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So, it appears that Miikka Kiprusoff won't be going to Toronto. Will the Leafs have enough to pry Roberto Luongo from the Canucks? What will be the most outrageous rumor to come out of Toronto today?

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By: brutherford
On: 4/3/2013 9:53:00 AM
Even as a native Long Islander, I just didn't understand the four-year $10 million dollar extension for Chris Higgins..Yes he's a talent, but hasnt scored more than 20 goals since 2007-08.

Anyways, Rangers just sent both Kreider and JT Miller to AHL, but only picked up Clowe. Staal is still two weeks away from return minimum... I know even if they kidnapped Bettman, they dont have the flexibility for Yandle, but he would certainly be a huge weight shifter and give them a fantastic chance of hanging with P's and B's.
By: brutherford
On: 4/3/2013 10:22:00 AM
Oilers acquired Jerred Smithson, Smithson near deadline day for second year in a row
By: Erik Siegrist
On: 4/3/2013 10:26:00 AM
Scott Hannan goes back to the Sharks for a conditional late round pick. the deadline is ominously quiet so far.
By: brutherford
On: 4/3/2013 10:27:00 AM
Most likely just irresponsible rumors, but trending on twitter, Jack Johnson left Columbus practice, no word on whether other issues or actually being targeted.
By: brutherford
On: 4/3/2013 10:32:00 AM
Blackhawks and Bruins trade minor league forwards. Maxime Suave to Chicago, Rob Flick to Boston.
By: Erik Siegrist
On: 4/3/2013 11:05:00 AM
The Blue Jackets do have a ton of depth on D, but I'd be very surprised if Johnson is the guy they move unless it's for something notable. Say, Pominville and change.
By: brutherford
On: 4/3/2013 11:20:00 AM
Erik, agreed, would have to be an offensive threat. John Davidson has really got Jackets moving in right direction, just hope the draft goes well for the leagues David.

Good trade by Stevie Y, I think Bishop is a number one waiting to flourish...Conacher will be missed and should fit in well with the Sens...

By: Erik Siegrist
On: 4/3/2013 11:39:00 AM
LOL at the Flyers, although I suppose Mason could rebound with a change of scenery. Philly isn't exactly a safe landing spot for emotionally fragile netminders though.
By: Erik Siegrist
On: 4/3/2013 11:44:00 AM
Wow. That's a pretty hefty price to pay for Gaborik. It's arguably more than they got back for Nash, and no one in their right might would swap Nash for Gaborik straight up.
By: brutherford
On: 4/3/2013 11:57:00 AM
wow... its heating up!!!!
By: Erik Siegrist
On: 4/3/2013 12:12:00 PM
Leighton heads to Columbus from Philly along with a third rounder... what are the odds he has a better career than Mason going forward?
By: Erik Siegrist
On: 4/3/2013 12:30:00 PM
Redden to the Brooons in another depth move
By: Janet Eagleson
On: 4/3/2013 1:15:00 PM
The Gaborik deal surprised me. And under the heading delicious irony, the Jackets make the playoffs with the Rangers' sniper AND sandpaper, and the Rangers don't with the Jackets' sniper and sandpaper. John Davidson has done very well since he arrived ...
By: brutherford
On: 4/3/2013 1:22:00 PM
agreed Janet...although I never doubted Johnny D... love that man! Its a terrific move for both sides I think... puts buts back in the seats, sells some jersies, Columbus didnt have to give up any serious talent or draft picks....Rangers get Brassard, a bit streaky, Dorsett, damaged goods at least for the next two weeks and Moore who has yet to prove himself. Lots of risk reward on the Rangers side. I really think Gabby has something left in the tank, still recovering from surgery. Big fish, small pond should help spark his career again.
By: brutherford
On: 4/3/2013 1:51:00 PM
I cant get confirmation on who, but apparently Rangers official website stating there was two minor league defensemen go with Gabby to Columbus.
By: brutherford
On: 4/3/2013 1:53:00 PM
ok, Jim Cerny confirms...Blake Parlett, Steven Delisle and Gabby for Brassard, Dorsett & Moore
By: brutherford
On: 4/3/2013 1:58:00 PM
haha, poor J.T. Miller has been recalled after being sent down to AHL this morning.
By: airjan23
On: 4/3/2013 2:50:00 PM
Washington better make the playoffs or dealing Forsberg to get Erat, who I like, will look even worse.

Janet, don't rub it on Gaborik, I am already having a hard time dealing with it. :)
By: pennucci42
On: 4/3/2013 6:05:00 PM
Jan, think of the times you have sworn about Gaborik this get back some sandpaper in Derek Dosett and Janet wasn't rubbing it in, just stating a fact. Ryan Clowe is already on his way to almost as many goals as Gabby with his first game tonight.

Jan, re we talked about earlier, it just doesn't make sense to get back Erat. Yes, he asked to be traded, but Erat isn't exactly going to hit another gear that he simply hasn't been showing. We've seen Erat's ceiling and that's fine for most teams, but Forsberg's is slightly higher (read with sarcasm...)

Rangers made some moves to address some needs and you have to commend them for that, but I love all the talk about Gaborik and Nash making an impact together from the offseason.

What do you imagine the conversation was when Gaborik contacted Anisimov and Dubinsky...

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