to Mark Messier.
On to hockey news, though!
The Senators Corel Centre will be known as the ScotiaBank Centre starting...tomorrow.
Sheldon Souray of the Habs suffered a knee injury. Crud.
Janne Niinamaa was traded to the Dallas Stars from the NY Islanders in exchange for defenceman John Erskine.
Somewhat like the Rangers, the Stars now boast 6 Finns on their roster (Jere Lehtinen, Jussi Jokinen, Annti Miettinen, Niklas Hagman, Niko Kapanen, and Niinamaa)
Niinamaa is a solid defenseman, but he is known to be stubborn and hard to coach (Which is why he was kicked off Team Finland in the World Championships, and why he was left off the Finns roster for the upcoming Olympics), which might've helped Niinamaa get out of NY.
Speaking of Islanders coaching...
Steve Stirling became the 8th coach in 10 years to be fired for the Isles. You probably know that the Isles are a team that is dropping fast, and something (Or three things including Milbury and Niinamaa) had to change. Assistant coach Brad Shaw will take the reigns for now.
Isles GM Mike Milbury also resigned but will remain with the team as President. Milbury will remain as GM, until a replacement is found. Milbury is noted (At least by me) for his awful trades. Roberto Luongo to Florida, for example.
The Isles might be (And for good reason) looking at Brent Sutter, the coach who has led Canada to 2 straight gold medals in World Junior Championships.
It would be a tough sell, however, since Sutter said he loves coaching the Red Deer Rebels, a WHL team.