Zhamnov closer to Vancouver??
According to ”The Team 1040” the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks would be the front-runners in the Alexei Zhamnov derby. Vancouver would have offered couple of players for the Chicago Blackhawks center…(Sportsnet.ca)
Apparently, the Nucks would’ve offered this pakage to the Hawks for Zhamnov:
The Hawks however would like to reunite their young prospect Tuomo Ruutu with his brother Jarkko presently playing in Vancouver but apparently the Canucks wouldn’t be willing to part with their agitating winger for the moment.
Alexei Zhamnov recently came back from an injury and in 16 games so far, he scored 4 goals and had 6 assists for 10 points.
My take on this: Zhamnov would look very good in a Nucks jersey and this could be a good deal for both teams considering the Hawks are going nowhere fast and that Zhamnov becomes a UFA next year.
Fedorov has no future in Vancouver: ”We already have 1 Fedorov too many” were the exact words of Brian Burke when asked if he was interested in Sergei. Jason King has been a great surprise to start the season but has cooled off since and I wouldn’t expect great numbers from him has he’s more a worker than a talented goal scorer. More often than not, he scores garbage goals by working around the other team goalie.
As for Auld he’s the one that could really develop into a great goalie eventually and is the best prospect of the three player mentionned. But you know how it is, you gotta give something to receive something back.
Good for Vancouver cause they’ll never win the cup with only one dangerous scoring line so they absolutely need a guy like Zhamnov.
Good for the Hawks cause King and Fedorov could develop into decent players and Auld could very well be the answer for their goalie problems. He has great size and will have all the time needed to develop behind Jocelyn Thibault.