The Philadelphia Flyers picked up yet another defenceman on Thursday, acquiring Matthias Timander from the New York Islanders for a seventh-round pick in 2004.
Gentlemen, I’ll be brief.
There is an OUTSTANDING article in The Hockey News in which the players of the NHL were asked what they would change about the game.
On 610 WIP this morning they were discussing the Flyers need for a goalie and it was said that “inside sources” in the Flyers organization stated that prior to the Markov deal the Flyers were “very close” to acquiring Kolzig and Gonchar and that Williams was part of that package that fell apart at the last minute.
It seems that Bobby Clarke has started my most favourite time of year. With the trade of Williams for Markov, Clarke has finally began the Gm’s battle for positioning. This year has seemed slower than most and we all know the CBA has been front and centre of all potential deals. No one has been willing to take that step to get GM’s to start wheeling and dealing.
According to many sources, The Score, RDA.Ca, spectorshockey.net and thefourthperiod.com, the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers are in heavy discussions about a trade that includes Jaromir Jagr. While nothing yet is imminent, reports say the teams are in involved in trade talks. The Rangers coach/Gm/President Glen Sather said yesterday they made some calls regarding a trade yesterday, but mostly referring to defensemen. This gives reason to believe the Rangers are interested in possibly Sergei Gonchar or Brendon Witt.
There’s currently a pile of exciting races happening in the NHL, both at the Conference and Divisional levels. Now, I may be biased as a Habs fan, but I honestly think the race in the NorthEast is outstanding:
Minor Hockey week just finished up in Edmonton. Though I was only able to see one game at West Edmonton Mall, I read an amazing story that I wanted to share.
With injuries to Darius Kasparaitis, Greg DeVries, and Tom Poti, and with the Rangers playoff hopes once again hanging on by a thread, Glen Sather is finally looking to deal for a defenseman.
Through much doubt, early difficulties, and a large change in the locker-room (over the last 12 months), the Sharks have turned themselves around this year to proove that last season was mearly a fluke.
Time to drag out my favorite old “Strange Happenings” category again…..
I have a side bet with two people that this post will never see the light of day……..