Tuesday, March 3, 2009

75 trades...

On deadline days in the three years since the lockout. I'm no mathematician, but I'm going to go out on a limb and predict 25 trades tomorrow. A few rumours from today:

  • Anaheim GM Bob Murray says Scott Niedermayer "is not available"
  • Dominic Moore and the Leafs are a million per year apart on a contract, the Toronto Star calls his trade inevitable
  • Give teams (including Les Canadiens and Calgary) are still bidding for Olli Jokinen
  • Jay Bouwmeester is likely staying in Florida
  • The Minnesota Wild are leaning towards dealing star goaltender Niklas Backstrom. My Take: This could be THE move of the deadline. If the Red Wings grab Backstrom, watch out
  • The Bill Guerin trade watch continues, and the belief is he is headed to Washington, should they be able to trade Michael Nylander

  • TEAM 990: The Devils are pursuing Anaheim defenceman Scott Niedermayer, and will do so right up until the deadline.
  • SI's Jim Kelley says the Sabres are making inquiries of "every available goaltender," suggesting that they are not comfortable with Patrick Lalime down the stretch. 

1 comment:

  1. As a die hard Sabres fan I am pleading to Darcy Regehr to go out and get a goalie. Lalime is poop!!! He has never, ever, been a god goalie. Look at the prolific series against the Leafs from years ago. He was the reason Ottawa lost. He is now the reason Buffalo won't make the playoffs. The team has no confidence in front of them and I don't blame them.