Burke shopping Sergei?

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun is reporting that Brian Burke may be interested in moving Sergei Fedorov once he returns from injury.There was nothing reported about what he would want in return, and Fedorov is one of the highest paid players in the game, so for cap reasons he would be difficult to move. Still this is something to keep an eye on, I remember hearing rumors of him being moved in the summer, so this rumor may have some truth to it.

Also I’ve read in a couple places that Mike Comrie could be on the move in busy Phoenix. I guess they might not be done yet. (Comrie was scratched, and has no goals this year, so who knows?)

75 Responses to Burke shopping Sergei?

  1. SabresFan220 says:

    I don’t see Fedorov as a Sabre. As good a player as he is and how great a career he has had he is an older player and as we’ve all said very expensive. Plus I don’t know how many years he has left on his current contract, and the Sabres wouldn’t trade for him as a rental player.

    Sure seeing Fedorov and Afinogenov together would scare everyone in the league, but I dunno if giving up a leader like Drury would be worth it. Chris hasn’t scored much this year yet, but there is a reason why he shares the C with Briere. Drury is also a younger player and a strong leader who we’ve tried to build a core around. Besides that, Anaheim would want more than just Drury straght up, they would accept Briere for him straight up I think, but I’d never make that deal.

  2. habs79 says:

    Not a good move for Pittsburgh. Federov left Detroit partly cause he wasn’t the number one center. I doubt he would like going to a team that is yet to get their first win (they are currently leading tonight). To play second fiddle to an 18 yearold.

  3. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    what? I didnt say anything about BUF………………………………………………………………………

  4. leafs_r_a_joke says:


  5. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    actually you know what i just remembered Evgeni Malkin no point in making a Federov Trade with him coming next year atm i think the best fit for Federov is a place like EDM or CAL or NYR but id prefer edmonton to go after Kolzig

  6. habs79 says:

    I think it is a good trade, Smith would be a nice partner for Carney in Anahiem. Federov would be a nice fit in Edmonton, and maybe Edmonton could be a good fit for Federov. Federov has been very disappointing in Anahiem, maybe playing in a true hockey city again could recharge him. Like playing in Montreal did for Kovalev, not saying Kovalev wasn’t playing in a true hockey city in New York, but it is clear he wasn’t happy there.

    Hey Jannetty, I have a question and you would be the guy to answer it. Edmonton just sent Conklin down to the AHL, but they sent him to Hamilton. Are Montreal and Edmonton sharing the Bulldogs again? What happened to the Edmonton Roadrunners?

  7. mojo19 says:

    I like that smith and dvorak deal for fedorov, thats pretty reasonable actually, i dont know if burke will do it, but it would help edmonton for sure, and if they had kolzig too. they’d really have a good team.

  8. habs79 says:

    If they wait till the deadline, Edmonton might land both. If Federov keeps disappointing he might be had for the same deal like Montreal gave up for Kovalev, and maybe playing in a true hockey city again might recharge Federov. Sorry about the tough loss tonight, Lemieux looked pissed at the end. I didn’t see the penalty but Lemieux clearly wasn’t happy.

  9. JannettyTheRocker says:


  10. JannettyTheRocker says:

    The Oilers shut the Roadrunners down for the season, now with NHL hockey back in town. Rumor has it that the Oilers shut down the AHL in Edmonton because they are trying to get the Western Hockey League to bring an expansion franchise to town………..The Oilers are sharing the Hamilton Bulldogs and Iowa Stars (I think that’s their name) of the AHL.

  11. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    Edmonton doesnt have the cap room for both and Pronger + Kolzig + Federov = aroun 18million dollars which is way too much to commit to 3 players

  12. JannettyTheRocker says:

    I’d like to see Fedorov come to Edmonton more than Kolzig. I think that Fedorov will be re-energized playing on a speedy Canadian team, and will help to excel the young Oiler forwards. Markkanen can hold the fort, as long as the offense can support him by potting some goals…………..But, if we got Kolzig instead of Fedorov, I won’t be complaining one bit.

  13. GretzNYR99 says:

    I think teams can still share the contract, but it will count toward the team without the player’s cap.

  14. GretzNYR99 says:

    If anything, Anaheim is going to want a young defender, the staple in which they lack in. They’ll probably ask for Semenov, which I think is a great fit for Anaheim, if he plays with fellow Russian Vitaly Vishnevski. Vishnevski could maybe even make him play with an edge, which would be a sight to see. The other deal I like too, Conklin and a 1st rounder for Kolzig. Not a bad deal at all. Kolzig gets out of a shithole, and Conklin gets to play in a no pressure situation.

  15. GretzNYR99 says:

    I could see the Rangers possibly making a move for him a little later on in the season if the offense fails, and he comes at an affordable price. I’m not holding my breath on it, but it’s Sather, he’ll end up making a move for a big name veteran sometime soon. I do praise him for not going nuts though so far.

  16. thatleafsguy says:

    Thye only team they could dump a fedorov on would be one with cap space.

  17. JannettyTheRocker says:

    I like both of your ideas. Conklin and a 1st rounder for Kolzig and Semenov in a package to Anaheim for Fedorov. I don’t know if the Oilers could handle the salaries for both though. I don’t think the Oilers want to get that close to the salary cap limit, don’t think they want to spend quite that much. But really, either deal is strong for the Oilers.

  18. thatleafsguy says:



  19. 24_cups_and_counting says:

    Comrie is progressivly getting worse, that’s why i think that he’d be a perfect fit in toronto. U can never have to many has-beens!

  20. WestcoastbiasJason says:

    Bonk was traded twice. Once to the Kings and then once for Garon.

  21. WestcoastbiasJason says:

    Maybe you’ve been watching Eastern conference games because Western Conference games have been filled w/ big hits. In fact, the increased spped through the neutral zone seems to generate bigger hits. I agree w/ you on the penalties, though. But that is just part of the adjustment period.

  22. Linden_Rules says:

    and trust me, it is delicious – especially after a long night of drinking beer and watching hockey

  23. mtl_prince says:

    hahahahahahahahaha sooooooo true!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. habs79 says:

    Thanks for the info, and yeah they are called the Iowa Stars.

  25. LeafsJaysRapsBillsManU says:

    You’re right. The Leafs should concern themselves with making shrewd moves like adding Radek Bonk, who CERTAINLY isn’t on the downside of his career. Lindros (10 points) and Allison (10 points)?? What was JFJ thinking???

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