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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Breaking News - Reto Berra to Panthers

With Al Montoya (Panthers) going in to free agency July 1st.  What is going to happen?

They just traded for Reto Berra (Avalanche)!

That answers that!

So will this be the end of Al Montoya NHL career? 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Jhonas Enroth and Jeff Zatkoff

So what do Jhonas Enroth and Jeff Zatkoff have in common?

They are both back up goalies behind some of the leagues most elite goalies.  More importantly they both are UFA July 1st.

As we know the Flames are actively looking for a goalie.  There might be interest in Jhonas Enroth.  The Flames are apparently actively looking into acquiring Marc-André Fleury, so it is unlikely that they would be interested in Jeff Zatkoff.

 Jhonas Enroth has been over shadowed by the outstanding Jonathan Quick.  Not surprising.  He has had limited ice time only playing 16 games 2015/2016 season. 

Jeff Zatkoff has been a bit more controversial.  Make no mistake he is good.  But is he good enough to play behind Marc-André Fleury?  He is also reported to be a great personality on the bench and in the locker room.

So these are two back up goalies that are worth watching what happens on July 1st.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Marc-Andre Fleury Trade?

If you haven't heard the rumors about a possible trade with Marc-Andre Fleury,  you probably missed the whole season and the playoffs? and the final as well?

My best guess is that he will get traded.  He will wave his no limited no movement clause and ask for a trade.  It is also no secret that the Flames are making an offer.  So how would that work?

The most obvious trade is Marc-Andre Fleury for Dennis Wideman.  Even trade....
How would that benefit both teams?  The Flames would get an elite goalie fixing the biggest issue they are currently facing.  The Penguins would get a top 4 pairing defense men.  Marc-Andre Fleury's current contract is reported to go until the end of the 2018//2019 season.  At which point he would then be UFA.  Dennis Wideman's contract is reported to be 5.25 mil and is UFA July 1st.  He would be a great addition for the Penguins defense.

IF this trade were to happen.  The Penguins top 4 would be Letang, Matta and Daley as the other three in they top 4.  All elite players in my opinion.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Breaking News - Rob Klinkhammer to KHL

Rob Klinkhammer signs with KHL’s Dinamo Minsk.  He spent most of his NHL career in the AHL.  He spent some time on the current Stanley Cup champions the Pittsburgh Penguins, among several other teams.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

KHL Hockey in China

So there have been rumors of a KHL expansion in the works.  Little is know about the details.  Who will the players be?  Who will be the coaches be?
The team has a stellar sounding name!

"Red Star Kunlun"

More details to follow....