Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Local Fishwrap Oct. 17 Plus - Hartley Fired

The Thrashers have tied the can to coach Bob Hartley.

Ken Warren drops the word that Martin Gerber will get the nod in net against Montreal on Thursday. It looks like Ray Emery will be set to go on Saturday versus the Panthers. He also gives Alfie a little love in a nice piece today.

No word yet on whether Randy Robitaille cleared waivers (deadline: noon today) but if he does, it looks like Nick Foligno will be plying his trade down in Bingo while Robitaille takes over for the injured Dean McAmmond.

Bruce Garrioch also mentions that the Sens may be interested in former Ottawa 67 Zenon Konopka who may be put on waivers by Columbus. What's interesting about Konopka is not how well he plays (he's an agitating fourth line pest with so-so skill) but his personality which is outgoing to say the least. At least one little birdie whispered into my ear that two seasons ago during the Ducks annual rookie dinner here in Ottawa, Konopka was the life of the party despite only being called up a few days earlier.

Don Brennan reminds us that Jason Spezza is still goalless despite running away with the assist lead in the NHL.

Martin Havlat will be out another four weeks trying to get that chicken wing he calls a right shoulder some more healing time.

And of course, the destruction of Bryan McCabe continues unabated in Hogtown.

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