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It is no surprise that Tim Thomas will have limited icetime once again this season. A former Vezina winner, two-time NHL All Star, and 2010 USA Olympian, Thomas will have to take on a backup goaltender's role this season. If I were him, I'd demand a trade. Where could he land? Sources are saying Philadelphia, but Washington could also be a destination. Remember those Semin for Thomas rumors? They could hold some truth.
Brad Richards is not being shopped right now. Sources are saying that once the team is sold, the number one priority should be signing Richards to an extension.
Let's face it. No one will take on Souray's bloated contract right now. So how can Oilers GM Steve Tambellini move him? Re-entry waivers could be enticing for a few teams as they would only have to pay half the salary. However, the Columbus Blue Jackets could be interested in trading for him as their defense continues to struggle. Tambellini has already said that Souray will not be at training camp, but Souray is saying otherwise...
It seems that Kevin Bieksa is not the one on his way out of Vancouver. Even when Salo and Burrows are on their way back into the lineup and out of LTIR, Bieksa will most likely stay. So who will go? Possibly Andrew Alberts and Shane O'Brien.
Numerous reports are saying that Bruins center Marc Savard will be sidelined indefinitely due to PCS, post-concussion syndrome. What does this mean? Seguin could start out the season playing center on the Bruins.
Markov is on his way back from knee surgery and is not worrying about his contract status...for now.Markov's contract is up a year from now and he will be receiving a couple of nice offers if he makes it to free agency.
The Rangers have not had a number one center in a long time. Michael Nylander was somewhat of a number one center a few years ago, but still: when is the last time the Rangers had a legitimate number one star center in their lineup?
The Rangers are in the same position this season. However, Rangers prospect, center Derek Stepan, could take that number one center spot and excel.
Today, Stepan will be centering Frolov and Gaborik in training camp. If all goes well, don't be surprised if the Rangers promote him to the big leagues soon. No one expected Michael Del Zotto to make the team last season. The Rangers took the risk of rushing him and so far the young defenseman has done well at the NHL level.
Huet will be moved to a European team within the next few weeks said Blackhawks GM Bowman on Friday. It seems that everything is going well as it was reported weeks ago that Huet would be moved around this time.
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