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frsom Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
John Ferguson has a plan. I know this to be true because he keeps telling me he has a plan. He said so last April. He said so last June. "The plan," he said, "is already in motion." Last August, after free agency began and the Leafs didn't, he said: "We have a plan and we're sticking to it."read on
from Red Fisher of the Montreal Gazette,
I'll say this about Bob Gainey: the guy has never been afraid to take chances. He has the backbone to rock the boat. Trouble is, there's always the chance of sinking it. Jose Theodore for David Aebischer? Hoo boy! Clearly, for the Canadiens, it starts with the money game. Salary-cap money. With Theodore, his three-year contract, ($4.5 million this season) averages out to $5.3 million.continued
I wonder who made the decsision to do a service upgrade to the streaming of the Fan 590 in Toronto today? Hopefully it is an overnight thing and will be up sometime this morning. update 9:23am, FYI, the Fan 590 stream is now working.
deom Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
The Wild is demanding a king's ransom for D Willie Mitchell. The Canucks are interested, but Vancouver GM David Nonis is having a difficult time choking back Minny's asking price of a No. 1 pick and a top prospect. The Flyers are also looking for blue-line help, but they aren't going to give up F Mike Richards in return.read on for all kinds of last minute rumors...
from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
Precisely who the Penguins are shopping -- and with whom they are willing to part -- isn't clear, but right winger Mark Recchi remains the leading candidate to change teams. At least six clubs have inquired about his availability and, unless Recchi declines to approve a deal, it's nearly certain that he'll be moved. Left winger John LeClair, who had four goals in five games before last night, could draw some interest, although no specific team is known to have shown interest.
from the Washington Post (reg. req.),
Witt "made a difficult situation very easy," Capitals Coach Glen Hanlon said. "He played extremely hard every game. He's made a decision for his family and his career and we respect that. We just want to make sure that when we play against him, that we beat him." Nashville and Vancouver appear to be the leading candidates to land Witt, but the New York Rangers are also said to be interested.
from the Palm Beach Post, While General Manager Mike Keenan declined interview requests on the eve of the deadline Tuesday night, Ottawa coach Bryan Murray said Keenan had informed Senators GM John Muckler that Jokinen had been taken off the market. "It looks like they're going to try and sign him," Murray, the former Panthers GM, told the Ottawa media. continued
from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
Can the Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup with Jose Theodore in net? Based on how he has played this year, you would say absolutely not. But this is a guy who is four years removed from being an NHL MVP.read on
from Sports Ticker/TSN via TSN,
The Phoenix Coyotes apparently like what they have seen from Derek Morris and Steven Reinprecht. The Coyotes on Wednesday agreed to terms with both players on three-year contract extensions with Morris getting a deal worth $11.75 million and Reinprecht signing for $6 million.read on
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
With the trade deadline set for 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, there is considerable interest whether the Panthers will re-sign Olli Jokinen, or whether they will attempt to trade him. Even those contenders who wouldn't attempt to trade for him have interest because a Jokinen trade could affect the balance of power. Among the teams that would be interested in Jokinen are the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators, both of whom have Stanley Cup aspirations. Another possible dark horse would be the Nashville Predators, who have been pondering the possibility of landing a big physical center almost from the start of training camp.more...plus a word about the Wings interested in a rent-a-dman...
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