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Bergeron gets clearance, Habs and Jackets not interested … Chelios to the KHL? Sens still trying to move Lee? Prucha waived

  • Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: 23 year old Brian Lee has been a healthy scratch for the last 15 games, and his name comes up in  many Senators trade rumors. The Senators need scoring help, and a Lee trade could bring that in or allow them to recall Bobby Butler (AHL leading goal scorer).
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Portzline says the Blue Jackets have no interest in trading for Senators Dman, Brian Lee. Portzline also adds that the Jackets are not interested in Marc-Andre Bergeron.
  • James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs leading scorer, Clarke MacArthur will be an RFA after the season. GM Brian Burke said he usually waits 40 or 50 games before he considers re-signing players.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Chris Chelios and the KHL’s Vityaz are in negotiations for Chelios’s service. Former NHLer Alexei Zhamnov told SovSport.
  • Brian Compton via twitter: Petr Prucha was waived by the Phoenix Coyotes, and Compton wonders if the NY Islanders would be interested.

3 Comments

  1. leafschatter

    November 26, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Bobby Buttler (1st in AHL goals) and Jerome Samson (2nd in AHL goals) are in the first wave of 18 year olds not drafted in the first 7-round Entry Draft back in 2005. They eventually signed as amateur free agents. Expect teams to take notice of their success and become more aggressive with other amateur free agents

  2. Mark Easson

    November 26, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Teams may not be more aggressive as they are still only allowed to have 50 players under contract. With that limit, they may not be able to take too many chances

  3. leafschatter

    November 26, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Yes, most certainly an opposing force. We are seeing effects of this constraint where teams are asking some juniors to play one year as an overage junior or relying on European leagues as way to keep players on the 90 player reserve list without occupying a spot on the 50 player active roster.

    We may even see some CHL players enrolling into Canadian Universities by the 5th of June deadline to remain on a team’s reserve list.

    In all likelihood, we will see teams get more ruthless in not resigning veteran AHLers to keep room for prospects.

    As a result, many talented AHLers must play in Europe plus prospects from CHL are not given a full chance to develop.

    I plan to blog on the subject in December with a suggested solution.