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from the Calgary Sun,
"I don't foresee our team doing anything, to be quite honest. I like what we have and that's pretty well it," Sutter said to the gathering. Yesterday, the media gathered were told Sutter wouldn't be available, with the explanation -- valid explanation -- being he was busy doing his GM duties. Instead, he spoke and even made a point to ensure one person who arrived late to the scrum had enough. Maybe he's fed-up with the asking price he's being given. So many teams believe they're still in a playoff race and are on the hunt for impact roster players. So, coming out with a bold statement now could be a firing shot across the bow as if to say he won't pay more than he wants to right now.more
from the Montreal Gazette,
Bernard Geoffrion plans to be in Montreal on Saturday for the retirement of the No. 5 sweater he wore with Hall of Fame distinction for 14 seasons with the Canadiens - even though doctors have told him he's suffering from stomach cancer. The dreaded disease was discovered during a recent surgical procedure in Atlanta.read on
from the Columbus Dispatch,
One phone call could change everything, of course. But with one day left before the NHL trade deadline at 3 p.m. Thursday, the Blue Jackets aren’t likely to be a major player. President and general manager Doug MacLean has had a handful of conversations, he said, but "only minor deals." And even those don’t appear likely.continued
from the Journal News,
"It's interesting; at what point in time do we stand up and say, we need this, we've got to fix this, change this?" Rangers coach Tom Renney said. "We know what we want, we know what we need. We also know we're not going to give up young people to do anything at all. We also know some of those solutions we don't have here this year are coming." "I don't know if we're a Stanley Cup contender right now but I think we can continue to surprise a lot of people by what we do these next 20 games and the playoffs," Renney said.more
TSN will be televising the Trade Centre Show beginning Thursday at 8:00am ET. Wouldn't it be great if the NHL could somehow stream that show or get it on Center Ice allowing hockey fans in the U.S. to catch deadline fever? Maybe they have it planned and if so, great, if not, it's not too late to do so.
Bob Heethuis, radio play by play man for the Yotes, mentioned tonight there has been some talk of Tyson Nash going to the Wings. Now don't start spreading rumors about Nash is on his way to Detroit, because he is already in Detroit.
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
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