As Leafs Nation waits for the outcome of Fletcher’s bid to start turning this team around, I’m starting to wonder if all Leafs fans want to see the Leafs win a cup or just merely win some games. Either way, the whole thing stinks!
TSN.ca is reporting the several teams, including the Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs, are interested in signing this un-drafted talent. He is demanding top-six minutes and top-5 draft pick money. I’ve seen highlights of this kid, but like most people, I know very about him beyond his impressive statistics. Any insights? Where is he going?
Ajc.com is speculating that the Atlanta Thrashers could be one of the teams interested in Michael Ryder.
Alright, now that it looks as if Forsberg is probably coming back to the NHL, everyone is saying how Philly is his #1 destination.
-Cap figures for Philly-including LTIR (around 6 million), Philly has less than .2 Million left for space this year according to www.nhlnumbers.com. These numbers aren’t exact, but they are at least close. What that basically means is if Philly wants to sign forsberg, they are gonna need to give him around the league minimum, that or wait until one of the last days of the regular season.
According to tsn.ca, Forward Shawn Horcoff will be out for the balance of season. He will be undergoing should surgery to repair damage that was re-aggravated during the all-star game.
The Ottawa Sun is reporting that several teams are interest in acquiring Brian Campbell from the Buffalo Sabres…
The Canadiens lost 5-3 to the Rangers last night in a game were they were up 3-0 with 10 minutes left in the 2nd. It is clear they need more offence and it appears that Bob Gainey will make a deal.
The News and Observer provides some interesting speculation with regards to the Hurricanes.
The OC Register is reporting that Brian Burks is not a big trade deadline guy but with that being said “the fact that we’ve lost six in a row, there is temptation to panic.”