With the amount of trades happening in the last 48 hours it appears as though the flood gates have opened, here are some rumors:
The Phildelphia Flyers have signed Sami Kapanen to a 2-year contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
I was listening to Hockey Central last week and Kipper and Millard were saying it would be possible to fit both these guys under the cap if Wellwood and Tucker were put on long term IR in a Lamorello’esk move. This got me thinking.
According to TSN, Ray Emery’s slash on Maxim Lapierre was reviewed by the NHL and they decided to suspend Emery for three games.
The Phoenix Coyotes have joined the sellers club as they traded winger Ladislav Nagy to the Dallas Stars for a 1st round pick and Matthias Tjarnqvist.
Calgary landed Brad Stuart so now GM Kevin Lowe has to look elsewhere for defencemen
STLtoday.com reports that the Blues are looking to trade many of their players who are set to become unrestricted free agents come years end. To note is that it is reported that Keith Tkachuk is reported to be willing to waive his no-trade clause in order to be shipped off to a playoff bound team.
The Detroit News reports that many players may become available at the looming trade deadline. Florida has Gary Roberts, Martin Gelinas and Jozef Stumpel to offer while if Edmonton falls out of contention they could look to trade Ryan Smyth.
Before i begin i would like to state that i’ve never been one to complain about officiating till now cause i’m sure like most habs fans, enough is enough. where do i start? Did last night’s blatent attempt to injure look familiar? rewind to last years playoffs when koivu’s career was nearly ended while the ref was 10 feet away and no call was made.
With the way the goaltending has been in the recent month or so, i’m starting to think if maybe gainey should kick some tires and see if there is any interest in huet. Abby has been much better of late and huet would fetch much more in return considering he still has another year in his contract. Abby has made it known that he wants to stay in montreal but as a starter, he is also 3 years younger and with halak, danis and price on the way, it won’t be long before there is a changing of the guard. So i would at least check for interest while he still has value
The Edmonton Sun Reports:
AROUND THE BOARDS: The latest rumor out of Montreal is RW Sergei Samsonov and Rivet will be sent to Edmonton for C Shawn Horcoff.