Emery Trade Talk? Rangers Continue To Want A DMan? Ryder Available?

– According to the Ottawa Sun, the Sens have been shopping G Ray Emery around the league. Emery hasn’t played well after off-season wrist surgery and didn’t do himself any favors by showing up late for practice the day after a reported stick-breaking tantrum.

From Tsn.ca

The New York Post noted that the Rangers may be interested in picking up a Blue Jackets defencemen; either Adam Foote or Rostislav Klesla. Foote does have a no-trade clause and is in the final year of his deal with Columbus, but the Columbus Dispatch reports that the Jackets are also likely to start talks with Foote on an extension to keep him in Ohio. The Dispatch does throw some different names into the mix, mentioning Rangers LW Petr Prucha coming to CBJ for veteran Czech RW David Vyborny.

– According to the Montreal Gazette, the Rangers have inquired about Canadiens RW Michael Ryder, who has not been performing well throughout the season, but after this weeks four-points in three games, Ryder could be sticking around now.

The Edmonton Journal notes that Dick Tarnstrom could be moved by the Oilers, especially once Matt Greene returns from injury to give them a full complement along the blueline.

– As the Maple Leafs continue to struggle, Toronto papers have been more inclined to mention the possibilty of Mats Sundin getting dealt before the deadline.

– Rob Blake admitted, to the Denver Post, that he would consider waiving his no-trade clause in order to accept a trade before the deadline.

The St Paul Pioneer Press notes that veteran D Keith Carney “has deadline trade written all over him.”

– The Ducks may simply have been looking for more financial flexibility, but Brandon Bochenski may get an opportunity to play in a scoring role for the Ducks. Right now, the Ducks have just four forwards that have scored six goals or more for the season, so there is a need for anyone with a finishing touch. The Bruins, needing to make up for three injuries along the blueline, see Hnidy as a cost-effective solution to their immediate depth issues.

11 Responses to Emery Trade Talk? Rangers Continue To Want A DMan? Ryder Available?

  1. hull says:

    Nice to see the "HTR Feature Article" is a copy paste job from tsn (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=226488&hubname=nhl). Nearly verbatim except for the useless input on the Michael Ryder rumor. Maybe you should give credit where credit is due.

    Classy work.

  2. habsrock99 says:

    I doubt Bryan Murray will trade Ray Emery, at least not yet anyway. I see him keeping both Emery and Gerber for a Play-Off run then trading one in the summer to give him for Cap flexibility for some of his pending RFA's.

  3. cartino says:

    This is a "Stanley cup run" year for the sens, and I'm afraid our one weak link has to be goaltending.

    I would not offload Emery and put this teams hopes all on Martin Gerber during the playoffs, as he'll do what he always does when there is pressure on him… and that is fold like  a lawn chair. I would still rather have Emery over Gerber and work on him in practice to get his game back close to where it was the year before.

    Ultimately goaltending has been the achilles heal of the Sens most seasons, and seeing as their are no goaltenders available really at all this year then they really should keep both goalies and just ride the one whose playing better at the time.

  4. Habs_pm says:

    Ryder and Huet should still be traded

    Why?….I'll tell you why…

    They won't re-sign in Montreal and even if Huet loves Montreal he will still be asking more that 3.5 Million a season. I wouldn't mind Huet staying in Montreal but only for a 1 year deal.

    Ryder will sign somewhere else, No way Bob Gainey will pay him what hes getting now. If Ryder will accept anything from 1.5 to 2.5 per year then keep him in Montreal.

    If they both have no intention to Re-sign then trade them while they could get something for them.

    Montreal needs to beef-up upfront, To many players getting shoved around!

  5. Habs_pm says:

    Black should go back to Colorado….But Smyth and Sakic are out for a while they might fold and not even make it!

  6. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    I'm a big Keith Carney fan. I hope he goes to a team that can win a Cup.

  7. BruMagnus says:

    One of the few rumors I could see coming to fruition is Tarnstrom getting traded.

    The Pens should try to get him back. After all, a little known fact is that Dick Tarnstrom ACTUALLY LED THE PENS IN SCORING ONE YEAR!! That's right. Remember that little bit of trivia. In 20 years they'll ask, in the 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s, aside from Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and Sidney Crosby, who else led the Penguins in scoring?

    Answer: Dick Tarnstrom with 52 points in 2003-04!

  8. BruMagnus says:

    I honestly think the Penguins should make a move for Rob Blake.

    Send them something like Eric Christesen, Jeff Taffe and a 2nd round pick, or Ryan Malone and a 1st rounder (maybe too much) for Blake.

  9. Pronger44 says:

    Why delete my comments, I just spoke the truth when I said Hull's a *****ing dickhead.

  10. Pronger44 says:

    Whether you delete me off here or not I'll just create my own hockey website, only I'll change the banner every *****en couple days so people dont have to sit there and stair at some *****en retard like Bryan McCabe. Everything on this shitty sites a joke anyways, grown men crying over hockey and posting shitty posts all the *****ing time. I aint even wasting my time on this shithole anymore, everyone has a sarcastic comeback or a witty statement for any *****ing article or say in that I have. So screw all you of you's, Ill post on another name or whatever the ***** the name of my hockey website, and I guarandamntee it will be better then this shithole.

  11. wingerxxx says:

    The Pens need a defenseman that is more stable defensively.  The game is slowly starting to pass Blake by, he's barely holding onto his status as a top defenseman.  The Kings give him a ton of minutes, but its mainly out of necessity. 

    I wouldn't give anymore than a 2nd round pick and some change for Blake at this point.  Only a team that really needs some offense from the blueline should be looking at him, and the Pens already have Gonchar for that. 

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