Al Stachan reports in a colomn in the Toronto Sun that the Dallas stars are once again (or still) trying to unload the large contract of Billy Guerin. It is speculated that they have been trying to work out a deal with the Maple Leafs involving Guerin and/or Defenseman Richard Matvichuck
According to the Toronto Sun:
Karel Pilar is working out with the Maple Leafs on their five-game road trip despite being unsigned, according to the Toronto Sun. “One of these days there will be a try (with Pilar),” coach Pat Quinn said. “We still have to sign him. Two years ago we thought he was close to playing on a regular basis. We still have that decision in front of us. He has had medical clearance. What he’s looking to do is build up his physical strength.”
I know I haven’t been the most consistent contributor to this site in recent months, but the witching hour is almost upon us, and my return from the underworld is long past due. It has been, to say the least, an interesting first couple of weeks to this NHL season. Some happenings border on the bizzare, so what better time to discuss than now?
Rumors/speculation/news on the future of extra goaltender Curtis Joseph have been incredibly sparse, leading one to believe that no one is interested in the $16-million man or that something is brewing in Ken Hollands office.
(originally by dishmunky. I made a mistake posting the original so I am re-posting this)
TSN.ca is reporting that holdout Marian Gaborik and the Minnesota Wild are “far apart” in contract talks and “not even close”.
This is coming just days after the rumor that a deal will be struck within 48 hours.
Also, the Wild have signed Pascal Dupuis yesterday to a three year, 2.5 million dollar contract.
The Canucks are reported to be the front-runners to sign unrestricted free-agent Bryan Berard,
While the Leafs are said to be in talks to acquire Bill Guerin and a vetran defenseman….
Welcome to the first weeks installment of the MantaRay Power Rankings.
The Avs did not place LW Paul Kariya on injured reserve. His wrist is not injured to the extent previously thought. He could be back in the line up within a week.
Avalanche LW Paul Kariya is out indefinitely with a wrist injury, reports tsn.ca.
The Capitals have also traded their Captain Steve Konowalchuk to the Avalanche for 3rd line grinder Bates Battaglia and rights to Jonas Johansson, reports tsn.ca.
The Flyers signed badd attitude Steve Webb and tried to move him to the minor leagues, but the Penguins interfered and claimed Steve Webb off of waivers.
Flyers forward Simon Gagne has a rotator cuff injury. Bad signs for the Flyers since it could result in a long-term injury.