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from the AP via TSN,
Swedish Olympic star Kim Martin is set to become the first woman goalie to play in a men's pro hockey game in Sweden. Martin, 20, is scheduled to play for the Malmo Redhawks against Bofors on Wednesday in the last round of the second-tier Allsvenskan league.more
from Phil Coffey of NHL.com,
Will trades be down because of the timing and the cap? NHL.com takes a look at the Eastern Conference to assess who might be looking to trade, whose selling and who is still kicking tires as the deadline nears. Philadelphia Flyers: Browsing -- The Flyers are never afraid to make the big move, as witnessed by signing Peter Forsberg this summer. What the Flyers really need is a run of good health. The team has struggled with continuity because of the injuries, not a lack of talent.much more on every Eastern team...
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
The Senators have become serious players in the hunt for Vancouver Canucks winger Todd Bertuzzi. Sources say the Senators are among four teams that have held talks with the Canucks about the controversial forward, but it's not known what the club is looking for in return.continued
Scotty Bowman was just on the Fan 590 in Toronto and mentioned Tampa tried to get Nikolai Khabibulin back from Chicago. They offered a first rate player, Scotty thinks it was St. Louis, but said that deal would not help Chicago at all, since they would be getting a high salary back in return.
from the Pioneer Press,
For the record, Filip Kuba has an abdominal strain that will cause him to miss a second consecutive game tonight against the Los Angeles Kings, the Wild defenseman said Monday. Kuba is one of four Wild defensemen due to become unrestricted free agents who could be high on the shopping lists of teams looking for a durable top-four defenseman. Hence the club's caginess about Kuba's injury. "He's injured," Risebrough said. "We don't anticipate him out long. That's the official line." Does that mean Kuba is on the trading block? "I'm saying that the trade deadline is looming, and I'm not commenting about who I'm trading or not," Risebrough said.more
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
Across the league, GMs are citing the shift of the trade deadline back to 40 days from the final day of the season from the old mark of 26 days as a key reason why there doesn't seem to be a high level of activity in the final days before the deadline. More teams believe they are still in the race, the GMs suggest. But few believe the salary-cap system imposed as part of last summer's new collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NHL Players' Association is a factor in sluggish league-wide trade chatter.read on for some trade talk...
A website report last night suggested the impending unrestricted free agent had been traded, although no destination or yield was mentioned. Parrish is expected to be in the lineup when the Islanders face the New Jersey Devils tonight. It is, however, highly likely that Parrish will be traded before the 3 p.m. deadline on Thursday.
from Shawn P. Roarke of Fox Sports,
FOXSports.com takes a look at the 10 players it feels will be most in demand come Thursday. These players may not be the 10 biggest-name players to eventually switch teams this week, but they are the players — if made available — who will generate the most interest from the buyers in the market. No 6 Sheldon Souray Last seen: Losing his luster in the hockey-mad city of Montreal, where the Canadiens are on the precipice of missing the postseason.read about the other nine...
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
"This is the way it should be," Anaheim GM Brian Burke said Sunday after his Ducks dropped a shootout decision to Columbus and remained four points out of the last playoff position. "This is what we voted for." He recalled his tenure in Vancouver, when the annual trade deadline meant big boys such as Colorado, Detroit, Philadelphia and Toronto scooped up most of the available big-name players because the small markets were unloading salary to keep their bottom line in order or were unable to obtain those players because of the same economic constraints. No more.continued
Kevin Allen of USA TODAY was on WDFN in Detroit and stated the talk of Luongo to the Kings is real and sees it happening before the trade deadline. Also sees Roloson and Joseph moving, plus Theodore getting traded in the summer to either Vancouver or Colorado. Kevin mentioned goaltending in Detroit is not a major worry and the Wings feel Legace has proved himself and Osgood is getting back into good graces of team management. Said Pat Quinn is done in Toronto unless he turns the season around quickly.
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