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The Better Be Good Garrioch

Given all the trade stuff flying about this week, Garrioch’s Sunday column is surprisingly peaceful. Perhaps he’s trying to get into Santa’s nice books so he gets that extra box of double glazed donuts under the tree this year.

The better-be-good Garrioch can be found at:
Look for Jacques deal to get done ... soon

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There's talk the Sens made a pitch to the Stars for LW Brenden Morrow, but it seems unlikely Dallas would trade the youngster. "I know they're looking for that type of player," said a league source.
Must be a specially observant “league source” – who would guess the Sens are looking for a gritty #1/2 LW?

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The talk is Edmonton C Mike Comrie could be dealt in the next couple of days. Talks have heated up with Anaheim and the name of OHL-leading scorer Corey Perry, who plays RW for the London Knights, has surfaced. He could go to the Oilers, along with a No. 1 pick. The Kings, Devils, Sharks, Wings and Rangers have also been mentioned as possibilities for Comrie, while Ottawa may have a mild interest.
Forget the Ottawa “mild interest”, that’s just Garrioch adding local colour. So is Comrie for Perry, #1 and Vishnevski a fair deal? Watching the Sharks recently it struck me they need a puck moving player like Comrie, especially if they would consider moving Damphouse (in a separate deal).

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The Isles have no interest in acquiring Sens C Radek Bonk for C Michael Peca. That's why a deal won't happen. Let's face it, putting Bonk and former Ottawa C Alexei Yashin back in the same room together wouldn't work. The two competed for ice time with the Senators and didn't have much of a relationship off the ice.
Okay Garrioch, over the years you’ve given us Bonk to the Islanders talk. Now you are telling us why it will never happen? I going to put a bad word into a Santa email about you.

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The Kings have made a pitch to the Rangers for RW Anson Carter. There's talk L.A. could be offering D Jaroslav Modry in return.
I think the Kings will ride the Straka wave first and see where he takes them. Modry was +3 with over 25 minutes of ice time last night, while the game before (3-0 win) was +2 with almost 23 minutes of ice time. I doubt Modry is going anywhere, as he has more value to the Kings than in a trade.

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The Leafs have stopped shopping RW Darcy Tucker.
No kidding! 8 game win streak, beat Boston 6-0 and Detroit 5-2 in last two games. Hey forget the Santa Claus parade route, start planning for the Cup.

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The Lightning has held talks with the Isles about D Kenny Jonsson or D Roman Hamrlik. Either would help the Tampa blueline.
It’s good Garrioch put that bit in about helping the Tampa blueline, as we would be otherwise confused, perhaps thinking Tampa would use them in net or to clean the ice between periods.

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The Kings may have an interest in LW Petr Schastlivy and possibly D Karel Rachunek.
First the Sens are not trading Rachunek. Second, we don’t want Modry. However Schastlivy for Lappy works for us. In fact Schastlivy for anybody who would play works. Schastlivy for a prospect works. Schastlivy for a pick works. Sadly Schastlivy himself doesn’t work.

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Don't rule out the chance of Joseph ending up with Boston or the Rangers.
Also watch for flying pigs, eating double glazed donuts.

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An observation from a broadcaster on Washington RW Jaromir Jagr and Yashin: "The worse they play, the more secure they are." .
Except if they get traded for each other.

Have a nice & naughty Sunday.

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