It will be interesting to see what happens to Phoenix D Ed Jovanovski between now and the NHL trade deadline. While Coyotes GM Don Maloney would love to sign the potential UFA to a contract extension, his hands are tied because the team is in bankruptcy and waiting for new ownership. Any extension would have to be approved by Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer (if he ever actually buys the team) or the True North Sports and Entertainment group if the Coyotes are indeed moved to Winnipeg following the Dec. 31 deadline to get a deal done. Jovanovski has had a solid start to the season and there haven’t been any formal contract discussions between the Coyotes and his agent, Pat Morris. If Jovanovski is available, there will be plenty of suitors … San Jose GM Doug Wilson is looking for a defenceman. The Sharks are trying to find somebody to fill the minutes left vacant by the retirement of Rob Blake. Since Wilson is a notorious tire kicker, he’ll likely wait until the deadline to make a deal … While he hasn’t looked great lately, Islanders G Dwayne Roloson will draw some attention at the deadline. Teams will be looking for a capable backup and he fits the bill. The Isles are hoping G Rick DiPietro can return to form … Boston GM Peter Chiarelli, who will be hamstrung by cap issues once C Marc Savard and LW Marco Sturm return from injuries, is going to be a popular figure at this week’s GMs meetings in Toronto. “The sharks will be circling to help him out,” said one league executive. There’s a chance RW Michael Ryder could be dealt. Have a nice Sunday.

13 Responses to RUMOURS DU JOUR

  1. Leafan2312 says:

    the LAST thing we need is D men but I can't help but thinkk that if he hits UFA Jovo will be a Leaf since Burkkie knows what he brings from his Vancouver days.

    I also have a gut feeling that Before next season ONE or Mike Ribreio or Brad Richards will be a leaf, most liely ribs.

  2. dumbassdoorman says:

    Don't see the buds adding either Riberio or Jovo, Richards maybe depending on the pirce.

  3. albertateams says:

    Did any one else see Omark's game against the Marlies on Sunday 5 goals and another one in the shootout. How is this guy not playing for he Oilers? he is tied for the lead in the AHL for goals. 

  4. dumbassdoorman says:

    You know I have never seen him play, heard lots though. That is an amazing game at any level. My reasoning if this….too many rookies that are "more highly touted'…..dumb reason but he could have a better carreer for it?

  5. albertateams says:

    The difference between him and the other Oilers rookies is that he is older (23) and has pro experience in Sweden. He should have at least gotten a shot at the big club.

  6. reinjosh says:

    I think its for the best. He is an offensive player only. He needs to be playing on the top 2 lines and I don't think he would have the spot. Eberle is a better player and MPS and Hall don't belong in the AHL. That pretty much leaves him on the third line and that would be more detriment that help to him.

    I remember another player that had a huge game in the AHL, similar to Omark. Funny enough, it was on the team Omark just had his huge game against. Jiri Tlutsy had 6 goals but was rushed through the game and is now splitting time between the AHL and NHL as a fringe NHLer. He was developed wrong and it cost him his career (in all likelihood). Omark needs to earn his way to the NHL and one huge game shouldn't cut it.

    Should he be continuing this pace, he will in all likelihood be called up later in the season, but I think its too early. Plus how smart is it to expose a non-defensive player like Omark to the leagues 4th worst GA team and second worst team. Let him develop a little more and let the team improve.

  7. albertateams says:

    I don't think it would hurt to give him 3rd line minutes. The Oilers 3rd line isn't really a checking line they basically role a top nine and bottom 3. They should have moved Cogliano.

    Its not just the one game though he played good in training camp and the preseason as well he should never have been sent down. Omark is different though because he's older and has a lot of pro experience. 
    I think it would have been better for him to grow with the other young players. Sure he is going to have defensive lapses but so will the other Oilers rookies. I think given his age and experience having him in the AHL could set back his development.
  8. Boston_Bruins says:

    Not to mention the KHL as well. He deserves to be in the NHL.

  9. reinjosh says:

    If Iginla gets traded, he would keep alive the streak of Flames franchise players/top offensive players being traded for the next top offensive/franchise player.

    Started with Kent Nilsson being traded for Joe Nieuwendyk who was later traded for Iginla. Could Iggy be next?

  10. albertateams says:

    Or it could be the next Doug Gilmour trade. Obviously it would be a risk to move him but hopefully if they do decide to move him they can get a couple of prospects/young players and some picks and diversify some of the risk.

  11. dumbassdoorman says:

    Is that you saying Iginla to the Leafs…….sorry had to couldn't help it.

  12. albertateams says:

    I know you're joking however right now I think he flames shold be listening to any offer. There are teams that everybody assumes would have a lot of interest (LA, NYR, St Louis, Pittsburg), however it could be that there is several teams that are under the radar that could have substantial interest. If a team was to acquire Iginla they aren't just getting the on ice player they are getting a guy that is great in he community and is someone that can bring in fans single handedly. I don't know what teams Iggy would waive to go to but at this time I wouldn't rule anyone out.  

  13. dumbassdoorman says:

    I guess what it all boils down to is, what it would take to get him? He is still able to play at a high level, however age is creeping up. That said he is/can be still an impact player. What would it take to pry Iggy out of Calgary and where would he agree to go?

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