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Is Ron Wilson really to blame?

Everybody wants Ron Wilson fired. Fans chant it at the ACC and the papers are full of speculation: will Burke fire Wilson now or wait until the end of the season; why hasn’t Burke fired him yet; Wilson knows he’s … Continue reading

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Hodgson gets out from underneath Vigneault

Vancouver traded Cody Hodgson today to Buffalo for Zach Kassian. Supposedly this trade is about Boston. The idea being that the Canucks lost the finals due to grit and toughness and with this trade the Canucks get tougher. Sure Kassian … Continue reading

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Is Burke going to take a chance on Rollie the Goalie?

We haven’t been dabbling in the market (goalie). We certainly have to explore and at least find out what the price tags are. If I go after a goalie, it will be a guy, who can help us right now.– … Continue reading

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Commodore and Souray back in the Show

One of the interesting NHL stories last season was the presence of high priced, or should I say over- priced, NHLers in the AHL. Three experienced NHL defencemen — Sheldon Souray, Wade Redden and Mike Commodore — found themselves in … Continue reading

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Flyers Trade Captain Mike Richards and Jeff Carter

With their salary cap issues and a desire to sign Ilya Bryzgalov it was public knowledge that Philadelpia was going to dump a salary or two. With the 2011-12 projected cap increase to 64.3 million Philadelpia did not need to … Continue reading

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Flyers selling, Is Burke buying?

Philadelphia’s pursuit of Ilya Bryzgalov means they will have to dump salary in order to make him fit. The Leafs need top six forwards, preferably a centreman, and have cap money to burn. Names being kicked around as possible cap … Continue reading

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Anyone Going to Take the AHL Refugees?

Trade deadline day and it will be interesting to see if anyone takes those overpriced ex-NHLers in AHL exile. All of them are proven players and a team might be tempted to pick them up. The problem is cost. They … Continue reading

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The Pens Are Desperate

Anyone else surprised that Pittsburg Penguins picked up Alexei Kovalev this week? Ottawa gave him away with a late round draft pick and big smile. How bad was he? Well, the Toronto Sun calculated that Ottawa paid Alex  $217,000 per … Continue reading

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Did Versteeg catch ‘Blue and White Disease’?

On the surface it is hard to see why Kris Versteeg was traded after spending less than a year with the Leafs. He was a dynamic young player on a rebuilding team in desperate need of talent. In 56 games … Continue reading

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Bryan Murray Not a Total Idiot?

There is an interesting spin on the Fisher trade by Roy MacGregor in the Globe & Mail.  Commenting on the recent trading of Ottawa centremen Fisher and Kelly, the contention is that Murray has gutted the team up the middle … Continue reading

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