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Theodore To Avs

via Sportsnet,

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.
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Kings Get Parrish & Sopel

from TSN,

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.

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Nieminen To San Jose

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.

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Luke Richardson A Leaf

via Sportsnet,

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

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Teams Contact Jonsson

via CKNW,

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!!!

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Plans For Trade Day Thursday

KK will be a little different starting tomorrow morning, but only for the day. I will try to post the daily hockey talk early in the morning, probably up to about 9:00am, then the rest of the day will be dedicated to trade talk. Depending on how busy I am during this time period, I may not be able to respond quickly to emails or comments but I am sure you understand that. Each new trade will be posted as a separate topic or thread, to make any breaking trade easier to find. If the topic is a possible trade, I will update that thread as information breaks, but if the talk becomes official, it will get a new topic. Even though the trade deadline ends tomorrow at 3:00pm EST, some trades may not be official until an hour or so after the deadline so look for KK to get back to normal at about 5:00pm. As always, if you hear anything, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with a source and a link if possible.

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What Goalie Is Next

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.
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Kim Martin Changes Her Mind Due To College Rule

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.
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Burke Frustrated By Price Tag

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.
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Roloson To Edmonton

from TSN,

Manny Fernandez is now 'officially' the Minnesota Wild's No. 1 netminder, as the team has traded goaltender Dwayne Roloson to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a first round pick and a conditional draft pick.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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