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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Rumours: 3/7
Update: Parrish deal not done, but is imminent reported last night that the New York Islanders had dealt forward Mark Parrish. That was a false report, however according to a reliable source a deal is imminent and could happen in the next 24 hours, if not, most definitely on deadline day. >A source has contacted me and says it's Ken Holland's Detroit Red Wings and Pierre Lacroix's Colorado Avalanche that are in the running for Parrish.

Key players in Boston could be on the move
A Boston source reports that Bruins general manager Mike O'Connell will deal some big names if the deal is right. It's suggested that winger Sergei Samsonov is being talked about, defenseman Brian Leetch, and forward Glen Murray. The source reports that the Bruins will accept youth and picks, as it's best to receive something for these players (in Leetch, Samsonov) than lose them in the summer to unrestricted free agency. There is wide-interest in Samsonov, while apparently there is some interest in Leetch from his ex-club, the New York Rangers.

Update: McCabe deal should be reached in the next week
Our Toronto source reports that the 4 year, $16.25 million dollar offer from general manager John Ferguson was his beginning offer, and he will in the next week offer around $5 million. He reports that it will be enough to sign the defenseman. The source reported "he'll be signed in a week. The 4 year, $16.25 was the Leafs beginning offer, they'll move up to $5miilion a season."

McCabe rejects offer, sides continue to negotiate
The news broke yesterday that Bryan McCabe rejected a 4 year, 16 million dollar contract offer from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ferguson has to start low and work his way up-obviously-and it is expected that McCabe is looking for something between $5 and 6 million dollars. The Leafs will not be dealing McCabe on March 9th, and will continue to work on reaching a contract agreement throughout the rest of the regular and post seasons.

>The Leafs Situation 2 days from deadline

After having a long discussion with a Toronto source, regardless of whether the Leafs organization has given up on the playoffs or not on deadline day, very little will occur. No one wants what Ferguson is willing to move, and those that are wanted he’s not willing give up. So if the Leafs remain far from a playoff spot on March 8th, and all hopes for the post-season are lost, it doesn’t mean anything will occur the following day. The Leafs have said to be interested in moving Allison, but the source expects Allison to be headed nowhere, "because of his bonus package, you would essentially pay him over $1million for 20 games." With Belfour, “he wants someone to pick up his $4.5million option for next season or he won't waive his no trade contract- no one will do that.” Belfour said yesterday that he doesn’t want to be anywhere he’s not wanted, however "he feels that if no teams want to pick up his option for next season 'then he's not wanted'." Those that would attract interest would be Darcy Tucker, Bryan McCabe and Ken Klee. But Ferguson won’t part with Tucker or McCabe, and perhaps Klee goes- but it is unlikely Ferguson will get much more than a middle of the road draft pick.

What could the Avs be up to?
According to a Denver source, nothing overly big due to cap restrictions. However, general manager Pierre Lacroix will seek replacements for injured forward Steve Konowalchuk and defenseman Ossi Vaananen, reports the source. Lacroix may be after Washington’s Jeff Friesen, or St. Louis’ Dallas Drake on offense, while on defense he may be looking at Washington’s Brendan Witt, Phoenix’s Denis Gauthier or Minnesota Wild defenseman Andrei Zyuzin.

The Latest with the Sens
A source reports that Ottawa Senators general manager John Muckler’s main focus will be goaltending on deadline day. Muckler’s current targets are labeled as Minnesota’s Dwayne Roloson, and Phoenix’s Curtis Joseph. Despite all the rumours of Muckler seeking a big-name forward on deadline day, it’s more likely he goes for cheaper names like St. Louis’ Dallas Drake. The source still leaves an outside chance that Muckler ends up with Pittsburgh’s Mark Recchi, however.

Three main interests in Recchi
An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had Dallas, San Jose, Ottawa, Carolina, and Philadelphia as the main five interested in Pittsburgh's winger Mark Recchi. A source reports that you can really just narrow that down to Caroina, Philadelphia, and maybe Ottawa at this point. The injury to forward Erik Cole has Carolina general manger Jim Rutherford very hot on Recchi's trail, while Philadelphia GM Bobby Clarke is still seeking a forward to replace a sidelined Keith Primeau. The Stars will not be much of a player if at all on deadline day, and the Sharks aren't looking like they'll be a playoff team and will likely wait until the off-season to do their buying. your best source for NHL trade rumours.


Anonymous leafsfan said...

so this means nothing will happen i guess.

March 07, 2006  
Anonymous heatley15 said...

looking likely recchi will be moved then ...

March 07, 2006  
Blogger NTR said...

Yeah, pretty much a certainty.

Someone will take him- Pretty sure the end result will be Recchi in a Hurricanes sweater.

March 07, 2006  
Anonymous steve-0 said...

Rutherford can't afford to risk this great season, Hurricanes will get Recchi.

March 07, 2006  
Anonymous jeff said...

interesting- yeah, in the globe they had a quote from O'Connell saying he is trying to make a move so I can believe it.

Leetch back to the Rangers would be nice.

March 07, 2006  
Anonymous heatley15 said...

any interest in Samsonov from Muckler?

March 07, 2006  
Blogger NTR said...

Could be, but I think we'll see Muckler go after possibly Drake or lesser forwards and focus on goaltending...

March 07, 2006  
Anonymous newyorker said...

especially with bates being re-signed, Parrish is a certain goner.

I would throw Philly into the mix as well.

March 07, 2006  
Blogger Ben said...

The Wings and the Avs both going for Parrish? Very interesting...Any word on how that's developing? What were the two teams supposedly offering?

March 07, 2006  
Blogger NTR said...

Not completely sure, the Islanders will look for youth and depth in return I would think..

March 07, 2006  

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