The Ottawa Sun is providing some huge rumor information. They are reporting that the Tampa Bay Lightning may be willing to trade Brad Richards and his huge contract at this weekends entry drat to either Chicago, Philly or the Phoenix Coyotes, the teams that hold the first several picks at the draft.
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Red Wings have no plans to bring back Robert Lang next season. It is rumored that he and coach Bab***** has some tension in the playoffs.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that Brendan Shanahan is wanting to play hockey again next year and has no doubts about where he wants to play, in New York as a Ranger.
The draft is now less than two days away, and the rumors are flying everywhere.
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The Pens are still trying to re-sign Mark Recchi and Gary Roberts.
They will NOT be re-signing Nils Ekman, Ronald Petrovicky, Eric Cairns or Joel Kwiatkowski.
The Penguins seem to have some interest in retaining goalie Jocelyn Thibault and defensemen Rob Scuderi, Alain Nasreddine and Josef Melichar.
They are still pursuing, at minimum, one defensive defensemen, possibly two, and a top six winger.
spectorshockey.net is reporting that the Sharks have re-signed defencemen Craig Rivet to a 4 year, 14 million dollar deal.
The Carolina Hurricanes have locked up potential unrestricted free agent right winger Scott Walker to a 3 year, 7.5 million dollar contract.
So this article isnt about the big names that will impact teams dramatically with such names like Gomez, Briere, Drury, Kariya and so on .. instead im mixing things up and im going to talk about the players not many people are talking about .. sometimes its the small moves that win Stanley Cups .. not the drastic moves.
Some rumors are just getting out of hand. Some are possible, it’s best to just speculate.
This is only my opinion, but, I think there won’t be any major trade involving the Canadiens this year at the entry draft pick for 2 reasons.
These are a few of my ideas as to whom, from the Canadiens, has a chance of being traded by draft day. I am not saying they are going to happen, but we won’t see any deals like this:
To Toronto: Jokinen
To Dallas: Kilger and 2nd Round Pick.
As a Habs fan I know Kilger’s value so don’t say that THAT is a good trade for Dallas.
Ok, i’m a life long Habs fan and as the end of last year came, i couldn’t help but think “i wonder who the Habs will get and who the Habs can?” I’ve heard all the rumours surrounding Bergeron, Briere, Souray and Marleau and ya, it’d be great to get these guys but Habs fans everywhere have to more realistic.