The Canadiens season starts in about a month and surprisingly the biggest question for the Habs right now is in net. Instead, this time it’s not about if Price can handle the pressure once again, as its now if he will ever sign with the club. Rumors have began to swirl that Price is demanding a lot of money from the club since he’s their only goaltender.
Another day, another Kevin Bieksa rumour.
The latest twist in Twitter-land is that the Montreal Canadiens covet the Vancouver Canucks defenceman in exchange for 2010 first-round draft choice Jarred Tinordi. The rumour has some legs because the Canucks had interest in the 6-foot-5 blueliner, who’s the son of former NHL defenceman Mark Tinordi. He had nine points and 68 penalty minutes with the U.S. National Team Development Program last season and a was a member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 under-18 world title. Tinordi is projected as a tough, top-four defenceman and that’s why the Canadiens traded up to take him 22nd overall last month.
The National Hockey League has rejected the 17-year, $102 million contract that Ilya Kovalchuk signed with the Devils on the grounds it cir*****vents the league’s salary cap.
The news was first reported on TSN’s website.
That means the blockbuster deal likely must be reworked.
As I gaze over any sports article I see a pattern that being if the word Kaberle or any player is on a trading block then we Toronto fans jump at the opportunity to give our ideas of how we value you kaberle as the best puck moving d man in the league and that we can get a arm and a leg for him. But as a leaf fan and I gave my own idea of what I have seen happen and being the hypocrite that I am i figure i would set the record straight about some of these ideas. Lets start at the most talked about one….
In a week’s time, if Leafs GM Brian Burke starts talking about the big one that got away, it will have more to do with fishing than Ilya Kovalchuk or Simon Gagne.
While two big names made big news on Monday, the Maple Leafs put a Gone Fishin’ sign on Burke’s office door while the GM takes his annual summer fishing trip. He was in Vancouver, heading off for his week with friends, including top assistant Dave Nonis, on Tuesday morning. Assistant GM Dave Poulin is in charge of the club.