I had an epiphany of sorts last night while watching the Canadiens vs. Panthers game on TSN. What provoked this profound insight was the pre-game show, in which Glen Healy was asked, ‘Out of Florida, Toronto and Ottawa, who has a goal tending controversy?’. In a rare moment of brilliance, Healy responded by saying that the Toronto Maple Leafs were the only team out of the three who had an actual, bona fide goalie fueled conflict.
During the Canadiens’ televised match on RDS, it was mentionned that some trade rumors have been resurfacing between Calgary and Montreal, much like last year.
Yvon Pedneault, the color commentator for the match mentionned that he heard trade rumors involving Alex Tanguay and Alexei Kovalev. These rumors have been floating around since last year. Any truth to them?
Various sources are reporting that the Maple Leafs are shopping Bryan McCabe and his hefty contract. First they need to get him to waive his no-trade cause similar to the Wade Redden situation.
He is interested in returning to the Islanders, the team he was drafted to. The Islanders do have the money available, but will they take the risk and who will they give up?
According to tsn.ca, the Ottawa Senators signed a one year deal with forward Randy Robitaille, who was playing over in Russia (Yaroslavl Lokomotiv) to start this season.
If you check a lot of the hockey news sections of many prominent websites such as Sportsnet.ca and TSN.ca, you’ll see a lot of credible, relevant hockey news pertaining to NHL players and NHL teams. You’ll also see a disappointing, non hockey news story about a former hockey legend’s personal life.
I’m fully aware that posts have been made with regards to Bryan McCabe’s poor playing ability, but I felt that tonights loss against the Buffalo Sabres in overtime, really emphasizes the frustration of Leafs fans with this particular player. Game in and game out, one cannot accuse McCabe of being inconsistent; although his consistency is of a negative nature. He continues to be a (-) minus player this season, and has even lost his scoring touch.
Starting tomorrow, I will start a series of news on possible habs trades. Please read more…
The Flyers have waived the recently suspended Jesse Boulerice. Good move by the Flyers, haven’t seen another team have the guts and drop a player for similar actions. Will be interesting to see if the same happens to Armstrong or Avery next time they do something as stupid.