Author Archives: Trade Man

Canucks Likely to move Prust

Will Reimer remain a Leaf?

Will Florida make a push for Ladd?

More teams looking to buy as trade deadline nears

A quick list of the top names that could be available to rent:

•   DEFENSEMEN: Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg; Keith Yandle, NY Rangers; Luke Schenn, LA; Brian Campbell, Florida; Christian Erhoff, LA; Alex Goligoski, Dallas; Dan Hamhuis, Vancouver; Nikita Nikitin, Edmonton; Braydon Coburn, Philadelphia; Kris Russel, Calgary.

•   FORWARDS: C Andrew Ladd, Winnipeg; RW Kyke Okposo, NY Islanders; C David Backes, St. Louis; RW Shane Doan, Arizona; RW Radim Vrbata, Vancouver; C Paul Gaustad, Nashville.

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/bruins/2016/01/more_teams_looking_to_buy_as_trade_deadline_nears

LeBrun: Vatanen Trade “Not Out Of The Question”

On how Peter Chiarelli may be interested in Sami Vatanen, if available, but the price would be dear:

“Yeah, the price would be dear, but it’s not out of the question. Whether it’s Vatanen or Lindholm – both pretty good young defensemen with their whole career ahead of them – they’re RFA. To me, it’s almost as simple as the first of those two to sign, it’s like that maybe the next guy is the one to get dealt, potentially.

Bruins seem certain to deal Eriksson by deadline

But, seeing as he’ll be one of the NHL’s premier free agents when the market opens July 1, that’s a double-edged sword. Especially since it’s never felt like he’s has any allegiance to Boston and won’t be inclined to give the B’s a hometown discount. Not only that, but his agent — J.P. Barry — has a history of getting maximum compensation, both in terms of money and years, for his clients in free agency.

The latest on Ladd

Trade speculation has begun swirling around the Jets captain after a report surfaced Monday morning that the team had broken off contract talks. Ladd has been with the franchise since he was traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010, one year before they relocated to Winnipeg.

Bolts’ Yzerman working to offload Drouin

Yzerman is finding the market for the young forward is tough. He tried to get a roster player from several of the 15 teams that were interested and when that didn’t work the belief is he’s now trying to get high end prospects in return for Drouin, the club’s top pick in the 2013 draft at No. 3 overall.

Murray has a decision to make on McGinn

Will Murray let McGinn remain in Buffalo and be part of the vital lessons being learned by a budding team, or will the general manager ship out the pending unrestricted free agent for an asset who won’t feel the pride of taking the rebuild’s first steps?

Blues, Backes hope to work out a deal

The contract that was supposed to last forever is set to expire July 1, when Backes will become an unrestricted free agent. Talks between the Blues and their captain have been infrequent to date, and though he holds a full no-trade clause, there’s no certainty which way the situation will unfold with just 37 days left before NHL’s trade deadline Feb. 29.

It’s time for the Jets to trade Ladd

Purgatory for Andrew Ladd has turned into hell for the Winnipeg Jets.

There needs to be resolution regarding Ladd and his future for the Jets to move forward.

What Boston’s Loui Eriksson could fetch in a trade

You’re only worth what they’ll pay for you. And if the Swede hits the trade rental market in February, he could fetch the Boston Bruins a heftier return than any other movable forward eyeing unrestricted free agency this summer.

Likely trade interest in Brandon Prust