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Friday, February 17, 2006

Rumours & Updates: 2/17
Where could Mark Parrish be headed?-posted 2/17, 8:00 pm et
Various sources have been reporting that New York Islanders forward Mark Parrish will be moved by deadline day. A Philadelphia source reports that general manager Bobby Clarke is very intrigued by what Parrish offers, and would love to add him for the Flyers' playoff run. Currently Philadelphia can be named as the front-runner for Parrish.
Interest also out of Ottawa.

Absolutely no truth to Sundin rumour-posted 2/17, 3:30 pm et
According to a very reliable Toronto source, the big rumour release out of Leafland yesterday was completely false. It involved captain Mats Sundin being moved, possibly to Detroit. However, the source reports that Sundin has another year on his contract, and then an option, and intends on playing out those years. Sundin has a no-trade clause on his contract, and even if he were to waive it, his massive salary would be very hard to handle for any team under the recently-implemented salary cap.
On: Forsberg in Torino
Peter Forsberg felt good in practise on Friday and it can be confirmed by a number of sources that he will play in Saturday's game against Latvia. A huge boost for Sweden, who recently were embarassed by the Russians 5-0. your best source for NHL trade rumours.


Anonymous leafsfan said...

well we all thought it was bs, but thanks for confirming. good point about the salary and the clause.

February 17, 2006  
Anonymous canucklehead said...

Did anyone ever take this seriously?

February 17, 2006  
Blogger NTR said...

Likely not. However, it was the talk last night and I knew I had to post something on it clearing it up.

February 17, 2006  
Anonymous tbone12 said...

i'm disappointed. I really think Toronto should move him. He is not good enough for us. period. He has underperformed for seasons and has never been our best player, in my mind.

February 17, 2006  
Anonymous heatley15 said...

well then who else would take him, knowing that information?

February 17, 2006  
Anonymous swedishelite said...

That's a good point, heatley15. It doesn't bother me one bit that he underperforms for Toronto. The fact that he steps up big time for Sweden is why he's still great in my books.

February 17, 2006  
Anonymous swedishelite said...

And of course the Forsberg news is great. Still a little worried about whether or not he'll be himself while playing, or that he may be rushing it.

February 17, 2006  
Blogger NTR said...

Think about some of the stupid things Leafs management has done in the last 5 years or so.

-Letting Sullivan go, who is now a more than a point a game scorer.
-Letting Frederik Modin go.
-Letting Mike Johnson go.
-Signing bums Lindros and Allison and not Almo.

And a bit further back than 5 years, they gave up on Oilers defenseman and captain, Jason Smith.

Think about how much better they could've been. Forget Czerkawski, Lindros, Allison, and re-signing a certain few players, Mogilny and Leetch should've been their highest prorities.

Had they done that, the Leafs would currently be in a playoff spot.

February 17, 2006  
Blogger NTR said...

Also important to note they had given Doug Gilmour away to get Sullivan and Smith (and Alyn McCauley), all players they gave up on too soon.

February 17, 2006  
Anonymous isles79 said...

You will be missed greatly, parrish. You had some good years here. unfortunately you had a whacko of a general manager and we never got the job done. best of luck to you, wherever you end up. (unless of course its to the rangers, then, maybe not).

February 17, 2006  

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