NHL Trade Rumors and News Rumor Roundup – June 12, 2009

Laperriere nixes offer, likely to leave Avs


Tampa to deal Lecavialer?Laperriere nixes offer, likely to leave Avs

By Adrian Dater The Denver Post

Ian Laperriere’s days with the Avalanche appear to be over.
The popular Avs forward is expected to test the NHL’s free agent market July 1, unless the team makes a much better offer than it made to him Thursday. With the Avs having salary cap problems for next season as it is, that does not appear to be likely.

NHL sources said the Avs offered Laperriere, 35, a one-year contract at less than the $1.15 million he made last season, an offer that was quickly rejected.

“Ian is a reliable player who has brought dependability, leadership and results on the ice for Colorado. I would hope they would see that and want him back, but if not, July 1st is right around the corner and other teams will be interested in him,” said Laperriere’s agent.



Tsn.ca article

”I am very excited that we have been able to secure Marc Crawford as head coach of the Dallas Stars,” said Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk. ”Marc is a winner with extensive experience in this league, and I am confident he will get the most out of our hockey club.”

This will be Crawford’s fourth assignment behind an NHL bench. He began his career with the Quebec Nordiques-Colorado Avalanche franchise, and also coached the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings.

”I’m very excited and honored to have been selected as head coach of the Dallas Stars,” said Crawford. ”This is a winning organization and I look forward to building upon the success that it has earned over the years. This club has a great deal of potential, and I’m eager to get to work in restoring the franchise to among the league’s elite.”


Tampa to deal Lecavialer?

Adrian Dater

Keep an eye on Tampa Bay in the next two and a half weeks too. Might they deal Vincent Lecavalier by the draft, and take either Tavares or Duchene to fill his void? Could happen. What about this scenario: Tampa deals Lecavalier to the Avs for the No. 3 pick, and they pick 2 and 3 in Montreal? Or, how about this: Tampa deals Lecavalier and the No. 2 pick to Colorado for the No. 3 pick and a Ryan Smyth or Wojtek Wolski (or both), with the handshake agreement that the Avs take Victor Hedman at No. 2, leaving Duchene to the Lightning? Why not?

Remember how much Pierre Lacroix lusted after Vinny in 1998? He offered all four of his first-round picks to Phil Esposito, then the Lightning GM, for the rights to take Vinny at No. 1 that year.


12 Responses to NHL Trade Rumors and News Rumor Roundup – June 12, 2009

  1. Sector7G says:

    Dater states later on in his article that 3 things have to happen in order for Lecavalier to be traded to the Avs:

    1. TB would have to want to take on Smyth's contract – not likely;
    2. Smyth would have to okay the deal because of his no-trade clause – I doubt that he would want to go from one rebuilding team to another; and
    3. Colorado would have to make a bunch of other moves in order to accomodate Lecavalier's contract.

    Long shot? I think you have a better chance of seeing Brian Burke having a romantic dinner with Kevin Lowe and Craig MacTavish.

  2. Kramer says:

    The Book of Useless Information says the first modern hockey puck was made of vulcanized rubber in the 1880s.

  3. Benstheman says:

    Laperrière and Lecavalier ar coming to Mtl.

    Its easy to understand no??

  4. Steve362 says:

    Ducks trade Pronger to kings for jack johnson and this years 5th overall according to steve ludzik of the score

  5. habswinthecup-again says:

     Thats a joke, right?

  6. senators101 says:

    The score has reported it on their website… http://www.thescore.com

  7. Sector7G says:

    If this trade does pan out…and there is no reason to believe that it won't, Anaheim has a heck of a wonderful young squad it will be able to count on for years to come.

  8. 93killer93 says:

    To Tampa
    7th overall pick
    2nd rounder (50th)

    To Los Angeles
    2nd rounder(58th)

    To Toronto
    2nd overall
    5th overall

    Tampa get a veteran top 2 d-man in Kaberle. 2 young defence in Teubert and Johnson as well as Stajan(cheap centre who can play 2nd or 3rd line). They also get the 7th pick which they can use to draft Cowen or S.Paajarvi. and a late 2nd rounder.

    Los Angeles get a top 2 defenceman in Kubina. Lecavalier is one of the top players in the league.  They also provide leadership for LA's young roster.  Plus a 2nd rounder

    Leafs get 2 1st rounders and take some salary off LA's hands.

  9. futurebruin says:

    é1. Laperriere might come to MTL.  It seems like good fit for him.  I say 2 yrs at 1.95 per
    2. Habs fans, get it out of your head.  Montréal is NOT GOING TO SWING A DEAL FOR LECAVLIER!  Really, Vinny doesn't want to go from downright embarassing to well, downright embarassing.  Besides, who do they have that they can give up for a guy like Vinny?  NOBODY!!  The player with the mot talent is the aging Kovalev, then goes Subban.  TB won't want an extremely risky 20 yr old and a good but shaky at times 30 something year old.  It's just not happening.

  10. habswinthecup-again says:

     TSN.ca still hasn't, so I do not believe it!

  11. lafleur10 says:

    i hate to burst your bubble and rain on your parade but we had a deal earlier in the year in place for vinny but lawton screwed that up! the names that were going to t.b were plekanec,higgins,gorges gainey even mentioned this at our end of the year press conference!so we have the stuff to trade them and get a deal done we have the assests and players to give up !but i still think that it is a long shot that likely won't happen but you never know

  12. lafleur10 says:

    keep dreaming won't happen stajan is no 2nd line center ,3rd line center at best

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