Thursday, February 09, 2006

News and Rumors from the NHL -

Hawks' owner admits mistakeFebruary 9 @ 9:00 AM It looks like the Maple Leafs may try to take advantage of the pending fire sale about to take place in Chicago.According to reports out of the Chicago Daily Herald Times, the Buds are willing to trade centre Nik Antropov for Chicago's Tyler Arnason.Also available to the highest bidder are defensemen Jassen Cullimore and Todd Simpson and centers Jim Dowd and Curtis Brown.

Canucks looking at WeinrichFebruary 8 @ 9:10 AM St. Louis Blues defenceman Eric Weinrich has a long history with Canucks GM Dave Nonis and that history may get longer, reports the Calgary Herald.With Ed Jovanovski out for possibly two months, Weinrich would be a viable trade option for Vancouver. With a relatively small contract, $1.33 million, and at age 39, Weinrich may be available for a low draft pick."I've been approached before in my free-agent years and I would be honoured to play for him (Nonis) in Vancouver and it's a great place to play," Weinrich told the TEAM 1040. "He's definitely somebody I've kept in touch with and a chance to play in a Canadian city is something I'd look at."

Coloiacovo done for season?February 8 @ 9:05 AM Sixteen days after Maple Leafs defenceman Carlo Coloiacovo collided with Vaclav Varada of the Ottawa Senators and flew face-first into the boards, he is still having constant headaches and mood swings and hasn't been cleared to do any form of working out, reports the Toronto Star. There is a very good chance that the oft-injured blueliner may be shelved for the rest of the season as he recovers from the concussion.

Wild looking at Modin, ParrishFebruary 8 @ 9:00 AM The Minnesota Wild are struggling on the powerplay and a main reason is they don't have a forward willing to park himself in front of the net and absorb the inevitable abuse. But help is available in terms of a trade, with Islanders forward Mark Parrish as well as Tampa Bay's Fredrik Modin, Ruslan Fedotenko, and even 2004 Hart Trophy winner Martin St. Louis available for the right price, reports the Minnesota Tribune.

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