Yvon Pedneault confirmed before the game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers that Jaroslav Halak asked to be traded. He also mentioned that if Halak is not trade he might go to the Russian Super League and earn approximatively 1 millions to end the year in Russia.
note: this story was reported by spector on: http://www.spectorshockey.net/rumors.html
The San Jose Sharks are expected to announce the signing of defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh today.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Atlanta Thrashers could possibly deal Marian Hossa if he does not resign in the very near future.
The tunnel has been a long and dark road. 7 years of the murky underground tunnel that the Panthers have created. Year after year we catch glimpses of light then it fades away.
The Buffalo Sabres have come to terms with unrestricted free agent Nolan Pratt. The 32 year old defenseman came off a good season with the Lightning last year collecting 8 points in 81 games. He is a very solid defenseman, but has very few offensive characteristics. He will suit the Sabres penalty kill.
Sportsnet.ca is reporting that Michael Ryder is riding the pine in Montreal.
According to the Chicago Tribune Sergei Samsonov has been a healthy scratch of late. HTR is starting to wonder if this is really starting to be the end of the line for Samsonov who broke into the league with so much talent and hype surrounding him.
I’m watching the Devils/Lightning game at intermission Bob McKenzie on TSN was reporting that Nonis is in the market for a top 6 forward. He said some of his henchmen were at the Thrashers/Canadiens game on Oct. 30.
The Tennessean is suggesting that the Predators are being held up for any possible moves because of the present uncertain status of the team ownership.