Doug Weight, Olaf Kolzig, Glen Murray, Scott Gomez, Ted Nolan and other Rumors

Are the Blues looking to deal Doug Weight? Is Ted Nolan going to get the Coaching job with the Devils? What is happening with Olaf Kolzig? Are the Devils finally ready to make a deal? And are the Bruins looking to make another blockbuster? Find out inside.

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The Blues have been having a disasterous season in St. Louis , infact the worst season in franchise history. Their poor season can be directly linked to the off-season trade in which they traded Chris Pronger to the Oilers and the departure of Pavol Dmitra. Without these star players the Blues “other” star players have failed to step up to capture the emotion of the new NHL. Although Doug Weight has a no trade clause in his contract it is widely speculated that he is willing to waive it if he is moved to a team that is playoff bound. Two team that have seriously inquired into the availability of Weight include the Vancouver Canucks and the Edmonton Oilers. It is thought that Weight would “fit like a glove” back into the Oilers system and the recent trade dealings that have gone on between these two teams it would appear that they are legitimate contender to re-acquire Weight. Both of these teams have the Salary cap room to absorb his contract.

Ted Nolan, former Jack Adams, Coach of the year winner with the Buffalo Sabres is rumored to have inquired about the head coaching job in New Jersey . Although he is an excellernt coach it is doubted that he will land the job because of the availability of other coaches such as Paul Maurice. Look for Maurice to land the job and for Nolan to remain out of the NHL once again. It could be said that the reasons for his exclusion from NHL jobs is more than mysterious.

Speaking of the Devils, one of their speedy players, Scott Gomez, has been rumored to be on his way to the Phoenix Coyotes. According to the Arizona Republic , one of the reasons that the Coyotes are high on him is because of his partial Mexican Decent. I would not personally believe that the Devils are actively shopping Gomez, even though they have to move a player in the near future to free up cap space. The name most rumored to be on his way out of town remain s Alexander Mogilny despite his strong play of late.

As time inches closer to the trade deadline, the Washington Capitals may seriously look to deal Olaf Kolzig. One of the most important factors in waiting until later in the season is because as the season progresses any other prospective suitor will have to pay less of his contract for cap reasons. The team that presently has their target on Kolzig is the Vancouver Canucks who have spent too many years building a contending team to go into the playoffs with Alex Auld, despite his strong play at times. Washington will expect a player in return for Kolzig, expect it to be Ruutu and a second round pick in 2006.

Unrestricted free agent, Owen Nolan, is inching closer to a return to the NHL after recuperating from past injuries. Although Leaf fans get excited about possible signings it is all but assured that he will not return to the Leafs because of the recent history of conflict. It is rumored that the Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are very interested. Expect him to stay back East and sign with the Leafs arch enemies, the Senators.

Finally, the Boston Buins are far from finished dealing. Both Glen Murray and Sergei Samsonov are on the trading block The Flyers have had some interest in Murray who may be able to act as a possible replacement for injured Keith Premeau in the scoring department. Samsonov on the other hand is being sought after by the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings feel that they could inject some additional speed into their lineup, especially if they could pair him with Valeri Bure when he returns from injury.

Have a safe and Enjoyable New Year.
Trade Man


Update to this article:

A Montreal Canadiens scout has been seen to an Avalanche game for a second game in a row.

The rumors of a trade including goaltender José Théodore has coming back. The Avs is currently searching a perfect fit in the net. Luongo, Kolzig, Theodore and Brodeur has been mentioned in past rumors.

Montreal is searching for firepower in the offence, Hejduk, Tanguay are the man that they want. Laperrière could be a fit in the trade.

According to me, Théodore will not be trade. But, a trade between the two teams could happen. Milan Hejduk is probably on the market and the Avs could possibly trade him to drop down their payroll. With 10 goals and 16 passes Hejduk is not the man that he was with Petr Forsberg. With a contract of 3.7M … expect him to go.

Expect to see a trade of the kind …

Hejduk for Perezhogin


Alex Tanguay for Perezhogin and 1st round pick

if José is trade (it won’t happen) the trade will be probably like that

Theodore + Plekanec


Tanguay + Aebisher + 3rd round pick

Don’t expect to see Rob Blake or Joe Sakic to be trade!

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96 Responses to Doug Weight, Olaf Kolzig, Glen Murray, Scott Gomez, Ted Nolan and other Rumors

  1. GlenSather says:

    I would like to see the New York Rangers make a bid for Owen Nolan. I think he could be that tough winger they are lacking.

  2. flyersfan10897 says:

    When you say “save philly” you do realize they are currently first in their division, 2nd in the conference behind only ottawa, and are tied for the 3rd best winning percentage with detroit behind ottawa and nashville? Not to mention, they are doing this without their starting goalie, the captain and best defensive forward, two of the three best defensemen on the team, and about 5 rookies being in the lineup every game? Sorry, but I am missing the part about where they need to be saved.

  3. flyersfan10897 says:

    Just because Gomez is from Alaska means he can’t come from Mexican heritage?

  4. wec69 says:

    esche only carried the flyers in the last post season, knocking out brodeur and belfour. if thats not playoff goaltending then what is? give him at least one more playoff season before cutting him down.

  5. wec69 says:

    preach it brother, preach it!!!!

  6. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Please please please……Kevin Lowe bring back Doug Weight to the Mighty Oilers of Edmonton.

    GO OILERS GO!!!!

  7. wec69 says:

    bring nolan to philly, they could use some cheap help on wing and its a beauty way to stick it to the buds.

  8. sketchy says:

    There is no reason to bring in a 5.7 million dollar player when the Oilers have Schremp and Pouliot in the system, along with Stoll, Horcoff, Peca, Reasoner, and Harvey.

    If the Oilers were to pick up Weight it would be later rather than sooner but no way would Lowe give up much for Doug ‘Legs’ Weight.

  9. adambuffalo says:

    I’ve heard the same story many times. My brother-in-law’s parents lived a few houses down from Hasek, and that was the rumor going around the neighborhood. I always liked Nolan , and would like to see him coach again. I also heard that he has been blacked balled by Muckler. Really, who wins the Jack Adams and gets fired?

  10. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    Oilers lost to the wild twice i feel soirry for you hahahahahahahahahahahahaahahaa

  11. V3n0m says:

    I wouldn’t really consider the Sens a “one line team.” Sure, they get a TON of production from that one line, but the fact is that their second and third lines could be the top line on a number of NHL teams (including a couple in their own division). They simply get overshadowed by that top line.

    Do the Sens roll 4 lines? Not really. More like, 3 or 3 and-a-half. But they’re definitely not a one line team.

  12. Air33 says:

    “3. Why the Hell would the Caps trade Kolzig? He’s been one of the best goalies in the league so far this year and there’s no one to take his place.”

    you never heard of salary dumping?

  13. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    ok but then why did you say garioche comes on HTR and writes what i post?

  14. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:


  15. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    they have marc antoine pouliot and the wild have Benoit Pouliet who is alot better

  16. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    they have Cogliano too if they decide to use him at center

  17. wingerxxx says:

    I think the Rangers need a tough winger, but Nolan is not the answer, he’s damaged goods. The Rangers have had enough high priced older players on the decline in recent years. Plus, Jagr and Prucha are on the right wing for the near future, that doesn’t really leave Nolan much room to fit in.

  18. BunchOfLies says:

    1. So ? Just the name is enough (marketing)

    2. Cant he (or any of the other centers) play wing ?

    3. Dumping salary

    4. IF he come cheap, could see him on the Ottawa 3rd line.

    5. Really ?

    6. Kolzig and Theodore WILL be traded if there’s any decent offers

    7. Totally agree, just have to look at the Bulldogs, no more quality D prospects.

  19. mtrakker85 says:

    I keep hearing rumors that Weight will be going to Philly.

    I think any trade other then getting maybe a winger is dumb. The Flyers have a lot of key guys on the IR. Not to mention the Flyers are 2 points behind the Senators with like 11 rookies in their lineup.

  20. neilios says:

    I think Kolzig’s gonna be traded soon and Washington gonna make the move so they can insure them selfs of the 1st pick in nexts years draft and get Kessel someone to play with Ovechkin and the Caps dont have scoring at all just Ovechkin and thats it.Iam also hearing the trade between the Canadians and Avs and the names mentioned are.

    To Canadians-Blake,Svatos,Budjai

    To Aves-Theodore,Souray,and Plekanek

    These are just the names I heard mentioned.I think it would be a good trade for both team the Canadians get there D they so despartly need and a pretty good player in Svatos,and the Aves get there #1 goalie they been lacking since Roy left.Avs fans dont forget Blake aint getting any younger and myself I think he is washed up.I dont like any of these teams so dont think Iam 1 sided for any of these shitty teams Iam a die hard Canucks fan and I hope they get there #1 C soon to kick start Berts ass I sure hope they pick up Gomez from the Devils.

  21. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    oh i ment benoit…. wait SHIT WILD ARE STILL IN THE SAME DIVISION

  22. PuckMucker says:

    Here is my rumour:

    To Chicago: Pat Marleau & Christian Ehrhoff

    To San Jose: Tyler Arnason, Adrian Aucoin, Duncan Keith + maybe Mikhail Yakubov

    howd’ya like that one?

  23. GlenSather says:

    They should make him play left wing. The rangers have all kinds of players playing out of position as it is. They don’t give anything up for him.

  24. hitman46 says:

    No matter who Montreal trades Gainey should throw in Bonk for a box of craker jack

  25. neilios says:

    Why would the Sharks do that deal????The players you mentioned are nobodys I think the Blackhwaks would have to give way more that that like a Bell and Ruttu and Aucoin and Keith now that would be a decent trade for both teams.This is the blockbuster Iam hearing between Canucks and Lightning.

    To Canucks-Richards,Boyle

    To Lightning-Jovonovski,Kesler,Park,and a 2nd or 3rd round pick.

    I think that would be a great trade for both teams espically for the Canucks they get there #1 C that they need so bad and the LIghtning get there stud D man that they need so bad since the Lightning Dmen are all slugs.Kesler would rip it up in TB playing on the 2nd line with Prospal and MOdin and plus Boyle aint a bad Dman at least he doesnt cauf the puck up the middle all the time like Jovo does and they have superstar Luc Bourdon coming up next year so Jovo will not be missed.then maybe they can trade Morrison for a good goalie but I wouldnt want to see him gone he is a good old BC boy and does all the little things .

  26. pensfanalltheway6687 says:

    This mayu be way off the subject but anyone see that move that Crosby put on Nittymaki when the Pens beat the Flyers in OT awhile back???

  27. pensfanalltheway6687 says:

    Just an interesting thought, most die-hard hockey fans are either from Canada, the East Coast, Central U.S. and The Rocky Mts. Area. The west coast doesn’t have many die-hard fans.

  28. PuckMucker says:

    let’s see… Arnason is the leading scorer for Chi-town… but I guess he’s a nobody, plus he’s a center and San Jose wouldn’t need a center to replace Marleau would they? nah. you are right. Bell has been hyped up, so he must be better than Arnie, and Ruttu is injured. That’s definitely more acceptable for both teams.

  29. Rickler says:

    Ted Nolan isnt in the NHL because he tried to get John Muckler fired when Mucks was the Genral Manager of the Sabres.

  30. jessup07 says:

    theodore is one of the most overrated/overpaid inconsistant goalies in the league, colorado would be stupid to take him for free at that salary. he had a good 20-30 games at the end of the 02 season and magically wins the hart and just because he plays in montreal all the hab fans think he is the next roy (not all im sure some quebecers are smarter than that). if you look at his season stats the year he won the hart, raycroft had a better rookie season and look at raycroft now. sucks ass (and im a b’s fan) there are lots of nights that theodore lets in 4 goals and just gets lucky with the win because his team scores 5-6 goals. he has never proven himself, what has he made it to? the second round beating out the bruins 2 times, big deal the bruins suck.

  31. physicalsap says:

    I heard Crosby, Ovechkin, Staal, Phaneuf, and Svatos all to the Maple Leafs in exchange for a lifetime supply of those things on the end of your shoelaces.

  32. Bruins_4ev says:

    samsonov wouldn’t be 3rd line stupid

  33. Bruins_4ev says:

    Yep it’s final they just announced it on tsn

  34. SoBaZzZz says:

    Trust me, Montreal need offense as well. Ribeiro and Dagenais are not 2nd line material. They need a big natural scorer and an over average offensive defensman.

    Koivu and Kovy are the only 2 worthy of a first line, Zednik is no more than a good 2nd liner.

  35. SoBaZzZz says:

    Blake is getting slower and slower and is way overpaid. Montreal has Danis and Price why would they want Budaj?

  36. SoBaZzZz says:

    Who the hell would give perfectly good cracker jacks for Bonk. Chances are you might even find a better player in there.

  37. SoBaZzZz says:

    Places with snow, go figure.

  38. SoBaZzZz says:

    Zednik, Souray, Bulis (and whoever wants Bonk)are up for grabs in Montreal, and they have good young talent to work a deal with. I don’t expect Montreal to part from Theodore, although I would love a blockbuster deal in the likes of Theodore for Tanguay but that would leave the Habs a little short in the net; too short for a long playoff run.

    Lacroix and Gainey are arguably top 2 GMs in the league, so don’t expect to see a screw job, it will be change for change.

    Don’t think Montreal would be interested in Blake, he’s aging and slowing, but would be a great leader for Habs D. If not Tanguay, I’d love to see Hejduk in a Habs uniform even if he has slowed down. He could fit great with Koivu and Kovalev.

    Bulis in the west could be great, he is fast ! But hasn’t got the scoring touch, western hockey might give him a boost. Zednik and Souray? I have no idea what they are worth to other teams but Zednik can skate, he can score, but has no hockey sense whatsoever. Souray is playing much better than he was earlier this season. If he can stay consistent and boost up a little more offensive stats, mostly on the powerplay, he could be a worthwhile trade bait.

    Does any Colorado fans know what the team are looking or willing to let go?

  39. big_booty says:

    Weight: Why he wasn’t bought out with Tkachuk when the lockout ended still puzzles me. I can’t begin to fathom why the Blues thought they could survive without Demitra/Pronger but had to bring back Weight/Tkachuk. This team can’t make up its own mind, whether to go with a youth movement or try the veteran route. Whatever they can get for Weight would be an improvement right off the bat. He is a shell of his former self and obviously not worth his bloated salary. They should also be seeking the same path for Tkachuk as well.

    Nolan: We go through this every year, and the song always remains the same. Word has it that Nolan’s problem is his ego – he refuses to take what he considers a “lesser” hockey job (i.e. at the AHL/junior level, or as an assistant) because he still considers himself to be an elite NHL head coach. I don’t know if he’ll get the Jersey job or any NHL job, but if he expects to get back to that level maybe he should consider paying his dues again.

    Gomez: I can’t believe what I just read: “…one of the reasons that the Coyotes are high on him is because of his partial Mexican Decent.” Are you (expletive deleted) kidding me? Come on, Micah – you’re better than this. That has got to be one of the most foolish things I have ever heard on this website.

    Kolzig: Needs a change of scenery, but the Caps would be even worse without him. I expect the same as in past years, when his name comes up many times in rumors but nothing ever happens.

    Murray/Samsonov: Philadelphia doesn’t need Murray’s play or salary, they’re doing just fine with kids like Carter/Umberger/Eager/Richards. I don’t know that they need a replacement for Primeau in the “scoring department,” as Primeau doesn’t score all that much anyway. Samsonov would be a perfect fit in Los Angeles, and could probably be had for Dustin Brown and a pick.

  40. cecilturtle says:

    Two reasons the Flyers will not win a cup. Esch came over in a trade with Handzus as a throw in. Esch has always been known as a career backup goalie, until he became the Flyers starter of cource. Nittymaki… How does one argue about the merits of a Calder Cup and AHL Playoff MVP??? Actually, I think the Phantoms beet my beloved Hatfid Wolfpack. I was looking at the stats and Nittymaki shut down all the great AHL goal scorers who are now on the Rangers. Betts, Moore, Ortmyer, Hollwig, wiseman, etc… These guys were all top goal scorers in the AHL. Its strange that in the NHL none of these guys have put many pucks in the net? Everyone raves about their energy, defence, and checking. But none will have more than 10 goals or so when the season ends. In the AHL they all scored close too or over 30 + goals last year. Okay, Ya starting to understand that the NHL tallent (especially with the GoalScorers) is much much much much better than the AHL. So, follow along, being a good AHL goalie means nothing!!! I am a Rangers fan and I am so thankful that Clarke is on this personal crusade of his to somehow win a cup inspite of his horrible goaltending. Just so he could hold a cup over his head and yell out to the world, “I told you I could build a championship team without a good goaltender!” If Clarke could get JD and the Panger to be his goalie… Well maybe not? But if that Little guy comes out of retirement to be their goalie??? JD and the Panger might just be signed to be backups when it does not conflict with their broadcast schedual of cource. Actually, Was Little not the Phantoms goalie for much of last season? So did Niittymaki back up Little for much of last season? This guy did not even start last AHL season as the stater… Get outa hear!!! Niittymaki… Forget about it!

    Cecil Turtle

  41. ottawa1992 says:

    ok………………………………………. good luck with that

  42. Flyaz says:

    He played 58 games last season in the regular season and 21 in the playoffs. You tell me. Are you this arrogant because it looks like your team might actually make the playoffs this year? I’d hate to think you were like this for the last what 8 years???? that the Rangers missed the playoffs. Before you throw stone’s keep in mind MY team is not the one that thought Mike Dunham would be a good starter in the Nhl.

  43. triple_deke says:

    The Habs would not trade Theodore, especially now that he’s performed under Gainey’s whip;

    The Avalanche WILL NOT TRADE TANGUAY; He will be the guy to take over when Sakic retires in the next 5-7 years (as Blake would retire reasonably soon after – they can’t afford to lose Tanguay, he’s certainly part of Colorado’s backbone)

  44. triple_deke says:

    The Avalanche should not/will not trade Svatos

    The Habs should not/will not trade theodore (although I’m not crazy about him, experienced tenders are not easy to come by)

  45. leafs_suck_sens_rule says:

    hokey sucks

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