– A close friend of mine met former WWE Diva Trish Stratus yesterday at an autograph session at Indigo books inside of the Eaton Centre in Toronto. During conversation, he asked Trish about whether the rumours regarding Christian Cage are true. Trish confirmed that Christian has indeed signed with the WWE, and that his return will “sooner than you think.” Oh. My. God. The anticipation, literally, is killing me.
– Although no deal has officially been agreed upon, the WWE and Mickey Rourke continue to talk. A deal will most like be agreed upon.
– TSN‘s Bob McKenzie has confirmed that the Habs and Oilers are making serious offers to the Bolts for F Vinny Lecavalier. McKenzie believes that, althought the Bolts aren’t entirely sold on trading Lecavalier, the option remains open based on how the team is playing, how Lecavalier is playing, what the offers from other teams are, and in what direction ownership decides to take this franchise in the long run – all between now and the trade deadline. He also says that the Bolts would trade Lecavalier if the deal made sense for the future of the franchise.
And even if Lecavalier doesn’t move by the deadline, his no-movement clause doesn’t kick in until July 1st, so it’s expected that another flurry of Lecavalier-trade-talk and rumours at the NHL Entry Draft in June will circulate. Stay tuned.
– Bolts’ G Olaf Kolzig is out three-to-four months with a distal biceps tendon rupture in his left arm. Kolzig is scheduled for surgery on Saturday and unless the Lightning make the playoffs, his season is over. Kolzig has a record of 2-4-1 with a 3.66 GAA in eight games.
– According to a source close to me in Kansas, with Giants’ WR Amani Toomer all but on his way out of the big apple, and WR Plaxico Burress’ future with the team up in the air, the G-Men are expected to push hard to acquire Cardinals’ WR Anquan Boldin.