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Trade and Rumor talk about the Oilers, Flyers and Ducks

I heard the Nashville Predators poked around Bryzgalov, too. But that was denied like a layup attempt over Dikembe Mutombo.

One of the rumoured goalies Edmonton checked out was Jonas Hiller of the Anaheim Ducks. A couple of GMs thought there was no way this would happen because Ducks GM Bob Murray tries hard not to trade within his own (Pacific) division. Apparently, some of the offers for Bobby Ryan were from that area. Murray wanted no part of that and Ryan was traded to Ottawa.

Simmonds shrugs off trade rumors

According to the rumors, the Oilers have a thing for Simmonds. They need size and grit and those two features are why Simmonds said he was born to wear orange and black when he was traded to Philly in the summer of 2011.

“We were out-battled along the walls and out-sized,” Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said after the Flyers’ 4-2 win Saturday. “We spent a little too much time in our zone. It’s hard to come out of that.”

Flyers listening to many offers

It seems that the Oilers may not be done dealing

Here’s how it looks from here: the Oilers are clearing $3.5 million off their roster which opens up room to add another position player in a trade–maybe a $4.5 million defenceman like Philadelphia Flyer Braydon Coburn, somebody they were after at the draft in June.

Maybe they go after a more aggressive forward like Philly’s Wayne Simmonds. In that case, they have Ales Hemsky to dangle in any trade because he’s an unrestricted free-agent in July.

Jagr wanted to come back to Flyers

For the second summer in a row, Jaromir Jagr waited for a call that never came.

Jagr waited and waited. The 41-year-old winger finally signed a one-year with the New Jersey Devils late in July. He was hoping for a call from the Flyers, who were flirting with the upper limit of the salary cap.

 

“They didn’t have any room,” Jagr said. “Even if I signed for the minimum, they didn’t have the room. The reason I was waiting is because I was very comfortable here.”

By late July, Jagr was getting antsy but would have made concessions if the Flyers had shown interest.

“I would probably even not sign until training camp and wait to see what happens after training camp,” Jagr said. “Then I had a meeting with the Devils. I met Lou (Lamoriello, the team’s general manager), and we sit for five, six hours. He made me comfortable.”

The aging winger was also hoping to stay in Philadelphia in the summer of 2012, after a breakout year for both his linemates — Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell.

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20131108/SPORTS04/311080041/Jagr-wanted-come-back-Flyers?nclick_check=1