Jackets and Senators to swing a deal?

Although not directly sourced a rumor was mentioned on the Leafs Lunch radio show yesterday that included the Senators and Blue Jackets. Apparently the rumor that was mentioned by Dreger was goes something like this

Ottawa Sends – Vermette, Neil and Gerber to Columbus
Columbus Sends – Leclaire and Russel to Ottawa

HTR believes that there may be a little truth to the basis of this rumor mentioned on the radio talk show because Mason has taken over as the jackets number one goalie which makes Leclaire expendable and it is well known that Gerber is on the outs in Ottawa.


28 Responses to Jackets and Senators to swing a deal?

  1. greatlife15 says:

    Hmm that sounds interesting. Ottawa might be getting the short end of the stick nonetheless.

  2. mitchamac says:

    columbus wont want gerber that was just a dream you had

  3. hockey_lover says:

    Doesnt sound too bad I suppose.

    CBJ doesnt need Leclaire if Mason is going to be the starter. Pascal is too good to be a backup. Gerber would be a competant backup and would probably sign for a decent amount in CBJ.

    I dont know much about this Russel person so I cant comment too much on that.

  4. paul4 says:

    That would be HUGE for Ottawa.
    Kris Russell is a puck moving D who plays a great physical game.
    http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/kris_russell
    69 points in 59 games in his last WHL season (06-07). Just a few short of Mike Green.
    As for Leclaire? We could use a young starter goalie with his tallents and a cap hit of 3.8/year .

    Neil and Gerber are UFA next year, and Vermette is playing horrible hockey right now and needs a change of scenery.

    Its basically a Vermette for Leclaire and Russell.

  5. Tachmo says:

    Russel plays a physical game?
    He is tiny. I am pretty sure he is far from a physical player.
    Good player though, I watched him play junior.

    I agree this would a good deal for Ottawa.

  6. pezzz says:

    switch Gerber with Auld, and I think it's close from being a fair deal. I think Ottawa should throw in a draft pick too, like a 2nd rounder.

  7. mitchamac says:

    IF this was the case it would be a 3 way deal

    To Toronto – Ott 1st pic, Col 1st pic, Vermette, san 1st pic
    To Ottawa – Leclaire Kaberle
    To Columbus – Kubina and Antropov, Gerber

  8. mojo19 says:

    Derren Dreger is one of the best memebers of the media in terms of trade rumours. So who knows if this exact deal is on the table, but I wouldn't be surprised if some kind of trade was made involving Pascal Leclaire.

  9. skinny13 says:

    Leclaire needs a fresh start and new team cause mason seems to be the man in columbus and Leclaire is too good to be backup, i think ottawa would be an excellent fit for him

  10. muckies says:

    I think to make this more fair for Toronto Ottawa should give them  Heatley and Columbus should give them Mason. 

  11. LEAFSLEAFSLEAFS1967 says:

    You're kidding right???

  12. blaze says:

    Would be a great trade for Ottawa. Neil and Vermette could be replaced easily enough with cheap UFAs. I think Leclaire could really shine in Ottawa and getting Gerber out has to happen sooner or later.

  13. UWSensFan says:

    Ottawa's giving up 2 first rounders, Vermette, AND Gerber, and all they're getting is Leclaire and Kaberle?  I don't think so.  Just because Toronto fans want 1st round picks, doesn't mean that every other team in the league is itching to give them.

  14. GoLeafs13 says:

    what about this

    To Columbus – Kaberle, Toskala, Antropov

    To Toronto – Filatov, Leclaire (and maybe a first rounder?)

  15. UWSensFan says:

    Gerber's gone by July 1st no if, ands, or buts about it.  It'll be nice to have that contract off the books for good.  I agree that Neil will be easy enough to replace (maybe even with Cody Bass?), but when Vermette is on his game, he is definitely 2nd line material (he got 2nd line points with 3rd line minutes last year).  What the Sens are missing this year is the first pass from the D.  Last year, Corvo (until the trade to Carolina), Redden, AND Meszaros were all able to make that pass.  The only one that is (somewhat) comparable is Kuba, who I believe will be traded by the deadline (hopefully for at 1st round pick).

    This season is beyond saving, I'm sorry to say.  That being said, we've currently got Brian Elliot starting so that Murray can see if he'll meet the team's needs for next year (either running a 1a/1b system with Auld, or Elliot being the starter with Auld backing him up).  I'm not so sure I want to risk taking on Leclaire's injury history with this potential gem in the minors.

    On that note, while I believe trades will happen before the deadline, I don't think they should be made until we know what we've got in the minors that can help us next season.

  16. greatlife15 says:

    Throw in the first rounder and you got a deal 😀

  17. lafleur10 says:

    have you seen filatov play? he's a borderline superstar if you guys want him schenn is going the other way! no doubt about it he'd be a part of that package you aren't getting him for that package you are putting together.i'm not trying to get you mad but think about it this is their best young player and a potential superstar so if you want him your going to have to part with a list stuff and the only a list prospect you have that would land filatov!that's a fact.

  18. lafleur10 says:

    have you seen filatov play? he's a borderline superstar if you guys want him schenn is going the other way! no doubt about it he'd be a part of that package you aren't getting him for that package you are putting together.i'm not trying to get you mad but think about it this is their best young player and a potential superstar so if you want him your going to have to part with a list stuff and the only a list prospect you have that would land filatov!that's a fact.

  19. habs79 says:

    I just can't understand why Columbus would even consider that trade. They give up a goalie that could turn around into a solid netminder. He had an amazing year last year and battled injuries this year. I don't know too much about Russel, but he is young and I'm sure they expect him to turn into a good quality d-man. 

    For that, what is Columbus getting in return? Gerber has been up and down his entire career, can they really expect to take over if Mason goes down? Some toughness in Neil, and Vermette who at this point we can say hasn't nearly lived up to expectations.
  20. GoLeafs13 says:

    Maybe your're right but columbus is desperate to make the playoffs this year as they are very close. Kaberle would more than solidify their PP and Antropov would be a nice 1st or 2nd line center. Toskala would also improve his play there. He wants to be a number one and the only reason he was so good last year was because he was being challenged for that spot. No offense to Cujo but he couldn't even carry Toskala's skates.

  21. lafleur10 says:

    but again why would columbus want toskala when they have mason! toskala wants to be a #1 and he wouldn't in columbus he'd be a back up1 kabelre would help  them and their pp no doubt but you wouldn't get filatov for him. i could see you guys getting their 1st r.d pick and huselius , leclaire which is a good return for kaberle.

  22. Bure96 says:

    That's not a good trade for Columbus.

    I think the Canucks could make a big move at the deadline for a puck moving defender. If this were to happen though, we would need to move one defensemen. I think Columbus could be interested in Sami Salo, as they really are lacking a PP QB, and have the cap space to make a move for him.

    To Vancouver: 2nd rounder, Jonathan Sigalet, Alex Picard
    To Columbus: Sami Salo, Zach Fitzgerald

    This really would be a great deal for both sides. The Canucks get Salo's contract of their hands, while they a potentially high 2nd rounder, and a couple mid level prospects, while Columbus gets their a top 4 defender who can run their PP, and don't have to give up a 1st rounder, or 1st tier prospect to get him. Salo would be the best defensemen on the team, and is signed for another 3 years at a reasonable price.

    The 2nd rounder could be fairly high, so that's good. If it's in the 40's, or even 50's, then it's still okay. Sigalet, a former BWC product would be a welcome addition to his home town team. We have a good defense, but lack any young NHL ready talent that isn't already playing regular minutes on the team. Picard is most likely a bust, but why not take a chance on a guy who was the 8th overall pick 4 years ago? If he's a bust then we still get a decent defender, and 2nd rounder, so it's win-win either way.

  23. Bure96 says:

    Oh and by the way Fitzgerald is pretty much a career minor league player, and is only here to fill out Syracuse's defense. Long shot guy, but probably won't play in the NHL as more then a call up.

  24. GoLeafs13 says:

    ok what if we substitute stajan or poni for toskala?

  25. paul4 says:

    Im going with what the scouts are saying:
    "He’s only 160 pounds but he plays like he’s 200 lbs"

    Some small player just have that ability to push people around… they figured out the perfect ways to hit people.

  26. paul4 says:

    Your certifiably nuts!

  27. lafleur10 says:

    as i said in my earlier post unless you guys are going to include schenn you'll get filatov if not you won't1 you could add in stajan or poni and they'd( the blue jackets) would would tell you it's not enough sorry but if we are trading our #1 prospect and potentially our fututre superstar and best player your giving us schenn  or no deal! that would obviously be a starting point for them! as a habs fan we could offer more than your leafs could and we probably couldn't get him without including one of our top prospects!

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