Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Morning News

Good Morning everyone. I'll start with the most shocking rumour of the day. Kris Draper on the trading block? I don't believe it, but the Wings do have a cap problem, and getting rid of Draper would give them almost the 2.5 Zetterberg is seeking. Scott Lachance could become a Maple Leaf as early as today. On our forums a rumour was posted from Spectorshockey that Roenick could end up going back to Philly as the future considerations. I didn't write it here because it is not possible. There is a rule that says once a player is traded, he cannot play for the team that traded him for one calender year. Sorry JR. Petr Skora could be on his way out of Anahiem.

Morozov and Kraft do not have contracts with Pittsburgh yet. Both could be out of Pittsburgh if anyone else is brought in. Josef Stumpel has been rumoured to be going there. The Sabres have shown interest in Anson Carter, he is apparently still talking to Toronto as well. Selanne is looking at St.Louis, Montreal and Atlanta. I think Montreal would be the best place for him to play, they could really benefit from him. According to Eklund, we could see a few big trades happen this week.

According to a Phoenix radio station, the Leafs and Coyotes are talking trade. The rumour would send Nagy to the Leafs for Kaberle, Wellwood and one more prospect. I don;t believe this personally, but you never really know. I thought I'm mention it anyways. He is a LW, so you never know, and if Lachance does come to Toronto, it'd make sense. Detroit is expected to sign a few players today, but only minor leaguers and prospects. Detroit and Ottawa need to solve their cap situation, especially with rumours of Zetterberg and Draper leaving Detroit, and Redden leaving Ottawa. More to come later...