According to the Detroit Free Press, the Wings are actively stepping up their pursuit of players to add before the trade deadline. With 5 million dollars of cap room, the Wings are in an envious cap space position, allowing them to make a number of deals if so desired.
Marc Savard of the Boston Bruins is on a little tear, scoring 6 points in 3 games. I saw a glimpse of his current scoring streak, and I thought, “hey for a guy who was given 20 million over 4 seasons, that’s worth it” But then I took a closer look……
According to espn.com, the Carolina Hurricanes are interested in Columbus Blue Jackets right winger Anson Carter and according to yahoo.com the Carolina Hurricanes are interested in St. Louis Blues right winger Bill Guerin.
I think it is about time that the Leafs become ‘sellers’ and not ‘buyers’. The Leafs have a lot of your talent such as Wellwood, Steen, Stajan, Colliacavo, Harrison, Pogge…etc. I think that the Leafs should sell off Sundin to a contender and promise to have him back in the off season, get rid of Tucker (although I hate to say that), McCabe for a high prospect and begone with the likes of Antropov, Gill, Kubina (unlikely with his salary, but one can dream), Bell who is already involved in current rumors and so on.
With the exception of this last year’s draft, the leafs are arguably the WORST team for drafts i will give you a list of who the leafs COULD of had, they let them slide through their wretched fingers, please do no get upset at me if this list is distrubing, the leafs had:
Mike Peca says he’ll be on skates within three weeks and should be ready to return to the lineup before the Leafs end the regular season.
According to the Fan 990 and Eklund’s hockeybuzz.com, the Habs and Sharks are in serious trade talks. Even though these arent very reliable sources, one has to wonder if a trade here would make sense. i have heard a couple different proposals.
The Hockey News’ Adam Proteau is reporting a possible trade involving the Panthers and Sabres that would see Biron going to the Panthers in exchange for Belfour and Roberts.
The Ottawa Sun is full of interesting trade speculation and talk this morning. First off they suggest that Bill Guerin may not want to go to either Vancouver or Ottawa and suggest possible teams that may be lining up for his services. It is also suggested in this article that the Montreal Canadiens may be shipping for a goalie and one of the names suggested is Robert Esche of the Flyers.
The PalmBeachPost.com reports that Gary Roberts is wanting to stay with the Panthers. If he is traded his first choices are the Senators or the Maple Leafs because of a family connection in Ontario. Personally, I don’t see how anyone could fault Roberts on wanting to stay close to his daughter as he has most of his time on the road.
STLToday.com proves an in-depth article on the Blues leading goal scorer, Bill Guerin. It is reported that the Blues are looking to deal him before the deadline in order to “capitalize on his trade value.” The main teams that appear to have interest in Guerin include San Jose, Anaheim and Detroit.
The New York Post (Larry Brooks) is reporting that the Rangers are looking at Eric Brewer of the St. Louis Blues. Looking long term, UFA season in the summer, Brooks also suggests that the Flyers will be looking to sign a big name goalie and they the Flyers have their sights set on either Martin Biron or J.S. Giguere.
There seems to be a tangible feeling that things are about to explode. Everyone was waiting for Forsberg to move to guage market price, and now that the Forsberg benchmark has been set, the dominoes will start to fall.