Saturday, June 16, 2012

Tampa trades for Lindback, Sens Draft report, Canucks, Blues, Rumours and more

Morning puck addicts!

I'm rushing out the door this morning so, like the sparse NHL news, I'll be brief(ish). Everything on the NHL front is geared towards and gearing up to next Friday's draft.

And, from all accounts, it could be shaping up to be a wild one.

The trade speculation is in full force with many GMs reporting that, Rick Nash aside, trade discussions are flying fast and furious. Now, as always, that doesn't necessarily mean there will be a ton of trades on draft day.

But it could...

So will new Habs GM be in on the action? Will he start putting his stamp on the team with a first trade this coming Friday? Inquiring minds want to know and in less than a week we'll find out!

For my money, I say yes, Bergevin will make a splash. What do you think he'll do?

Hockey News


TSN - Sens Draft Report


TSN - CANUCKS RE-SIGNED FORWARD VOLPATTI - Evaluating the Options: Mikhail Grigorenko

THN - VIDEO: THN Mock Draft – Picks 13-15

Spector's Hockey - NHL Trade and Free Agent Rumors – June 15, 2012


I'm not sure what he will do. He's got Price and Pk to lock up before he knows what his budget is. If we don't see that happen by mid week I don't see him doing much.

@sanman: Good point! Bergevin is reportedly already talking with both parties. You'd think he wants to have, at a min, Price signed by the draft. We'll see what he ends up doing but I get the feeling this is going to be an interesting/exciting summer for Habs fans.

I think the best thing Bergevin could show is patience.
Before you rock the boat, make sure you know what's on board.
I'm not sure last year was a very good indication of what we really have as a team. There are a few holes to fill and we should be able to do some if not all of it with free agents.

This team is not going to challenge for the Cup next year so there should not be any urgency to move out any quality players unless we are clearly getting an upgrade.

A couple of smart moves and we are back where we were 2 years ago, fighting for the 5-7 spots.

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