MBATF: JAGR, BRYZ, LIDSTROM, SMYTH
Here’s what you missed while you were busy talking about Game of Thrones…the latest news at the start of what looks to be a very interesting couple of weeks….
- Ryan Smyth requests a trade, wants to go back to Edmonton.
- Ryan Smyth denies he requested a trade to go back to Edmonton.
- Flyers are close to signing newly anointed franchise saviour, Ilya Bryzgalov. The big question is what will it cost them? Matt Carle looks like the likely option at the moment.
- Jammy Jagr wants to be a Penguin again.
- Lidstrom saves the Red Wings one last time by returning for a 20th season. He also ensures there will be a long talk about his place in the greatest defenceman category and is a long shot to equal Bobby Orr’s record for most Norris trophies.
- Neither Craig Mactavish, nor Craig Ramsay will be the first coach of the Winnipeg “Something-or-Others”.
- The Boston Bruins know how to party.
- Norm Macdonald continues to struggle to find a comedic home. Sorry Norm.