Author Archives: Trade Man

Calgary Flames won’t commit — yet — to being buyers or sellers at NHL trade deadline

With 13 games on the docket before deadline day, the Flames GM is likely waiting for a hint from his inconsistent squad, and, in the meantime, hoping that his slate of soon-to-be unrestricted free agents — the most obvious trade chips — can boost their sagging stock over the next month.

http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/01/29/calgary-flames-wont-commit—-yet—-to-being-buyers-or-sellers-at-nhl-trade-deadline

As trade deadline nears, Maple Leafs are open for business

James Reimer is an interesting case. If he continues his stellar play — his .932 save percentage is second best in the league — he would be attractive to playoff-bound teams looking for some depth in net.

Oilers trying to get Hamonic deal done, Friedman says

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman talking to Oilers uber-insider Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now and dropping a few trade rumour bombshells.

Stauffer mentioned the Oilers trying to upgrade at right defence from Justin Schultz by moving for either Sami Vatanen of Anaheim or Travis Hamonic of the Islanders, as both teams can use a scoring winger.

Breaking down Rangers’ trade deadline options: Kevin Shattenkirk, Jonathan Drouin, Patrick Marleau on the list

St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was born in New Rochelle. He grew up a Rangers fan. His favorite player was Brian Leetch, and it’s believed he wants to play for the Blueshirts one day. He turns 27 on Friday. He is a right-handed shot and a major power play weapon, and he paired with Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh on the United States’ 2008-09 World Junior championship team.

Jones: Steven Stamkos to Toronto makes sense

Stamkos can become a free agent this summer, and you can’t get through a couple of hockey shifts without speculation that the Toronto-born Stamkos will end up playing for his hometown team. Rumors ramp up even more when the Lightning plays the Maple Leafs.

GMs Acknowledge Bergevin’s ‘Sense Of Desperation’

If this season is going to go up in smoke, as it appears it might based on the last couple of games they played or didn’t play against the Columbus Blue Jackets, then put yourself in that position for a draft pick. I know the fan base isn’t going to want to hear that, but Bergevin has already declared he’s not firing his coach. If he can’t find a suitable trade, or he doesn’t want to give up the assets just for the sake of making a trade, maybe the silver lining is you continue to drop and all of the sudden you slide into a top 10 spot or higher at the draft.”

http://www.todaysslapshot.com/from-the-ice/dreger-gms-acknowledge-bergevins-sense-of-desperation/

Don’t be surprised if the Oilers move out a right shot D within a few weeks

Could the Flames shop Hudler?

And TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie added that one player who could be moved on the rental market is Jiri Hudler. McKenzie said that despite the Calgary Flames’ forward having an off-year, he could still be enticing to teams looking to make a playoff push.

http://www.tsn.ca/trade-talk-would-trading-yandle-make-sense-for-rangers-1.429284

Leafs’ Lamoriello getting his trade face on

The most likely Leafs to move: Defenceman Roman Polak, forwards Daniel Winnik, Shawn Matthias and P.A. Parenteau. It’s highly unlikely anyone would be interested in Nick Spaling, Brad Boyes or defenceman Martin Marincin.

Lamoriello has decided not to go to Nashville for the all-star game, choosing to remain in Toronto to plot his trade strategy.

Will the Canucks go after Eriksson?

I think Vancouver plans to be a player July 1 with up to $15 million coming off the books. Pending UFA winger Loui Eriksson, for one, would look great playing alongside the Sedin twins next season. But whether it’s him or other high-profile UFAs, I think Canucks GM Jim Benning will go fishing this summer while he continues to rebuild the foundation.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nhl/post/_/id/40711/rumblings-would-andrew-ladd-fit-with-panthers

A Loui Eriksson reunion is just what the Stars need, but I doubt it’ll happen through a trade with Boston

Could Loui be in the mix to make return to Dallas to play alongside Spezza? We desperately need a true second line winger.

Heika: I would love Loui Eriksson to return. He is exactly what the Stars need. But I can’t imagine Boston trading him back after the Seguin deal. Maybe if he hits free agency.

Dreger: Panthers, Canucks May Have Interest In Ladd

“So if he goes to market, and he’s not on the market yet, look at Florida. Don’t forget Jim Benning, formerly of the Boston Bruins, who’s in Vancouver. He’d have some interest.

“Most believe that the Jets are focused on Dustin Byfuglien – but there’s still a chance they can sign both.”

http://www.todaysslapshot.com/from-the-ice/dreger-panthers-canucks-may-have-interest-in-ladd/

Lots of interest in Hamhuis

On what sort of interest there would be in Dan Hamhuis, if he were shopped by the Vancouver Canucks:

“Well, I think people are going to want to make sure that he’s able to come back from this injury without any adverse effects. It was really traumatic. He chronicled the physical damage, and just basically how a lot of the facial bones were shattered, and still dealing with numbness and some issues there.