Monthly Archives: February 2009

Sabres and Jackets to make a trade?

The Buffalo Sports News is reporting that the Sabres could be working on a deal with the Blue Jackets.

Gerber back to Carolina?

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Carolina Hurricanes may have some interest in Ottawa Senators castoff goalie Martin Gerber.

Habs problems begin and end with Carbo

It’s become apparent that Gainey made a terrible mistake when he hired a person with absolutely “zero” coaching experience. The issues with Kovalev, Laraque, Price and now Dandenault have more to do with Carbonneau’s inability to manage certain personalities and bring out the best of some players, than any real performance issues. Adversity and set backs are part of every day life, and for whatever reason, this Habs coaching staff is not qualified or capable to turn things around.

Friday TidBits

After trading F Steve Begin to the Dallas Stars for D Doug Janik, the Habs have placed Janik on waivers to make room for newly aquired F Glen Metropolit (picked up on waivers from Philadelphia). Metropolit, 34, is a penalty killing specialist (a Gainey/Carboneau type player). Metropolit has 1 year left at 1.0. Also, there is conflicting reports as to Mathieu Dandenault & Georges Laraque, as it has been reported that both/either have asked to be moved. I caught an interview with Big Georges and he publicly laid that to rest, but one can only wonder, if that remains the case behind closed doors.

The Latest Flyers News

The Flyers have been very active in the past day or so as they try to clear cap space for the return of Danny Briere. So far they have “waived a pair of veterans: center Glen Metropolit and defenseman Ossi Vaananen” and it is also noted that a trade is possible.

Mathieu Dandenault has asked to be traded is reporting that Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mathieu Dandenault has informed GM Bob Gainey that he wishes to be traded. It is also noted that Gainey has apparently stated that he will do his best to accommodate Mathieu Dandenault’s desire to be moved.

Islanders firesale to begin soon

The Daily News is reporting that the Islanders are very likely to be “sellers for the cellar.” Some of the names that are likely to be on the move include Bill Guerin, Doug Weight, Andy Hilbert, Dean McAmmond, Brendan Witt and Radek Martinek.

Kessel for Pronger?

The Boston Herald is reporting that the Bruins have their eyes set on veteran defenceman Chris Pronger.

Deadline Day Headline You Will Here This Year

here some of the trades i think we will see on deadline day, or a couple of days before.i will give a brief explanation under each trade. here we go in no particular order……………..

Ohlund to test the UFA market is reporting that long time Canucks defenseman Mattais Ohlund is going to test the UFA market. It is noted that contract talks have once again broken off and that he is excited about the possibilities of what may be in his future.

Stars and Habs Make Minor Trade

According to the Stars have just acquired Center Steve Begin from the Montreal Canadiens for Denfenseman Doug Janik. This is not a blockbuster deal by any means, but it bares mentioning anyway.

Birds make a deal (Ducks and Pens) is reporting that the Ducks and Penguins have made a deal.

Possible Maple Leaf Firesale

Pierre Lebrun of states that the Maple Leafs plan for the future is to get as many draft picks as possible. While it is noted that the only player “all but guaranteed to get moved from Toronto is center Nik Antropov, an unrestricted free agent as of July 1. The question is whether Burke can fetch a first- or second-round pick for him.”