Category Archives: Trade Deadline
John-Michael Liles likely to move today, pending UFA in a weak rental D-men market… Cap hit is $3.875 M and ‘Canes can’t retain salary
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 29, 2016
As for staying alive in the playoffs, I still think they need a little more depth at forward. If they can somehow land a top-six forward, preferably a left wing (I might be alone on this, but I think Kris Versteeg is a really intriguing option who can fit right in), that would allow Andrew Shaw to move back to his more traditional role on the third or fourth line.
Winnipeg Jets: All eyes are on captain Andrew Ladd and blueliner Dustin Byfuglien. “I don’t believe they’ll both be there after the deadline,” a league executive said Friday. The talk is the Jets tabled a six-year, $6 million deal to Ladd before the season, and that somehow the deal will get done.
New York Islanders: The sense is there won’t be any deal involving defenceman Travis Hamonic, who asked for a trade a personal reasons, until the NHL entry draft in June. A league executive said: “Garth Snow isn’t going to make this deal unless he gets good value in return.”
Another player trying to re-energize his career in the AHL is Sam Gagner, sent to Lehigh Valley. Not a surprise he cleared waivers, as no one wanted to take the full salary. Flyers GM Ron Hextall hinted there was a trade possibility. Gagner, who has not played an NHL game since Nov. 23, recognizes the need to get on the ice, no matter what the level. It might take time, but he’ll get a shot somewhere. Teams need scoring, and he can provide it.
It’s been three weeks since the NHL Trade Deadline sent the entire league into a state of delirium. Well, there has been a ton of hockey played following the deadline, which means now is a good time to check on the odds of some teams to win their division or the Stanley Cup following their wheeling and dealing over the trading table.
Well, another NHL trade deadline has come and gone and the focus switches back to the remainder of the season. While most of the major trades took place in the days leading up to the deadline, there was plenty of action in the final few hours of the window as teams looked to squeeze through those last-minute deals.
Three teams in particular came out of the trade deadline as winners, and the Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens will all be feeling pretty good with the business they have conducted before the end of the deadline.
— Brian Lawton (@brianlawton9) March 2, 2015
Mike Heika writes … Shawn Horcoff is a strong candidate to be moved, and teams might try to pick players like Fiddler or Patrick Eaves.
Whispers around the league have Detroit interested in Phaneuf, but fitting in with the Wings salary would be a challenge. It’s a rumour that won’t go away, however and it seems as though Nonis has the green light for a blockbuster
Maple Leafs trying ‘real hard’ to move Phaneuf
Erik Condra and Eric Gryba attracting interest ahead of NHL trade deadline
Maloney says there were two other offers on Vermette that were “very comparable and close.''
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) March 1, 2015
Jan Hejda seems most likely Avs player to be traded by NHL deadline