“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.
Hard to believe after all these years playing in the Toronto market this guy, I think, is still not getting the respect he deserves. It became very clear after watching last nights game against the Islanders this guy is on a mission and is one of the best in the league. He is the face of the Leafs and without him they have no identity. Yes he is in the twilight of his career but he is still in great shape and is out-performing his teamates and most players in the NHL.
It appears that Shane Doan is close to signing an extention with the Phoenix Coyotes. So now who is the big gun that the Habs are going to be after, besides Forsberg?
In case you’ve been under a rock these past three weeks, the hottest team in hockey has been the Steel City’s own Pittsburgh Penguins. During this current tear, they have won emotional overtime games against Toronto and Montreal, but most impressively dispatched one of the top teams in the league, Nashville, 4-1.
As it stands, the pens are in fourth in the Eastern conference and currently are not guarenteed anything. The ninth place team is only 5 or 6 points back and if the Pens inconsistency flares up again, the season maybe doomed.
I am so damned tired of everyone and their worship of Alex Steen, the most over rated prospect in the history of the Maple Leafs.
Calgary has made their moves while the other 4 teams have been sitting on their hands. What do the other teams need to remain in the mix?
According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post the large contract of Sandis Ozolinsh has become quite problematic for the New York Rangers. Brooks suggest that Gen Sather has a variety of different options for Ozolinsh that include sending him to the minors to avoid the cap crunch.