Deconstructing the Briere Trade Rumours

The trade rumours circling Daniel Briere have been gathering steam again as of late, especially considering his recent benching on the Montreal Canadiens. Head coach Michel Therrien did not explain the reasons for benching the forward, but one has to imagine that Briere isn’t all that happy being in the doghouse. The 36-year-old clearly wantsContinue reading “Deconstructing the Briere Trade Rumours”

Several Teams Showing Interest in Bieksa

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa knows he’s far from a sure bet in British Columbia for the 2010-2011 season. ‘Nucks GM Mike Gillis has been receiving inquiries from a number of teams, including the Anaheim Ducks, the San Jose Sharks, the Los Angeles Kings, the Montreal Canadiens, and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bieksa has aContinue reading “Several Teams Showing Interest in Bieksa”

Nabokov Heading to Philly?

According to, former San Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov could be sporting a Flyers jersey soon. is reporting that the Flyers have reached a verbal agreement for the signing rights to Nabokov, sending the Sharks a seventh round pick in the 2011 draft if they can sign the goaltender prior to July 1.Continue reading “Nabokov Heading to Philly?”

Is Spezza Finished in Ottawa?

Jason Spezza has been spending most of his Thursday dismissing reports that he’s asked for a trade from the Ottawa Senators, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s happy with the team or with his role on it. Spezza met with Senators GM Bryan Murray during the usual end of the year talk and expressedContinue reading “Is Spezza Finished in Ottawa?”

Kovalchuk Deal Expected Soon

It could be a matter of days or even hours, but a trade involving Atlanta’s Ilya Kovalchuk is expected soon. Very soon. There are still a number of possibilities for a final destination for Kovalchuk and the speculation is running rampant. The only sure bit of news is that Atlanta Thrashers GM Don Waddell toldContinue reading “Kovalchuk Deal Expected Soon”