Rumors out of Montreal this week are saying that a trade involving Montreal goaltender David Aebischer and D-man Sheldon Souray is in the making. Some say that a deal will be made with a team located in the south-west of the United-States. Now, this makes sence for a few reasons.
Kostitsyn has been sent back to the minors, which means Garth Murray will probably be back in the lineup with Perezhogin moving back to the 2nd line, Begin back to the 3rd line and Murray landing back on the fourth line.
Teams looking or a solid man between the pipes have a surprisingly large variety.
As reported on RDS Francis Bouillon has been cleared by Dr. David Mulder to return to the ice.
http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/217557.html (in French)
It appears the Huet has claimed the #1 job in the Habs goal crease. After last nights impressive outing against Atlanta combined with his last four starts he has a save percentage of .931!
Don’t look now but the Ottawa Senators have beat the best team in hockey 2 of the last three games, throwing down a dominate performance on the 2nd night of back to back games and making Buffalo look like an ordinary team.
Rumors have come out this weekend that the Chicago Blackhawks are shopping defenseman Brent Seabrook. The name from the Canucks end would be Brendan Morrison. I don’t see the Canucks making this move unless they are talking to another free agent centers. The most likely that pops into my head is Jason Allison. He is a big bodied guy that can move the puck, and would really give their power play a boost. This would also give Chicago a ceter to play with Martin Havlat. I think this would be a good deal for both teams but I dont see Chicago making that deal unless someone else is packaged with Morrison.
I read this on a canadian news website which i can’t remember. This text comes from NHL.com but basically states the same thing. That we can now watch FULL NHL games on google (starting from late October) for all 30 teams! It’s easy and simple…the only negative is that its on a 2-3day delay (due to TV rights) but i say thats a small price to pay for all the leagues games on google.
According to the Columbus Distpatch, the ownership team of the Blue Jackets want to turn some heads by bringing in a well known, and successful coach.
Bucky Gleason of Buffalo News is speculating that Kevyn Adams may be on his way out of Carolina, after a recent fight with a team mate during practice, and reduced ice time.
The NHL has introduced the Mark Messier Award, to be presented monthly to a player who best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice. A leader-of-the-year award will also be presented at the end of the year.
On Monday, the preliminary injunction filed by Metallurg Magnitogorsk to stop Evgeni Malkin from playing in the NHL, was denied in New York’s Federal Court. This case is “always about money. The only question was how much,” said Judge Loretta Preska, ruling from the bench, in denying the request from Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s lawyers.