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Flyers sign Coburn … Maple Leafs goalie options … Would Iginla seek Cup elsewhere? Chorney to waivers, Oilers interested?

  • Josh Rimer via twitter: Rimer has been told the Maple Leafs may be looking at Marty Turco if James Reimer is out long-term. David Alter via twitter: Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov could also be an option for the Maple Leafs.
  • Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Fialkov thinks that Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen could be a good fit in Toronto. It’s obvious that Jacob Markstrom is ready for NHL duty. Panthers GM Dale Tallon won’t just give Clemmensen away though.

  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Flames captain Jarome Iginla wants to win the Cup, and he’d like to do it with the Flames. He thinks the Flames have a shot, as any team that makes the playoffs has a legitimate shot. Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun wrote a piece about Ray Bourque and how he left the Bruins for a shot at the Cup with the Avalanche. Demanding a trade to a team doesn’t guarantee that “it’s any better on the other side”

    “Absolutely,” Iginla agreed. “There’s probably a couple teams — Washington got off to a great start, Pittsburgh is pretty strong, not even with having [Sidney Crosby] back. But I wouldn’t even say those teams are above the way Colorado and Detroit used to be above us, above the rest of the group. It is a danger, you think, ‘Oh, it’s a better chance,’ but really, you have to be in the playoffs and give yourself those chances. Unfortunately, we’ve missed out on a couple lately. Each year is another chance.”

    There is a growing group of people how think the Flames would be better off trading Iginla. Iginla has a no-movement clause so it’s ultimately up to him.

    “You know what? The organization year in and year out [has been] committed financially to the cap to spend and give the team a chance,” Iginla said. “That’s important, too. I believe if we’re close and that one player, if you need that, I think they would go for it as opposed to some teams just financially can’t do it. There’s a lot of positives. I just want to get there.”

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Blues put Taylor Chorney on waivers. The Jets put Ben Maxwell on waivers. Mattias Ritola cleared $125 waivers. Jim Matheson via twitter: Matheson thinks the Oilers may put a claim on Chorney, they originally lost him to the Blues.

5 Comments

  1. bananabread@beer.ca

    November 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    i dont get the contract they gave braydon coburn.. seems quite a bit for a team that is going to have cap issues for the next few years… i guess with jagrs contract coming off the books next year, it is more doable..

    leafs need goaltending.. please sign turco.. makes most sense.. unless u can package something with the isles.. but i dont think garth snow likes brian burke too much since the tavares debacle..

  2. Mark Easson

    November 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I was a little surprised by the $4.5 million per year as well.

  3. Wunschkind89

    November 9, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Any chance the Leafs could swindle a deal for Bernier? Most likely would have to include a 1st-rounder.

  4. bunking@buns.co

    November 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    i hope the leafs go the turco route.. im guessing its reimers first concussion so, we have to hope he can get back in the game and be the leafs #1 again this season… turco would be a good bandaid.. obviously they need to get someone.. gustavsson is hopeless and scrivens isnt ready…

    we cant keep giving up 1st rounders.. this is part of the problem of past leaf organizations..

  5. Mark Easson

    November 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I don’t see them going after Bernier … Asking price too high and they don’t really need a ‘goalie of the future.’

    I think I’d be more comfortable with Clemmensen than Turco if Reimer is going to be out long-term. Not sure what the asking price would be.

    If Reimer out short term, Turco could be alright but I wouldn’t expect a lot out of him.