Canada.com reports that the Canadiens are in real trouble. According to their latest article the Habs have some players such Craig Rivet that may be on the trade block. It is speculated that the Canadiens have several players that could be moved for players such as Guerin however Gainey is reluctant to move young prospects for rentals.
Although not expanded upon, Minnesota / TwinCities.com columnist Charley Walters would not be surprised if the Minnesota Wilds go out and make a move for the St. Louis Blues power Forward Keith Tkachuk.
Newsday.com suggests that the Islanders are only a few players away from being a legitimate cup contender. Although players such as Tkackuk, Guerin and others would be a big help to the team newsday feels that they would be better off waiting until the summer to pick up players rather than selling off the farm for today.
It’s done, it’s over, cooked, fini. I thought maybe after the 30 minute meeting Saturday after the game, and the guys airing their dirty laundry, they would come out flying. Also the supposed cancer of the team Kovalev wasn’t playing some of the players would have steeped up…..no.
After a very strong start, the Thrashers looked like they would make the playoffs for the first time in their history, and leave Columbus as the only franchise to never have reached the playoffs, but after a recent struggle were they have had trouble winning, and have gone 3-6-1 in there last ten, there playoff position is in BIG jeopardy!
No, they are not. the west has better goalies, better d man, we’ve won almost all of our games against the East, and the only reason people think the East is better because they have more exciting players.
“I am also hearing more Zherdev to Montreal Rumors, and I am about to go into a meeting with a montreal source in the next few minutes to discuss a rumor I am chasing that the Habs may be in the verge of something bigger. I will report back.”
In light of the Montreal Canadiens complete collapse, Bob Gainey should be a seller and not a buyer, come trade deadline day. Let’s face it. The Habs are not Stanley Cup contenders. They are not conference finalist material. They are, if they make the playoffs at all, the same as last year. Maybe win a round and if all the stars are aligned, maybe win 2 rounds but thhhaaattt’s all, folks!! With 6 impending UFA’s (Souray, Markov, Rivet, Bonk, Johnson, Abeischer) and several other players the team would likely move (Perezhogin, Ryder, Samsonov) if the right deal was on the table, Gainey is holding the cards that could set up the Canadiens organization for the next 10 years.
According to TSN – The Kings have signed Derek Armstrong to a multi-year deal for $1.5 Million a year for 2 years.
I just finished reading an article in hockeybuzz.com and it made some sense to me.
Apparently, Gagne and Knuble are really pushing Forsberg to stay on the team and the Flyers Organization is prepared to do what ever it takes to have him stay.
THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS PURE SPECULATION ON THE PART OF THE AUTHOR, WHO CITES NO SOURCES AND WILL NOT HAVE YOU BELIEVE THAT HE HEARD IT FROM THE BELL CENTRE’S ZAMBONI DRIVER’S 2ND COUSIN, TWICE REMOVED ON HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW’S SIDE. IF YOU WISH TO ENGAGE IN AN INTELLECTUAL DEBATE OVER THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS TRADE, PLEASE READ ON. IF YOU ONLY WISH TO CALL THE AUTHOR AN IDIOT FOR HIS STUPID SUGGESTION, PLEASE SKIP THIS ARTICLE.
Marco Sturm of the Boston Bruins is hotly rumored to be on the trade block. With less than two weeks until the trade deadline and with a flurry of trades behind us it is only a matter of time before more players are moved.
In my opinion I think JFJ should trade Andrew Raycroft. He’s not set to be a number 1 goalie. He’s too leisurely in net. I think a good trade would be Raycroft for goaltender Ray Emery and maybe a number 2 or 3 draft pick. I hate the Senators just as much as the next Leaf fan, but emery is only getting better. I also think he can carry a team in the playoffs.