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.

Ehrhoff could be the next to leave town

Christian Ehrhoff is scheduled to play in Buffalo until 2021. He may not make it to Thursday.

The Sabres have asked Ehrhoff to supply a list of eight teams to which he will not accept a trade. The defenseman, who is in the third year of a 10-year contract, has a modified no-trade clause but can be moved to the 21 teams he did not list.

Final days with Oilers for likes of Ales Hemsky, Nick Schultz?

Hemsky is one of several unrestricted free agents that general manager Craig MacTavish has on his roster, but definitely one he won’t want to let walk.

MacTavish had tried to move the veteran in the off-season, certain that Hemsky needed a change of scenery after seven losing seasons, but then said he valued the winger more than his peers. Hemsky returned in the fall, committed to being more of a leader, then settled into a third-line role without complaint.

NHL Trade Rumours: East teams bid for Kesler

On Thursday, the injured Vancouver Canucks centre denied reports that he asked to be traded, but teams are definitely interested in acquiring the 29-year-old Michigan native. Namely, the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.

Huge trade – Miller to the Blues

The first major trade domino has fallen.

Are the Sabres looking to trade Ehroff?

Add Buffalo Sabres defenceman Christian Ehrhoff to the list of players the team is considering dealing before the NHL’s trade deadline.

It would take more than Callahan to land Kesler

Girardi’s agents and Rangers GM Glen Sather are not believed to be far apart on the numbers, reportedly around a six-year deal worth $5.5 million per season. Callahan, on the other hand, is believed to be seeking a seven-year contract for close to $7 million per season, both higher than Sather would prefer.

Martin Brodeur trade rumors heat up with Blackhawks, Wild scouting Devils

Interestingly, it just so happens that the Wild and Blackhawks are two teams supposedly interested in working a deal with the Devils for goalie legend Martin Brodeur before the NHL’s March 5 trade deadline.

Senators interested in Ryan Callahan

The Senators have an interest in St. Louis F Chris Stewart but they aren’t alone. He could be part of a deal with the Rangers if the Blues try to get F Ryan Callahan.

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Rangers aim to keep focus with key players on block

Core Four charter members Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan are both one day closer to the end of their respective Rangers careers than they were on Wednesday.

Stars likely to trade Whitney