Rumors, Rumors, Rumors
This years NHL draft and free agent look like they’ll be exciting periods for all HTR readers. For anyone interested, I am tryint to set up a chat for it, I’ll keep you all posted.Onto the rumors.
Todd Bertuzzi and the 4.9 million dollars for one year left on his contract could very well be shipped, expect Anaheim, Ottawa, Montreal, and the Rangers to be very interested. The Sens may have hadded some toughness with guys like McGratton, and Chris Niel is great, but their “stars” still lack grit, and Todd Bertuzzi could be a great fit there. Montreal has always been soft, and could use the big winger, Brian Burke loves Bertuzzi, and would love to have him in Anaheim, the Rangers were apparently close to adding Tkachuck at the deadline, and Bertuzzi is very similar to Tkachuk, the Rangers are a team fulled with Europeans and could use a North American presence. (Mostly Speculation since the Trade Deadline)
The Montreal Canadiens are reportedly very interested in signing centreman Jason Arnott. The Habs need the size, and a great place would be down the middle, considering the question of Koivu’s return. (Hockey Night In Canada, Pierre Lebrun)
In Leaf news, John Ferguson has said that Tie Domi is still a Maple Leaf, and he’s made no plans to buy him out. I know it sounds like ussual Ferguson talk, but lets look at Quinn, he did say “he is still our coach” and then the season ended, and he could not confirm or deny anything. Many Legace’s agent said he’d love to come to Toronto, which would give the Leafs a great regular season goalie, but it leaves a question mark in the playoffs. Jay McKee’s family reportedly wants him to sign in Toronto as well. (Toronto Sun, www.hockeyleaks.com)
Martin St Louis could be dealt, and apparently, if he’s traded, he’d like to be traded to Montreal, or somewhere in the New York area. (www.hockeybuzz.com)
Shanahan scored 40 goals this year, with them needing a goalie, and Lidstrom wanting a raise, can they afford to keep him? His wife is from the Boston area, and he owns the Toronto Rock, there are plenty of different things we can throw out there as part of speculation, but I’m going to let you do that yourself.
This is the chat room I’ve created, if it’s ok with the admins that it’s posted, I hope you all come to hang out. I might not be home the hole day, as I have a baby cousin with a birthday party that day (feel sorry for the kids dad…) so I might need someone to volounteer as an admin, just post below, I’ll take a person or two, based on first come first serve, within reason.
Note that the password for the chat is password