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Cleaning House In Colorado?

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

- Unable to get a contract after being bought out by the Senators in July, 2008, Chicago G Ray Emery could cash in on his success as a UFA, especially if he helps the Blackhawks have a long playoff run. Making $1.15 million, Emery, 30, has been brilliant and the Hawks haven't held any discussions with his camp on an extension. If they let Emery get to the market, he may not get a long-term deal, but he could get more than one year. Not bad for a guy who was forced to spend a year in hiatus in Russia, then had to make his way back to the NHL by playing in the minors.

- If the Flyers decide to fire coach Peter Laviolette, then minor-league coach Terry Murray will be a top candidate as a replacement. Feeling is Laviolette has lost the team completely and Flyers have no structure.

- There is expected to be a house-cleaning in Colorado when the season mercifully ends -- including president Pierre Lacroix, GM Greg Sherman and coach Joe Sacco all could be fired with Joe Sakic taking over. If that happens, former great Patrick Roy could return.

more including some buyout candidates...

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Evilpens's avatar

Detroit decided not to move him in the end but the Penguins, Bruins, Leafs and Rangers were all trying to see if they could entice the Wings to move Filppula why would the Pens want to trade for Filppula ?? damn good C but the Pens have Sid, Gino,Sutter,Vitale,Jeffrey & Adams & Glass can play C also

Posted by Evilpens on 04/14/13 at 10:08 AM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

That’s true, but they brought in Jussi Jokinen to fill a temporary void and probably looked at Fippula first.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 04/14/13 at 10:27 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

no ! they got the Staalicanes to pay some of the money & gave up a 7th Rd. Pick that could become a 6th Rd Pick, Filppula would have cost a hell of a lot more than that

Posted by Evilpens on 04/14/13 at 10:37 AM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Obviously Flip would have been more expensive. My point was that, if they did indeed inquire about him, they probably decided the price was too high in went for the cheaper option in Jokinen.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 04/14/13 at 11:12 AM ET

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