OTPP: Marleau Rumors, Duchene Rumors, Abdelkader contract and More

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

The boys start the show looking at the latest Patrick Marleau rumors. The San Jose Sharks longest serving player and star forward apparently is willing to waive his no trade clause to go to the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, or Anaheim Ducks. Are these destinations realistic? Why kind of deal could make sense? What about two other teams mentioned by Bob McKenzie, the Blackhawks and Predators? Do any deals make sense team wise and cap wise.

Adrian Dater also broke trade rumors about Matt Duchene and Jarome Iginla. Pierre Lebrun has confirmed the rumors on Duchene, while others refute the rumor on Iginla. The boys look at how this deal could help Colorado, what they should be looking for, and what teams make sense as potential landing spots. They also discuss the coaching of Patrick Roy, and if the Avalanche need a change.

The boys then look at the new seven-year deal that the Red Wings gave to Justin Abdelkader. The deal is receiving a ton of criticism for being too much money, and too much term. Dave and Ben weigh in with their opinions on the subject.

Looking at the world of junior hockey, the boys examine the controversy in Flint, Michigan, where all 24 members of the OHL’s Firebirds suddenly up and quit the team. The boys look at why this happened and how it can be solved.

Moving on, we explore the Jordan Tootoo/Alex Burrows incident. What is over the line in terms of trash talk, and what can the NHL do about it?

Lastly the boys look at Alex Ovechkin’s quest to pass Sergei Fedorov and become the NHL’s all-time leader in goals by a Russian player. He’s already had two called back, and fired 15 shots at Petr Mrazek. When will the sniper get the mark.

All this and more on this week’s edition of On The Power Play.

OTPP: Marleau Rumors, Duchene Rumors, Abdelkader contract and More

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