February 11, 2013 NHL Trade Rumors

Derick Brassard and Penner Available?

Who is available? Well, a few teams would love Ryan O’Reilly, but God knows how that ends. Once again, Derick Brassard’s name is coming up. That’s been an uneasy marriage, to say the least. The Columbus Blue Jackets have three first-round picks next year — their own and one each from the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers. I can’t imagine they’d trade their own for anything less than a superstud, but the other two are strong commodities in a deep draft.

Another player of interest is Dustin Penner. He’s really in the doghouse with just three games played. If the Kings so desired, there would certainly be a market. He’s on a one-year deal. Hard to pin down many more names. Some teams don’t want to deal excess players because depth is critical. Very few teams are out of it, which prevents fire sales, and with the cap going down to $64.3 million US in 2013-14, you don’t want to add a big salary if you can avoid it. Maybe things loosen up in the next week or so.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/opinion/2013/02/30-thoughts-devils-out-to-prove-last-year-no-fluke.html

Speaking of trades, rumours will heat up on Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Stephen Weiss and Jarome Iginla. But the Anaheim Ducks have looked good with Getzlaf and Perry.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2013/02/10/surprises_emerge_as_nhl_season_hits_quarter_pole.html

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HTR Believes that this is leading to more speculation that he could be on this way out of town.

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Kessler to return to the Canucks lineup soon.

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Flames claim goaltender Joey MacDonald off waivers from Red Wings

The Calgary Flames have claimed goaltender Joey MacDonald off waivers today.

MacDonald was cleared to play today after being out since March 14 due to a bulging disc.

The Flames needed a goalie after started Mikka Kiprusoff sprained his MCL last Tuesday in a game against the Red Wings. He is listed as day-to-day.

MacDonald, who turned 33 last Thursday, went 8-5-1, with a 2.16 goals-against average and .912 save percentage for the Red Wings in 2011-12. He stepped in when Jimmy Howard was injured and won seven games in a row at one point, winning the back-up job from Ty Conklin.

http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2013/02/flames_claim_goaltender_joey_m.html


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