Monday, December 28, 2009

Afternoon Scrum 12/28/09

Hockey headlines for the CBJ and from around the league. Mmmmm... hockey

  • TRADE RUMOR: Puckrakers is reporting that the CBJ and the Washington Capitals may have a trade in the works. Top D prospect Karl Alzner is the speculation. Jackets would almost certainly give up Filatov. Could be a good swap... I'm sure Caps owner Ted Leonsis and GM George McPhee could envision Filatov learning the N. American game from fellow Russians Alexander Ovechkin and Alexander Semin.
  • Here's a link to the thread discussing the rumor. Caps fans seem sure that Alzner will not be traded, but are happy to offer up D Shoane Morrisonn and/or D Milan Jurcina.
  • CBJ play host to the Red Wings tonight on Versus. Now the whole hockey world can watch the train wreck. I'm trying to stay positive, as is Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, but times are bleak. Heck, maybe this is the game the Jackets right the ship and get a quality win. Maybe.
  • Here are the preview for the game from the Dispatch, the Free Press and ESPN.
  • Adam Proteau of THN is all for a new team in Ontario, just not if it means another league expansion.


  1. Eklund of now suggesting both Ottawa and Washington want in on the Filatov sweepstakes.

  2. With Filatov in Canada for the World Juniors (RUS vs FIN tonight), maybe the interest in him heats up? I really didnt expect him to be moved until draft day. But if we can get Karl Alzner out of it, I'm all in.

  3. What about now with Chimmer gone? Would you still part with Filatov for Alzner, especially with John Moore making his way up to the big club in the next two years, or does one not affect the other?