HUGE TRADE IN THE MAKING?

According to the Calgary Herald and CBS.sportsline.com, the Flames and the Ranger are working on a blockbuster trade. If this will really happen, we don’t know. Here’s who will be moving:

The C word

I am talking of course about collusion. What did you think I was talking about?

Collusion is the one flaw I see in the NHLPA reasoning, the one *lie* they are telling.

Philly Injury Update

On Sunday I spent the day at the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival. There was a great turn out for one of the best put together events by a sports team. You could meet and greet today’s and future Flyers’ players.

Is Gonchar Worth It?

Is Gonchar worth it? It depends what the asking price is really. With a trade like this, the GM (JFJ) will have to ask himself two things. Do we really want to give up our future for a player that’s already reached his peak? And, Will we resign Gonchar in the off season?…

Brian Burke–Pull the trigger

The Vancouver Canucks find themselves in a precarious position headed down the home stretch of the regular season. Having lost 7 of their previous 9 contests, five of which were against teams out of playoff positions.

Phoenix and Pittsburgh strike deal!

according to tsn.ca the Coyotes have shipped Landon Wilson to the team that has just set the NHL record for the most losses in a row, the Penguins!! In return of future considerations.

Chicago to ship more players.

According to tsn.ca, the Black Hawks GM is getting ready to make some big roster changes over the next few weeks. And, they said that Alexander Karpovtsev will be the next player traded.

Time to Let Go.

For the Rangers and the draft over the last 6-7 years it has not been very good. And if Sather was smart he’d stop holding on to a miracle.

With the Rangers 11 points out, and a need to rebuild badly…… It’s time to drop in the standings.

Philadelphia Cry Babies

I don’t care if this even gets posted, I need to vent…

Hitch: Add hurt feelings to the list of injuries.

That was the title of a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, in which Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock ridiculed Philly fans for booing his team during the 4-3 loss to Boston. It was their third straight loss in which they were outscored by a total of 14 to 7 in the three games.

The Devils Alternatives

So the Devils have found themselves out on a limb… Where their options of blooming their roster gets thinner by the day.

Isles seek rugged defenseman

http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/ny-spisles213680877feb21,0,3918495.story?coll=ny-hockey-headlines

According to Newsday, owner Charles Wang has given Mike Milbury the green light to shop around before this years deadline with the stipulation that top prospects not be given up. Apparently seeing Raffi Torres as well as others flourish around the league has convinced Wang to keep the kids at home.

Avs acquire Sauer; part with Skoula

2/21/2004 – Tsn.ca reports

DENVER, Colo. – The Colorado Avalanche has acquired defenseman Kurt Sauer and a fourth round draft choice in the 2005 Entry Draft from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. In return, the Avalanche gave up the services of Martin Skoula.

What about Anaheim and Columbus?

For the past month or so we have heard over and over again how Gonchar is going to be traded to Toronto, New Jersey or Colorado. We have also heard that Boughner is definitely on his way out along with maybe O’Neill.

I was wondering why we haven’t heard anything about the Ducks or Columbus when it comes to trade rumors. Neither of these teams is going to make the playoffs and both have some assets that I am sure that they would like to get rid of. Do you think the names Richardson, Lachance, Salei, Ozolinsh, or Carney would interest anybody?

TSN is reporting the leafs have table an offer to the caps

According to TSN, they are reporting that the Leafs have tabled an offer to the Caps.

Would You Risk It

With so many rentals available at the deadline the choice of picking one up for a few draft picks occasionally can really help a squad out for the playoffs. However one name may be available yet the option to pick him up could be a huge risk for both player and GM.

Boughner dealt to Avs

The Avalanch pick up rugged defenseman Bob Boughner from the Hurricanes in exchange for A 2004 third round selection and Chris Bahen.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=72973

Leafs Goaltending

With Ed Belfour still missing, and having been on and off injured all year, it has to be a concern to Leaf fans that the remaining goaltending is Trevor Kidd and Mikael Tellqvist:

Teams looking to upgrade for the playoffs should look to Carolina

Carolina potential available players: O’Neil, Hill, Boughner, Wesley, Irbe, Brind’Amour, Francis, Hedican.

Best Eastern Race in Years

2003-2004 has done something that no one really could have predicted- given us huge excitement out of the Eastern Conference. In years past, New Jersey was the dominant team, with minor challenges from the likes of Philly, Toronto, and Ottawa. Now, The typically “phone it in” Devils stand small, at the 6 seed. Now, I am not fooled by this, as they are still considered the class of the east, until someone proves otherwise; however, the 5 teams above them are for real, for a nice change. A quick breakdown, from an unbiased perspective:

Zhamnov Traded To Philly

“From Tsn.ca”

The Chicago Blackhawks, sitting near the bottom of the NHL cellar, have traded forward Alexei Zhamnov AND a 4th to the Flyers in exchange for Jim Vandermeer and a Grade C level prospect Colin Fraser, projected nothing more as a checking forward, and a 2nd round pick.

Yes, GM Pulford is worse than former GM Mike Smith at this very point.