from Donn Esmonde of the Buffalo News,
For all Toronto has going for it, it wasn’t enough for coveted hockey player Josh Gorges....
Aside from anything else, Gorges just took the early lead in the unofficial balloting for Our Favorite Sabre.
Judging by the sputtering disbelief of a Toronto Sun sports columnist, our northern neighbors aren’t happy about it.
Josh Gorges has been traded to the Buffalo Sabres for a second round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Gorges had played for the Montreal Canadiens and had chosen to reject the Toronto Maple Leafs, who were also interested in the star defenseman, to accept a trade to the Buffalo Sabres.
Gorges to Buffalo for a 2nd round pick in 2016. #SNSigningSeason
— John Shannon...
The Buffalo Sabres have made a shake up within their own division by trading for Montreal defenseman Josh Gorges. The Sabres gave up a 2016 second round pick for the 29 year old defenseman who is set to make 3.9 million a year over the next four seasons.Gorges waived his no trade clause to go to the Sabres but wouldn't waive the no trade clause when originally traded to the Toronto...
The Montreal Canadians have traded Josh Gorges to the Buffalo Sabers. Its clear that the Sabers want to get better now and Gorges is the way to start great trade for them and all they have to give up was a second round pick. Gorges will bring great leadership to this team. That will help the Sabers out a lot.
Josh Gorges to Buffalo, Montreal receives 2nd round pick in 2015 in return...
TRADE ALERT: The #Sabres acquire defenseman Josh Gorges from @CanadiensMTL in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2016 (acquired from @mnwild).
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) July 1, 2014
Montreal Canadiens Josh Gorges is the subject of rampant trade speculation leading up to 2014 NHL Free Agency. Gorges does not fit into the long term plans of the Habs, and GM Marc Bergevin is listening to offers from a few teams.
The 29 year old is signed to a $3.9 million annual cap hit contract until the 2017-2018 season. He is a stay at home defenseman who is good at blocking shots.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are still believed to be in pursuit of Montreal Canadiens blueliner Josh Gorges, but his modified no-trade clause may be holding things up.
TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted the Leafs are still hoping he'll waive his NTC. If that would occur, McKenzie stated "it's believed Montreal would get a roster player from Toronto...
COME ONE, COME ALL
Saying he's "got nothing else to do." Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges sent out a Twitter invite for an outdoor pickup hockey game and the fan turnout was fantastic.
With the NHL lockout grinding through its fourth month, Montreal Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges looked to an unusual source to find his next hockey game: Twitter.
The 28-year-old Gorges extended an open invitation to his followers on the social network to join him at a Montreal rink Wednesday afternoon, during the Boxing Day holiday.
Fans responded in droves.
The scene didn...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2012
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges is using Twitter to organize an outdoor hockey game with fans.
The 28-year-old called on fans to join him at a neighborhood rink in Montreal on Wednesday afternoon during the Boxing Day holiday.
Gorges jokes that he may move slowly on the ice after Tuesday night's Christmas dinner.
The hockey game comes two days after the NHL lockout...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2012