TSN (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=186551&hubname=nhl) is reporting that the Pittsburgh Penguins have placed the 37 year old John LeClair, formerly of the Legion of Doom, on waivers.
The latest out of Montreal say that the Habs are going to make a deal with the Coyotes. The Habs would be sending David Aebischer, Sergei Samsonov and a second/third round pick to the desert, while the Coyotes would be sending David Leneveu and Ladislav Nagy in return.
Two very important games to keep track of tonight. Phili vs NYI and Vancouver vs Anahiem. IF phili loses another inter-division game this early in the season, someone in management will realize that making the playoffs is not happening this year without a change. Meanwhile, Vancouver is facing the team that completely embarresed them on November 6th. They were shut out 6-0 (all even strength goals) and frankly looked like an AHL team.
Columbus Blue Jackets have re-aquired Derrick Walser from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Mark Flood.
What is up with the struggling teams?
Media’s trade rumors are lame. Let’s speculate on what trades could happen any time soon and which teams could be partners.
The West used to be known as the speed and high scoring conference, the birth place of Gretzky and Kurri, Bure, Yzerman, Selanne, Fleury, Denis Savard, even the Maple Leafs teams of the 80’s had the GREAT Rick Vaive, who had 3 consecutive 50 goal seasons.
According to The Flyers website, Flyers Sign Knuble to Two-Year Contract Extension.
Despite winning back to back World Junior Titles, the pressure will be on Team Canada to win yet again. The World’s preminent hockey nation will not accept anything less than gold. With 10 returnees from last year’s gold medal team, there should be plenty of leadership and experience around to help the team get through what is always a difficult tournament.
If the All-Star votes were done as of today (November 29th) The Eastern And Western All-Star teasm would look like this (Assuming you have 13 forwards, 6 defensman, and 2 goalies)
When the blockbuster Luongo/ Bertuzzi trade went down, fans finally saw the Vancouver Canucks as Division leaders. Last time I checked they were below 500. The problem with the Canucks is, well… everything. All Vancouver fans expected the scoring to be less with the loss of Bert and Carter, but no one could have seen this. Currently, there are only 4 teams who have scored less in the entire league.
I think it is time to consider that the Leafs are not (or at least should not) be able to afford Darcy Tucker this off-season. Barring injury, or a total collapse, he is in for a BIG pay raise this summer.
I don’t for a second believe that JFJ has any autonomy running this team. How else can we explain the McCabe fiasco from last year’s trade deadline? MLSE is less concerned with winning than perhaps ANY ownership group.