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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Rumours: 3/1
Canucks and Coyotes working on deal that involves Joseph
Rumours were released yesterday that the Phoenix Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks were working on a deal. The deal involved the Canucks acquiring forward Mike Ricci and defenseman Sean O'Donnell. It can be confirmed there are negotiations between Canucks general manager Dave Nonis and Coyotes GM Mike Barnett, but a number of players are likely being talked about. It is expected that Nonis is trying to acquire goaltender Curtis Joseph in the deal as well. Other names that may be discussed are defensemen Paul Mara and Derek Morris. But if a deal does occur, it is likely to include goaltender Curtis Joseph.

Kozlov on the way out
Atlanta Thrashers forward Slava Kozlov could very well be on the move by deadline day. General manager Don Waddell sees Kozlov as a very marketable asset, and may see fit to move the forward. Kozlov would be an attractive addition for any playoff-bound team- Bobby Clarke’s Philadelphia Flyers, John Muckler’s Ottawa Senators, and Bob Gainey’s Montreal Canadiens are all teams to mention.

The Latest in Phoenix

Currently, it appears as though every player, with the possible exceptions of Shane Doan and Ladislav Nagy, is touchable. According to a Toronto source, Curtis Joseph will most definitely be in new uniform on March 10th. A deal between the Edmonton Oilers and Phoenix Coyotes appears to be very close, reports the source. With Vesa Toskala off the trade market, Muckler may make an attempt at Joseph before the chance is gone. Gretzky has said that there have been a lot of phone calls concerning Joseph, and that he will likely be a hot commodity with a number of teams looking to add goaltending depth and his insignificant salary. It can be confirmed that Geoff Sanderson is actively being shopped, while other availabilities could include defensemen Sean O’Donnell, Derek Morris, Paul Mara, and forwards Mike Comrie and Mike Johnson. The Coyotes are a team that many playoff-bound clubs will look to improve their roster on deadline day.

Friesen not a certain departure

Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee said in a radio interview yesterday that Jeff Friesen is a player that would only be moved if they were contacted with a deal they really liked. It looks as though he wouldn't mind keeping a veteran presence or two on his roster. But it must be noted that if the right deal comes along for McPhee, Friesen is out the door. your best source for NHL trade rumours.


Anonymous kovy said...

Hhmhmmmhmhmm. slava kozlov coming to mtl, wouldn't be a bad move.

by the way, we went up 3 pts on the leafs last night. and we've got the game in hand.

March 01, 2006  
Anonymous steve-0 said...

With a number of teams who would like to add a good playoff guy like Friesen, he'll be contacted. Meaning Friesen will definitely be gone.

March 01, 2006  
Anonymous leafsfan said...

yeah, we looked pretty bad last night, but its long from over.

as for friesen. he's a guy i would look at if i were jfj. he's a guy who knows how to get the job done and plays hard. he's like another tucker, just not so insane.

March 01, 2006  
Anonymous hockeyexpert said...

I would be looking at Friesen if I was Muckler.

That's what he needs in the playoffs to finally succeed... less havlat and more Friesen.

Drake is another good guy.

March 01, 2006  
Anonymous habsfan said...

Kozlov would be a good fit here.

He'd really give us the edge in our race against rivals Toronto Maple Leafs for the final playoff spot.

March 01, 2006  
Anonymous imonabender said...

you do need a few vets when re-building. Friesen is a good one to keep for McPhee.

Kozlov to Philadelphia I could see.

March 01, 2006  
Anonymous canucklehead said...


That makes more sense to me than getting O'Donnell and Ricci.

Possibly Morris and Joseph? That would be great.

But a defenseman-goaltender combination makes more sense.

March 01, 2006  
Anonymous steve-0 said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say despite the ridiculous amount of rumours, the trade deadline will be a bust!

March 01, 2006  
Anonymous phillyflyer said...

I love Tkachuk's power forward style.

It fits right in here. I can see why Clarke has his eye on him, when you look at the list of possible players available, he stands out.

March 01, 2006  
Anonymous modanoforprez said...

Jeezzz, Philadelphia with Tkachuk or Jokinen is a scary team.

This deadline probably won't be very fun for me, with Armstrong looking pretty content with his team.

March 01, 2006  
Anonymous tbone12 said...

Please Leafsfan, another Tucker is the last thing we need.

It doesn't make any sense anymore to keep trying to make the playoffs. Move McCabe, move Belfour, and let's start rebuilding. Its something thaT HAS To happen! Every team must endure this to become good. I don't understand the hesitation!

March 01, 2006  
Blogger NTR said...

Just to let everyone know, NTR will be covering the trade deadline on March 9th. Check us out on the big day.

March 01, 2006  

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