One game after the all-star break and I look back on the start of the season and ask myself, why are fans so hard on our defence group? …
Sources are telling Sportsnet that Peter Forsberg has agreed to lift his no-trade clause with the Philadelphia Flyers for purposes of exploring the possibilities of a trade. Forsberg would still have the final say in any trade out of Philadelphia, and if he is not comfortable with any of the proposed scenerios, he can, and would, veto a move.
Multiple teams have contacted the Flyers about obtaining the two-time Stanley Cup champion, including the Maple Leafs, Canadiens and the Rangers.
People keep pegging the Toronto Maple Leafs as sellers this trade deadline. We’ve heard the names of Darcy Tucker and Mats Sundin both come up in trade talks. This is a load of crap though.
The Leafs have two very desirable assets who will be UFA’s this year in the form of Mats Sundin and Darcy Tucker. Darcy Tucker is at his highest value right now and unless we don’t do something with him now, JFJ will probably give him a 5-year/30 million dollar contract! Do you want that? He has to go, and he has to go this year!
It looks like JFJ is now taking offers for Darcy Tucker, the three leading candidates for Tucker’s services are the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, and the Calgary Flames. Notice that all of the team are in the West? It seems as though Tucker has told JFJ that if he will be traded he wants to go to the West. His reason? He is an emotional player and wouldn’t be able to play his best if he faces the Leafs alot.
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Toronto Trade Speculation
The could soon be Standing, Stats, and Awards.
Rumours have it The oilers offered up a multi-year contract (4-6 years) at $5M a year.
As mentioned on the Hot Stove Chicago is looking to unload a goaltender….
Don Cherry just mentioned that Lorne “Gump” Worsely has passed away at the age of 77.
Aside from being a great Guess Who song, no time refers to the Canucks current predicament with the loss of Ryan Kesler. Many believe he wasn’t having a good year, but I beg to differ.
Yes he has only racked up 16 points (6 G, 10 A) in 48 GP with a +1 rating, but those stats don’t tell the whole story.
Who are the most respectful and disrespectful fans in the NHL???
Tsn is reporting that Bertuzzi wants to sign with the leafs when free agency begins. Here is the link