Hockey Trade Rumors from the Ottawa Sun

Fisher on block? Sens sizing up trade market for veteran centre

Leafs looking to make deals

Panthers ready to clear house

The Senators are casting about to see what they can get for Mike Fisher.

But with the 30-year-old armed with a no-movement clause and two years left on his contract carrying a cap hit of $4.2 million, two league executives seriously doubt he’ll be going anywhere anytime soon.

“I know teams have called and I’m sure they’re just trying to shake things up a bit in Ottawa,” said a league executive. “But I don’t see it. He’s having a bad year. He’s not the only one on that team.”

Fisher has 13 goals and eight assists through 49 games. At this rate, he’s not going to come close to the 25 goals and 28 assists he recorded last season.

Still, teams around the league are attracted to his hard-nosed style.

While Fisher is part of the problem in Ottawa, both executives noted he can be a bigger part of the club’s solution if he gets back to contributing the way he’s capable.

The executives also noted GM Bryan Murray has to listen to every offer he gets.

“I just don’t think they can get enough for him to warrant that kind of move,” said another executive. “That’s a drastic move and they’ve got to play (well) next year. They need to have some players.”

So, what would be enough to move the veteran Senator?

“You’d have to get two pretty good young players — and I mean prospects — and a top draft pick,” the executive said.

At this point, all options are on the table for Murray and the floundering Senators.

RUMOURS DU JOUR

Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke is trying to wheel and deal. League sources say he’d like to exchange veteran blueliners for younger players before the deadline. The belief is the Leafs would like to move Francois Beauchemin or Mike Komisarek. Both have time left on their deals and will be difficult to move. Beauchemin ($3.8-million cap hit) has another year left on his contract, while Komisarek ($4.5-million hit) is signed through 2013-14. While Burke has insisted he won’t ask Tomas Kaberle to waive his no-movement clause, he’s going to be the most attractive option for contenders who want blueline help. Kaberle is in the final year of his $4.25-million deal

The Sharks, Bruins, Predators and Avs are looking to shore up their defence … The Panthers are ready to clean house. GM Dale Tallon wants to follow the model he used to make Chicago a Stanley Cup champion — beginning with clearing out veterans. G Tomas Vokoun, LW Cory Stillman, and RWs Radek Dvorak and Rostislav Olesz are all being shopped Keep an eye on C Stephen Weiss, an attractive option with a $3.1-million hit and two years left on his contract. Sources say the club’s top scorer is available and attracting plenty of interest … The Flyers could decide to bring in another goalie as insurance behind Sergei Bobrovsky and Brian Boucher. Don’t expect a repeat performance from last season’s playoff hero, Michael Leighton. After clearing waivers, he will remain in the AHL.

http://www.ottawasun.com/sports/hockey/2011/01/22/16994831.html


14 Responses to Hockey Trade Rumors from the Ottawa Sun

  1. LeafFansAreGay says:

    The Laffs want to trade Komisarek? Hahahahehehehe! I have to see this. Another screw up by Burke getting more garbage, signed all the way to 2014. $8.5 mil total spent on Komisissy and Beachemen. Most over rated gm in history.

  2. MystifoLeafs says:

    The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled Reimer, looks like he is getting another shot to impress in the big leagues. Glad to see him finally being given a shot.

  3. HABSSTAR says:

    Komi is toxic at this point.  No one will want him unless someone equally as toxic is going the other way.  Possibly something like Sourray for Komi type of deal. 

    There's likely someone around who would take a shot at Beauchemin.  He played well in Anaheim, you just have to ensure he has a good partner and isn't the "go to guy". 

    No one is giving that up for Mike Fisher.  "the executive" who said it should probably put down the crack pipe.  I like Fisher but not at that price. 

  4. Leafs_Forever says:

    There was a mention on the radio today that perhaps the recall of Reimer is pointing to a trade of Giggy.  But the question is, what would the Leafs get for him? Or would he be part of a bigger package?  Perhaps Giggy and a d-man for prospects/picks?

    Thoughts?

    In Burke we Trust!

  5. 93killer93 says:

    Eklund is reporting two MONSTER deals are in the works.

    Deal 1

    Cal
    Jay Bouwmeester, Rene Bourque, Mikael Backlund, and a first and third round round pick
    NJ
    Zack Parise, Brian Rolston, Bryce Salvador, Mattias Tedenby and Vladamir Zharkov

    Deal 2

    Tor
    Nazem Kadri, Clarke MacArthur, and Kris Versteeg plus a conditional pick
    Dal
    Brad Richards, Jamie Benn, and Ondrej Roman

  6. HABSRULEFOREVER says:

    I doubt Dallas is going to do this deal, they are playing good and in a playoff postion, why would they uproot the teams chemistry at this point of the season, plus Richards has siad he wants to stay with Dallas….

  7. Nonikhanna_Leafs says:

    NO FRIEKIN WAY SHOULD TORONTO DO THAT TRADE. getting ripped BIG TIME. there is no garuntee that brad richards will sign with toronto. and just like with the kessel trade, if kadri ends up being a franchise forward we will lose this trade AGAIN. our forwards are set for a while. we should aim to trade some of our goaltending depth for forwards. we have like 3 high-end goalie prospects, 1 conn-smythe winning goaltender, and a young goalie who is projected to be a starting goaltender. we have amazing chemistry in the locker room right now. we just need that 1 center and a fix on our defense and we are set. 

  8. leafmeister says:

    That would be awesome, but Dallas would not ***** up the chemistry they have for a prospect, a potential 1 year wonder, and a solid, unspectacular forward. Richards and Benn would give us a long term and short term center solution. Again though, not gonna happen.

    The NJ trade is also ridiculous. J-Bo's contract is far too big, and NJ is giving up way too much. Any Parise deal isnt gonna be a contract exchange, it will be a Kessel type deal. Prospects, picks and cheap youth.

  9. 93killer93 says:

    I'm not saying they should make the trade or that I think it will happen, but I thought it would be interesting to share.

  10. leafy says:

    A fun read, but Eklund pulls these trades out of his rectum.

  11. TheLeafNation91 says:

    One simple reason why DALLAS would do this…They cannot afford to sign him. You dont want to lose an impact player for nothing, and get a great return…And this is a great return for him.

    Kadri is a great prospect, a pick is a pick, and MacArthur and Versteeg make young and talented wingers for Dallas that much deeper…

    With Riberio, Ott, and prospects like Kadri and Glennie on the team…This team future wise have gotten that much better

    Unfortunately, as a Leafs fans the only way I do this trade is if Richards signs a deal with the team…Because I aint losing that maany good players for nothing

  12. THENOTORIOUS says:

     How about Kovalev, Phillips, Fisher and a conditional pick(s) for Gomez, spacek, Maxwell, 1st rounder in 2011 and 1st rounder in 2012. Both teams gets unwanted players and the Sens start the rebuilding of the team the right way?

     or Spacek, Kostitsyn 1st in 2011 and Andrei Markov's rights for Iginla and Reghere?

     I know most people will say that we shouldn't trade our 1st rounders and that it would end up being a big mistake in the long run but if the habs want to get rid of Gomez I don't see other ways? Unless the habs were ready to take on a bad contract in return contracts like Dipietro, Yashin, Lecavalier, Komisarek, Michalek ect…the good thing is that Gomez only has 3 more years left to his contract and the salary cap seems to go up every years.

     

  13. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Maybe to first…But Fisher and Phillips can get moe than the worst conract in the league

    NO to second

    Clagary can get more for Iginla alone in that deal. Spacek and Kostitsyn are not good at alll…And ones old…That Calgary trade actually makes no sense at all.

  14. HABSRULEFOREVER says:

    You know the second Montreal trades Kostitsyn hell become a 30-40 goal scorer… I like him and hope the Habs can resign him, plus I think the Habs are happy with Gomez.. I like him as well and hes still an effective player, but his contract is way too much which takes away from his contributions.. hes more of a second line 3-4 million a year type player… Markov needs to be resigned as well or at least offer Wisniezki( I know I spelled his name wrong) a contract… If they resign Markov and his knee gets hurt again theyll just put him and his contract on IR…. I think Montreal just just do minor deals like:

    NJ: Arnott
    MTL: 2011 3rd round draft pick
    and
    OTT: PhilLips,2011 2nd round pick
    MTL: 2011 1st round pick, 2012 3rd round pick

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