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from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Judging from the reaction on our ESPN.com message boards, the angriest hockey fans in North America on Wednesday lived in Philadelphia and Boston.
And the puckheads in Chicago were a little disappointed the juggernaut Blackhawks didn’t improve in goal, which, quite frankly, was never going to be easy given Cristobal Huet’s massive contract.
Did the Blackhawks make a phone call?
“We talked to a lot of people about lots of things, not necessarily about that, but just nothing made sense,” Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman told ESPN.com on Wednesday evening. “It takes two to tango. Sometimes you want to do something and they don’t, and sometimes they want too much and that’s why deals don’t get made.
“It never really got too heated up on any one front, to be honest,” Bowman added. “That’s just the way it went.”
From TSN’s Bob McKenzie’s Tweet:
Full deal: Boston acquires Seidenberg and Bartowski from Fla for Craig Weller, Byron Bitz and a 2nd round pick.
via Bob McKenzie tweet,
Derek Morris to Phoenix from Boston , pending trade call.
added 10:35am, Bruins receive a 2011 4th round pick in return.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA —Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Derek Morris from the Boston Bruins in exchange for a conditional draft choice in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
“We are very excited to have brought Derek Morris back to the Coyotes organization,” said Maloney. “Derek is a talented, versatile defenseman who will strengthen our blueline. His leadership and tenacity will be welcomed in our dressing room.”
from Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald,
“We’re in on a couple of things, but there hasn’t been much traction during the Olympic break,” said Chiarelli. “Talks have picked up. It’s not idle chatter. There have been more substantive discussions. But at the end of the day, you can’t do a deal until (today).”
As Chiarelli pointed out, you only have to look at his team’s statistics to know what’s on his wish list.
“We’d want to get some type of top-nine forward that has an offensive bent to his game,” Chiarelli said. “But there aren’t many of those guys out there.”
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
Reports from TSN hockey guru Darren Dreger out there that the Bruins have something cooking with a defenseman that should be announced after the Olympics are completed.
Two different NHL sources have confirmed that the B’s are indeed zeroing in on a defenseman, and one source further indicated that 27-year-old Nashville Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis could be Boston GM Peter Chiarelli’s main target.
Aaron Ward hadn’t heard anything about a potential trade when CSNNE.com contacted the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Wednesday night, but that “there’s a list of places” he may be headed before the March 3 NHL trade deadline….
The sticking point right now appears to be Nashville’s asking price for a rental defenseman.
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
Tim Thomas’ family has heard all of the trade rumors, and – worst of all – his family has heard the painfully fanciful whispers that he might be headed to the Chicago Blackhawks in some kind of hare-brained, pre-deadline deal.
Never mind the fact that Thomas has a full no-trade clause for the first three years of his four-year deal, or that the Blackhawks have no interest in making such a trade with the Bruins. Once the whisper campaign begins it can turn concrete enough that no amount of facts can get in the way of juicy rumor.
What Thomas would tell CSNNE.com is that he “won’t respond to something that’s completely fictitious” in potentially speaking about trade rumors
from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,
A record six teams will be opening next season in three different European cities.
The Carolina Hurricanes and Minnesota Wild will play two regular-season games against each other at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, on Thursday, Oct. 7 and Friday, Oct. 8.
The Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks will square off for two games at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9.
The Boston Bruins and Phoenix Coyotes will play each other at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, on Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10.
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,
The Bruins haven’t won in nine straight games, the franchise’s longest streak without a victory since an 11-match string of futility from Dec. 3, 1924, to Jan. 5, 1925.
“We have to stay positive,’’ said coach Claude Julien. “You have to, because you don’t have a choice. You don’t get out of this by just quitting and saying that we don’t have answers. We have to keep working at getting those answers. Part of those answers is finding a way to finish.’’
from Jack Edwards of NESN,
Regardless of any fire alarm that may or may not go off against Montreal on Thursday night to wake up the scorers, the past three weeks have cast doubt upon the heat of the fire within the Bruins’ shooters….
Funny, but Carl Yastrzemski never won a World Series. Yet the first thought that comes to mind when people mention his name is “Champion.”
That’s what Bruins fans are looking for. They don’t have to see the Cup yet. They just need to know that their heroes’ hands are blistered and bloody and that failure is unacceptable.
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