Brodeur out 7-10 days … Flames may be better off keeping Bourque … Seguin to 1st line … Flyers made need to make move … Kadri demoted, then recalled … Starting goalies

  • Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun: Flames GM Jay Feaster declines to comment on trade rumors involving his team. In the past he has said that anyone not named Iginla, Kiprusoff, Giordano and maybe Glencross are fair game. Rene Bourque’s name has come up recently. He carries a $3.33 million cap hit for this year and the next 4 years, and has a modified no-trade clause. They may be better off to keep him unless they can get a something that would help the team now and in the future. Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman and Olli Jokinen have also been in the rumors, but Jokinen has been one of their more consistent forwards so far.
  • Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Tyler Seguin found himself on the top line at yesterday’s Bruins practice: Milan Lucic-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin, Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Nathan Horton, Jordan Caron-David Krejci/Rich Peverley-Benoit Pouliot, Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton.
  • David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail: Jets rookie Mark Scheifele scored his first NHL goal last night against the Maple Leafs, but the decision on whether to send him to back to junior or keep him up for the year is fast approaching. Next Thursday will likely mark his 9th game, if he plays 10, he can’t go back. There are indications that the Jets don’t want to rush him along, so he may end up back with Barrie.
  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: After recalling Brayden Schenn yesterday, the Flyers are extremely close to the salary cap ceiling. At some point they are going to have to shed some major salary if they want to have some flexibility at the trade deadline.
  • Larry Brooks via twitter: Wojtek Wolski is in the final year of his deal, he carries $3.8 million cap hit, and appears to “becoming an unmistakable object of derision by coach John Tortorella.” Wolski has been out for 3 games with a groin issue. When Tortorella was asked if Wolski would be in against the Flames, Torts responded: “We can’t get him out of the tub.” When asked if it was part of treatment for the groin, he responded: “I guess.” Marty Biron might get the start tonight.


  1. kessel first all star

    October 20, 2011 at 10:04 am

    i wish burkie could grab bourque out of calgary.. i dont think its going to happen though, seeing as how lopsided the last deal with calgary turned out. what a horrible trade that was. even if phaneuf had to go, calgary management should have gotten some picks in the deal, instead of a package of leaf throwaways.

    calgary needs to discard iginila near the season end and rebuild with some picks

  2. Mark Easson

    October 20, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I think Calgary needs to blow it up. Should have done it last year when Iginla and Kipper were a year younger.

  3. kessel first all star

    October 20, 2011 at 11:02 am

    they should have done what philly did with carter/richards… send iginla and kipper packing to a team that is desperate to reach the next level and has lots of young assets. at the very least, you gotta move iginla, as it would be more beneficial to keep kipper..

    i think nashville would be the best destination for iginla.. a team that needs more scoring… and would almost guaranetee them getting out of the first round again.. colorado might do well getting iginla as well..