EDM VERY active to make a move now

Leafs and Rangers have talked trade

The Maple Leafs have expressed previous interest in Del Zotto, but both Jake Gardiner and Cody Franson, the Toronto defensemen who’d been mentioned as potential parties of the other part, had dreadful games and do not excite the Rangeers as return in a potential trade.

http://nypost.com/2014/01/04/rangers-make-deal-for-tough-guy-carcillo/

Rumors By Bruce Garrioch ,Ottawa Sun

I’ve been told by a couple of teams that Rutherford is willing to trade anybody with the exception of centre Eric Staal and his brother Jordan Staal. Teams will certainly call about left wing Jeff Skinner, but he is one of the NHL’s top scorers and isn’t going anywhere.

Roberto Luongo back in net to face Los Angeles Kings

Just in time for the Canadian Olympic team selection, gold-medalist Roberto Luongo is back in net for the Vancouver Canucks.

Canuck coach John Tortorella confirmed this morning the 34-year-old goalie will start tonight against the Los Angeles Kings as the National Hockey League club begins a difficult weekend in Southern California.

Loungo hasn’t played since injuring his groin on Dec. 22, leaving rookie backup Eddie Lack to start Vancouver’s last three games. The Canucks were awful in a 4-2 loss Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Could the Habs trade Briere to the Sabres?

Briere was the name mentioned in trade rumors with the Buffalo Sabres in the early evening. Rumors emanating from Toronto that involved Steve Ott.

Damien Cox thinks that the Leafs are done dealing

Barring more injuries, the Leafs are probably done trading until the deadline. Nonis already added Peter Holland from Anaheim earlier this season. And Nazem Kadri? Despite the rumours, he’s no more available than he was at the start of the season. If some team comes calling and offering a centre in his early twenties, the Leafs will listen.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/the_spin/2014/01/leafs_leave_detroit_with_a_new_defenceman_and_other_changes.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Bishop continues hit hot play

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Ben Bishop continued his red-hot play with 19 saves Friday night for his fourth shutout of the season as the Tampa Bay Lightning won 2-0 over the Calgary Flames.

SHARP NETS HAT TRICK AS BLACKHAWKS DOWN DEVILS

Patrick Sharp is on one of those streaks. It seems almost every time he shoots, the puck ends up in the net.

Sharp had his second hat trick in five games and the Chicago Blackhawks avoided a rare second straight loss with a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.

It’s time for the Capitals to trade Michal Neuvirth

Michal Neuvirth [2-3-1, 2.83, .912], whose agent has requested a trade, has not played since Nov. 22.

So, are the Caps ready to make this a long-term commitment to Grubauer, who is 5-2-2 with a 2.02 goals-against average and .938 save percentage?

Shane Doan to return to Coyotes on Saturday

Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan, who hasn’t played since December 4, is set to make his return on Saturday.

He suffered from an illness that was later diagnosed as Rocky Mountain Fever.

Kings need scoring left wing

You can start lining up the usual suspects for the positional need of left wing: Moulson, Calgary’s Mike Cammalleri and Tampa Bay’s Ryan Malone are names that have circulated around this team seemingly forever.

A more intriguing play would be with a team that has found success with former Kings Moulson and Thomas Hickey, the New York Islanders.

Sabres claim Konopka off waivers

The Buffalo Sabres on Friday claimed center Zenon Konopka off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.

Regarded as one of the NHL’s better faceoff men, Konopka has won 65.7 percent of his faceoffs, most in the League for players to have taken at least 200 faceoffs. He also has one goal, two points and 55 penalty minutes in 36 games.

Is Briere unhappy in Montreal?

 

Penguins Claim Forward Taylor Pyatt Off Waivers

The Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed forward Taylor Pyatt off waivers, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Pyatt, 32, has played the past two seasons with the New York Rangers, collecting 12 points (6G-6A) in 70 regular-season games. He had four points (2G-2A) in 12 playoff games with the Rangers last spring.

Rangers can’t find a taker for Del Zotto

Whether this was the intention or not, the fact of the matter is Michael Del Zotto has become the Rangers’ whipping boy.

For the eighth time this season and the seventh time in the previous 22 games, Del Zotto was made a healthy scratch for Tuesday’s 2-1 shootout win over the Panthers at the BB&T Center. The former wunderkind defenseman has spoiled under new coach Alain Vigneault, and his future with the franchise has never looked more unstable.

Leafs are making Kadri available for trade

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Would you be upset if the Leafs traded Kadri before the trade deadline?

LEAFS ACQUIRE D GLEASON FROM HURRICANES FOR LILES, PROSPECT

The Toronto Maple Leafs have shored up their defence, acquiring Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenceman John-Michael Liles and prospect blueliner Dennis Robertson.

The trade is pending a call to the National Hockey League.

Leafs trade
Is the Leafs trade today good for the Leafs?

Hemsky and Cammalleri in play

Hemsky is an unrestricted free agent and will be traded to a team looking for a top-six winger. With Pascal Dupuis out with a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament, Hemsky is in play along with Mike Cammalleri of the Calgary Flames.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/edmonton-oilers/Matty+Simmonds+wasn+going+anywhere/9336128/story.html

Who wins ?

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Peat vs Stock - Who wins?

Michal Neuvirth wants out of Washington

It’s been a rollercoaster stint in Washington for Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth.

Every time he gets an opportunity to seize the No. 1 job, something gets in the way.

Now, his agent is pleading for the Caps to trade his client.


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