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On Thursday, the injured Vancouver Canucks centre denied reports that he asked to be traded, but teams are definitely interested in acquiring the 29-year-old Michigan native. Namely, the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.
Add Buffalo Sabres defenceman Christian Ehrhoff to the list of players the team is considering dealing before the NHL’s trade deadline.
Girardi’s agents and Rangers GM Glen Sather are not believed to be far apart on the numbers, reportedly around a six-year deal worth $5.5 million per season. Callahan, on the other hand, is believed to be seeking a seven-year contract for close to $7 million per season, both higher than Sather would prefer.
Sabres also getting calls on defenseman Christian Ehrhoff. Like the other Sabres w/no-trades, he’s submitted his list.
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) February 27, 2014
With the NHL’s trade deadline less than a week away, the Panthers could undergo another massive roster overhaul.
For a team miles out of a playoff spot, that may not be a bad thing.
Interestingly, it just so happens that the Wild and Blackhawks are two teams supposedly interested in working a deal with the Devils for goalie legend Martin Brodeur before the NHL’s March 5 trade deadline.
The Senators have an interest in St. Louis F Chris Stewart but they aren’t alone. He could be part of a deal with the Rangers if the Blues try to get F Ryan Callahan.
Core Four charter members Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan are both one day closer to the end of their respective Rangers careers than they were on Wednesday.
Based on conversations I’ve had w/various NHL sources I’d say Stars F Ray Whitney very likely to be moved. Keep an eye on Coyotes and Kings.
— Jimmy Murphy (@MurphysLaw74) February 26, 2014
Sources say Ryan Kesler requested a trade some time ago & wants out of Vcr. Told #Canucks don’t want to trade him but may not have a choice.
— Louis Jean (@LouisJean_TVA) February 27, 2014
In Toronto, Dave Bolland is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. How are negotiations going there, and what are the chances he’s still a Maple Leaf on March 6?
Chris Phillips realizes Thursday could be his last game at Canadian Tire Centre as a member of the home team.
He doesn’t need the reminder he’ll get when he sees his old friend Daniel Alfredsson wearing a Detroit Red Wings jersey.
Nobody thought Alfredsson, a Senators’ lifer like Phillips, would ever leave the organization, right?
This assumes the Canucks, despite speculative reports, aren’t planning to trade Kesler.
A trade involving Kesler, widely coveted for his two-way game the way Canuck Trevor Linden was a generation ago, would cause a seismic shift in an organization whose core group of players has gone largely unchanged for years even as the team slips a little farther each season from its Stanley Cup final peak of 2011.
Sharks forward Bracken Kearns has been placed on waivers.
Kearns, 32, has three goals and one assist for four points and six penalty minutes in 22 games with the Sharks this season. The forward will likely be reassigned to Worcester if he clears
Just over a week away from the NHL trade deadline, Vancouver GM Mike Gillis knows what he needs to help his struggling team.
Problem is, getting that help will cost him.
Brian Burke, back from Sochi, has until March 5 — a little more than a week — to transform outgoing assets into prospects and picks. In other words, a future.
You cannot win without a stud blueliner who can play against the other team’s best players, who has enough offence to also play the powerplay.
Again, the Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers have the best young forwards to dangle.
A person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press that general manager Tim Murray continues to pursue offers for Miller with the intention of trading him by next week.
“Tim is testing the waters as hard as he can,” the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because Murray declined to speak to reporters Monday.
Steve Ott is the Sabres’ competitive face and dressing-room voice, the guy who best represents what Buffalo wants to be as an organization.
“He just goes out there and gets his nose dirty,” teammate John Scott said. “That’s what you want to see out of a captain, a guy who’s first into the battle and leading the charge and trying to drag everybody with him.”