Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Clippings: Feb 19

"Murray is hoping to add a forward and a defenceman. His team is 5-10-1 in their last 16 games. "Obviously the way our team is playing right now in particular, I think we can use another shot in the arm..."
- Sportsnet

A forward and a defenceman? Jesus Cryin', didn't you just make that trade last week? A shot in the arm? This team needs a Pulp Fiction big ass needle through the breast plate. Who hired this guy?

"A bigger name that had people buzzing at the meetings Monday was that of star centre Brad Richards. With the Lightning trying to re-sign defenceman Dan Boyle, the thinking is that the team will try to move Richards".

See, this is what happens to one line teams. Take note.

"Anaheim is believed to be in hot pursuit of Sundin -- an unrestricted free agent July 1 -- but Ducks GM Brian Burke denied he was close to making any trade."

Brian, Brian, Brian... You will be a lot closer when put that pretty little Oiler pick on the table. I know, I know, you want to preserve some kind of future in Anaheim, but think about it this way: if you trade the pick now, you can have Mats AND the pick next year when you're GM of the Leafs. Wink wink.

"I've been positively surprised by myself at how good I've been able to block everything out," he (Toskala) says of his first season in the maelstrom that is Leafs hockey".

-Toronto Star

Maybe next year you will only have to worry about blocking pucks. Um, sorry about all this Vesa?

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