Saturday, January 21, 2006

Toronto v/s Ottawa: Battle goes back-to-back

The Senators have outscored the Leafs 25-9 in four wins this season, including a 16-2 advantage over the past two meetings.
OTTAWA (CP) -- Dominik Hasek has seen a lot of things in his storied hockey career, but this weekend's Battle of Ontario is something new for the Ottawa Senators goaltender."It's the first time ever I'm going to play back-to-back home games against the same team," the 40-year-old said on the eve of Saturday's game against his team's bitter rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Allison for Leetch?January 20 @ 9:00 AM With the Maple Leafs defensive corps in shambles, rumours have surfaced linking a retrurn of Brian Leetch to the Buds' blue line.According to the Toronto Star, Toronto and Boston have reportedly been talking of a one-for-one swap of Brian Leetch and Jason Allison, despite the protestations of Bruins GM Mike O'Connell."There's no truth at all (to the Leetch rumours)," O'Connell said. "We haven't discussed trading Brian Leetch at all."

Flyers pick up Nedved
It was just a matter of time for Nedved, who has been a healthy scratch twice for the Coyotes in the last week.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes traded centre Petr Nedved to the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday in exchange for defenceman Dennis Seidenberg.The Flyers will also have the option of swapping fourth-round draft choices with the Coyotes at this year's entry draft and third-round choices with the Coyotes in next year's entry draft."Obviously, I am very pleased and happy to be coming to Philadelphia," Nedved said. "I am coming to one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, so I am very excited to play for the Flyers. This year has been kind of frustrating as far as offensive production, so hopefully I can help Philadelphia and start producing offensively."Nedved, who was made a healthy scratch earlier last week, had two goals and nine assists in 25 games in his first season with the Coyotes. He's earning $2.2 million US this season and will make $2.01 million next year."Nedved has always been a good scorer and a real good player and we think he'll solve some of our problems up front," said Flyers general manager Bob Clarke.Seidenberg, earning $450,000 this season, has been in the NHL three years, all with the Flyers. He has two goals and five assists this season.

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