For the past two years, Toronto’s 1st line wingers have been Nik Antropov and Alexei Ponikarskey, who have been playing with Mats Sundin. Antropov who continues to miss large portions of each season with nagging injuries and after over six years in the Leafs organization he has not scored more then 20 goals. Nik is not a first line player. Same can be said about Alexei, who has been able to stay healthy for the most part of the season, has not being able to be constintent with his point production. Alexei is also not a first line winger.
According to the Globe and Mail, it appears that the Toronto Maple Leafs may trade their first round selection in this draft (13th overall) to the San Jose Sharks for the rights to goaltender Vesa Toskala. It mentions in the article that the first rounder would be on a condition the team could agree to an extension with Toskala.
Bruce Garroch of Sun Media provides some very interesting trade rumor talk. He speculates that the Senators and Oilers have been having some very “intense” discussions regarding a potentially huge blockbuster trade.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post provides some interesting draft day talk. Brooks indicates that there are no “saviours” in this years draft and that each of the teams in the top three positions … Chicago, Philly and Phoenix are entertaining offers for their picks.
According to tsn.ca
“The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed defenceman Shane O’Brein to a
$2 million, two-year deal”
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the Florida Panthers have been trying to acquire Martin Gerber and his 3.7 million dollar contract from the Ottawa Senators.
The New York Post is reporting that the devils resigning of Brian Rafalski is “no longer a slam dunk.” Rafalski has the same agent as Kimmo Timonen who was able to sign a lucrative deal with the Flyers in the past week.
It was a solid, if unspectacular season for the Vancouver captain, but a surprisingly gritty playoff performance could signal a sign of changes to come.
With the emergence of Carey Price and the lack of quality goaltending on the free agent market, Mr. Gainey should entertain offers on Huet.
I know, I know, Eklund sucks, but according to him Manny Fernandez has been traded to the Bruins. More details to come, I wonder what is going the other way.. Is this the answer for Boston’s goalie problems, I don’t think so, what do you think?
The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that they have re-signed Carlo Colaiacovo to a 3 year deal.
Financial terms undisclosed at the moment.
TSN.ca is reporting that the Anaheim Ducks have re-signed goaltender and one time Conn Smythe winner(2003).