So Kyle Turris has requested a trade and pushed the game to a new level by asking to be traded. But the Coyotes refuse to listen, insisting that he either play for the Coyotes or no one. So they are at a standstill, which really makes me wonder what Maloney's point is. I mean, can he be helping his team by not moving Turris? Maybe he is trying to drive up the price by telling everyone he is not getting traded. But seriously, can he really just let an asset sit there? Sooner or later, Maloney has to move this asset to bring in some kind of return.
In Calgary, there are all sorts of rumors about every player being on the block. The Flames have been rumored to have Bourque and Jbo on the block. The Flames also have been in on the Turris sweepstakes. They still have not found a number one center for Iginla, hence the rumors of having to look for another number one center. We are hearing Brassard and of course Turris suggested.
In Edmonton, they have done the obvious and decided to keep Hopkins for the full year, like they really weren't planning on that from the start. In case you were wondering, Ryan knew for some time. The Oilers have the best players in the game with Hall and Eberle. In fact, I do not know a team with a brighter future than the Oilers.
How many of us got to watch the Flyers and Jets game? It really reminded me of the eighties. I am wondering if the Flyers feel they are cursed when it come to goalies. Even one of the best goalies last year, Bryzgalov, seems to be playing like the Flyers' goalies of last year. But this Giroux is a terrific young player, who is playing with Jagr like he has done it for years. They are a terrific combo playing in Philly.
In Montreal, they let Perry Pern go, and instantly pound Philly. Price then leads them pass the Bruins. Again they play near perfect hockey. The Canadiens got great news as Gomez and Markov are skating. In fact, Gomez has only about a week to go. The Habs really need to have some good news; although they played very well against the Flyers and Bruins.
In Toronto, it looks like they are going to have to bring in the Monster in net, as Reimer is injured. The Leafs have brought up Ben Scrivens from the farm. The Monster played very well against the Rangers in his first game, and the Leafs seem to play with confidence in front of him. I wanted to make a comment on Dion too. He has played very well so far. He looks like the Dion of old so far.
Whose side are you on? Is Maloney doing the right thing by saying he is not going to trade?