Jamie Langenbrunner on verge of being traded by Devils

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello has asked captain Jamie Langenbrunner to waive his no-trade clause and is on the verge of dealing the veteran right winger.

Langenbrunner will not play in tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

“I’ve been in discussions with the team (about waiving the no-trade clause),” Langenbrunner said via telephone. “The fact that I’m not there tonight probably means a trade will be happening sooner rather than later.

“I’m in limbo waiting.”

As of 5:30 p.m. ,he had not been traded.

Lamoriello was unavailable for comment as he worked to finalize a trade.

Langenbrunner has spoken over the last few days about the possibility of being traded. He would have to waive his no-trade clause, so a deal would be to a contender in either conference. The 35-year-old native of Cloquet, Minn., is earning $2.8 million in the final season of his contract. He can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2011/01/jamie_langenbrunner_wont_play.html


30 Responses to Jamie Langenbrunner on verge of being traded by Devils

  1. Boston_Bruins says:

    Apparently it's Dallas?

    Anyways, pretty sweet night for highlights tonight. Rask and Hedberg's saves and Grabovski and Pouliot's shootout goals.

  2. TheLeafNation91 says:

    A bunch of ex-Habs prospects have been on fire:

    Matt D'Agostini- was awesome against Toronto and going to be huge on that St. Louis team

    Sergei Kostitsyn- the guy is really finding his own in Nashville, looks like the player Montreal thought they were getting

    Mikhail Grabovski- 10 goals and 14 points in last 13 games…Not to mention he does PK for Toronto and still a plus player. He should be named Toronto's All-Star representative as no other Leaf deserves it

  3. dumbassdoorman says:

    The all star draft is going to be very interesting……i might even watch a bit of it?

  4. reinjosh says:

    Grabo is looking like he fits long term into the top 6. He has been on fire lately.

  5. dumbassdoorman says:

    I agree he is looking pretty awesome, I do however agree with the panel from last nights game. They were basically talking about how the leafs need to decide if this is a carreer season or he can do it regularly. His value is at a premium now, so it is time to decide what to do with him.

  6. reinjosh says:

    Apparently the Flyers are still pushing for him along with the Stars. Not sure why the Flyers would want him? Its not like they need a playoff veteran or the extra scoring or the leadership. But with the way this team is playing and the trades Holmgren made that are working out so well, who am I to question it.

    Seriously, did anyone see Meszaros getting back to playing like his old Ottawa self? I did't. I thought the Flyers got hosed but its looking like Yzerman didn't really come out on top.

  7. reinjosh says:

    Those saves were crazy. I havent seen the Pouliot goal but Grabo's was huge. Best shootout move this season I think. I love the way he is developing.

  8. albertateams says:

    Yeah, I don't know if they should move him or not I can see both sides. His value is probably never going to be higher, but he is the leafs best forward this year and trading him for futures would hurt. The other side is if you keep him he could drop off subsatntially nex year and not get as good of a return or do the leafs want to sign him to a long term deal given how hes playing could be 4 million plus and I don't know if he's worth it long term.

    It's going to be a difficult decision but IMO I would move him before the deadline. Of course it depends on the return but I could see a lot of teams being interested.

  9. dumbassdoorman says:

    Ya Mezaros is playing well for the Flyers, earning that fat cheque so to speak.

      As far as Langer goes I think they are looking for that extra piece. With having won cups already and be known as a playoff warrior why wouldn't they want him, at the right price? Question is what is that price? TSN was also saying last night that the Devils and Flyers have NEVER done a deal while Lou has been running the team…….something to think about.

  10. reinjosh says:

    I guess. This is where pro scouting comes into play. Personally I think he can keep it up and possibly improve slightly. It is only his third season and his first was pretty good in and of itself. Even his last season wasn't terrible save a few injuries.

    Granted I've been a fan since he came to the Leafs and have defended him through all last season. But if the price is right I would be ok with it. Any player can moved for the right price type of thing I guess.

  11. reinjosh says:

    What is with the NHL guardian project? Could it be any worse? Its possible the laziest piece of work I've ever seen.

    The Sabres one is called "The Sabre".
    THe Penguins one is called "The Penguin".
    The Kings is called surprise surprise, "The King".

    So far every name has been a singular iteration of the teams name. Not only that but the actual Guardians seem to be a rip off of Marvel characters. I don't understand the need for this. How does it market the team? How does it get more fans to the NHL?

  12. dumbassdoorman says:

    While my question becomes this is he playing well enough to be traded with other pieces to get a good centre? A team may decide they are able to part with something, because of how he is playing and make a trade they may normally not? Like say to NJ? Not saying that will happen just throwing out a team that needs cap space and has players that need resigning.

  13. dumbassdoorman says:

    TSN says it is for a 3RD and a conditional element……lol…whatever the hell that is but apparently done deal.

  14. reinjosh says:

    well almost everyone of their players went to the Cup last year and most of those players have been to the playoffs once or twice already. The extra experience really is unnecessary. I guess to improve the Right Wing.

    That is interesting. Its just whats coming in the new NHL. We saw it with the Leafs and Habs and Bruins and Leafs, Flames and Oilers. Teams are starting to care less and less about divisional trades.

  15. reinjosh says:

    They are saying the third itself is conditional.

  16. reinjosh says:

    On PuckDaddy today, there is an article about Avery and the Stars. Avery fully admitted he was fully responsible for the whole issues the team had. That huge. He did call out some players but didn't say there names (although its thought to be Modano and Turco) saying they hung him out to dry. Still though, huge of him to admit this.

  17. reinjosh says:

    Well if a package like that were available, I would do it. The chance to get a number one would be too big to say no. Kadri could be the 2nd line guy and develop behind him.

  18. dumbassdoorman says:

    Like I said just kinda having fun with ideas. But is we could get a frontline forward even if it was a winger I would trade Grabo plus…….here is a thought what about Grabs, Kadri and plus to the canes for Stall?

  19. dumbassdoorman says:

    Really, was he drunk? Wow, good of him I guess but he is still a punk ass *****

  20. reinjosh says:

    Thats tempting. I'm a huge Kadri fan and have been very against trading him, but for Staal…

  21. dumbassdoorman says:

    That is kinda what I am saying….I like he is our own pick too. But we finally have the goal scorer everyone screamed we needed when Mats wasa here. Now people want to trade him to help get a centre…..talk about the dog chasing his tail. I don't mind trading Kadri if the price is right, not for another porpect though. To me Kadri for Schenn makes little sense, but as part of a package for a 1A guy that's still fairly young…..HELL ya

  22. Kramer says:

    David Puddy is not happy with how the Devils are doing this year but he continues to "support the team".

  23. reinjosh says:

    Yeah thats the only way I would move Kadri. It has to be in a package where we get top line talent. He has top line talent and trading him for any less is a backwards move.

    Ideally we trade a future top line center for a top line center now. The players I would trade him for would be Stastny, Staal, Malkin. Its a short list lol but one I'm not really willing to change. I realize its unlikely he gets traded for them but I wouldn't trade him for anyone else.

  24. dumbassdoorman says:

    There are few others I would add, though I never thought of Stastny….man his dad was a slick centre. I would also do it for Parise, Getzlaf, Duschene, and a few other lesser talents if a certain prospect was coming back. Ex Neal &Glennie.

  25. reinjosh says:

    Yeah true. Sorry I should have said that the ones I believe have been rumored or might make some sense to move.

    Not a fan of Glennie but I am of Neal. However not sure that I would do Kadri for Neal.

  26. dumbassdoorman says:

    YA, you should be sorry lol…kidding. I like Glennie but everyone is different. It is more of a way to just get things out there, but I think a package like that would intrigue Burke.

  27. Boston_Bruins says:

    Yeah I'd probably say it was the best too. Very creative. We've seen the spin before where you put it in on your backhand so it was a really nice change-up.

    Pouliot's was the one-handed thing (Forsberg, Jokinen, etc.). Not creative but he pulled it off really nicely.

  28. Boston_Bruins says:

    That comment got me in the mood for a sandwich. Feels like an Arby's night tonight.

  29. Boston_Bruins says:

    Terrible. Just terrible. Not something I want to get bent out of shape about but they are really bad. I guess they're trying to get more kids to watch? I have no idea.

  30. reinjosh says:

    I don't even understand the point of it. I'm just baffled how anyone in the NHL thought it was a good idea? I mean the artwork is pretty cool but other than that its utterly useless. I'm not sure how its supposed to draw in new fans.

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