Flyers looking for a winger … Roster moves from Leafs coming … Regehr could be trade target … LA needs scoring … Why Leafs didn’t get Wolski
  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: The Flyers lost out on Jamie Langenbrunner after offering the Devils 2 draft picks (I think the deal more to do with Langenbrunner wanting to go Dallas than what was the better offer). The Flyers may still be looking to add a piece, they don’t have a 2nd round this year, and may be reluctant to trade their first, haven’t had one in several years. They seem fine along the blueline and in net, but could use another winger. The Flyers have about $3.86 in acquisition space. If the Coyotes are out of it and want to deal soon to be UFA Scottie Upshall, the Flyers could be interested. The 2012 Winter Classic may be played on Dec. 31st so that it would be played on a Saturday.
  • Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: With JS Giguere and Mike Brown returning to the Maple Leafs on Thursday, James Reimer and Joey Crabb will likely find themselves the odd men out. Clarke MacArthur, who signed a 1 year $1.1 million deal in the off-season, confirms that he’d like to sign a contract extension with the team, there have been no talks to this point.
  • Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Scouts from the Lightning, Flyers, Canadiens, Bruins and Pittsburgh were at the Kings-Maple Leafs game last night.
  • Dennis Bernstein via twitter: LA Kings coach Murray says, ‘We need more scoring’. He’ll need to bring in more offense if he thinks the Kings are a contender.
  • Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Many have wondered why the Leafs didn’t trade for Wojtek Wolski (sent to the Rangers for Michal Rozsival yesterday). The Coyotes called the Leafs about Francois Beauchemin before the Leafs extended holiday roster freeze. The Leafs would have wanted a draft pick along with Wolski for Beauchemin, the Rangers didn’t require a pick.
  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC Sports: The NY Islanders could look to move Mark Eaton, but don’t have much else to offer. The Devils are still looking to deal. The Leafs, Flames and Panthers could also be sellers. The Blue Jackets, Senators and Sabres could be looking to deal, but may be looking for players as there are jobs on the line. The Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets are basically the only teams that would take on salary. The Penguins, Blackhawks, Red Wings and Bruins don’t have a lot of cap space. The Hawks and Bruins have lots of draft picks. With the Flyers keeping Ian Laperriere on LTIR and rather than retiring, saves the Flyers $1.167 million in cap space this year and next, as it’s an over-35 contract. The Canadiens only have 2 defenseman under contract for next season, JK Subban and Jaro Spacek. Hal Gill approached the Canadiens about a contract but was told to wait.
  • Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason suffered a groin injury on Friday and may not be ready until this weekend. The Jackets have recalled David LeNeveu on an emergency basis.

One more busted deal for Burke. I doubt that Wolski would have been that great on Leafs either but still i bet many Leafs fans think so. Trading away the whippingboy for some hope would have been positive for Burkie even without draft picks heading to Toronto.
Good for Rangers! Although my first guess of Wolskis destination would have been LA…

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