The Edmonton Sun reports:
Suddenly, the Sabres are listening to offers for G Martin Biron. It’s believed the asking price is high: a player, prospect and first-round pick. Sources say the Bolts have made a pitch because they haven’t had strong goaltending since Nikolai Khabibulin left. The Sabres may also be ready to move RW Ales Kotalik
Part two of three in taking a look at some of the trade buzz, which players are available, and what you should do in your hockey pool to prepare for these moves that may or may not happen.
After last nights game and the big splash by Calgary, Vancouver looks like they are poised for a big trade. It looked to me like an audition for the two call ups Reid and Moran and they did very well. This is bad news for Morrison however. He seems to be the odd man out and is the most likely trade bait. The Canucks need a d man and a center to play with Naslund, (Forsberg) and if the Canucks are serious it will take more than just Mo but this is what it would look like,
Jason Blake has been one of the best Islanders over the past 6 years and will be an unrestricted free agent at years end, instead of worrying about making the playoffs this guy is worrying about a long term deal.
As you can see the standings right now is:
Sounds weird but i think it would be nice to see the leafs not make the playoffs and here is why…
According to Hockeybuzz.com the leafs are close to resigning Darcy Tucker and also it is strongly believed that Gary Roberts will be returning to Toronto before the trade deadline.
Finally the Maple Leafs play a team that isn’t completely inept, and Andrew Rayflop shows his true colors,a nd proves that this is not a playoff team. I for one think that MLSE should be gutted for all the bullshit that’s filled with him.
John Ferguson Jr. in 2003-2004 aquired Owen Nolan(Later Signed with the Coyotes), and Brian Leetch(Later Signed with the Bruins) by trading Draft Picks, Prospects and Future Considerations. In 2005-2006 aquired Alexander Suglobov(Later Put on Waivers), and Luke Richardson(Later Signed with the Lightning), also he fired Pat Quinn,and Rick Lee. WOW!
Ever Since the Hiring of JFJ, the leafs haven’t done as well as they used to, (i.E the long term signings with NTCs). So pretty much as some would say signing Tucker is a horrible idea, sure he scores goals, and has heart, but hes no skater, he has no shot, no hands. With the money spent on signing him we could get some “up to date players”(ie DATSYUK, if he remains unsigned). My philosophy is players who are locked up with NTCs, and long term deals WILL NOT try as hard as players who are pending UFAs or have short term contracts, has anyone ever noticed that?
Ok relax already first of all Montreal Canaidians have a great team and im fed up of everyone saying that they need a #2 centre nooo we need offense it doesnt matter if he’s a centre pleckanec could do the job he has the tools.. we need size like a Bertuzzi sure a centre would be great but even if we keep our team it would be a great team…
The montreal Canadiens have been heavily scouting the Flyers games over the last couple weeks what intially was thought to be for Peter Forseberg but rumor has it that the Habs have their eye on Sami Kapanen.
Also the Sabres, Leafs and Islanders are thought to be going after Kevyn Adams.
As Darcy Regier announced to the media during the 1st intermission of Saturday’s game between the Sabres and Flames, Buffalo center Paul Gaustad’s ankle injury was far worse than the team anticipated. Gaustad cut the tendon in his leg with a skate when he got tied up with an Ottawa player during the game vs Ottawa on Wednesday. An MRI revealed the bad news and Gaustad will need surgery to repair the damage.