I wouldn't really want San Jose to go after (Rick Nash), as I feel like they'd end up giving up Joe Pavelski (and some other young prospects) to start with. And Pavelski, along with Coture, are my two favorite players on the team.
Plus, I think SJ is finally starting to get some of the chemistry back that they lost when they shipped off Setoguchi and Heatly.
I agree. Why screw with something good? Add to it, but don't rip it apart (and don't give up on the youth).
Sports radio today had someone on (came in halfway, so I don't know who) saying reports of Los Angeles, San Jose, and Vancouver being on Nash' "approved" list are bunk. There is no West Coast team on his list.
If true, I read Chicago & Detroit in the West, NYR & Boston in the East (and maybe Pittsburgh & Philly),
but Nash' true love would be the Toronto Maple Leafs.
San Jose did make a move today. San Jose acquires Dominic Moore
The San Jose Sharks acquired centre Dominic Moore and a seventh-round draft pick this year from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night for a 2012 second-round pick.
A solid two-way forward, Moore has four goals and 19 points in 56 games this season.
"Dominic is an extremely versatile player that has performed in a lot of important playoff games the last two years," San Jose general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement. "We feel that he is a great fit in several areas and his veteran presence will benefit our team greatly."
Decent move by SJ (maybe saying they are into trading, but not hung up on Rick Nash), and hopefully the ice-breaker for for many moves over the next ten days.
City of Seattle announces Arena Proposal
Christopher Hansen is making a US$290 million proposal to his hometown that could be the impetus for a new sports arena that could bring the NBA and NHL to Seattle.
All he needs is city and county approval equaling $200 million and the two franchises to make it a reality.
Hansen, a hedge-fund manager based in San Francisco and a Seattle native, submitted a proposal to the city on Thursday that calls for $290 million in private investment toward the construction of a new arena that would cost between $450 and $500 million. Hansen and his investment group would also be responsible for the purchase of an NBA franchise and finding a partner interested in bringing an NHL franchise to Seattle as well.
I would love this. Sports radio has pretty much re-located Phoenix there
BERTUZZI ORDERED TO RELEASE DETAILS ON DEAL WITH EX-COACH
In a ruling handed down Thursday, Todd Bertuzzi was ordered to provide details to the lawyers for former NHL player Steve Moore of an agreement he had in place with then-Canucks head coach Marc Crawford.
The court decision comes months after Moore's lawyer Tim Danson first learned that Crawford and Canucks owner Orca Bay had struck an agreement with Bertuzzi that would provide him with some kind of financial benefit.
In Thursday's decision, Master Ronald Dash of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice also revealed the agreement calls for Bertuzzi, the Canucks and Crawford to share the responsibility for paying any damages awarded to Moore.
Bertuzzi's lawyer, Geoffrey Adair, said the sides will appeal Dash's decision.
Moore suffered a career-ending sucker punch by Bertuzzi during a March 8, 2004 game between the Canucks and Colorado Avalanche that left him with three broken vertebrae and a concussion.
Moore launched a $38-million lawsuit against Bertuzzi and Orca Bay Hockey Ltd., which is now known as Canucks Sports and Entertainment.
The lawsuit is scheduled to begin on Sept. 22.