Not so fast: Korolyuk Back to NJ

According to tsn.ca, the deal has been voided between the Devils and Sharks and San Jose receives their 3rd round draft pick back.  The deal was voided because Alexander Korolyuk decided to stay in Russia rather than join the Sharks and resume his NHL career.

Seabrook Out Of the Windy City?

According to Spectorstraderumors and hockeybuzz.com the Chicago Blackhawks are willing to part ways with prospect defenceman Brent Seabrook in order to obtain a second line centre or a promising young centre. The teams beleived to be interested are Edmonton, Philadelphia, Ottawa, and Minnesota. hockeybuzz claims to have this from an extremely solid source. It is also speculated that this will go fast or not at all, and that three other teams (that are unknown) are also putting together mega packages.

Habs are NOT in the market for another goalie!

TSN and Rogers Sportsnet continue to both report that the Canadiens are looking for another goalie. they’re NOT.

Stars aquire C Shane Endicott from the Ducks

Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the Ducks have dealt C Shane Endicott to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Future Considerations. The move surprises me because they are division rivals separated by only 7 points, and the Stars have 2 games in hand.

Anson Carter Traded

The Columbus Blue Jakets trade Anson Carter to the Carolina Hurricanes for 5th round draft pick in 2008 nhl entry draft

Florida answering calls about Bertuzzi ??

The Palm Beach Post speculates that power forward Todd Bertuzzi will remain out of action for the next while waiting for his back to heal from surgery. It is reported that Florida is receiving calls about Bertuzzi however this article does not speculate into what teams are calling.

Sturm to stay in Boston???

The Boston Herald is reporting that Sturm is very close to being off the trade market as he is about to sign a new contract with the Bruins.

Most under rated team in the NHL?

I know the Canuck’s aren’t the best team in the NHL, but they still are a very good team. and are contenders. “Oh yeah the Nuck’s suck, they will be out in the 1st round, but the Shark’s will win the Cup”. Okay, Vancouver has played the same amount of games as Vancouver, and they are won point behind. I know you’ll all say “but they have to play Anaheim, and Dallas 8 times”, well they also play L.A, Phoenix 8 times, so yeah. Also San Jose will have a problem with there goaltending solution when the playoffs come around. Remember the Nuck’s are 7th overall in the entire league, but why do people say that Dallas has a way better team? THE NUCK’S HAVE MORE POINTS!!!

Tkachuk to the Wild????

The St. Paul Pioneer Press is suggesting that the Minnesota Wild are one of the teams making push for Keith Tkachuk.

Laraque to the Pens??

ESPN Radio 1250 in Pittsburgh is reporting a deal is imminent between the Pens and the Yotes that would send Georges Laraque to the Pens for an unnamed player/pick or both. However Laraque needs to waive his no trade clause and he was also scratched from tonights game against the Flames. If this happens I hope the Pens didn’t give up more than a 4th rounder or the rights to a very low prospect.

Keith Tkachuk to Toronto?

This rumor is actually real. I expect the following deal to go down within the next 5-6 days.

Fraser Screws Leafs (Again), Ruff Cries Wolf (Again).

A few things:
In the most important game of the Year, the Leafs appeared to have the insurance goal that would give them the win over the Isles… but wait… incidental contact?

And

Lindy Ruff… You need a bottle, and a rattle, and your mommy, you crybaby!

Brodeur Very Good. NOT GREAT

Alright Alright. Before I get slammed into the ground by a bunch of unhappy devil and Brodeur fans hear me out.

Brodeur is a very very good goalie. He’s up there on the list. But the guy is just not as great as he is made out to be. On any other team he would not have as many shutouts as he does in his carrier and that is not even a question.

Bottom line is, his team made him what he is, and gave him the so-called title of “Greatest Goalie.”