NHL Morning Papers (Sunday Edition): A closer look at Pierre Lacroix, Doug Wilson turned down an offer for Christian Ehrhoff and should Rangers try and trade for Marc Savard?

Posted by Richard Pollock in NHL Morning Papers on July 12, 2009 — 1 Comment

Free Agency

Development Camps

  • Thrashers first round pick, Evander Kane, has been working on the fundamentals of the game from a very young age, explains Chris Vivlamore.
  • New York Rangers prospect Chris Krieder was almost a Canadien, writes Kevin Paul Dupont.
  • Some people compare Bruins prospect Jamie Arniel with Ottawa center Mike Fisher.
  • Detroit prospect Tomas Tatar would much prefer to play in the Ontario Hockey League next season if he can, writes George Sipple.
  • The Predators continue to quietly churn out unknown goaltenders through their minor league system, writes John Glennon.
  • The Coyotes have been very impressed with the play of new prospect Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
  • Jim Baumbach of Newsday compares John Tavares’s demeanor to that of Derek Jeter.
  • Lightning prospect Dana Tyrell is relieved to finally be back on the ice skating, writes Damian Cristodero.
  • After the closing of the Blues’ development camp, John Davidson wished everyone a good summer, as teams are beginning to take some time away from the game.
  • Canadiens prospect guru Trevor Timmins was very pleased with the team’s development camp this past week.

Other News

  • In sad news, former Sabre Reg Fleming passed away at the age of 73.
  • Woody Paige of the Denver Post has a very informative interview with Pierre Lacroix regarding a number of Avalanche related issues.
  • The story of how Don Baizley became Joe Sakic’s long-time agent is a good one.
  • Terry Frei of the Denver Post says that Avalanche fans should look at Pittsburgh as a model for rebuilding.
  • Earlier this off-season, Sharks GM Doug Wilson turned down an offer of Jason Chimera for Sharks defenseman Christian Ehrhoff.
  • It has been a couple days since a Dany Heatley article was written, so here’s the latest from Dan Barnes of the Edmonton Journal.  Barnes wants people to realize that Heatley is what we think he is.
  • Marian Gaborik is one motivated player as he looks forward to his first season in New York, explains Larry Brooks.
  • In his Sunday Slap Shots column, Brooks suggests the Rangers offer Brandon Dubinsky to the Bruins straight up for Marc Savard.
  • A Canadian–not named Jim Balsillie— wants to purchase the Coyotes.
  • In nice news, Jarome Iginla and Cassie Campbell have raised money for the Ronald McDonald House.
  • The Bruins aren’t going to trade Savard straight up for Brandon Dubinsky. Brandon Dubinsky is no Marc Savard.