Sunday, August 10, 2008
Since July 1 there have been non stop rumors of a "HOMERUN" trade by Cliff Fletcher and now that Bryan McCabe has seemingly agreed to waive things should heat up. You have to look back on the many trades that Cliff is famous for to really get a feel of what this man is capable of.
Lets look here we have the Doug Gilmour trade and then the very criticized Clark for Sundin trade. This is just the tip of the iceberg what is this man really capable of..............................????
Lets look at some of the rumors that are out there that have been bantered about on the internet and on TV.
Patrick Marleau: Lots of these last year and this summer could this be something that is considered
Jay Bouwmeester: Something we have been working on all summer is the Bouwmeester watch this could still be out there.
Jussi Jokinnen and Jeff Halpern: This rumor still hasn't died but with the current speculation of there being no trade to begin with its hard to see it going down.
There are many options and if Cliff puts the right deal on that table there may be a substantial move in the works. Fletcher is famous for this so lets wait and see.
So I don't know what to believe that was also a typo about the PK specialist I meant to say PP specialist.
Anyways I do appologize for the mix up.
However there is a list with suspected teams to be on there:
Those are the 2 major ones we all know. What do you think the other will be?
Sundin, Mats TOR
Shanahan, Brendan NYR
Sakic, Joe COL
Robitaille, Randy OTT
Nagy, Ladislav LA
Smolinski, Bryan MON
Hamilton, Jeff CAR
Selanne, Teemu ANA
Gelinas, Martin NAS
Forsberg, Peter COL
Perreault, Yanic CHI
Lapointe, Martin OTT
Sanderson, Geoff EDM
Yelle, Stephane CGY
Defensemen - last team
Berard, Bryan NYI
Hedican, Bret CAR
Ozolinsh, Sandis SJ
Carney, Keith MIN
Brisebois, Patrice MON
Malik, Marek NYR
Miller, Aaron VAN
Richardson, Luke OTT
Zhitnik, Alexei ATL
Pratt, Nolan BUF
Dallman, Kevin LA
Goalies - last team
Aubin, Jean-Sebastien ANA
Thibault, Jocelyn BUF
Former Buffalo Sabre Michael Ryan signed a contract in Russia with the Minsk Dynamo. Ryan, 28, played 46 games with the Sabres in 2007-08, recording 8 points. The Boston native, was drafted 32 overall by the Dallas Stars in 1999.
The terms of the deal are still unknown.
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Even though it was stated that they didn't have interest it now seems they do. According to Eric Endersson I don't know if thats the correct way to spell his name as this is the 1st time I have ever talked to him believes that the Lightning have a package as previously mentioned on HB's (Hockeybums) for McCabe in place should McCabe pick them as a prefered destination when he hands the list of teams to Fletcher at the end of the month. It is rumored teams like the Rangers and Islanders will definitely be on the list with maybe San Jose and LA being there as well.
Sources Take: Like I've said before Florida and Tampa have the best offers on the table for the Leafs with Jokinnen from Tampa and as rumored Bouwmeester from Florida. Today though there is a rumor that he could choose Philadelphia in a package that could see someone like Upshall or Hartnell come to T.O. I can't wait to see that list of teams at the end of the month. Despite what people say McCabe does have some value and could get a substantial return from the right team looking for a PK specialist (I.E. Philadelphia)
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