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from the Philadelphia Flyers,
Flyers center and leading scorer Peter Forsberg visited with a foot specialist in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday. Forsberg has had a chronic foot problem since 2001, and was being fitted for a special brace that he will wear in his skate. Forsberg will not miss any games due to this condition. The following is a conversation about the visit with Flyers Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jim McCrossin, who accompanied Forsberg to Charlotte.read on
from the CP via TSN,
''I would expect to, yeah, I would hope so,'' McCabe answered when asked if he thought he'd survive the trade deadline. ''I love it here, I want to be here,'' he later added. ''That's something you can't worry about. The trade deadline comes and goes every year. You can't lose any sleep over it.'' The Leafs have made an offer to McCabe which was rejected. ''Have you ever heard of a negotiation where you take their first offer? I don't think so,'' McCabe said after his team's pre-game skate at Air Canada Centre. ''It'll play out, I'm not too concerned. You guys keep bringing it up. We've got all summer, all the time in the world. It's no big deal.''more
from the Philadelphia Flyers,
In Philadelphia it occurs just as often as Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day and the Fourth of July. While the local and national media, along with silly, anonymous bloggers with absolutely zero credibility pontificate what may happen before the NHL’s March 9 trading deadline, the rumors have little effect inside the locker room as the Flyers prepare for the final 20 games of the regular season. “I’ve never, in 15 years, had someone say to me that so-and-so is going to get traded for so-and-so and had it ever actually come true,” said Derian Hatcher.continued
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
For everyone waiting for the other shoe to drop at the 2006 National Hockey League trading deadline, relax, it will. It just may take right up until Thursday morning before the action starts to heat up. Apart from the early deadline (14 days sooner than in 2004) and the implications of the salary cap (real, even if others may dispute the notion), one of the difficulties in making those complex, trading-deadline deals is that no one, among the NHL's 30 general managers, is entirely certain of the marketplace anymore.continued
Since joining his current team, this player is +45. Before that he was -18 (with Mon,NYI,Tor,NYR & LA, good hint). Who is it?
As many of you are probably aware, many trade rumors are floating around. The funniest one is Chelios to Montreal and someone started a rumor yesterday that McCabe may or may not have been traded. Remember, I will only post credible rumors and I am sure they will start picking up in the next 24 hours. On another subject, this is good news for the military serving overseas via the CP.
Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan are getting their wish — Tim Hortons will be serving double-doubles and doughnuts soon enough. After weeks of lobbying by the military, the chain agreed to set up a coffee shop to serve soldiers in Kandahar, said Ron Joyce, who co-founded the famous chain in Hamilton in 1964 with NHL hockey player Tim Horton.
from the Denver Post,
One day after saying the condition of its leading goal scorer had improved, the Avalanche this morning sent right wing Marek Svatos back to Denver for further tests on his ailing right shoulder. "We feel he's made some progress the last two days, but want to make sure by having him seen (in Denver)," Quenneville said, prior to tonight's game in St. Louis.
via the AP,
St. Louis Blues forwards Ryan Johnson and Vladimir Orszagh will be sidelined three to four weeks - Johnson with a broken foot and Orszagh with a knee injury. Johnson, a center, broke his left foot in a victory at Vancouver on Sunday night. Orszagh was scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today.
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin has been suspended for two games, without pay, as a result of being assessed a match penalty during NHL game #913 against the Ottawa Senators on March 6. At 17:53 of the second period, Artyukhin was assessed a match penalty for attempt to injure Ottawa player Antoine Vermette.
I have a meeting today and will not have any computer access. I should be back around 4:30pm or so.
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