Category Archives: Trade Deadline

Ottawa Senators in no rush to make a deal before Olympic break

If it sounds like the Senators are taking a cautious approach on what they’ll do next, they are. Murray and his staff need to decide what they are willing to pay to get a rental and do they need someone for the playoff push alone?

“We identified what our team is right now and possible targets for possible trades,” said Dorion.

Source: D-men trade target ‘pickings are slim’

It’s only natural at this time of year that rumors and whispers kick up about potential trade scenarios.

That’s exactly what happened when Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish and team president Kevin Lowe showed up to take in the Bruins-Flyers Saturday matinee at the Wells Fargo Center yesterday.

Could the Pens be looking to make a move?

Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero loaded up at last year’s trade deadline, adding Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow, Doug Murray, and Jussi Jokinen. It wasn’t the first time Shero complemented his roster before the deadline. In 2011, the Penguins brought back Alex Kovalev. In 2010, they added Alexei Ponikarovsky and Jordan Leopold. In 2009, Shero acquired Bill Guerin. It won’t be easy for Shero this year to land veteran help. In previous years, the Penguins had cap space to fold in contracts.

It’s looking more and more like the Sabres will trade star goalie Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller’s days in Buffalo are likely numbered.

While Sabres general manager Tim Murray is still trying to get the lay of land after taking over the post earlier this month, the whispers are getting louder that Miller won’t be sticking around after the trade deadline and there’s a school of thought he could be gone before the Olympic break.

The appeal in trading for Dustin Byfuglien

It’s a recent playoff series that’s slowly fading away into the NHL history books without much thought. The 2010 Western Conference finals wasn’t a seven-gamer. In fact, it was quite the opposite. The Chicago Blackhawks swept the San Jose Sharks in a series that was fascinating because it was brief yet extremely competitive. This wasn’t a mismatch. Every game was close.

You would talk to Joe Thornton after every loss to try and get answers and he would kind of shrug and say, “I liked how we played.” And he was right — they just weren’t winning.

Edmonton Oilers winger Jordan Eberle’s name pops up in trade conjecture

Jordan Eberle hears the rumours.

The Edmonton Oilers winger has seen his name come up as a key to solving the team’s struggles by being attractive trade bait.

With few assets to move in order to improve a roster wallowing at the bottom of the NHL standings, Eberle has seemingly become a hot trade commodity.

Rafa’s All-Out?

 

The Montreal Canadiens may be in the thick of the Atlantic Division playoff race but that might not mean they won’t look to move some players out before the deadline.

Ottawa Senators look to trade for top 6 forward

In the past, it has taken a second round pick and a prospect to get a deal done at the deadline. The options are limited if the Senators decide to go shopping. Here’s a look at a few of the names available on the trade front:

It’s time for the Washington Capitals to move defenseman Mike Green

It feels like it’s time to break up the nucleus, to shake up a roster with just three players not under contract for next season. It can only happen through a substantial trade, and that is why it is time for Mike Green to go.

Trade Letang? Sure, why not?

Shero has been adamant all winter he doesn’t want to go down the rental route again. He has had enough of sending away first-round picks for Brenden Morrows. He wants to make what he calls “pure hockey trades.” And that’s a great start to the thought process. No team can give up prospects and picks in perpetuity without some lasting returns.

This team needs more than a two-month fix or the brittle Beau Bennett at first-line right wing to replace Pascal Dupuis. It needs an impact performer, one who could stick around. It also needs more than a handful of AHL call-ups killing time on the third and fourth lines around poor Brandon Sutter.

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