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Simmer’s AM Skate: Canucks Trade Talk in San Jose, NHL Goalie Rumours

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Vancouver Canucks foe, San Jose Sharks
The Vancouver Canucks visit the San Jose Sharks on November 27th.

Recently I’ve been asked about the Vancouver Canucks potential interest in San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer. Our San Jose Hockey Now outlet is thinking either Reimer or Adin Hill, both set to earn a little more than $2-million for one more season, might be a fit north of the border. We’ll connect to the story once we have it.

Two thoughts there: As we’ve expressed before, one can never have enough goaltending, and secondly, just how confident should the Vancouver Canucks be with the potential Spencer Martin / Collin Delia back-up combo, should it come down to that?

For salary cap reasons, I think the Canucks will stick with what they have, but that doesn’t mean one of those goalies won’t be on the move. Kaapo Kähkönen is slated to be the number-one there.

The San Jose chapter was also concentrating on JT Miller’s status while previewing the Vancouver Canucks season from their perspective.

Crease Chatter

Pittsburgh Hockey Now and Vegas Hockey Now have a couple of dandies for us, coming off some very bad news for the Golden Knights. That would be goalie Robin Lehner out for the season following hip surgery. Now what? Owen Krepps poured over the available goalies with a few on the NHL trading block. Here are the Vegas Golden Knights‘ options.

Meanwhile, how about the coincidence that is the Marc-Andre Fleury jinx. As PHN points out:

Never mind that every team Fleury left immediately had playoff difficulty, injured goalies, and was a lesser team. The Penguins, Vegas Golden Knights, and Chicago Blackhawks. It seems the hockey gods like Fleury as much as fans do. The Golden Knights were bitten on Thursday, and it could affect the Islanders and Penguins. The curse of Marc-Andre Fleury.

Montreal Hockey Now: With the Canadiens expecting good news regarding Carey Price, that might be why Jake Allen’s name is popping up in the NHL trade talk?

Red Alert

Uh oh. Every NHL team that has Russian players might be a little nervous about those players that went home getting back to North America. Apparently that fear has turned to reality. Reports from Russia indicate that Flyers prospect Ivan Fedotov was arrested for trying to leave Russia since he has not completed military service. Philadelphia Flyers news.

Woof Woof

We come full circle. Back to San Jose where Markus Nutivaara’s dog interrupted his press conference a little while back. A favourite moment for reporters there.

It’s a dog’s life.

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