A collection of rumors and tidbits from the past week or so from a wide variety of different sources.
“according to TSN”,the new York Islanders have signed prospect Kyle Okposo to a 3-year deal.
The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers have been in discussion about a possible trade.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have waived goaltender Marc Denis.
Denis has one win in 10 starts this season with a 4.05 goals against average. He has not played in nine of the last 13 games and was a healthy scratch in three of the last 4, losing his spot to rookie Kari Ramo.
Watching the Habs-Lightning game on RDS, like I always do, I couldn’t help but notice that RDS showed 2 former successful NHL coaches in the stands in Tampa. This got me thinking, could this be the end of the loud-mouthed John Tortorella era in Tampa? This is just pure speculation from myself and I do not know if Tortorella is in fact going to get fired.
Being the 2nd oldest tournament featuring actual Ice Hockey teams instead of Nations(Behind the Stanley Cup Play-Offs of course), the Spengler Cup gets virtually no recognition among hockey fans. This tournament has been around since 1923 and has been dominated by the Czechoslovakians and Soviets before being dominated by Team Canada when they first began participating in 1984. Canada has 10 titles since first entering, the most of any participating team since 1984.
According to Boston.com the Bruins may be looking to deal away star prospect Phil Kessel.
…But I think the coach who is on the hottest seat right now is Montreal’s Guy Carbonneau. The Canadiens are fading quickly after a fast start and now look like a playoff bubble team at best. That doesn’t sit well with the locals, who aren’t all sold on the sophomore coach. The job might be the toughest in hockey and offers little slack even when the team is winning.
Already 1 game into the tournament, team canada is gelling together and looking good! Through three periods, Bernier has shut the door with great defensive help in front of him. Sutter and Legein are also getting noticed with their physical play.
The Fourth Period reported several rumours about Ray Shero discussing trades with Ottawa for Vermette, Marian Hossa from Atlanta, Micheal Ryder from Montreal and J.P.Dumont from Nashville.