The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the talks between Phoenix and Pittsburgh involving a trade for Georges Laraque, are unlikely to produce an actual trade, because Mike Barnett’s asking price for Laraque is too steep for Ray Shero.
It’s a hard thought to process, the Avalanche not making the playoffs, but with Edmonton finally pulling things together the Av’s chances of continuing their playoff streak is about to be broken. Expect some big names out of Colorado before the deadline.
Lets set this straight, the Leafs will not try to get Keith Tkachuk or Bill Guerin at or before the deadline. They will be getting 3 amazing additions at forward soon. Those players are Peca, Tucker, and Wellwood.
According to TSN & Spector’s Hockey, the Phoenix Coyotes management told Georges Laraque he will not play another game for them this season but haven’t asked him yet to lift his no trade clause. The Pittsburgh Penguins are rumored to be very interested in Laraque.
According to hockeybuzz.com the NY Islanders a very close to acquiring Blues’ veteran forward Bill Guerin. Who the Blues want back in return is unknown but expect a deal to go down very soon. The Islanders are apparently the frontrunner (when the hell did that happen?) and is one of the final two teams fighting for the services of Guerin. The other team still in the running is unknown at this point, but be sure to keep on the lookout for Guerin in a new uni very soon!
Buffalo Sabres co-captain and forward Chris Drury is out indefinately with a possible concussion. Drury left the ice and did not return in yesterday’s wild game between the Senators and Sabres. Buffalo’s head coach Lindy Ruff complained that the hit from the Senators Chris Neil on Drury was an elbow to the head. However the NHL has reviewed the hit today and ruled it clean, handing out no suspensions or fines on the play. The Sabres and Sens meet again on Saturday. Who knows what to expect, but im sure that it will be the most watched game that night.
http://www.hockeyleaks.com is reporting that Oleg Tverdovsky, Nolan Baumgartner, AND Joey Macdonald have been put on waivers, and speculates that all three of their teams may be up to a deal
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.
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.
TSN and Rogers Sportsnet continue to both report that the Canadiens are looking for another goalie. they’re NOT.
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.
The Columbus Blue Jakets trade Anson Carter to the Carolina Hurricanes for 5th round draft pick in 2008 nhl entry draft
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.