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The Leafs appear willing to take on some bad contracts

So, if Chicago, for example, want to add a huge salary such as Eric Staal’s (from Carolina), the Blackhawks could ship Bryan Bickell’s $4-million deal to Toronto in order to create the necessary cap space. The Leafs would also get a high draft pick or a worthwhile prospect for their largesse.

Jacob Trouba for Travis Hamonic?

On the notion of whether or not a Jacob Trouba for Travis Hamonic trade is in the ballpark:

“I think it’s a considerable long shot that Jacob Trouba gets traded between now and Monday. And if Cheveldayoff is willing to consider that, and the Hamonic situation is still a good fit, then they do that in the summer if it’s still there.”“I think it’s a considerable long shot that Jacob Trouba gets traded between now and Monday. And if Cheveldayoff is willing to consider that, and the Hamonic situation is still a good fit, then they do that in the summer if it’s still there.”

http://www.todaysslapshot.com/from-the-ice/dreger-jets-terrified-of-potential-trouba-contract/

First-round picks could move at NHL trade deadline

In fact, there are at least four pending UFAs whose price tag might require a first in order to pry them away from their current clubs: Loui Eriksson, Andrew Ladd, Eric Staal and Mikkel Boedker.

Are the Canucks looking at Drouin?

Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning.

On if the Canucks are talking with Tampa Bay about Jonathan Drouin:

“I think just about everybody is talking to Tampa. When I say everybody, I would say anywhere from 10-15 teams have pretty significant interest in this player, and I would lump the Canucks in that group of 10, 12, 15 teams.

How Keith Yandle went from trade piece to vital Rangers cog

Multiple sources report keen interest in the 29-year-old, much of it coming from the Western Conference. Dallas has been dogging the Rangers for weeks. The Blueshirts perhaps would be able to get the Stars’ immensely talented 20-year-old winger Valeri Nichushkin as part of the return package. Such a possibility would surely tempt Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton.

Jets getting offers on Ladd

An interesting report from Gary Lawless that the Winnipeg Jets have already received an offer of a first-round pick and a prospect for Ladd, and the trade market appears to be shaping up for the Bruins to get a very good return for Eriksson, who is red-hot and on pace for 29 goals and 64 points this season.

Scott Hartnell for Colin Wilson?

By Elliotte Friedman

Trade that may only make sense to me: Scott Hartnell for Colin Wilson.

Insider Trading: Oilers shopping Yakupov?

Are the Edmonton Oilers shopping one of their former first overall picks? What is the market like for Jets’ captain Andrew Ladd? Could the Rangers land Eric Staal? The Insiders have the latest on these and more

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/insider-trading-oilers-shopping-yakupov%7E814620

Are the Hawks looking at Tomas Fleischmann?

ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun speculated last week that Montreal could be looking to deal a handful of veteran players, including left wing Tomas Fleischmann.

Fleischmann isn’t the hottest name on the trade block, but he could be a fit in Chicago. The 31-year-old inked a one-year deal with the Canadiens in September and has put up decent numbers this season, scoring 19 points in 55 games. Plus, at $750,000, he’s cap friendly.

Kuzma: Hansen, with 19 goals, on trade radar

Hansen has earned some attention.

He would suit a number of Stanley Cup contenders, who usually shop the rental aisle at the trade deadline instead of searching for better long-term and affordable fits. Spit-balling doesn’t cost a nickel, so here’s one scenario for the Chicago Blackhawks to at least consider. They are linked to every available winger but would have to probably part with a first-round pick and/or a prized prospect to land the likes of an Andrew Ladd. And then, of course, they lose him lucrative free agency on July 1.

Panthers co-owner raves about Ladd, but won’t ‘comment on discussions’

The ties between the Florida Panthers and pending UFA forward Andrew Ladd were never a secret.


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