NHL Morning Papers

Posted by David Minuk in Daily Papers on June 26, 2013 — 2 Comments

Around the NHL:

Vancouver Sun:  Canucks coach John Tortorella’s winner of a day.

Calgary Herald:  Kiprusoff retires in vintage fashion, but is he really done for good?

Chicago Sun-Times:  Numbers show defense at center of Jonathan Toews’ game.

Columbus Dispatch:  Bob Faces tough decision.

Philadelphia Inquirer:  Holmgren skates free despite Bryz debacle.

Globe and Mail:  Blackhawks able to keep team intact this time around.

Globe and Mail:  The NHL’s 10 top buyout candidates.

CBC:  The 2013 NHL season in review.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Where’s the beefSo far the common theme has been the shallowness of the depth in the organization and perhaps nowhere is this most glaring than at right wing.  After Blake Wheeler there is a significant drop off and I’m sure coach Noel and company would like to see a strong winger to compliment the 2nd line.
Blake Wheeler v2

– As we approach the NHL Entry Draft on Sunday, check out the Jets 1st round selection from 2012 Jacob Trouba as you get some insight into what his day was like in Pittsburgh last year.

  • masterjuddi

    what do you guys think of the Jets trying to trade for the Canes 5th overall pick? Car is looking for a top 4 d-man, but cant pay too much since they have cap issues. What if a trade was proposed where the Jets took a little money back? I was thinking something like this:
    Jets trade Buf and 14th overall to Car for Ruutu and the 5th. That may not be enough but it’s a start.
    Canes players like Gleason could be added and Jets players like Burmi, Postma, or Stuart could be added.
    This move would be based on salary cap issues for Car, which is the reasoning for Ruutu coming back (3 years at 4.75), however he is a top 6 versatile player (plays all 3 F positions), who hits and has a scoring touch. Car would get their top 4 d-man in Buf (say what you want about his weight he’s a top 4 dman) and create salary cap flexibility. WPG would get a top 6 forward and a shot at a great player at 5.
    just spit balling, but what do you guys think?

  • James Falk

    I’m on board with Buff being traded, but I’m pretty sure he commands more in return than 31 year old Tuomo Ruutu, even with a jump up 8 positions in this years draft. Carolina’s prospect pool is deep on defense, so I doubt they’d even want Buff at the price Chevy would be asking. Further most of the players I’d want in return are likely untouchable (Skinner, Murphy) & Carolina’s entire prospect pool is amongst the NHL’s worst. I don’t think we need to jump up as high as 5 anyway. Any one of Anthony Mantha, Bo Hovat or Max Domi should still be available 9-13. Unless Chevy wants to grab his first European (& last year he had a chance at Filip Fjorbeg & passed). If he does want a European, Elias Lindholm has everything we’re looking for, a right shooting highly skilled skilled forward to complement Kane. If we want to jump up perhaps a swap of picks with Buffalo at #8 should get us Lindholm & Buffalo has some very interesting prospects (Jake McCabe left shooting D, Joel Armia RW) that would look great in Winnipeg.