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01-18-2004, 06:15 AM
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Garrioch is not the next Jared

Garrioch had a big setback this week, as Tim Horton’s bluntly rejected his two forked ideas of having low-carb donuts, and for having Garrioch become a Tim Horton’s spokesperson like Jared of Subway. They were especially blunt about the idea to use gravel dust in the low-carb donuts to increase fibre content without carbs.

Now that all that is over, Garrioch has lots of free time and produced three fun-filled articles this Sunday.

First Garrioch gives Big George his own big column: Laraque in a hard place with Edmonton

the word is the asking price is high at the moment.

Sources say Edmonton GM Kevin Lowe, who is known around the league for overvaluing his players, wants a young prospect who will be able to help right away or a winger who can score. The word is Florida offered winger Kristian Huselius.
No idea why Garrioch is fixating on “the word is”. The words here are Florida wanted more than Laraque back for Huselius.

Also he gives Zamuner his own article: Zamuner done in Beantown

"It's tough for me to say anything," said Zamuner, 34, choosing his words carefully. "I'm hoping something might happen soon, but I don't want to get into a situation where I start chirping in the newspaper and start saying things. It's better for me to just be quiet and hope things get worked out.
Talking to Garrioch is not one way to be quiet.

Finally we get to the main word of the day, his usual wide ranging collection of Garrioch low-carb thoughts, found here: Surgery puts Hurme on back

Sources say talks between the Isles and Bolts are heating up and a deal that would send D Roman Hamrlik back to Tampa Bay is getting close. The word is the Lightning have offered LW Fredrik Modin and C Alexander Svitov for Hamrlik. Talks between the two sides have been ongoing for a long time, but this could be enough to get a deal done. It's believed the Sharks, Devils and Mighty Ducks have also shown an interest in Svitov.
One might have thought that when Milbury was on the Corel Centre pay phone for hours this week, that Garrioch might have tried to overhear the conversation. However his attempt to hide behind a waste receptacle failed and we are left with just these guesses. Svitov and Modin is a fair price for Hamrlik, but one wonders if Milbury isn’t attempting to flip one of these on return to get a decent and cheap D from another team.
The Wings are ready to make a pitch for Chicago C Alexei Zhamnov, but the Sharks, Canucks, Kings and Devils have all shown interest. The word is the asking price is high: Chicago wants a No. 1 or No. 2 blueliner in return. That means if the Senators were interested -- and they aren't -- Chicago GM Bob Pulford would want D Wade Redden or D Zdeno Chara back. Forget it.
Forget it? Why remember such nonsense? There is no way Chicago is asking for a 1/2 D for a UFA2B like Zhamnov, and there is no way any team would ever trade a real 1/2 D for a player who might do very little in the playoffs. Garrioch still fixating on “the word is”.
Columbus president-GM Doug MacLean is ready to wheel and deal, but he's not getting much action. The word is MacLean has offered around D Luke Richardson, D Scott Lachance, RW Trevor Letowski and RW Tyler Wright.
If MacLean wants action, offering just Richardson, Lachance, Letowski and Wright is not going to make it happen. More use of “the word is”.
If the Senators let captain Daniel Alfredsson get to unrestricted free agency July 1, don't be surprised if the Rangers make a pitch for him. The Blueshirts will free up $22 million in salary this summer because it's not expected C Mark Messier, C Eric Lindros and injured RW Pavel Bure are going to be back.
Since nobody knows if there will be a salary cap or not, don’t expect teams to rush out and sign huge contracts this summer.
A team getting ready to clear the deck: Anaheim. GM Bryan Murray might get busy if the Ducks don't stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Nice wording on using Ducks and hunt in the same sentence, and this will be true, if the Ducks drop out of the playoff picture.
The Flyers will make a pitch for Tampa G Nikolai Khabibulin or Washington G Olaf Kolzig. The word is G Jeff Hackett's days are numbered in Philly.
Yet again, “the word is”. Esche had the shutout Saturday night against the Leafs and the 4-1 win against the Leafs Friday. It would not be a surprise to see the Flyers make a move if the price is right -> they don’t lose anybody they would want to keep.
The value of Detroit G Curtis Joseph has risen. Don't expect the Wings to just give him away.
The funny thing is that Legace has a higher save percentage than both Joseph and Hasek.
The Avs might make a run at Isles G Garth Snow for the playoff run. They're also expected to inquire about Ottawa's Martin Prusek.
Pruzek is starting a real debate on who should be the starting G in Ottawa – his save percentage is much higher, and is GAA much lower – and the players like playing in front of him.
Would Florida owner Alan Cohen pack up the Panthers and move them to Winnipeg?
Not if he had to live in Winnipeg during the winter.
Anybody want Carolina RW Jeff O'Neill and his $3.7 million salary? Call 'Canes GM Jim Rutherford.
I did using the Canes 1-800-TRADEUS phone line, but couldn’t get a deal in place.
The Leafs are sniffing around Caps D Sergei Gonchar again.
That Garrioch can sure form a mental picture of Leafs sniffing Gonchar. However my guess is that Gonchar will end up in Leafland.

Have a better than nice Sunday.

Edit: the usual mess of typo fixes.

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