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Florida & Edmonton Trying To Make Moves

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

• There is plenty of talk about the future of Florida G Tomas Vokoun with the Panthers sending out word they’re getting ready to clean house. Would he waive his no-movement clause to go to the Flyers? Philadelphia has shut down G Ray Emery for three weeks because of a hip problem and there are concerns about whether he might need surgery. The issue with dealing Vokoun is he’s been the Panthers’ best player all season. He is the one guy they should keep. Florida could also move C Stephen Weiss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

• The Oilers have been trying to move C Shawn Horcoff ($5.5-million cap hit through 2014), C Robert Nilsson ($2 million through 2011), D Sheldon Souray ($5.4 million through 2012), D Steve Staios ($2.7 million through 2011) and D Tom Gilbert ($4 million through 2014).

“They’re going to have a real tough time moving those players,” said a league executive. “(Katz) might have to be willing to put money in the minors to give (Tambellini) flexibility to make changes. Sometimes you just have to cut your losses.”


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Panthers Talking Trades

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

Sexton says he got some things done and progress is being made toward the real trade deadline on March 3. That’s when teams will be wheeling and dealing….

“I thought today went pretty well. Worked at things, made good progress, just couldn’t get anything completed.

“Today is the first deadline before the next deadline. There’s a lot of time, I’ll just keep working the next few weeks until the early part of March.

“Some teams still have games to play and we’re all under the CBA roster limitations and salary cap floors and ceilings. For some teams, they’re at the roster limit and playing tonight or tomorrow and it’s a challenge to manage things. It’s a point of negotiating. You want the lowest price if you are a buyer, and you want to extract the highest price if you are a seller.


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Florida Panthers Letter To The Fans

from FloridaPanthers.com,

Dear Fans,

Based on our commitment to accessibility, we would like to take this opportunity to give you some insight into our hockey club’s strategy moving forward. After consulting with General Manager Randy Sexton and Head Coach Pete DeBoer, it is clear that our team, the way it is currently structured, is not equipped to meet the goals and objectives that we have set for ourselves, our fans and our partners.


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No Untouchables In Florida

via George Richards at his On Frozen Pond’s Facebook,

Let the rumors begin: Randy Sexton says no one—including Tomas Vokoun—off limits in trade talks with Panthers.

If Vokoun dealt, look for it tomorrow. Panthers GM Randy Sexton said other night that big money should be moved before Olympics.

added 9:10pm, via a tweet from George Richards,

Have just been informed that Tomas Vokoun WILL NOT waive no trade, at least not now

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Kypreos Reports Dominic Moore Traded To Montreal

from Nick Kypreos Twitter,

Trade. Fla..Dom Moore to mtl for 2nd round pick.

added 6:37pm, via Bob McKenzie tweet,

I can confirm Fla has traded centre Dominic Moore to Montreal for a second round draft in 2011, pending trade call with NHL.

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Olesz Out With Broken Hand

via George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

If last night’s loss wasn’t “brutal” enough, the Panthers also lost winger Rostislav Olesz in the final minute or so to a broken hand.

Coach Pete DeBoer said today that Olesz is getting X-Rays to see how serious it is, but he’s out through the Olympic break at the very least.

As far as those trade rumors for Olesz, well, I’m not sure how true those were. Olesz has a big, long contract and for another team to take that on, the Panthers would likely have to take on someone else’s problem in return.

Now, as far as other players go, I would think guys like Jordan Leopold, Dennis Seidenberg, Gregory Campbell and Kamil Kreps are in play. What they would bring, I don’t know. I don’t think the Panthers are going to do anything until the deadline because, what sense does it make? Play tomorrow’s game against the Canucks and then make a deal?

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Evening Line

“It was [expletive] brutal. We have too many guys who don’t compete. You can’t win in this game unless you’re ready to show up and go to war every night. We don’t have enough of them. .-.-. This is not type of team we want. We’re going to keep making changes until we get that. It takes time.

“It’s like turning around the Titanic and not a rowboat.’’

-Florida Panthers GM Randy Sexton after losing to Carolina tonight.  More from George Richards of On Frozen Pond.

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Florida Hopes To Be Buyer At Trade Deadline

from Steve Sexton of the Sun-Sentinel,

Sexton said he’s been busy on the phone and has spoken more to GMs in the Western Conference than the Eastern Conference. That’s because with so much parity in the Eastern Conference, hardly any team has decided it will be a seller. As for teams talking possible deals with the Panthers, “there are a lot of [teams] out there with guns and masks.”

“If you’re going to acquire a player, what teams want from you in return is ridiculous,” Sexton said. “I don’t mind paying a fair price for a player we’re going to keep, but for some of the rental players that are out there, some of the prices being asked are ridiculous.”

Sexton said he’s prepared for the possibility that the Panthers will be sellers, but really believes they’ll be buyers at the March 3 deadline.


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Vokoun Won’t Be Dealt, Flyers Want To Extend Emery

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

• I’m told star goalie Tomas Vokoun, who has one year left on his deal at $6.3 million, will not be made available before March 3 regardless of where the Panthers are in the standings. That’s a situation the team will revisit come June.

• As I reported earlier this season, the Flyers are hoping to reach an extension with goalie Ray Emery before the end of the regular season. Because Emery signed a one-year deal this past summer, the team wasn’t allowed to approach his agent until January. That happened in Calgary last week, when Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and Emery’s agent, J.P. Barry, chatted briefly and only agreed they would commence preliminary talks after the Olympics.

more and note, some of the information was discussed on the HNIC Hotstove tonight…

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Brutal Night For Panthers

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

After another loss on Friday night, words like brutal, frustrating and embarrassing were words spoken in the Panthers locker room.

“That pretty much sums it up,’’ coach Pete DeBoer said grimly.

The Panthers put up just 13 shots in Friday’s 2-1 loss to Calgary at BankAtlantic Center – including a grand total of six in the final 40 minutes….

Afterward, DeBoer said “we just got manhandled.’’ When asked how to change that, he was succinct and candid.

With just one goal on Friday against the travel weary Flames (they flew in from Calgary on Thursday), the Panthers have scored 10 goals in the past nine games.

“You would think when you have some forwards who haven’t scored in 14, 15, 16 games, they might want to get their noses dirty to try and get one,’’ said DeBoer.

“We weren’t interested in that tonight. .-.-. We have lines of guys who haven’t scored in 15 games. It’s tough. The only way to fix that is through free agency in the summer.’‘


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