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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Rumours: 3/5

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Nashville interested in Dowd
After speaking to a Nashville source, he reports that while Predators general manager David Poile has been standing pat, that status will change with the latest injuries to forwards Yanic Perrault and Mark Eaton. It's being suggested that the Nashville Predators will make a pitch at Chicago forward Jim Dowd. Currently, that looks like Dowd's most likely destination. Also, the Atlanta Thrashers, who have surged into 9th place since the end of the Olympic break, may have interest.

Taylor's Kings interested in Belfour
The Toronto Maple Leafs continued their downward slide last night versus the almighty Ottawa Senators, and now sit below the .500 mark, 7 points back of the 8th placed Montreal Canadiens with one less game remaining. As the Leafs continue to slide, a Toronto source reports that Ferguson is more and more likely to move goaltender Ed Belfour. The source also suggests that the latest interest is out of Dave Taylor and the Los Angeles Kings. The last few days in the rumour world have been full of Luongo-Los Angeles rumours, but that simply isn't happening (refer to article below). Taylor has been contacting "Fergie" about Belfour's services, and the source suggests that the offer may involve young forward Mike Cammalleri. The Edmonton Oilers are another team to mention in the Belfour sweepstakes, and apparently there is interest from Ferguson in Marc-Andre Bergeron, but it's unlikely Oilers GM Kevin Lowe will part with the young defenseman.

Addressing the Luongo-Los Angeles trade rumours
While general manager Dave Taylor may be making the blockbuster offers, it's very unlikely Mike Keenan ends up moving goaltender Roberto Luongo. Taylor would have to sacrifice a lot (I stress a lot) of talent to acquire Luongo, which he is currently not willing to do with his Kings in a playoff position. Keenan's demand is a top flight forward and defenseman, as well as good youth and picks, suggests a source. As good as Luongo sounds, it's much more likely Taylor looks towards Curtis Joseph or Dwayne Roloson.

3rd party in Joseph sweepstakes named
An article published in the Arizona Republic a few days ago said that there were three main competitors in the Curtis Joseph sweepstakes. They named both the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks as two of them, which according to a source is accurate, and they left the third party as an unnamed Pacific team. That party is the Los Angeles Kings. Dave Taylor has been contacting Phoenix Coyotes general manager Mike Barnett about Joseph's services, reports the source. Taylor is looking to add goaltending as the Kings try to hold down a playoff spot in the West.

Jokinen not such a hot commodity
Florida Panthers forward Olli Jokinen is unlikely to be moved on deadline day, a source reports. Jokinen's salary demand is in the six million dollar range, and in the modern day cap world that's a hard pill to swallow for any team. The source reports "any team that would acquire Jokinen would likely be acquiring him as a rental with his contract expiring on July 1st," and that Florida's return demand would be too much for a rental player.

Bertuzzi rumours are put to rest
A Vancouver source is reporting that Vancouver Canucks general manager Dave Nonis has said time and time again that forward Todd Bertuzzi isn't available for trade, and that is that. He reports that there is no point in wasting any further time on Bertuzzi rumours, as simply nothing is going to happen.

The Latest with Jeff Friesen
Along with defenseman Brendan Witt, Washington Capitals forward Jeff Friesen will be on the move by March 9th. Currently general manager Daryl Sutter’s Calgary Flames are interested, as well as Bobby Clarke’s Philadelphia Flyers, Kevin Lowe’s Edmonton Oilers, and possibly Dave Taylor’s Los Angeles Kings. It looks like the majority of those teams are also looking at St. Louis’ Dallas Drake. Washington will look for youth or picks in return for the veteran winger.
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11 Comments:

Anonymous oildrop said...

good to hear lowe is going to be a player on deadline day.

I see them getting friesen or drake, joseph, and one of the phx d-men.

March 05, 2006  
Anonymous canucklehead said...

Joseph is a great idea for Nonis. We can't go for anything bigger than his salary.

WE NEED D!!!!

I think the best out there right now is Morris. He's the man Nonis!

March 05, 2006  
Anonymous cal said...

Sutter was on the radio the other day saying he has done all the movement he's going to do.

I sure as hell hope not!

March 05, 2006  
Anonymous hockeyfan said...

I think we'll see Joseph to the Kings... write that down.

March 05, 2006  
Anonymous razor said...

Just found your site from Google search,

Looks good. I will continue to visit, you guys are covering the deadline correct?

March 05, 2006  
Blogger NTR said...

Yes.

We have a banner "NTR Deadline Coverage" at the top of the page, that's where all the news and rumours will be posted on deadline day.

March 05, 2006  
Anonymous brett said...

During my regular rumour check-up I read hundreds of articles about Luongo to Los Angeles.

I couldn't believe it for a second. This is actually the first place I've seen them turned down. I could never see Kennan moving Luongo, especially like you say that Taylor won't give up whats necessary.

March 05, 2006  
Anonymous theonlysouthernhockeyfan said...

Jokinen is going nowhere.
Luongo is going nowhere.

Thank you.

March 05, 2006  
Anonymous tbone said...

Wow the media has been taking things too far lately.

Bertuzzi isn't moving, Luongo isn't moving. Quit it!

March 05, 2006  
Anonymous leafsfan said...

id ddo that in a second, camalleri is great!

March 05, 2006  
Anonymous beleafer said...

belfour leaving is getting more serious it seems.

jfj, I think there are 3 or 4 teams interest, just see who will give you the most and get the deal done.

March 05, 2006  

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