Friday, October 13, 2006

Staal/Letang: Staying or going ?; Malkin, "days" away ?; Hamilton arena ties are cut

With the recent article in the Trib concerning sending Jordan Staal and Kristopher Letang back to their Junior teams, it made it seem almost a formality that they'll eventually go back.

On my way home tonight listening to XM204, they interviewed Bob McKenzie from TSN. McKenzie spoke to Ray Shero the day after that story broke, and stated that Shero was upset at the way that his comments were taken out of context.

He went on to state that Shero had to have conversations with both players, telling both of them that NO decision had been made as of yet.

And with both of them scoring their 1st NHL goals last night, it sure is making that decision harder every day.

On the Malkin front, Dave Molinari from the PG reports that Malkin could make his NHL debut in a "matter of days". That info is conflicting with Mark Madden's opinion, stating is re-eval is to be pushed back another week, but what else is new.

And finally, the hush-hush exclusivity deal for the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton has been cancelled, a deal that reportedly was made by Jim Balsillie.

The reasonings by the Canadian pundits for the Pens to move has been whittled away by one.

Let's hope that on December 20th, the final nail in that coffin will be hammered home with the IOC wins that slots license.

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