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According to Bertrand Raymond, a very well known journalist covering the Canadiens in Montreal, Bob Gainey is in Colorado this week along with Julien Brisebois, the team’s legal advisor.
TEAM: Philadelphia Flyers
1st in Atlantic – 7 points ahead of NYR
1st in East – 1 point ahead of OTT
1st in NHL – 1 point ahead of OTT/DET
Stars Acquire Janne Niinimaa and a 5th round pick in a move that sees the Stars send John Erskine and a 2nd round pick to the Islanders.
As reported here last week Tampa Bay Lightning Captain Dave Andreychuk has now officially been put on waivers.
Newsday is reporting that within 24 hours Mike Milbury will pull the trigger…
TEAM: Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Place in Conference: 10th in the conference (43 points) 6 points out of the playoffs.
Injured Players: Rob Niedermayer (concussion out indefinitely)
Sandis Ozolinsh (NHL-NHLPA substance abuse/behavioral health program Out indefinitely)
In the new NHL, bargain players can make or break a team. Who is the best bargain player today?
Here is a list of who, in my opinion is each team’s bargain player up to the mid-way point of the NHL season…
The New York Rangers have accquired Petr Sykora and a fourth-round pick from the Mighty Ducks in exchange for Maxim Kondratiev. That explains why he was a healthy scratch in his last game.
There is so much talk regarding the likes of Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin, and who will be the winner of this years Calder Trophy.
There are so many people who like to bash Sidney Crosby (for some reason), and put Ovechkin on some sort of pedastel.
Vancouver and Montreal are up to something… No really good leaks yet as to the exact players, but something is in the works.
Yesterday was a very busy day for the two. Steve Tambellini of the Canucks and Bob Gainey of the Canadiens met at the Manitoba Moose-Hamilton Bulldogs game (the clubs respective farm teams) and at the Canucks-Flames games there were a total of 8 (count them… 8!) Montreal scouts in attendance. Both these have been confirmed (radio for source… sorry, no link).
How injuries and good decisions cap wise, have put Colorado in place to improve Goaltending, Defense and jump start Milan Hejduk’s season
TEAM: New Jersey Devils
RECORD: 18 – 18 – 5 39pts 120GF 131GA
Place in Conference: 10 (1pt out of 8th)
Injured Players: No major injuries
Team Point Leader: Brian Gionta 23G 19A 42pts +2
To that end, general manager Mike O’Connell said he has been giving serious consideration to picking up Alexander Mogilny, the aging Russian sniper who cleared waivers yesterday at noon.