A look at the Forsberg situation
The Kings look to move players
The NHL ready to move past Bettman
The Leafs ready to be buyers or sellers or both
From Peter Forsberg to Sergei Samsonov. A list of available players including speculated destinations and interested teams, wages, contract status’ and my own thoughts. A good collection of rumors around the league from various sources. Take a look at who your team is rumored to be pitching for.
TSN.ca is reporting that yesterday the U.S. Disctrict Court in New York dismissed both complaints from Magnitogorsk against the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Evgeni Malkin.
In essence the decision came down to Malkin, the NHL, and the Penguins arguing that Malkin had followed procedure as to releasing himself from the Metallurg Magnitogorsk contract, by tending a two week notice to the team.
The Boston Bruins have traded defenceman Milan Jurcina to the Washington Capitals for a fourth round pick, sources tell TSN.
As promised, here are my thoughts on the West in continuation from my earlier post.
Enough with all the posting SPECULATING who will be traded for who. I decided to take a more objective approach at what teams need to make changes to have a shot at the post season, or a true shot at the cup.
Let’s start by looking at the East (West to come soon)
TSN reports that maybe the Pens could have made a deal for a new Arena.
But some sources tell it might have some setbacks…
The risk-reward ratio is too high for the New York Rangers to take a stab at Peter Forsberg, but St. Louis’ Keith Tkachuk may fit the bill perfectly in Broadway.
According to the New York Post, the Rangers have had discussions to bring the forward to New York. It’s believed Tkachuk would waive his no-trade clause to play for the Rangers.
Ok, it’s early in the morning and not much new on this site, so here is something just for fun, if anyone can fill in blank years or correct me that would be appreciated. I was talking with a friend and we realized that as far back as we could remember, excluding when Dallas won the cup that the Stanely Cup winner has always had a Canadian captain as of late. Now I am a fan of Montreal and we do not have a Canadian captain as well as the Leafs, Canucks and Sens, does this have an effect on us winning the cup? Who knows, likely not, but this is for fun.
Vladislav Tretiak is reportedly raising the idea of another summit series. Of course we’ll have the nay sayers say “you can’t duplicate history”. Did they say that in 1939? Anyways, Vlad has a great idea, that would certainly be a close one.
The Leafs look like a playoff fringe team again and its going to look this way for a while if we dont change anything quick i no i might get bashed for saying we should trade sundin but look at the clark trade way back when .
There are a number of rumors that are flying around the leafs this time of year (like always). First off JFJ is a below average GM with below average talent.
At last years draft the Ducks would of taken a Stajan or Steen and a 1st round pick for Giguere as Bryzgalov was at that point going to be the number one guy. They overpaid for Kubina because they didn’t want him going to Ottawa or any other main rival.
As for there defence core. Kaberle is by far the best defensman on that team, Kubina is playing good enough to keep him out of the press as being trade bait. McCabe is just terrible, everyone thinks he is great because of his numbers, anyone can have those numbers by playing as much PP time as he gets. McCabe 5 on 5 is one of the worst in the league just like Jason Allison and look where he is now.