Monthly Archives: February 2010

Canada Golden Again!

After some adversity early in this wonderful Olympic Tournament with the shootout needed to beat the Swiss and the loss to the US, Canada, as it seems to always do, persevered and won gold to cap off a terrific showing at the 2010 games.

They romped over the Norwegians and Germans, surprisingly the team steamrolled over Russia and with a tip of a glove got by Slovakia.

They made it to the gold medal game and took home the big prize thanks to no one’s surprise, Sidney Crosby. The kid added another chapter to his young and already storied career with the OT winner and the golden goal sealing the win for Canada.

Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Brian Lawton wants to buy at trade deadline

Remember last season’s trade deadline? The Lightning, foundering in the standings and trying desperately to reduce payroll enough to gain full league revenue sharing, was in sell mode, dumping wing Mark Recchi, goaltender Olie Kolzig and defensemen Steve Eminger and Jamie Heward.

Scoring Forward on Bruins Wish List as Trade Deadline Nears

Silly Season Begin

Selanne: Last Olympics for Finland, likely last NHL season

Jackets primed to resume seller role

By Rich Chere/The Star-Ledger

If all goes well, the Devils will get defenseman Paul Martin back in their lineup for a March 10 home game against the Rangers.

Sens GM thinking defence first as trade deadline looms


Bryan Murray is spending the weekend working the phones.

Panthers GM: No fire sale as trade deadline nears

Coral Springs Panthers General Manager Randy Sexton said Saturday that he has moved closer to making a number of possible trades, but stressed he’s not auctioning off players between now and Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline.

“Make no mistake — there will be no fire sale,” Sexton said.

KHL hopes to add Kovalchuk

Pierre LeBrun

The president of the KHL confirmed Saturday that the Russian-based league will aggressively pursue star winger Ilya Kovalchuk once his NHL contract expires on June 30.

Marc Savard hopes brass can score some help

Stephen Harris

Bruins players are braced for one or more significant trades to occur soon after the NHL trade embargo is lifted at midnight tomorrow.

Indeed, there is expected to be a flurry of activity across the league before the trade deadline arrives at 3 p.m. Wednesday. While some players – maybe the ones who figure they could be on the move – expressed hope no Bruin gets dealt, center Marc Savard hopes general manager Peter Chiarelli can land some scoring help.

“Yeah, we could use that, for sure,” Savard said. “We haven’t been able to score as much as last year. It’d be nice, it’d be really nice. So hopefully (Chiarelli is) trying to do that.

“I’m not sure what his plans are. But if not, we’ve got guys in here who’ve done it before. We haven’t had the best of years, but it’s just a matter of guys stepping up.”

The ball's in Kaberle's court

Until defenceman squashes speculation, it will rage on


When Brian Burke was asked about the status of defenceman Tomas Kaberle earlier this month, he was quite abrupt with his response.

Rumors, Rumors, Rumors – Feb 27, 2010

Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis hears the trade rumors

Worst part for Oilers is not knowing

Klesla might be finished for the season

Donovan awaits trade deadline day fate


Shean Donovan is going to have some anxious hours before Wednesday’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline.

The Olympic break and the NHL’s trade embargo until Monday means this is probably the longest we’ve gone without some kind of Blackhawks goalie talk-slash-rumor-slash-fear, so here’s something:

Why now: “We wanted to get to this point when we sat down last year as a group to be playing meaningful games for the playoffs and we are there now, and that’s not good enough. Finishing ninth is not good enough for the Tampa Bay Lightning, coming up a little short isn’t good enough. We’ve got high expectations that runs from our past ownership to our eventual new ownership, that is crystal clear and everybody should understand that.’‘