- Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette: Stubbs outlines the Habs goalie controversy between Jarolsav Halak and Carey Price after a strange twist with Halak`s representative, Allan Walsh tweeting:
“Interesting stat of the night … Price is 10W, 32L in last 42 starts. Hmm.”
and later backtracked:
“It was a tongue-in-cheek comment not meant to be taken seriously, forgot it was Montreal and everyone loses a sense of humour,” he tweeted in reply.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Toronto Sun: The Tampa Bay Lightning might be looking to move Andrej Meszaros. Meszaros makes $4 million so it might be difficult to move him. Not many teams can afford a $4 million underachieving Dman. Though Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune states the Edmonton Oilers have been scouting the Lightning in their quest to find some defensive depth.The Hurricanes have struggled terribly this season and might be looking to get younger. Ray Whitney (no-move clause) and Joe Corvo might be on the block.Dallas is looking to a big forward.The Detroit Red Wings haven`t been that happy with the play of goalies Chris Osgood and Jimmy Howard, and might be looking to bring someone in. Martin Biron maybe?
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Rick DiPietro is a few weeks away from returning, if he can stay healthy, Martin Biron will be on the move. As part of the deal with Biron signing with the Isles, it was put in place that he would be traded if/when DiPietro returned.
- Curtis Zupke of the OC Register: Zupke on Randy Youngman`s article, both are bringing up the JS Giguere to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a deal that would involve Vesa Toskala. Giguere would be a `mentor`for Jonas Gustavsson, and is under contract until next season, making somewhere in the neighborhood of $6 million. Toskala`s $4 million contract expires at the end of the season. The Ducks would love to get out of Giguere`s contract, as Jonas Hiller has taken over the #1 duties. I`m not sure if Toronto would want to bring in a $6 million backup goalie/mentor.