Rumors are starting to circulate in Florida; Jokinen’s name has come up.
When Jokinen signed the 5 year deal with Florida he was under the impression that Luongo would be their goalie and they would have a chance of making the playoffs during his new contract. With Luongo gone, it seems highly unlikely that the cup will be finding it’s way to Florida, unless TB brings it.
OK, so the word on the street, at least on the mean streets of Philadelphia, is that Peter Forsberg wants to play in the playoffs and will likely waive his no-trade clause. The word also is he has an interest in a Canadian team. From where we sit the perfect fit is Montreal.
The Montreal Canadies are 6-8-1 in their last 15 Games and the warning bells appear to be ringing. According to various reports, Canadiens GM Bob Gainey’s telephone bill is on the rise and he is believed to be working on a trade or two in hopes of waking his team up.
The New York Rangers acquired one of the most hated players in the NHL, Sean Avery, and prospect John Seymour for hard working fourth liner Jason Ward, Czech prospect Jan Marek, and another prospect in Marc Andre Cliche`.
I’m posting this more as a fun topic, I am not “crying” or “whining” it was simply an email I received and thought it was “oh so true” and worthy of posting on this Maple Leafs board. But I’m sure many anti-Leaf fans will (as always) be on here ready to bash….kinda makes you wonder why they’re checking the “Leafs Rumor” Board though.
The Rangers have fallen off the playoff charts and Glen Sather has been very quite. The facts are simple and it is that Shanhan is a waste without at least one player on his line that can make things happen.
The Rangers seem to have found a 3rd line, and have always had a 1st line. But the 2nd line for the Rangers is the biggest joke in hockey. Not to mention the power play.
Rangers need Forsburg now
Everyone talked about how boring last years NHL trade deadline was. But was it really all that bad considering what happened in years previous?
A collection of Peter Forsberg stories that may be of some interest
According to TSN and RDS, Blackhawks traded Brandon Bochenski to Bruins for a conditional draft pick and forward Kris Versteeg….
I am tired of people going on about how teams are to close to the cap and have no room to make any moves… YOU PEOPLE DONT UNDERSTAND THE CAP!
I have heard people say the Canucks have no room to make moves and this is simply not true whatsoever Nonis is sitting on a tone of money and this is why.
Just read some of Ecklunds rumours and hes saying the Habs are a possibility for Bertuzzi. Personally i’d rather them go after Shane Doan or why not try and sign Jason Allison. He had almost a point per game last year. I’m hoping Gainey does something soon because there are too many under-achievers and almost as many over-achievers.