15 teams interested in all-star D, plus other Leaf players shopped around
The latest hot rumor arising from the GM meetings has the Philadelphia Flyers interested in acquiring Toronto Maple Leafs all-star defenseman Tomas Kaberle.
Sad news came to Windsor this morning, as Windsor Spifire Captain Mickey Renaud has passed away.
Apparently the New Jersey Devils were a trade away from bringing back an old face from their glory days, Bobby Holik. The trade was set to happen, going to the Devils would be Bobby Holik, and to the Thrashers, John Madden, but the deal fell through due to Don Waddell believing Atlanta had a good shot with Holik in the mix.
The Montreal Canadiens are reportedly on the verge of pulling off a deal for either Martin Havlat of the Chicago Blackhawks or Marian Hossa of the Atlanta Thrashers respectively.
With the trade deadline quickly approaching rumors are at a season high. But with Dave Nonis already stating he would NOT be trading away the Canucks future for rental players, what moves will he be making?
I know a lot of hockey fans have had enough of Leaf rumors and trade suggestions. This is niether but is a delicate topic none the less.
Would Toronto Maple Leaf Fans be bitter towards Mats Sundin if he doesn’t waive his No-Trade Claus in the following days?
Three Red Wings scouts were in St. Louis to watch the Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 12, leading rumor-mongers to heat up the speculation that Detroit GM Ken Holland is really, really interested in L.A. defenseman Brad Stuart. But this part of scouting is just due diligence on the part of the Wings’ GM and his staff in case he can find a bargain to make his team stronger going into the playoffs (To me, LA d-man Jaroslav Modry would fit in Detroit’s lineup better and would be much less expensive.).
According to Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, Peter Forsberg will make the announcement of whether or not he will return to the NHL and, presumably, the name of the team for which he will be playing.
Currently there are only two players, Ovechkin and Kovalchuk, who are on pace for 50+ goals. That’s it. There are a half dozen players just on the fringe on pace for 44-49 goals.
Currently, there are only five players, Ovechkin, Malkin, Lecavalier, Alfredsson and Spezza, who are on pace for 100+ points, with more just shy of it.
Last season we had only seven 100-point scorers (with Hossa and Sakic having multi-point nights to reach it on the last day) and likewise two 50-goal scorers (Lecavalier and Heatley), with two on the fringe over 45 (Selanne with 48 and Ovechkin with 46).
I seem to recall near the start of the season many people on here going gaga over the prospect of dozens of 50-goal, 100-point players. Now that the season is nearly 3/4 completed, we can start to see how it’s really shaping up.
According to RDS.CA (the french TSN), The Hawks are offering Forsberg a 3 year deal at $11 million! Crazy stuff, in other news the Hawks hired the tandem of JFJ and Mad Mike Milbury as new co-GM’s…