Monthly Archives: February 2009

Antropov on his way out of town.

The Globe and Mail is reporting that Nik Antropov is on his way out of town. According to the note, it was mentioned on “AM 640 in Toronto that Burke does not think that Antropov has played well enough to warrant another contract.”

The latest on Kaberle and Kubina

The Toronto Sun is reporting that while Kubina and Kaberle may be willing to waive their no trade clause their priority is to remain Maple Leafs. Although it is reported that their priority is to remain Leafs it is also noted that if deals do take place each of the players would like to land in a city that they find to be “favourable.”

Rumors and tid bits from ESPN

The ESPN Sunday roundup reports that the Canucks are believed to be ne of the many teams interested in Mathieu Schneider. Other teams that are noted in this article that are believed to be interested in the aging defender include Montreal, Colorado, New Jersey and Buffalo.

In Bob We Trust? The Long Road into February…

When does a coach lose control of a team?
When does the team stop picking up what he is metaphorically putting down?
No matter how good a coach you have, if he cannot get a team on board. He has to go.

The Deadline Numbers

Teams looking to add will have many options this upcoming deadline. Here’s how the numbers shake down.

Desperate Times in Habs Land; Does Kovalev Needs to Go?

The entire hockey world knows that this is the Montreal Canadiens centennial season and expectations for Les Canadiens are higher than ever! Like many other Habs fans I witnessed their last two games this past weekend (losses to Buffalo and Toronto) with much concern. This is a team that is severely lacking intensity, motivation and urgency. Just a year ago the Habs were the surprise of the NHL, storming up the standings with Alexei Kovalev leading the way amidst the chants of MVP at the Bell Centre. A year later Kovalev (with the exception of his MVP all-star game performance) is dragging this Canadiens team down with his uninspired and unproductive play.

Rumors and Speculation from the Ottawa Sun

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Flyers are very interested in Jay Bouwmeester and they may be offering a package deal that would include James van Riemsdyk and Scott Hartnell for the soon to be unrestricted free agent.

Leafs to target Daniel and Henrik Sedin?

On the CBC satellite Hotstove last night it was discussed that they believe that Burke will target the Sedin twins this upcoming offseason.

Kubina Willing to waive no movement clause

Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun is reporting that Pavel Kubina is willing to waive his no trade clause.

What is going on?

Ever since the rumours of a pending Lecavalier trade to Mtl, the Habs have played terrible hockey! Kovalev played well at the all star game, but there really wasn’t anyone trying too hard to stop him. He stated after the game that he would keep it going for the rest of the season..what happened there?

Who gets the hart?

If it were all about points then Evgeni Malkin would be the obvious winner, but his team isn’t even top 8 in the Eastern conference, so it’s hard to say he’s deserving. Okay, maybe give it to one of the elite defenders. So who’s the best defender in the league again? I’m not sure. No stand out goalie either? This might be an interesting battle for league MVP.

Speculation from the Ottawa Sun

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that some tid bits of speculation that have been discussed at length before … but here we go. They are reporting that Atlanta will most likely look to deal Mathieu Schneider and Niclas Havelid, that the Oilers and Bruins have been talking trade (sending Cole to Boston) and they also report that the Predators and Flames may be talking about the possibility of Calgary sending Matthew Lombardi to Nashville for Dan Hamhuis.

Tavares Goes Down Reports—

London Knights forward John Tavares suffered a sprained acromioclavicular (AC) joint in Friday night’s 4-3 loss to the Windsor Spitfires and will not play for the rest of the weekend, according to team officials.

Tavares left the game in the first period after being hit behind the net by Taylor Hall, who is second to Tavares in league scoring.