Rumors

From Sportsnet.ca: A trade rumor I want to say is idiotic but is probably just … well, I hope it doesn’t happen. Not for Simmonds anyway.

Meanwhile, 300 km up Highway 2, rumours persist that Edmonton GM Steve Tambellini is shopping one of his four offensive defenceman in an attempt to kickstart the rebuild in Edmonton. We’re hearing Sheldon Souray to Los Angeles — where his children live with his ex-wife, a long distance relationship that Souray has found taxing through two…

From Matthew Barry: Say What? Phaneuf to the Kings???

I was talking about the draft to a person with huge ties to the Kings and we started talking about the up-coming free agency period. He/She said “What would you think about the Phaneuf kid playing for the Kings?” Of course I replied, “What do you know?” A chuckle ensued followed by “Can’t tell you…

From Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: Still Pretending

I don’t know why hockey fans still get sucked in by all the trade talk in the period that leads up to the draft. I don’t know how hockey reporters can keep buying any of the trade whispers they hear. The fact is there are very few trades in this league. That should quash virtually…

James Mirtle (mirtle) on Twitter

Eric Duhatschek says: “Almost everyone here thinks Matt Duchene is going to go No. 1 to the Isles now” http://www.theglobeandmail…. Right. Sure. I assume that’s wishful thinking on the part of Toronto sports media people. Because if Tavares doesn’t go first, there’s an infinitesimal chance Burke can trade up and grab him. Or is it…

Andy Strickland – Will Ottawa Refuse To Pay Heatley His Bonus?

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2816133&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] Murray is telling people that if they’re stuck paying Heatley his signing bonus on July first then they won’t be moving him. How awkward will that be for Heatley and everyone else in the Senators organization if he ends up playing in Ottawa this season? Which to me means they HAVE to move…

Darren Dreger (DarrenDreger) on Twitter

Tor, Philly, Minny and LA closing in on Ryane Clowe. SJ still trying to sign him. Makes sense. Ko, Mo, Fro, Bro, O’D, Jo, Dough, Sto — CLOWE. [I didn’t mention Mo(ulson), Bo(yle), Jo(nes), Ro(e), Lo(ktionov), Ho(lloway).] Also, Go(tee-ay). Naturally, this is why they want Ho(ssa). via Darren Dreger (DarrenDreger) on Twitter.