The Anaheim Ducks must shed about $900,000.00 to get Scott Niedermayer on the ice for Fridays game with the Wild. TFP.com is suggesting that Mathieu Schnider and his $5.625M are going to Chicago in return for Sergi Samsonov and a depth player. Samsonov has 4 assists in 20 games. At $3.525M, the buy out penalty would be $1,762,500.00; a small price to pay for a guy with 3 Cup rings, a Norris trophy, a Conn Smyth trophy, 5 All-Star games and an Olympic Gold medal for a resume.
According to “THE FOURTH PERIOD,” Montreal is interested in Center Brad Richards and could possibly be willing to move Cristobal Huet as part of a package deal. Things are getting mighty tight for Feaster in Tampa Bay as the team sits in near last place in the conference. Ownership in Tampa is reportedly looking for a #1 goaltender to help solve their troubles.
The Maple Leafs really need to trade Raycroft.In my opinion they need to trade him for a couple draft picks or at least a decent back up.
During HNIC coverage on Saturday night, it was suggested that Saku Koivu may be in line for a trade.
The Nashville Predators were sold to a local ownership group for 193 million dollars. This officially brings to an end the speculations of Jim Balsillie bringing the Predators to southern Ontario. This is good for Predator fans because it means the franchise will not move but it is bad for Leaf fans who were expecting a second franchise in southern Ontario.