Author Archives: Trade Man

Could Devils make a play for Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk?

St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has been the center of trade rumors since the offseason, and they’re heating up again approaching the March 1 trade deadline.

Could the Devils be a potential suitor?

An NHL scout, who asked that his name and organization remain anonymous, said Shattenkirk would certainly provide an upgrade for the Devils.

http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2017/02/could_devils_make_a_play_for_blues_defenseman_kevi.html#incart_river_index

Oilers struggling to find a taker for Eberle

“I think they have tried to trade both Eberle and Pouliot for some time now, and I just don’t think there’s a market,” said Friedman. “One of the problems is that the word out of the All-Star break was that the cap is going to be flat next year, that we’re not going anywhere.  So I think it makes it harder for those kinds of guys to get dealt. So Edmonton is in a situation where they’re aware of that.

http://www.fanragsports.com/news/friedman-oilers-chiarelli-mindful-cap-situation/

Blues are open to sign-and-trade for Kevin Shattenkirk, but are finding few takers so far

There has been plenty of speculation about the St. Louis Blues entertaining a potential sign-and-trade deal involving Kevin Shattenkirk before the March 1 deadline.

Shattenkirk is in the final season of a four-year, $17 million deal and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. If he were to agree to an extension with the team that acquires him, it could help the Blues garner more value in a trade.

http://www.espn.com/blog/nhl/post/_/id/43370/blues-are-open-to-sign-and-trade-for-kevin-shattenkirk-but-finding-few-takers-so-far

Matt Duchene-to-Nashville or Chicago rumors are unfounded

Iginla wants to be traded

“I would like to, at the deadline, go somewhere,” Iginla said in an interview with Puck Daddy before the Avalanche played the Kings. “I would like to be in the playoffs. I would hope that there is some opportunity to go and play in the playoffs. Those are the best games, the most fun for sure, and you have a chance to win. So no, I haven’t given up on that chance to win.”

Iginla said he hasn’t “really talked” to Avalanche management about this “but I imagine that’s all part of it.”

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/jarome-iginla-hopes-for-trade-out-of-colorado-id-like-to-be-in-playoffs-053813363.html

Oilers should go after Lazar

Doesn’t look like the Sens will go after a big name player

Tampa Bay looking for a top 4 d man

Transitioning from the impact that the Stamkos injury has had on the Lightning, Friedman also mentioned that “their defense has kind of fallen apart. That’s been a big one. Yzerman is looking for a defenseman.”

The sentiment that Yzerman would like to add a Top 4 blueliner has certainly been a common theme for well over a year. We’ve barely seen any deals this season because the NHL trade market has basically been frozen because of both league parity – meaning a lack of defined deadline sellers so far – and salary cap restrictions that have handcuffed a large portion of franchises.

It was a few days after Yzerman’s trade comment that TSN’s Bob McKenzie had mentioned that he didn’t think the general manager would trade Jonathan Drouin.

http://www.fanragsports.com/nhl/friedman-delves-woes-tampa-bay-lightning/

With Matt Duchene and Gabe Landeskog, it must be a great deal … or no deal

Here’s what I think is going to happen: As the March 1 trading deadline approaches, whether that means in the final weeks or the final minutes, the Avalanche will have decent — not great — offers on the table for Duchene and Landeskog.

By “not great,” I mean a package that doesn’t qualify as a mouth-dropping difference maker. A great “offer” is: Did they really offer that? To qualify as great, it would have include an eventual long-term, standout defenseman for the franchise. And more.

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/21/frei-matt-duchene-and-gabe-landeskog-great-deal-or-no-deal/

Hawks looking at Nyquist and Tatar?

Red Wings not ready to start selling — yet

Maybe it’s too late already. Maybe the hole is too deep and there are too many teams to leapfrog to make the playoffs again. Maybe Holland will have to trade his pending unrestricted free agents — Vanek, Drew Miller, Steve Ott, Brendan Smith — to gather assets for the future. Maybe he should make more moves to clear out veterans and open opportunities for younger players.

Vanek, 32, has been traded prior to the deadline before, when the New York Islanders sent him the Canadiens in 2014. He is the Red Wings’ most attractive chip with 30 points in 33 games. He knows the deal.

https://www.nhl.com/news/detroit-not-ready-to-start-selling-yet/c-285823844?tid=280751000

Dreger on Shattenkirk rumours, possible fit in Toronto

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger joins Naylor and Landsberg to discuss the possibility of the Maple Leafs trading for Kevin Shattenkirk, if he is a good fit in Toronto and which coaches are on the hot seat.

http://www.tsn.ca/video/dreger-on-shattenkirk-rumours-possible-fit-in-toronto%7E1039672

Friedman thinks Jets’ trade price for Trouba will eventually be met

During a lengthy Friday morning discussion on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 which included a section on the Jets’ issues, NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman was asked if the franchise’s struggles meant we could potentially see Trouba in play earlier than we might have expected.

“I think Trouba is almost always in play. I really do.” said Friedman. “I still think there are teams – nobody looks at this two-year deal as a long term solution. I just think that Winnipeg’s thought process hasn’t changed. ‘You’re going to have to make it worth it to us to do it.’ I think at some point in time somebody is going to. I do.

http://www.fanragsports.com/news/friedman-thinks-jets-trade-price-trouba-will-eventually-met/