Rangers Might Find Health, Brendl to Be Traded, Kovie Buys Ticket to Toronto Son
Sands writes about Leetch and Bure coming back, maybe.
Bobby Clarke tells that Brendl might be gone.
MapleLeafs picks up the latest on Kovalev.Rangers:
Beside for the Rumors of Bure being done for the season…. He may still return after the break. Leetch on the other hand is going to be back after the break….. And For the First time! the Rangers Might see the Team together for the First time all season!
Despite the Rumors of Bure ending his season…. It has been reported that Bure will return soon… He will have to play with pain for the rest of his career….. but it’s up to him now to decide what is enough that he can play with……..
Leetch is practicing with the team and my guess is he will be back….. He has played normal practices with the team…… and looks to be fine. He will most definitely return by the end of the all Star break.
Richter is done… Larry Brooks has said he highly doubts Richter will ever play again….
But the Rangers are seeing there full team come together…. Sadly to say….. It’s to little too late.
But Sather will face his first problem as a coach. When Bure is back. Were does Dvorak go? does Sammy or Lundmark go to the fourth line? I doubt it…. Dvorak is left out in the cold. Were will he go. That’s the question.
“(Jan. 31st) According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Flyers general manager Bob Clarke said last night he wasn’t happy about Pavel Brendl’s being up and down, and he noted that the acquisition of Eric Chouinard (from Montreal) could push him out. “He’d better not be thinking Chouinard is here to replace Justin Williams,” Clarke said. “He could, but he could be here to replace Brendl just as well.”
Latest on Kovalev
Mark Zwolinksi reports “observers” as claiming the Pittsburgh Penguins could deal winger Alexei Kovalev by the end of next week, after the NHL All-Star break. It’s believed the Pens are waiting for team captain and owner (and Kovalev linemate) Mario Lemieux to return to the roster next Tuesday, having been sidelines for several games with a groin strain. Zwolinski suggests the Toronto Maple Leafs and NY Islanders are the prime suitors. The Isles could offer up defencemen the Pens desperately need, such as Kenny Jonsson, or Adrian Aucoin or Roman Hamrlik. The Leafs might have to offer up Tomas Kaberle, although that will only happen if Toronto deals for a top blueliner to replace him. Zwolinski also claims speculation the Pens were interested in center Nik Antropov has “died down”.
Spector’s Note: Anything’s possible, but I still feel the Pens won’t move Kovalev as long as they’re still in the hunt for a playoff berth. If the Isles were to offer up blueliners, they’d probably part with Jonsson, but remember, GM Mike Milbury stated his team was not to be considered a serious bidder. Meanwhile, it’s unlikely the Leafs will part with Kaberle. Should be interesting to see if Zwolinski’s sources are correct.
-Go Leafs Go-