No interest in LuongoDecember 7 @ 9:25 AM Despite rumours suggesting otherwise, Philadelphia Flyers GM Bob Clarke is not interested in tarding for Roberto Luongo.Clarke admits some teams have called, and one did offer a goalie, but Florida was not one of them."I havenâ€™t spoken with [Florida GM] Mike Keenan in some time," Clarke told Phillyburbs.com. "We like our goaltending. Weâ€™re not interested at all [in Luongo]. When Esche got hurt, we had other teams call us, not Florida, but we have no interest."
Foote given the 'C'December 6 @ 1:55 PM Adam Foote become the team's fourth captain, after Lyle Odelein, Ray Whitney and Luke Richardson, Sportsnet has learned. Richardson surrendered the captaincy on Nov. 26, a day after he was a healthy scratch. Richardson hasn't divulged his reasons, although he told Gallant that he thought it was the right time to step aside. Foote, Trevor Letowski, Sergei Fedorov and David Vyborny have served as assistant captains this season. Foote has been out because of a groin injury since Nov. 23. but is expected to play Thursday against the NY Islanders.
No Turin for Stevie YDecember 6 @ 9:45 AM Steve Yzerman has pulled himself off Canada's Olympic roster. Steve Yzerman has confirmed to Sportsnet he will not participate in this coming Olympics in Italy.Yzerman told Sportsnet "I talked to Wayne the other night and told him I didn't feel I was playing well enough to hold one of 13 spots." He added "I'm very grateful for past opportunities representing my country but there is too many good players playing too well for me to hold a spot in the roster."
Ovechkin suit could be resolved soonDecember 1 @ 9:43 AM According to a story in the USA TODAY, the issue of jurisdiction will play a huge role in the battle over the rights to Capitals rookie Alexander Ovechkin.The forward's former Russian team, Moscow Dynamo, filed a lawsuit against him on Nov. 18 contending he still owed them services, and are looking for money as compensation.The U.S District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan set a hearing for Dec. 21 to determine whether his court has jurisdiction. "If this court doesn't ... the case will be dismissed," said Sullivan.In any case, the hearing set for this month should ensure the dispute will be resolved before the end of the regular season.