Hockey Trade Rumors – Latest Roundup

The latest round up of hockey trade rumors. Some of the latest rumors involve Roberto Luongo, Brendan Witt, Jason Allison, Ed Jovanovski, Dan Cloutier and Doug Weight.Around the Western Conference rumors are rampant that the Vancouver Canucks and the Colorado Avalanche are very interested in the services of Florida Panthers star goalie Roberto Luongo. What is not clear however is if these rumors are legitimate or if Loungo’s agent is pushing for a deal to a better team in order to make sure that he signs a big contract for next season. Presently it is evident that we all know that he is a all star goalie but is not able to show off his talent on a poor team.

The rumor with the Canucks is that they are willing to package a deal of Dan Cloutier Ed Jovanovski and a prospect in exchange for Jay Bowmeester and Luongo. Now before people get all heated to say that this is not enough for the Panthers players there should be an understanding that Luongo is set to become a Unrestricted free agent at the end of this season meaning that any team can sign him to a contract without compensation. Apparently he becomes an UFA because he went to arbitration last season and signed a one year deal based on that. It would be nieve not to mention that Jovo Cop is also set to be a UFA at the conclusion of this season. The difference being that Florida would have a better chance or resigning Jovo than they would Luongo who is said to be frustrated in Florida because of the loosing.

In addition, the Avalance are also showing interest in Luongo. They are apparently offering a package of David Aebischer and a talented young defenseman. What gives credibility to this rumor is that the Avalanche are notorious for making big deals happen and that their General Manager is not afraid to make deals such as this happen. If Luongo is traded the Avs would love to steal him away from the Canucks.

Another rumor making the rounds is that the Leafs are trying to rid themselves of Jason Allison. Although he was signed by the Leafs as a unrestricted free agent just this off-season it appears that he is not fitting in quite right with the Leafs chemistry. Rumors have Allison being traded to the Sharks or to the Capitals. One of the players who is said to be available on the Sharks team is Brad Stuart but it would obviously take more than just Allison to land this stable defenseman.

Another player on the Sharks who is said to be on the market is Evgeni Nabokov. Nabokov has been inconsistent at best this season and needs to string together a hot streak in order for the Sharks to get full value in return. Atlanta may be a good fit because of their goalie problems in the early season.

Doug Weight is playing on borrowed time in St. Louis. When he signed his big deal with the Blues he signed on to play for a winning team, with the likes of Chris Pronger and Al McInnis. How times have changed and the Blues are now one of the worst teams in the NHL (Sounds odd to say that). Because of his big contract Weight will be hard to move. Expect to see a Fedorov type salary dump. One of the teams that may be interested in Weight is the New York Rangers who are also said to be interested in the Ducks Petr Sykora

Finally, speaking of the Ducks don’t be surprised if Brian Burke makes an effort to deal Sandis Ozolinsh for a more rugged type player. Don’t forget that Burke already has one puck moving offensive defenseman in Scott Niedermayer. A deal with Washington for Witt may be a realistic possibility.


66 Responses to Hockey Trade Rumors – Latest Roundup

  1. mojo19 says:

    No man, I read it, i’ll send you the link if i find it, ok

  2. mojo19 says:

    http://spectorshockey.tripod.com/spectors_trade_rumours.html

    Its the part that says:

    SUNDAY RUMOURS FROM THE OTTAWA SUN.

    Bruce Garrioch reports the following:

    – The Calgary Flames aren’t totally happy with centres Daymond Langkow and Steve Reinprecht and are shopping around for a number one centre. Garrioch suggests they might make a pitch for St. Louis Blues centre Doug Weight, as might the Ottawa Senators.

  3. JannettyTheRocker says:

    I apologize. Thought you were just trying to take a jab at me. I’m sorry…………But I truly hope Doug Weight comes back to the Oilers.

  4. Beckfan5 says:

    Ill tell you what, if someone goes down for a long period of time i’d be all over him.

    And he could really help the PP.

  5. shauno says:

    why the hell would shanahan get traded. he’s a lifer and you’re a moron. (coming from a hardcore wings/shanahan fan)

  6. Bishop7979 says:

    Yes but Crosby has been playing on wing with Christensen and Palffy leaving rookie Hussey to center mario and recchi.

  7. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    so because its said in the papers in wont happen? granted im gonna be honest the chances of it happening dont seem to good now do they. but things have been said in the papers about players not coming to certain cities yet they ended up there right?

  8. Mullet says:

    Mogilny is being shopped and Washington and Toronto are interested, Reported by Eklund.

    Toronto is also having discussions with St. Louis and San Jose about the availability of Defencemen Eric Brewer, Barret Jackman of St. Louis and Brad Stuart and Scott Hannan of San Jose and the approximate cost to acquire one or two of the four!

  9. mojo19 says:

    yeah, you’re right, keenan could be very close to a deal with the avs and still make that statement.

    The article also said that keenan went on to say that he fully plans on resigning Luongo long term, and they’re going to start those talks in january.

    So, who knows.

  10. mojo19 says:

    yeah I’d like to see him come to a Canadian team too, Flames or Oilers, But hopefully not the Sens.

  11. Grimreaper_11 says:

    Shanahan a lifer? He’s played for 3 other nhl teams aside from Detroit, New Jersey, St. Louis and Hartford

  12. robinson19 says:

    Souray for Ozolinsh.

  13. PastParticiple says:

    I heard about a big deal between Detroit-Atlanta-Montreal

    To Detroit: Yann Danis, Mtl 1rst round pick 2006, atl 3rd round pick 2007

    To Atlanta: Jose Theodore, Richard Zednik, Shledon Souray

    To Montreal: Ilya Kovalchuk, Greg De Vries, Manny Legace, Detroit 7th round pick 2006

    This trade will have to wait a bit because Manny is injured, but this look pretty interesting…

    I just report what I heard.. so If Eklund can take a look at this.. well do it 😛

  14. robinson19 says:

    I like it. The only Habs who must not be traded are Markov, Boullion, Koivu, Ryder, Begin, Komisarek, and the rookies. Everyone else is fair game if the return is good.

  15. PastParticiple says:

    Habs needs offensive and Atlanta needs a goalie..

    That’s why I think this trade is pretty good for both team… and for Detroit … well it is ice too 😛

    Eklund try to get more info on this one plz ..

  16. PSU_Penguin says:

    Just because Boston shot themselves in the foot doesn’t mean Atlanta will. That’s way too much to give up for Thedore with zednik not being a super star and souray underperforming.

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