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GLENDALE, Ariz.—- Phoenix Coyotes Owner Jerry Moyes has confirmed press reports stating that the Coyotes have received expressions of interest from potential investors in the team, which expressions of interest are under review. Moyes will continue conversations with potential investors to enable the Coyotes to retire debt and obtain working capital, which will reduce Moyes’ ownership percentage in the team. Moyes stated, “Wayne Gretzky and I have had discussions with potential investors interested in joining us in continuing the team’s presence in Glendale. I have met with Glendale city management, who expressed strong support for the team, and whose assistance would contribute to helping the Coyotes operate on a positive cash flow basis.”
Until the investment process has been concluded, Mr. Moyes will not have further comment on this subject.
Pierre LeBrun of ESPN held an online chat today with readers…
You think the Panthers would accept a trade of Dion for JB? I know it would make my life better here in Calgary?
Pierre LeBrun: No question the Panthers would, but there’s no way the Flames would trade a star player under contract for a star player that’s not going to be under contract….
But yes, I do think the Flames have interest in Bouwmeester.
Will the penguins trade for Marian Gaborik? Seeing as he is a pretty good winger who might fit well with Crosby.
Pierre LeBrun: I don’t think so. I wouldn’t be surprised if Minny kept Gaborik in the end because the offers won’t be great for an injured player…
from an online chat today at the Columbus Dispatch,
Prospal, Lombardi, or Antropov, who do you prefer and who currently tops the CBJ’s wish list?
Aaron Portzline: I’m a Lombardi guy because I know he can play center. The other two might be best served as wingers. Plus, Lombardi has a history of playing with Rick Nash in international competition, and they’ve done well together.
What do you believe it would take on our part to get Lombardi here? Do you know if there are any other teams interested in him? What would his cap hit be?
Aaron Portzline: I’ve heard they want a defenseman, so Klesla makes sense. Not sure Methot would do it. Don’t worry about the cap hit, as it’s not really pertinent in Columbus. He’s making $1.85M this season and $2.35M next season. After that, he’s a UFA.
much more on the Blue Jackets…
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
The Canucks’ schedule will likely protect Sundin from the worst of the media hordes anyway. At the moment, they are supposed to stay over in Ottawa to practise Friday, and not travelling to Toronto until much later in the day. Hockey Night in Canada will do its obligatory interview with him there. Sundin will likely not appear in public until Saturday morning’s day-of-game skate at the Air Canada Centre.
“I might be more excited to play the game than he is,” said Canucks’ goaltender Roberto Luongo. “I’m looking forward to that. It’s going to be a great atmosphere in the building. Everybody will be really pumped up. I enjoy playing in those cities to begin with. With all that added hype, it’ll be fun.”
NEW YORK (February 18, 2009) – The NHL Network will simulcast CBC’s Hockey Day In Canada programming in the United States, with over 13 hours of continuous coverage planned in celebration of the sport. Hockey Day In Canada is a yearly day-long broadcast of special features that celebrate hockey in Canada. This year marks the ninth annual broadcast.
The celebration commences from Campbellton, N.B. on Sat. Feb. 21 at 12 Noon ET as Hockey Day In Canada programming begins its 13.5-hour broadcast with Ron MacLean hosting live from the Memorial Civic Centre in Campbellton, N.B. Don Cherry, Scott Morrison, Dick Irvin and other special guests will join MacLean in Campbellton.
from Ray Slover of the Sporting News,
Hitchcock believes he has a solid enough defense, with shutdown guys and puck movers. Now, the Jackets need that extra kick for the offense. They miss shiny rookie Derick Brassard, whose season is toast after shoulder surgery.
Does Jordan Staal unbutton your jacket? If the Penguins go into sell mode, he’ll be available.
Does Nik Antropov turn down you collar? The idea of Antropov playing with Nash has Jackets watchers slobbering all over themselves.
Does Erik Cole add shine to your buttons? If he’s on top of his game, Cole could be a Hitchcock player and the power forward they need.
Or is Bill Guerin that trick up your sleeve? That might be a stretch, because of his so-so playoff production, but when Billy’s hot, he’s hot.
Supplied by the NHL…
TRADE DEADLINE DAY STATISTICS SINCE 1980
Number of trades: 374
Number of players traded: 676
Number of draft picks traded: 225
MOST-TRADED PLAYERS ON DEADLINE DAY SINCE 1980
4 - Alan May (1988, 1989, 1994, 1995)
3 - Dan McGillis (1996, 1998, 2003)
3 - Mark Janssens (1992, 1997, 1998)
3 - Mike Gartner (1989, 1990, 1994)
3 - Steve Konroyd (1986, 1993, 1994)
Peter Maher has been the radio voice of the NHL’s Calgary Flames since they moved to Calgary in 1980.
from Ian Winwood of the Guardian,
Although few people at the time noticed it, the first real chink in the previously unpierceable armour of the Montreal Canadiens occurred not on a hockey rink but on a baseball diamond. Just days after the National Hockey League began its 1999-2000 season, the New York Yankees won the World Series. In doing so, the Bronx Bombers claimed their 25th championship and succeeded the Canadiens as the most successful franchise in the history of North American sports.
Time ticks on, and in Montreal this year it does so according to a clock that may as well be attached to a bomb. The most storied and historic club in hockey – in fact, one of the most storied and historic clubs of any sport anywhere in the world – have just four months to avoid the tolling of yet another ominous bell. Failure to win this season’s championship will make this the only decade since the advent of the modern NHL that the Canadiens have failed to win the Stanley Cup.
Simple question- In your opinion, who do you think will be the top three players that will be traded by the end of the trade deadline this year?
Simple answer- Just list the names and bonus points if you mention the teams they are going to.
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