Author Archives: Trade Man

Ducks may look outside current roster for scoring help

Tampa Bay is seeking a right-shot defenseman. The presence of rising prospect Brandon Montour could make Sami Vatanen expendable, especially when left-shooting Shea Theodore has looked the part of an NHL regular while Cam Fowler recovers from a knee injury.

The Ducks want to re-sign Vatanen, their top offensive threat from the blue line. But a deal obviously hasn’t gotten done. Vatanen, 24, might reach 35-plus points for the second straight season and could at the very least triple the $1,275,000 he’s making this season.

Could Drouin be headed to Minnesota ?

Teams contacting Vancouver about Higgins

Will the Blues move Shattenkirk for scoring help?

St. Louis Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk could be on the block, while the Anaheim Ducks are a team to watch in the Jonathan Drouin sweepstakes, TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli writes.

Higgins will not play while VAN searches for match.

Canucks exploring trade options for Higgins

The Vancouver Canucks took an unusual step on Sunday to try and drum up interest in forward Chris Higgins.

At least two NHL teams have called the Maple Leafs to inquire about defenceman Roman Polak

At least two NHL teams have called the Maple Leafs to inquire about defenceman Roman Polak and found the asking price way too high. With less than two months to the trade deadline, NHL voices say GM Lou Lamoriello has priced his players very high at this point in time. Expect that price to come down closer to the end of February. Polak is the perfect kind of playoff addition contending teams are looking for

All eyes still on Stamkos … Lightning shopping Drouin

Really, the guy to watch in the next two months in Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos. There has been no update in contract talks between the two sides and there’s been a news blackout on any discussions. The belief in many circles is if Stamkos hasn’t signed by now then he’s not going to but that doesn’t mean he’ll be traded.–predators-werent-the-only-team-interested-in-johansen–all-eyes-still-on-stamkos–lightning-shopping-drouin

The key factors that make Keith Yandle Rangers’ best trade chip

Keith Yandle has been traded just once, but he has spent the majority of his career hearing his name mentioned at this time of year in rumors. So the Rangers defenseman is taking things in stride, aware this was coming and trying to focus only on what he can control.

Pens would like to make some moves

Keep an eye on the Pittsburgh Penguins. Although shackled to some degree by the salary cap, Pens’ general manager Jim Rutherford is believed to be putting together his shopping list for the days leading up to the Feb. 29, trade deadline. If he can make it work, Rutherford would like to add a top-four defenceman and a depth forward.

Robby Fabbri for Jonathan Drouin is a possibility.

St. James: Red Wings should look into Drouin trade

An intriguing situation has developed in Tampa Bay, one that should interest the Detroit Red Wings.

Jonathan Drouin, a top-three draft pick, wants out, and it’s worth it for the Wings to see whether they could land him.

Dreger: Rangers Have ‘Significant’ Interest in Drouin

On potential interest of the New York Rangers in Jonathan Drouin:

“Yeah, I would say it’s significant. It’s significant. Now, whether or not there’s a deal to be made is another thing and I don’t believe that the Rangers have a full grasp on what the asking price is. But I was working on this yesterday as well and they do have some interest.