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Deadline Day

Posted in Alex Tanguay, All-star, Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Campbell, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Cliff Fletcher, Colorado Avalanche, deadline, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Habs, huet, John Ferguson Jr, Martin Lapointe, Mats Sundin, Mike Keenan, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Peter Forsberg, Phoenix Coyotes, pittsburgh penguins, Ray Emery, Richards, Roberto luongo, Salary Cap, San Jose Sharks, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, trade, TSN, Vancouver Canucks, Washington with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2008 by flamesfan77


Well today is the big day and the moves are already happening.  So far the East has done a few minor deals and lost some big names and the West has continued to improve, sounds like the NBA does it not?  So far we have Brad Richards going to the Stars while Brian Campbell is now a member of the San Jose Sharks.  In a surprise move the Habs unloaded Huet to the Washington Capitals for only a second round draft pick. 

I will keep updating throughout the day!

Phoenix gets Marcel Hossa, Al Montoya and New York  for Fredrik Sjostrom, Josh Gratton and David Leneveu

Toronto trades chad kilger to florida for a 3rd round pick

L.A. trades brad stuart to Detroit for a 2nd and 4th round pick

The wild acquire Chris Simon from the Islanders for a 5th round draft pick

Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis traded to Pittburgh from Atlanta for Angelo Esposito, Colby Armstrong and Erik Christenson and a 1st round pick

New york gets Christian backman from St Louis for a 4th round pick

Toronto trades Hal Gill to Pittsburgh for 2nd and 5th round pick

Matt Cooke traded from Vancouver to Washington for Matt Pettinger

San Jose Gets Rob Davidson from the New York islanders for a 7th round pick

Colorado Gets Adam Foote from Columbus for a 1st round pick+pick if foote resigns

Washington gets Fedorov from Columbus for ted ruth

Ottawa gets Martin Lapointe from Chicago for a 6th round pick

Carolina gets Ruutu from Chicago for Andrew Ladd

Colorado gets Salei from Florida for Skrastins and a 3rd round pick

Washington gets Huet from Montreal for a 2nd round pick

Dallas gets Smith, Jokinen and Halpern from Tampa for Brad Richards and Holmqvist

San Jose gets Brian Campbell and a 7th round pick from Buffalo for Steve Bernier for a 1st round pick

Florida gets Wade Belak from Toronto for a 5th round pick

New Jersey gets Salvador form St Louis for Janssen


John Ferguson Jr. Back in Toronto

Posted in Hockey, John Ferguson Jr, MLSE, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, TSN with tags , , , , , on February 12, 2008 by flamesfan77


Ok well not with the maple leafs, but he has signed on to be an analyst with TSN according to their website.  He will give commentary on NHL games as well as help out with their trade deadline special on Feb 26, 2008. 

His first appearance will be during the Leafs-Sabres game tomorrow, February 13th.

MLSE fired Ferguson this past month after he was the GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs.   He had been their GM for five years.

It will be interesting to see what he has to say about the Leafs, and any moves they will make before the deadline.

Link Here

Will Sundin Leave?

Posted in Alex Tanguay, All-star, Calgary Flames, Hockey, John Ferguson Jr, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2008 by flamesfan77


With all of the recent rumours involving Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin it makes you wonder if he really would waive his no trade clause in hopes of having a chance at the Stanley Cup.  The all-star forward has always said that he would stick around in Toronto if they are in or near the playoffs, and the Leafs still have a good shot at reaching them.  But with his expiring contract are the Leafs worried he would opt to re0sign elsewhere after the season?  He has not lead them to glory like many thought Mats would do and with the new change in leadership after the firing of Jon Ferguson Jr. many wonder what is in store for the club with Cliff Fletcher at the helm.  Will he end up in Calgary for Alex Tanguay?  Could he move to Florida?  Will the leafs look for youth or an immediate impact player that costs less?  Is Sundin the only one on the move or could it be Tucker or McCabe  All of these questions should be answered in the next month and at this point, your guess is as good as mine.

Ferguson Fired

Posted in Calgary Flames, Hockey, John Ferguson Jr, MLSE, NHL, Stanley Cup, Toronto Maple Leafs with tags , , , , , , on January 22, 2008 by flamesfan77


In a shocking move MLSE has fired General Manager Jon Ferguson Jr.  Ok, it is not that shocking, but it is something that should have been done much sooner than it was.  He will be replaced on an interum basis by Cliff Fletcher, who has had many years of management experience in the NHL and was GM of the Calgary Flames when they won their Stanley Cup in 1989.  It is not Fletcher’s first stint with Toronto as he was the teams General Manager back in 1991 until 1997 where he turned them into a contender.  Toronto is currently in second last place in the Eastern Conference and would need an incredible run to amke the playoffs. Article

Changes in Leaf Land?

Posted in Hockey, John Ferguson Jr, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs with tags , , , on January 15, 2008 by flamesfan77


With the recent abysmal performance by the Toronto Maple Leafs on their road trip changes appear to be imminent.  They are slowly falling out of playoff contention and the ever critical Toronto media is all over them once again.  It appears now that the question is not if, but when, and who?  Will it be the coach, or the GM?  In my opinion it should be both.  The Leafs need a clean sweep if they hope to do anything in the next few years.  At least the Marlie’s are contending for a playoff spot in the AHL to give leafs fans some hope.  It appears John Ferguson Jr may be replaced on an interim basis by former Leafs GM Cliff Fletcher.  Scotty Bowman has said he will not come back after being turned down before the season started.  Will this solve the Leafs misery?  I do not think so but stranger things have happened.