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“The trade deadline comes up [March 3], and it’s going to be very interesting to see what’s going to happen,” Roenick said on “The Waddle & Silvy Show.” “Especially with a guy in Montreal who is playing unbelievably up here [at the Olympics for Slovakia], and wants a trade because of the goalie situation with [Carey] Price.
“Halak wants out. Chicago would be a perfect place for a guy like Halak to be traded to, free up a little cap space maybe, but also get a goaltender who could push you over the top and win a Cup.”
from Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk at NBC Sports,
...here’s something pure and admirable in the dedication that hockey players have for their chosen sport. After watching the American upset of Canada’s national team, a game for which the players will not receive a dime of salary, we’re now convinced that most if not all of the men who play hockey for money would play the game even if they were being paid nothing.
How many pro football players would do that?
from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,
Pavel Kubina in an Ottawa Senators uniform? How about Dennis Seidenberg or Jordan Leopold from the Florida Panthers, Dan Hamhuis of the Nashville Predators or the return of Brendan Bell, who is now playing for the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League?
All of the above have been mentioned in trade speculation involving the Senators, for good reason.
It’s pretty much a given that Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray will be adding a soon-to-be unrestricted free agent defenceman—or maybe two—before the March 3 trade deadline.
Sources tell TSN Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski was taken into custody on Friday night following an altercation in a Vancouver bar.
Grabovski, an injured member of the Belarussian team was later released.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The National Hockey League is aware of the incident, however the League will not pursue anything or take any action until such time all information is in and completed by Vancouver police.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
The latest team linked to Tomas Vokoun in NHL trade rumors is the Chicago Blackhawks.
Although one NHL source told ESPN.com on Friday not to discount that rumor completely, another source said the complete opposite.
Just another day for Vokoun, who has been bandied about all over the Internet trade rumor mill.
“I did read some stuff,” Vokoun said Friday night after his Czech team’s 5-2 win over Latvia. “I follow hockey closely, it comes across. But I haven’t been approached [to waive his no-move clause] by anybody from Florida or anything like that, so until I hear otherwise, I’m just going to treat it as rumors. Right now, I’m playing for Florida and that’s where my focus is.”
Well, to be honest, I see it as a good problem to have. He has made it difficult for us to consider a trade, because he has played so well. I’m glad he has, because he’s a competitor and he’s got a lot of pride. It’s terrific not only for him, but for us that he’s played this way. That makes the decision tough for us, but we’ll hopefully make the right one when it comes time.
-Dallas Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk on what to do with goaltender Marty Turco. More from Joe by Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Canadian hockey hero Paul Henderson has revealed he is battling cancer.
Henderson made his illness public on CBC-TV’s Connect with Mark Kelley on Thursday.
Henderson, 67, from Lucknow, Ont., is perhaps most famous for scoring the series-clinching goal in Game 8 of the 1972 Summit Series between the Canadian and Soviet Union hockey teams.
You know that guy who likes to spread made up rumors. Well, today he answered a few questions people tweeted him.
This one shows off his hockey knowledge…
@exqueezme asks: do you find it surprising that frolic didn’t make the Russian roster?
answer: First off, killer twitter name! The Russians wanted a certain number of KHLers to help give their league credibility.
Maybe someone should tell him Frolic is from the Czech Republic.
NEW YORK - Feb. 18, 2010 - The Sunday, March 7, Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks game has been flexed as NBC Sports’ “Game of the Week” and will be played at the United Center at 12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. CT, the National Hockey League and NBC Sports announced today.
This rivalry - no two NHL teams have played more regular-season games against each other - is once again in full bloom after Detroit got the better of Chicago last year in both the 2009 Western Conference Final and 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Wrigley Field
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.
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