Sunday Morning NHL Papers (Eastern Conference): Marc Savard may still be on Team Canada’s radar, John-Michael Liles apparently available and is Jeff Carter on the block?

Posted by Richard Pollock in Eastern Conference Papers,NHL Morning Papers on December 20, 2009 — 2 Comments

Atlantic Division

Northeast Division

  • In his Inside the NHL column, Bucky Gleason talks head shots and John-Michael Liles’ availability.  The Sabres can blame their power play for last night’s loss.  Thomas Vanek didn’t play last night due to an abdominal injury.
  • That Andrei Markov fellow is pretty important isn’t he, writes Pat Hickey.
  • Mike Brodeur copied his relative Martin Brodeur, with a great NHL debut against the stiff Wild, writes Bruce Garrioch.  Garrioch has a ton of rumors in his weekly rumor column, including his report that the Flyers are trying to trade Jeff Carter and the Oilers are shopping Sheldon Souray, Lubomir Visnovsky and Shawn Horcoff.
  • It is hard to keep track of the Leafs’ identity, but whatever they were doing last night worked.  Jonas Gustavsson was the story last night.

Southeast Division

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  • “Due to a storm in the New York area, the Islanders had under 8,000 fans at last night’s game”

    Who knew that there has been a snowstorm on Long Island for the past decade? They briefly touched on it on last night’s Satellite Hot Stove, but the Isles are a team in ownership chaos, and if owner Charles Wang is true to his word, this franchise could be the next candidate on the relocation block. The Charlottetown Islanders, anyone ? 🙂

  • Kansas City rumblings will start up again…