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from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
The Boston Bruins have interviewed former Detroit coach Dave Lewis and former Toronto coach Pat Quinn about their head coaching job. The problem is that the post is still occupied, at least technically, by Mike Sullivan. Is it any wonder players and agents view Boston as a destination of last resort because it has a reputation as a place with little regard for its people? ...The other rumor circulating had the Senators offering Martin Havlat, due to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, for Toskala. Neither deal materialized.much more talk from Vancouver...
It is still early in Vancouver so some trades could happen tonight. I am heading to dreamworld but some things to remember for the next few days. Kevin Lowe was just on NHL Network and stated they are going to take their time in dealing with Pronger. They are entertaining offers but have some time on their side. Also, a few players must be traded by June 26th or a no-trade clause kicks in, thereby allowing the player to decide if he wants to go to a certain team. I know Martin St. Louis has this clause and a few others I cannot think of right now.
Since OLN stopped broadcasting at 9pm, you can now watch the stream via the NHL Network...
...Drafting in the 1st round, trade down with Phoenix to get the 41st and 47th pick.
Brian Burke was just on NHL Radio and said things are buzzing on the floor, probably more trades to come this evening. He said he is working on a few, but nothing major. added 8:15pm, Jaci at Wicked Bruins Fan says Raycroft is headed to Toronto. update 8:18pm, And Bettman just confirms the trade, Raycroft to Toronto for goalie Tuukka Rask.
via Phil Coffey's Blog,
The Minnesota Wild acquired veteran winger Pavol Demitra from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for the 17th selection in the first round and prospect Patrick O'Sullivan. With the pick, the Kings took Trevor Lewis, a center for Des Moines of the USHL.
Tanguay goes to Calgary for Jordan Leopold and I believe a 2nd rounder plus a conditional second rounder in 2007 or 2008. added 6:35pm, more on the Tanguay trade via TSN...
The Blues pull no surprises and pick defenseman Erik Johnson. As stated eariler, I will not be blogging the picks, just hanging around for any trades. Scroll down a few posts for the people who are blogging the draft live, they will provide all the picks for you.
The Atlanta Thrashers have traded former top pick Patrik Stefan and Jaroslav Modry to Dallas for Niko Kapanen and a 7th round pick.more coming...
from the CP via the Globe and Mail,
Goaltender Roberto Luongo says the trade that sent him to the NHL Vancouver Canucks came as surprise since he believed he had a long-term deal worked out with the Florida Panthers. "I'm really sad because I didn't think this was going to happen," Luongo said Saturday in a telephone conference call. "We made great strides yesterday. I thought we were going to get something long term. I was surprised this whole deal went down."continued
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