While Bill Guerin’s been moved from St. Louis to San Jose, Rangers coach Tom Renney (as quoted by Newsday’s Steve Zipay) refutes reports that Jaromir Jagr is on the block. Zipay’s colleague, Mike Casey claims the Blueshirts have requested Todd Bertuzzi’s medical records (presumably for some purpose besides identifying his corpse), and the Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. James writes the Red Wings have been offered Islanders F Jason Blake (above).
He is often referred to as “Smoke”. May I make the humble suggestion that, whenever Smolinski scores a goal in a Canuck uniform, celebration must include torching a bowl, or – at the very least – digging a roach out of the ashtray and sparking it.
– One Chicago forum guy hates the deal and is posting a minute-by-minute countdown to when he can go home and drink the six-pack he bought on his lunch hour. It’s Monday, by the way.
(UPDATE : WFAN is reporting the Rangers have dealt D Aaron Ward to Boston for player to be named later. I’m pretty sure he won’t be named Derek Sanderson.)