Early in the season and almost every team could use a goalie…… Goalies are still available all over the place.
This might be one of the biggest years that almost every team has their goalies up on the trade block….or need a goalie just as bad….
The Mantaray NHL Team Powerrankings
weekending Saturday, October 26th.
A little food for debate.
TORONTO – Rangers not only have been aggressive inquiring about Ottawa’s unsigned Group II defenseman Karel Rachunek (Would you exchange Radek Dvorak and Tomas Kloucek for Rachunek and Magnus Arvedsson? The Senators might), the team has also been knocking on Boston’s door regarding Kyle McLaren, their unsigned Group II defenseman, to Broadway.
After seemingly boosting their offence in the offseason with the addition of Mariusz Czerkawski, it seems as if the Canadiens may want to get rid of the scoring winger. After 7 games with nothing to show but an empty net goal, Czerkawski was benched in last night’s 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Gritty winger Bill Lindsay was played in his place to give the Habs some much needed toughess after being dominated by the Flyers a few nights earlier.
The Atlanta Thrashers’ Curt Fraser is poised to become the first coach to be fired this year.
They’re already writing the obits in Atlanta, where the Thrashers are 0-6-0-1 and where general manager Don Waddell said he didn’t “want to be 2-8″ after the first 10 games.
The betting is that Fraser, in the final year of his three-year contract, will be fired sometime between Nov. 2, when the Thrashers play game No. 11 against the Florida Panthers, and Nov. 7, when they play No. 12 in Chicago against the Blackhawks. A leading contender for the job will be former Washington coach Ron Wilson. The word from Atlanta is that Ted Nolan, another coach still looking for a job, won’t be considered.
While the Leafs’ brass continues to look outside the organization for potential solutions, there are no blue line gems such as Rob Blake dangling out there for the taking.
The devils are off to a great start but have not played any really spectacular teams. Surprisingly they still look like the same hit and speed team but with so many possibiliteis to trade…how long before it happens and who will it be?
hey rumor has it that a trade might go down between the colorado avalance and the edmonton oilers
the trade might involve struggling winger alex tanguay and a draft choice
this is what the deal might look like to edmonton alex tanguay and a 3rd round draft choice to colorado centre todd marchant and winger ethan moreau
i think this would be a good trade for both teamsedmonton gets a good young player that can put the puck in the net and a draft choice which edmonton is really good at
colorado gets todd marchant which is a very good player that can play on the cheacking line and also is a very good pentaly killer ethan moreau good hard working player that has some good size and can add some goals
tell me what you think about this trade
Coaches are one of the most underrated jobs on a hockey team. Aside from players, who do you think is the most overrated coach, who do you think is the most underrated coach?
Rucinsky just wouldn’t accept what the Rangers offered him, so he goes to the Blues to…..
…So Ruicinsky not coming back, who is going to come to NYC, and who will depart?
Devils are 4-1, but how will they survive against superior teams? Danton’s a locker room headache.
Reason why Tampa’s hot.
Mid-week of a rather dull, average week ….everyone is tired and exhausted… not many big stories happening so here is some minor news and speculation.
TheFourthPeriod.com is the first to report that Martin Rucinsky has signed with the Blues.
640 AM Mojo radio in Toronto reports that Jason Yorkhas been dealt to Nashville for future considerations.
According to the Team 1200 in Ottawa, the Senators are actively pursuing NYR enforcer Matthew Barnaby.
John Muckler was in New York last week talking to Glen Sather. Could a deal be in the works? The Senators are apparently interested in Matthew Barnaby while the Rangers either want Arvedson Or Rachunek in return. Matthew Barnaby would give Ottawa the grit and toughness the fans wanted, what do you think of this possible deal
The Toronto Star has reported that the Leafs are looking to acquire a big-name physical defenceman. Both Kyle McLaren from Boston and Derian Hatcher from Dallas have been tired into this rumour.
Leafs GM Pat Quinn has said that he does have extra funds to make transactions throughout the year, and fans have been told to expect a noticeable trade at some point this season.
Evgeni Nabokov has ended his holdout, agreeing to terms on a two year deal with the San Jose Sharks.
TSN has learned that the deal is worth $7.1 million. Nabokov will earn $3.525 million in the first season, and $3.625 million in the second year of the contract. His pay this year is retro-active to the start of the season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are going after Boston defenseman Kyle McLaren….
With Gino Odjick is on an indefinite leave of absence, the Montreal Canadiens are in need of an enforcer. According to the LA Times, the Montreal Canadiens are interested in acquiring Anaheim left-winger Denny Lambert.
More on that & other news
Those are my topics.
Nabokov; Sharkie migrating in Atlantic Ocean?
Bruins; How do you cram all that Grahame?
Isle’s; Last season a fluke?
Habs; Je nes parles pas francais, but I do understand that this team needs defense.
Toronto; Quinn, are ya KIDDing, or MAD?
Rucinsky; $3 million? Rethink again. $2 million? Rethink again.
Thrashers; Who are they thrashing again?
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