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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Coaching moves

According to TSN the Maple Leafs offered the head coaching job to Ron Wilson. Next step for the Leafs is Mats Sundin, what are they going to do with him?

John Tortorella was fired yesterday by Tampa Bay. I don't see him being out of a job for long. Also this could open up Barry Melrose to Tampa Bay.

The Flyers Sami Kapanen will no longer be playing in the US. However he will continue to play for the team he owns in Finland, KalPa.

Florida Panters Captian Olli Jokinen will probally be moved before opening night. Teams that want Olli the most are Flames, Sharks, Canucks. I have a feeling he will be a heafty price. I would like to see the Bruins make a push for him. I think he would fit in here. The Bruins have a handful of young players that could make the deal.

Also look for Paul Maurice to be one of the top canidates for the Panthers job.

The Sharks are dangling Patrick Marleau. The Sharks have until July 1st to make a deal, after July 1st he has a no-trade clause that will kick into his contract. The target right now is the Columbus Blue Jackets who need someone to help out Rick Nash. Right now the Sharks want a first round pick and Columbus holds the 6th overall pick.

Look for the usuall high bidders to go after Brian Campbell. Look for Philly and the Rangers to go after him hard. But with his best friend on the Sharks, Joe Thornton look for him to return to San Jose.

With Gary Bettman getting a lot of heat over the whole tv contract (Turning down $30 million after the strike with ESPN becasue he wanted $40 million and ended up getting $30 from Versus and several cable companies don't carry Versus). The ESPN thing has come up again, people are suggesting that the NHL does ESPN a favor and has ESPN cover games so that it gets more airtime on SportsCenter to create more people intrested in hockey. Look for them to basically give ESPN a deal for little money for one year, which is what Bettman is against.

Expansion: Bettman is feeling pressure from a lot of people to go into Canada if they go to expansion. Paul Kelley a former Boston Lawyer, who is currently the executive director of the NHL Players Association said, "I think it would be a huge error not to relocate one of the existing franchises to Hamilton or Winnipeg," Kelley also mentioned that they should not blackball Jim Balsillie who continues to try to buy teams and move them into the Hamilton, ONT area. Balsillie has tried to buy the Penguins and Predators.

Game 5 of the Stanley Cup was the highest rated Stanley cup game since game 5 of the 2002 finals. "The Pittsburgh Penguins’ 4-3 win to avoid elimination against the Detroit Red Wings earned a 4.3 overnight rating and an 8 share on NBC. That’s a 79 percent increase over last year’s 2.4 for Game 5 between Anaheim and Ottawa." According to Yahoo.

Finally its game 6 of the cup, in Pittsburgh, who do you got? I am goingto go with the Redwings tonight. Is Malkin going to show up tonight?

Sources: TFP, Yahoo


Anonymous mook said...

penguins in 9

11:19 AM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Mook you crack me up.

Well after a two week hiatus, I'm is back.I bet some of you missed me more than Tim Thomas.

Going back and reading the Ward post has struck me to make a comment or two.

Beantown; I just simply cant agree with you trading Savard. Gaborik may be a good player, but with Patrice coming back it would not be worth getting rid of our best FA signing that I can remember.

So, on that note; can any of my fellow Bruins fans name a FA signed player that has come to Boston and done so well? Made such an immediete impact?

I cant.

Chara is the next best FA to sign here, but before those two, who else?

Not talking trades or draftees. I'm talking about a top tier Free Agent signing here and I cant think of ANYONE in the last 20 years as good as Savard. If you can name him, then please do.


1:42 PM  
Anonymous bergie37 said...

zhamnov...haha just kidding...i cant think of anyone off the top of my head in my 20 years of life but who knows

1:45 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

That was funny, but seriously, I cant think of anyone either...and now Im beginning to think he's the best FA here in almost 30 years.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello from michigan, Did any one here what tiger woods said, He said NO ONE watches hockey, I will tell you what tiger woods can KISS MY ASS!!!!!!

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its too bad but he is just saying waht a lot of people already say all the time maybe coming from such a sports icon the NHL brass will actually pay attention to the lack of promotion and branding attention

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walshie, I can read crap about Toronto and Melrose on ESPN and TSN if I want. This is called "Bruins Rumors" stick to the B's! Thanks cheech!

1:53 AM  
Blogger Walshie said...

You people complain when there's not enough post. I post what's happening in the NHL cause it does affect the Bruins. I would post more about the Bruins, but they never do anything to be in the news.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous mook said...

post everything! just skip what you don't want to read...geez.

bruins should be thinking "trade" and not so much about free agent signings. anaheim won last year, so we modeled ourselves after them (and we took thornton). made ourselves tougher and played with edge...and it earned us a playoff spot! let's do the same this year and focus on some of these young snipers we have in our system. krejci and nokie, lucic etc. let's develop these guys...if they work-out then our team will be SICK! if not, trade them to the leafs "raycroft styles". we can make some nice trades next deadline if murray starts to play to his (past) potential. murray is in a contract year, so expect 30 goals. don't give-up on him yet! he isn't ready to retire. fernandez is in the same boat. i dunno...if all the bruins want to play this year...i think we look pretty good right now. no cup yet, but pretty sweet.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous jimmy50 said...

agree Mook we need to develop a franchise not buy one. But Murray tried this year you could tell he is not a 30 goal scorer. Be patient with our youth, including Bergeron. I wouldn't count out a cup just yet.

11:35 PM  
Anonymous mook said...

so who should the bruins trade for?

do we still like JML? how about snagging redden? (no thanks)

we better re-sign wideman!

1:44 PM  
Anonymous jimmy50 said...

Im suprised the Ward sign came before Wideman but I read on spector's "puck moving defenseman" are getting top dollar and Wideman might be asking $3 million a year.

Anyone think Lashoff or Hunwick are ready to step it up.

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lashoff played the whole season in providence without any confidence in his shot...every powerplay he would shop at the point and just pass it. Huntwick played a decent season but not strong enough to play in Boston

11:59 PM  

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