Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sens buying, but likely not Kovalchuk


The Senators will be buyers before the March 3 NHL trade deadline, just don’t expect them to be involved in the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes.

Ball in Oilers’ court, Souray says of possible trade

Joanne Ireland,

If the Edmonton Oilers elect to deal Sheldon Souray by the trade deadline, general manager Steve Tambellini now knows his parameters.

Rumors, Rumors, Rumors to start your week off right.

  1. Darryl disappointed in top guns, but he’s not trading them away

  2. Rangers don’t seem ‘desperate’ Phaneuf

  3. Marty Turco’s status is up in air, but reading Stars won’t help

  4. What will Hawks do at the trade deadline?

No-trade clause eases Vinny Lecavalier's mind

Damian Cristodero, Times Staff Writer

Vinny Lecavalier said he heard the rumor, first reported by the Ottawa Sun, that the Rangers tried to start trade talks for him, but he didn’t think much of it.

Tampa Bay general manager Brian Lawton called the rumor “completely false,” but Lecavalier said he hardly paid attention.

Oilers are shopping six notable players: Sources


Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini has a major housecleaning in mind as he tries to fix the mess his organization has become.

With the NHL trade deadline on March 3, Tambellini has plenty of work to do.

Burke open for business

Leafs GM will be busy man on trade front

By LANCE HORNBY, Toronto Sun

Brian Burke advises all fellow general managers who truly believe they’re on the verge of a Stanley Cup to go for that last key trade and to hang with the cost.

And if you’re going to deal, don’t forget that phone number, 1-800-GO-BURKE, or stop on by at 40 Bay St.

Keeping Toronto pick looks like the big deal

Fluto Shinzawa

Of the calls Peter Chiarelli has been taking lately from rival general managers, few have centered on the availability of Toronto’s first-round pick in 2010, which landed in Boston as part of the Phil Kessel swap. That’s because other bosses have resigned themselves to the fact that the Bruins GM probably will not part with a pick that could turn into a centerpiece player.

Should Price go?

First of all I will start by saying I believe Price will be a very good goalie in the near future, I just don’t think it will happen in Montreal.

Laugh all you want

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke knows people are going to laugh, but the goal of his team is still to make the playoffs.

Burke reiterated the claim during a question and answer period with the media on Saturday in Florida.

Tons of Late Night/Early Morning Rumors from the Globe and Mail

Eric Duhatschek

RUMORS DU JOUR: There’s something admirable about the way the Carolina Hurricanes are going about their rebuilding phase, without any pretence about their prospects for the current season, which are lost anyway. First, they installed Eric Staal as captain in place of Rod Brind’Amour, so he can adjust to the yoke of leadership, with comparatively little stress. Secondly, they’ve acknowledged publicly via general manager Jim Rutherford what everybody knew already – they will be sellers at this year’s NHL trading deadline and that any number of veteran players with Stanley Cup championships on their resumes

NHL News and Rumors – January 23, 2010

Run-up to Olympics likely will form trade strategy

Bowman coy on Hawks’ trade outlook

Deadline deals bug Leafs GM Burke

Turco tempting for team to trade

If Minnesota Wild backup Dwayne Roloson fetched a first-round draft pick from the desperate Edmonton Oilers at the trade deadline in 2006, shouldn’t Dallas Stars starter Marty Turco be the same attractive bait?

Turco has been the Stars No. 1 guy since Eddie Belfour left the team in 2002, but his contract is up July 1, Dallas isn’t winning a Stanley Cup with this edition and Turco turns 35 in August.

Rangers don't seem 'desperate' Phaneuf


Despite Calgary general manager Darryl Sutter’s adamant denial that Dion Phaneuf is on the trade market, another NHL GM yesterday told The Post that the Flames are “desperate” to move the defenseman and the annual $6.5 million cap hit he will carry through 2013-14.