Category Archives: Trade Deadline

Trade Market heating up for Kesler and Spezza

Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports that the Canucks are once again taking calls on Ryan Kesler and that the Senators are shopping Jason Spezza.

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Are Trade Deadline Deals worth the price?

In most seasons the NHL trade deadline is a time of a great number of trades and excitement. With that being said though it is not very often when big name players get moved and then the players actually goes about making a significant impact on his new NHL team. Now, many people would argue that Ray Bourque?s deal to Colorado from Boston in 2000 is an example of a player who helped to push his team over the edge but there have been many more examples of failures over the years than beneficial trades.

Lightning trade St. Louis to Rangers

Tampa Bay Lightning acquires:

  • Ryan Callahan
  • 1st-round pick (2015)
  • 2nd-round pick (2014, conditional)
  • 7th-round pick (2015, conditional)
New York Rangers acquires:

  • Martin St. Louis
  • 2nd-round pick (2015, conditional)

Red Wings’ search for a top-four defenseman will continue up until today’s 3 p.m. trade deadline

“I don’t think we’re doing anything up front or in goal,” Holland said. “You’re always trying to do something on the back end. Not sure if we will or not.”

Vancouver, which pulled off the biggest deal on Tuesday by shipping goaltender Roberto Luongo back to Florida for goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias, is looking to move defenseman Alexander Edler, who is at or near the top of the Red Wings’ wish list.

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Capitals trade disgruntled Erat to Coyotes for Klesla, Brown

Are the Sabres looking to flip both Halak and Stewart

Halak and Stewart went from a Stanley Cup favorite to the 30th-place team Friday. It was a shock, but they’re willing to make the most of their time in Buffalo. They also know they might not spend much time there.

It’s entirely possible Sunday was the only practice they’ll ever have in First Niagara Center. Ottawa is highly interested in acquiring Stewart before Wednesday’s trade deadline, while the Star-Tribune in Minnesota reports the Wild are hot for Halak.

Penguins identify Canucks’ Kesler as top trade target

The Penguins know which player they want to acquire before the NHL trade deadline Wednesday.

Vancouver center Ryan Kesler is being pursued aggressively by Penguins general manager Ray Shero, multiple sources told the Tribune-Review on Saturday.

Eyes on NHL heavyweights in wake of Ryan Miller trade to Blues

The big question now in the massive arms race in the Western Conference is what the Big Four — the Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks — do now after the St. Louis Blues acquired goalie Ryan Miller and centre Steve Ott from the Buffalo Sabres for a bundle.

Blackhawks unlikely to work trade

The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks are not looking to add any players at the trade deadline, general manager Stan Bowman said Saturday.

“We aren’t focused on the deadline,” Bowman said prior to the Blackhawks’ game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field. “We’re really happy with the team we have.”

Canucks at a crossroads, and that Kesler trade could be a make-or-break moment in relationship with fans

The onetime golden boy has given GM Mike Gillis a get-out-of-jail-free card by either asking for a trade or indicating he’s receptive to the idea. True, it’s never good news when one of your core players is looking for a way out — especially after the Luongo-Schneider mess, the Cody Hodgson affair and assorted other miscalculations which blot Gillis’s resumé. But take a step back, get out the wide-angle lens and consider the possibilities.

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