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Sources tell TSN the New York Rangers and Calgary Flames are expected to announce a trade that will send Calgary centre Olli Jokinen and forward Brandon Prust to the Rangers in exchange for forwards Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins.
The Leafs have acquired Keith Aulie, Dion Phaneuf and Fred Sjostrom from Calgary for Matt Stajan, Ian White, Jamal Mayers and Nik Hagman.
There is another deal pending with another team as per Brian Burke during his press conference.
“How many players are really worth $7 million, let alone what a guy like Kovalchuk is going to demand?” said a league GM. “If you’re going to be in that stratosphere, you not only have to be great player, you have to be a leader and you have to make other players around you better. You can’t have any maintenance.”
So what happens if the Bruins can’t land Kovalchuk? Here are a few other players who may be on the trading block and could possibly be a good fit for the Bruins. They may not be an impact player like Kovalchuk, but they also may not command as steep a price.
STEVE SIMMONS, Toronto Sun
Who will be the first to go?
Brian Burke, victim of unmovable contracts, questionable signings, the Phil Kessel trade, his own reputation, and a hockey team gone bad is poised to do something.
Exactly what that is, when that is, who it involves — and clearly, it’s something more significant than the laughable trade request from Jamal Mayers — is on the horizon.
Darren Dreger- tsn.ca
The prospect of the Olympic roster freeze at midnight February 12th is expected to spark a trade or two before then; however multiple NHL sources describe the current state of trade discussions as ‘very quiet.’ That said the potential list of players available is growing on a daily basis. Here are the top 10 players expected to be dealt on, or before the March 3rd NHL trade deadline.
Last week, one of my 30 thoughts concerned the Montreal goaltending battle. I asked a scout about Jaroslav Halak and Carey Price. He said that if Halak was made available, 10 teams would be interested. If Price was made available, everyone makes a pitch.
- Darryl disappointed in top guns, but he’s not trading them away
- Rangers don’t seem ‘desperate’ Phaneuf
- Marty Turco’s status is up in air, but reading Stars won’t help
- What will Hawks do at the trade deadline?
Leafs GM will be busy man on trade front
By LANCE HORNBY, Toronto Sun
Brian Burke advises all fellow general managers who truly believe they’re on the verge of a Stanley Cup to go for that last key trade and to hang with the cost.
And if you’re going to deal, don’t forget that phone number, 1-800-GO-BURKE, or stop on by at 40 Bay St.
Run-up to Olympics likely will form trade strategy
Bowman coy on Hawks’ trade outlook
Deadline deals bug Leafs GM Burke
Kings’ Jack Johnson irate over GM Lombardi’s comments about him and Michigan
Laraque calls release by Habs ‘classless’
Tampa Bay Lightning reportedly has gotten money from NHL, Sun Sports to make payroll
Bolts claim Thompson off waivers from Islanders + Hedman out