Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/02/13 at 10:03 AM ET
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
- I'm not buying the Ales Hemsky to Boston rumours. The Oilers were one loss -- last Tuesday in St. Louis -- from surrender, but four straight wins bring new life. Even if they'd sold, I don't think the Bruins were serious about Hemsky.
- Vancouver's been asked about Mason Raymond, an unrestricted free agent to be. The Canucks played hardball with him in contract negotiations, partially to rattle his cage, and he's responded. Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero, for example, believes in versatility during the cap era and Raymond's looked pretty good in a small trial at centre. Thing is, Vancouver needs that versatility, too.
- Roberto Luongo: Wherever he did or didn't want to go before, there's no doubt he wants to go now. He's worked hard to make the best of it, but we've moved from sharing the net to losing it entirely. He's not going to be picky, but are the Canucks willing to make this deal if it doesn't lead to a significant addition at centre? That's always been the idea.
- Ryan Miller: The Buffalo News directly asked him about a report he submitted a list of teams to which he would not accept a trade. He denied that. It is impossible to believe, however, that the Sabres don't know where Miller would go, just as they asked Jason Pominville's agent for a similar list.
more Thoughts plus what will Dallas do?
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