Kukla's Korner Hockey
A little spice for hockey fans, not my normal M.O, but hey, I may be up late and back at it again very early tomorrow. Most of these were just word of mouth, etc... I may update this post later tonight, but remember, just rumors... and one is not even that! One rumor is Curtis Joseph going to the Leafs and Belfour going to the Bolts, but in my opinion you would think Tampa would want Joseph before Belfour. The craziest one which goes in the same category as Chelios to Montreal is Niklas Kronwall to the Rangers for Al Montoya. Lots of talk of Bertuzzi moving too...
The Montreal Canadiens have sent goaltender Jose Theodore to the Colorado Avalanche for goalie David Aebischer, Sportsnet has learned.update 8:18pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Presumably, Avalanche general manager Pierre Lacroix thinks he can catch lightning in a bottle twice — and that in a different environment, Theodore can get his game, and career, back on track. The 29-year-old Theodore won the 2002 Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, but he has not been able to duplicate that performance ever since.read on
The New York Islanders have traded forward Mark Parrish and Brent Sopel to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Denis Grebeshkov and Jeff Tambellini.
via Sportsnet (bottom of the Richardson article), The New York Rangers have traded forward Ville Nieminen to the San Jose Sharks for a third-round pick.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Luke Richardson from the Columbus Blue Jackets for a fifth-round pick, Sportsnet has learned.update 6:19pm, via the Columbus Blue Jackets,
Columbus to receive either a fifth round pick in 2006 Entry Draft or fourth round pick in 2007
MOJO Sports Radio has learned the Vancouver Canucks have placed a call to Swedish defenseman Kenny Jonsson to see if he would or is able to play in North America. The Philadelphia Flyers are also said to have contacted Jonsson regarding his services. However, a Swedish reporter told MOJO that Johnson can not come over this season because he is under contract in the Swedish Elite League.It hs been my understanding that Jonsson could not play this year according to the CBA and the he was still property of the Islanders. But with the lack of CBA information available, who knows!!!
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
...the market for goaltenders may now be tepid-to-lukewarm for the final hours leading up to Thursday's mid-day trading deadline. Unless the Coyotes drop the asking price for Joseph, he probably isn't going anywhere. Long-term, Noronen could be a good acquisition for a lot of teams, but he has just 189 minutes of NHL action to his credit this season (plus, a short conditioning stint with the Sabres' minor-league affiliate in Rochester this past week). For a team such as Edmonton, which wanted to stabilize its goaltending position with a view to going deep into the playoffs, moving on someone like Noronen was just too risky a proposition.read on
from the AP via TSN,
Swedish Olympic hockey star Kim Martin will have to wait for her chance to play against the men. Fears of violating U.S. college rules have forced the 20-year-old goalie to cancel her plans to become the first woman to play in a men's pro game in Sweden.more
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim general manager Brian Burke's message to his team battling for a playoff spot is not to count on reinforcements arriving on Thursday's trade deadline day. "We are trying to add, but we are discouraged by the price tag," Burke said.more
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