People said at the beginning of the summer that next years talks would be of Adam Foote and Sergei Fedorov, but as it turns out, just a few games into the season, Pavol Demitra is the first big name player to be involved in trade rumors and speculation.
There was some really sad news after the Leafs practice today, because Jason Blake announced his condition.
GMs assessing their roster
A number of interesting trade rumors have arisen as GMs around the NHL evaluate their roster. I’ll try not to repeat the rumors covered in the preceding post.
The Toronto Sun is reposting that the rangers are not done making moves. It is reported that the rangers are trying very hard to pry Ed Jovanovski out of Phoenix. In order to get Jovo cop the Rangers will have to make some serious moves as he carries a significant salary cap hit and also holds a no-trade clause.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun provides plenty of speculation on the rumor front. One of the tid bits of speculation that he provides is that the Los Angeles Kings have stepped into the Peter Forsberg shopping spree. He also speculates that the New York Islanders have made a waiver dump in order to sign free agent Bryan Berard.
Unlike the previous season, when Guillaume Latendresse arrived in training camp this past September he was already assured a spot on the roster. Has that slowed the younger power forward down though?
Anyway you look at it #24 is a totally different defencemen then the one we traded for. The old McCabe would fight hit and was developing into a great defencive defencemen with a huge shot. Now today the only quality he has of those is the big shot. Now the question is how did he get there?
Solid against Ottawa
AM 640 in Toronto is reporting that Vesa Toskala will get the start tonight for the Maple Leafs in their game against the Canadiens.
Andrew Raycroft played in the opener with so-so reviews, as you would expect, and Vesa Toskala made his debut in Ottawa, and played well.
NorthJersey.com is reporting that the Rangers do not have enough talent on defense to win the cup.
Slam Sports is suggesting that Wade Reddens days as a Ottawa Senator could be coming to an end. It is speculated that the huge contract of Dany Heatley and the pending UFA of Jason Spezza could be the catalyst for the Sens to move Redden because they will most likely not be able to resign him at the conclusion of this season.