Hockey Trade Rumors – December 14, 2010


Blues Looking to Move a D-man?

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Blues Looking to Move a D-man?

The Blues have recalled Chris Porter, Adam Cracknell, and Dave Scatchard as they prepare for the mighty Detroit Red Wings Wednesday in Hockey Town. Hopefully these guys will look to bring a little energy especially if the Blues are trailing. The Blues have given several players in Peoria an opportunity to make a statement and no one has yet to take full advantage. Porter has had his moments as has Stefan Della Rovere.

The bottom line is this team is loaded with injuries and I would recommend one of these guys do something to show the organization they have no interest in going back to Peoria. They shouldn’t look at this opportunity as an interim role, they’re focus needs to be on finding a way to stick fulltime.

This looks to indicate the Blues do not have plans on dressing Cam Janssen in Detroit. We shall see Wednesday night.

The Blues are smart to wait until 5:00 to announce any players coming up from Peoria which prevents the team from having to pay the player for today. They are far from the only team that does this, nice way to take advantage of the CBA.

There is more and more noise regarding the Blues potentially unloading a D-man. If Doug Armstrong is successful in moving a defenseman for an offensive player the club could very well turn to free agent Marc-Andre Bergeron as a replacement. Sources say the Blues have recently inquired about the power play specialist who’s coming off of knee surgery. The club would obviously have no reason to turn to Bergeron unless they move a D-man.

For those looking to break down the Blues shootout loss to Carolina on Saturday all the focus should be on Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward. The former Conn Smythe winner was unbelievable especially in the third period. When Ward is on he’s an automatic top five NHL goalie.

http://www.truehockey.com/articles/Blues-Looking-to-Move-a-D-man

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The Rangers are trying to move LW Alex Frolov to just about anybody. They don’t want much in return for Frolov, who was signed as a UFA in the off-season to a $3-million deal. GM Glen Sather is having a hard time finding any takers and Frolov didn’t help matters by complaining to a Russian journalist about his ice time last week. It’s believed the Senators looked at Frolov, but they don’t need any more soft forwards … The Kings weren’t the only team looking at Boston LW Marco Sturm, who was dealt to Los Angeles for future considerations on Saturday. The Thrashers, who want to bulk up after a strong start, were also in the mix … Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke put his self-imposed trade freeze into place last Thursday, 10 days before the actual deadline kicks in. That’s raised a few eyebrows around the NHL because the Leafs are badly in need of change. “Nobody has been more active than Burke working the phones,” said one league executive. At some point, the only solution will be firing coach Ron Wilson … The Devils could be poised to make a move. Keep an eye on RW Jamie Langenbrunner. The Habs and Leafs are both interested.

http://www.ottawasun.com/sports/columnists/bruce_garrioch/2010/12/11/16516961.html