Find out which Canadian teams could be making moves today, plus the latest notable Canadian team headlines.
TORONTO SUN: Terry Koshan reports the agent for Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski denied rumors his client was seeking $5 million per season on a long-term deal…GM Brian Burke doesn’t have the assets, or refuses to part with them, to make a significant move today…Their goalie options are limited if they wish to shop for one. Edmonton’s Nikolai Khabibulin or Colorado’s J.S. Giguere might be available. Koshan doubts Burke pursues UFA goalie Marty Turco.
TORONTO STAR: Damien Cox reports Burke might be coaxed into moving defenseman Luke Schenn, but he’d want a good young NHL player in return.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The problem for Burke is to land the kind of help his team needs, he’ll have to part with some of the young players he wants to keep.
WINNIPEG SUN: Ken Wiebe reports the Jets might be getting calls about defenseman Johnny Oduya and center Kyle Wellwood.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Ed Tait shoots down the wild rumor of the Jets bringing back Teemu Selanne from Anaheim to finish the season. Sabres center Derek Roy has been linked to the Jets.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Given the Jets are battling now for a playoff spot, I believe they’re buyers, not sellers, so Oduya and Wellwood could stay put.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The return of players like Curtis Glencross from injury are as good as landing comparable players via trade.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks forward Mason Raymond is shrugging off trade rumors and focusing on improving his game.
VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks failed to hold a 2-1 lead and fell to the Dallas Stars 3-2 in overtime.
EDMONTON SUN: Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin is excited about returning to Winnipeg for the first time since he left the city with the original Jets back in 1996 as the Oilers face the Jets today. Khabibulin began his NHL career with the Jets.
CANOE.CA: Montreal Canadiens coach Randy Cunneyworth is hoping his players haven’t given up on the season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Having lost four straight and fallen to the bottom of the Eastern Conference, it certainly seems like the Habs have given up.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Call-up goalie Robin Lehner starred as the Senators defeated the Islanders 5-2.