Bruins restricted free-agent winger Phil Kessel an offer sheet.

NHL News and Rumors – August 28, 2009

CLOCK TICKS ON RANGERS’ KESSEL BID

Luongo, Canucks both want contract extension settled by start of training camp

Ice time for Forsberg

SILLINGER HANGS UP HIS SKATES

August 26, 2009 – NHL News and Rumors

McCarty seeks job in Russia

Canucks close to signing Schneider

Thrashers GM optimistic Kovalchuk deal will be completed

Who will be the next Captain???

We are just a few weeks away from NHL training camp and still no words on who will wear the “C” in Montreal? There is a few candidate but nobody really knows who will be the next Habs Captain?

NHL News and Rumors – Friday August 21, 2009

1. Wild, Tanguay talking

2. At long last, Heatley to speak

3. Marleau doesn’t view himself as guy taking the fall — but he won’t discuss the NTC in his contract

Burke turns the pressure on

Tim Wharnsby

Brian Burke cut through the Toronto Maple Leafs dressing room at the Air Canada Centre the other day to discover a crowded workout room.

Comrie on the outside looking in

DEREK VAN DIEST

Mike Comrie is hopeful the work he’s put in this off-season pays off.

The local product and former Edmonton Oiler is healthy heading into the new campaign.

The problem, however, is that he has yet to sign with an NHL team.

Chelios eyes spot on Leafs D

STEVE SIMMONS, SUN MEDIA

Chris Chelios asked the Maple Leafs for a job yesterday — and he wasn’t talking about off the ice.

And he wasn’t kidding, either.

Posting a Red Wings-related rumor, reservations included

George James Malik

I don’t like to tread in rumors and uncomfirmed reports, but the bandwidth this one will take up merits a mention with a few reservations. This rumor doesn’t make sense given the Red Wings’ relative depth, cap space, or personnel needs, so I’d suggest that it’s highly unlikely at best, but the source has been known to dish, “It’s so unbelievable that it might be true” dirt:

RANGERS BRING IN PROSPAL

LARRY BROOKS

As contract negotiations with Brandon Dubinsky have hit a speed bump, the Rangers have signed 34-year-old free agent forward Vinnie Prospal to a one-year, $1.1 million deal, The Post has learned.


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