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You are probably familiar with the dynamics of the Joe Thornton situation (seems like the theory is, "Take the 'C' away, see if he waives the no-trade," as ESPN's Craig Custance reported), you are probably familiar with the dynamics of the Ryan Kesler trade (he says he's going to where deserves to be, and in Vancouver, it's, "Everybody thought he was a dick"), so:
The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch pulled double-time in covering the Sens' picks, Jason Spezza's situation (what's so bad about a guy turning down a trade to a team that's on his no-trade list? Emo GM Bryan Murray will tell you) and positing a Sunday rumor column, and he addresses a situation we haven't necessarily talked about as of yet:
There has been a lot of controversy in Chicago over whether the Hawks have been trying to deal forward Patrick Sharp or not. While it was heavily denied by Sharp’s agent Rick Curran that his client was on the move, Sharp’s name has been popping up all over the place in trade talks. Several teams say he’s available, so it will be interesting to see if he’s still there when push comes to shove after this summer. The Hawks are already over the salary cap and will have to cut money somewhere.
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The Boston Bruins agree to terms with forwards Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell on multi-year deals on Monday.
Kelly’s deal is for four years for a toal of $12 million while Campbell has a three-year deal worth $4.8 million.
Kelly’s goal was in OT and gave the Bruins a 1-0 win.
Today’s transcripts of Q&As with Michael Ryder, Chris Kelly, Milan Lucic, Shawn Thornton, Patrice Bergeron, Gregory Campbell and Andrew Ference.
Q. The suspension for Rome’s four games, does that surprise you? Do you think that’s just?
MICHAEL RYDER: Well, it was a League decision that came out just then. I guess we heard the same time you guys did. It’s their decision, and that’s it.
Q. Are you satisfied?
MICHAEL RYDER: Well, you know, Horty is a big part of our team. He’s been huge for us all season in the playoffs. We’re definitely going to miss him.
It’s not my call how many games Rome gets or whatever. The league just decided that four was it. Everybody is going to have to deal with that.
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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
While the Senators continue to get kicked in the teeth in what should be home sweet home, they also said goodbye to another familiar face.
After losing their ninth straight game at home, the Senators announced that centre Chris Kelly had been dealt to the Boston Bruins for a second-round draft pick.
“I just traded one of the good guys and most respected players on this hockey team,” said Senators GM Brian Murray. “These are difficult deals for someone like myself to make because was Chris was such a good player when I coached and followed directions so well.
“To have to make the moves that we’re making are difficult, but it’s the way we have to go at this point in time.”
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from Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen,
The fact is, Kelly isn’t valued for his production, but for what general manager Bryan Murray refers to as his “glue” component. Kelly is a role player, character guy and a penalty killer.
He was the subject of finger pointing last season, not because he played so poorly, but because of the four-year, $8.5-million contract he signed in the summer of 2008.
When it comes to public perception of players, money really does change everything.
As long as Kelly was a good soldier playing for what passes for NHL chump change, he was a hero in the program. As soon as he signed that contract, Kelly became a target in a losing season. He agrees he hasn’t changed much from the popular guy of two years ago.
via Off the Posts,
Senators coach and GM Bryan Murray just told us centre Chris Kelly will be out for a minimum of three weeks - which probably means the first round of the playoffs - with a fracture in his ankle.