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  • Theodore on His way out?

    The latest rumours being kicked around are Theodore going to Florida in exchange for Montreal native Roberto Luongo. Is this so far fetched?

    Probably so. Although there has been trouble getting Theo signed to a long term deal don’t look for this to happen unless Theo’s asking price is ridiculously high.

    They are both restricted free agents and both in the same calibre and price range. They will both be expecting big bucks after what Khabibulin signed for in Chicago. Theo has stated that he wants to play in Montreal and I believe that to be true. What would be the point of this swap?

    Well from a Florida Panther standpoint it could be beneficial considering that Mike Keenan apparently wants Michael Ryder to be included in this deal somehow. Ryder was robbed as rookie of the year last year and has a promising future ahead of him in this league.

    I don’t see any possible reason to exchange Ryder, Bouwmeester being the only choice to ponder.

    Will any of this happen? Doubtful, but stranger things have happend. If Theodore’s Vezina Trophy and Hart trophies are still dancing in his head and he’s holding out for some more money to give his loanshark daddy, then maybe this should happen.

  • Free Agent Mayhem Begins

    At noon today the largest group of free agents the NHL has ever seen become available.

    With the new CBA and salary cap in place, no one really knows what to expect, but with over 200 free agents and huge names becomign available, we are sure to see plenty of action.

    Expect the Montreal Canadiens to make a move for at least 1 big named power forward and 1 big name defenceman. Who will it be? We don’t know, latest rumors suggest Mike Modano coming to the habs, having previously worked with Bob Gainey in Dallas.

    Big Name Forwards:
    Peter Forsberg, Markus Naslund, Mike Modano, Alexei Kovalev, Pavol Demitra, Ziggy Palffy, Bobby Holik, Alexei Zhamnov, Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne.

    Big Name Defenseman:
    Scott Niedermayer, Adam Foote, Sergei Gonchar, Brian Leetch, Derian Hatcher, Brian Rafalski, Mathieu Schneider, Mike Rathje, Roman Hamrlik and Adrian Aucoin.