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from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail,
What is already widely established is that GM Dave Nonis has adding a veteran netminder on his might-do list this week, as the organization has already been kicking tires on veterans like Calgary’s Miikka Kiprusoff and Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo.
What makes that decision more divisive than it was back in training camp is that Reimer has, in his limited sample size, established himself as a more than capable No.1 goaltender.
After Saturday’s shutout, the 25-year-old former fourth-round pick is up among the league leaders in save percentage, sitting tied for eighth among goaltenders with 15 or more starts at .920.
Even more tellingly, his even-strength save percentage – which is generally more predictive of future success – has been .933, .918 and .926 in his first three seasons, putting him significantly above the average in a career that is approaching 100 games.
The numbers also appear to have been trending upward ever s...
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As the NHL’s April 3 trade deadline approaches, a myriad of rumors will continue to fly around the league until its passing.
One of those, the Roberto Luongo-to-Toronto rumor, has picked up some steam recently after lying dormant for some time.
Luongo has played just once (in relief) since March 18 and has only started 14 games for the Canucks this season. Luongo’s lackluster...
It took a while, but Cory Schneider has finally taken charge in goal for the Vancouver Canucks. Veteran Roberto Luongo has become the most lavishly paid back-up in NHL history.So the Canucks need to finally move him for whatever the team can fetch. If the wealthy Maple Leafs franchise is willing to take the remainder of that 12-year contract off the Vancouver books, GM Mike Gillis...
The Calgary Flames are in full-on rebuilding mode.
After shipping captain Jarome Iginla to Pittsburgh last week, the Flames traded away their alternate captain and top goal-scoring blue liner Monday night, sending Jay Bouwmeester to St. Louis in exchange for defenseman Mark Cundari, goalie Reto Berra and a first-round draft pick the 2013 draft. Neither Cundari nor Berra have seen...
from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald,
That thing he’d swore he’d never do? Blowing it up?
Jarome Iginla left Wednesday. Now Jay Boumeester’s gone. And last we heard, Miikka Kiprusoff was teetering on the brink, too. Who’s next? Michael Cammalleri? Alex Tanguay? Cory Sarich?
Is anyone safe? SHOULD anyone be safe?
Hockey’s oldest team...