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Nash Coming to the Rangers?

It certainly sounds like there is some potential that Rick Nash could be coming to the New York Rangers in some kind of trade, at least according to Darren Dreger of TSN:

Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger
Will be multiple players involved in Nash trade to NYR. Contracts are being reviewed, etc. All to be done before trade call.

Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger
Rick Nash trade to New York Rangers in process now. Details to follow.

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Where does Luongo Fit in?

That is one question that is on the mind of every member of the hockey media these days when it comes to Vancouver Canucks’ netminder Roberto Luongo.

Bob McKenzie of TSN said yesterday that Luongo’s preference is to play on the Florida Panthers. However, McKenzie also said that the doors are not closed on the Toronto Maple Leafs even though there are reports that say the asking price for the 33-year-old netminder is too high.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
End of day, Luongo has to make sure he doesn’t end up in CHI…with AHL Wolves. Right now, tho, FLA and TOR think VAN asking price too high.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
...if FLA doesn’t pan out, doors to TOR or elsewhere are not by any means closed. Step by step process that hasn’t be formalized in any way.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
Lot of Luongo talk about waiving/not waiving NTC. Here’s my take: Process has yet to be that formal. His obvious preference is FLA, but…

In my opinion, the best fit for Luongo is in Florida with the Panthers. For starters, he has had success there before.

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Rangers out of Nash Running?

From NHL Insider Darren Dreger of TSN via Twitter:

Darren Dreger ‏ @DarrenDreger

NYR wasn’t willing to pay price established for Nash prior to today + today CBJ asked for more than they were originally after.#tradecentre

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Hard to blame NYR for not blowing up team to make Nash trade. For sake of deadline,let’s hope CBJ softens to keep possibility of trade open.

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An E-mail Interview with NHLer turned Hockey Analyst Mike Johnson

It is not everyday that you get to interview a former NHLer.

Luckily for me, I had the chance to do an e-mail interview with NHLer turned hockey analyst Mike Johnson. Johnson played in the NHL for 13 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs (4 1/2 seasons), Tampa Bay Lightning (1 1/2 seasons), (Just over 4 seasons), Montreal Canadiens (1 season), and the St. Louis Blues. He enjoyed his best season in in 2002-03 when he recorded 63 points (23 goals and 40 assists) with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Johnson is now a hockey analyst for the NHL Network, TSN, and NHL Home Ice and really does a terrific job for all three outlets.

Johnson was kind enough to take time out of his extremely hectic schedule to tell us about how he got into hockey, his NHL playing days, and what it is like to be behind the microphone covering hockey.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
MJ: I started hockey like most other kids in Canada. I learned how to skate on the lake at my cottage when I was 4 and 5, and I started playing in the local house league the first year that I was allowed, which was when I was 6. From there I just followed the natural progression through the years.

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An Interview With a Hockey Insider: Bob McKenzie

This hockey personality needs no introduction. Most, if not every, hockey fan knows who he is and knows that the work and content he provides us puckheads is absolutely terrific.

Bob was kind enough to take time out of his hectic schedule (to say the least) and tell us about how he got into the game of hockey, how he became a writer, his thoughts on his new book, and more.

Let’s give a big round of applause to the one, the only, Bob McKenzie!

PH: How did you get into hockey?
BM: Like most Canadian kids, I started playing at a very young age. If I wasn’t playing on the ice, I was playing road hockey or watching it or whatever. For as long as I can remember, hockey was the focal point of my life.

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