Author Archives: Trade Man

Blackhawks interested in Hamhuis, Vrbata

What are the chances the Blackhawks can make a deal with the Canucks for Dan Hamhuis and Radim Vrbata?

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/insider-trading-blackhawks-interested-in-hamhuis-vrbata~816527

Insider Trading: Imminent Ladd trade should open up floodgates

There will be a lot of forward thinking at this year’s NHL trade deadline because there is no shortage of wingers and centres available.

But, for the market to shake loose, it seems either Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd or Boston Bruins scorer Loui Eriksson has to get moved so that the contenders can turn their attention elsewhere.

Dan Hamhuis’s trade status is a riddle he’s not yet solved

The Canucks would love an Antoine Vermette scenario. The centre was dealt by Arizona to Chicago a day before the 2015 trade deadline for a first-round pick and defenceman Klas Dahlbeck. The 33-year-old Vermette won a Stanley Cup and then re-signed with the Coyotes for two years at $3.75 million annually. He didn’t get a pay hike, but he got a no-movement clause.

http://www.theprovince.com/sports/kuzma+hamhuis+trade+status+riddle+solved/11741818/story.html

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The curious case of Eric Staal

Lots to think about when it comes to deciding on how to handle the Eric Staal situation.

Clock is ticking on Loui Eriksson

What to do, what to do, if you’re the Boston Bruins and pending unrestricted free-agent winger Loui Eriksson remains unsigned into Monday, as the clock ticks down to the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline?

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.