Category Archives: Trade Deadline

Is Halak on the trade block

 

Red Wings’ GM Ken Holland says trade more likely if team fares well next six games before deadline

The Detroit Red Wings have six games before the NHL trade deadline April 3.

The better they fare during this stretch, the more likely they are to make a move.

Is Coyotes’ Yandle on the block?

Now that Oliver Ekman-Larsson has his six-year, $33 million deal, is Phoenix Coyotes defenceman Keith Yandle available? The answer is, yes, but not in a fire sale.

The belief is that the Coyotes are at their league-imposed salary ceiling, but they’re not being forced to dump salary. They’d trade Yandle — not because of money — but because the Coyotes’ offence is so weak even coach Dave Tippett’s defensive style can’t support an offence that was recently shutout three games in a row.

So any Yandle deal would be like the Colorado-St. Louis deal of two years ago, when Chris Stewart, Kevin Shattenkirk and a second round choice (Ty Rattie) went to the Blues, while the Avalanche got Erik Johnson, Jay McClement and a first-round pick. Salary coming and going would have to be nearly equal for Phoenix, and so would relative value of the players.

An easier acquisition from Phoenix would be Steve Sullivan — he’s been a bust there with just five goals, scoring in just three of 27 ‘Yotes games.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/spector-on-nhl-trade-speculation-heats-up/

Martin Havlat is another name being bandied about.

Martin Havlat is another name being bandied about. He’s never quite fit in with San Jose despite being exactly what the Sharks needed when they got him — more speed on the wings. The 31-year-old has two more years on his contract (at $5 million per) past this season. Again, he doesn’t necessarily have to be moved now — it can wait for the offseason. He also has a full no-move clause in his deal, so it would be up to him if he went anywhere.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nhl/post/_/id/22750/sharks-in-need-of-a-fresh-coat-of-paint

Rangers place Halpern, Caps place Crabb, Canes place Boychuk, Bolts place Lee on Waivers

 

Flyers should put Andrej Meszaros on the trade block

This is the year to be a seller, and for the teams lingering around the cellar, it’s time to assess the situation, evaluate the roster and start shaping it for next season.

It’s a harsh reality for Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, who hasn’t been in this position since taking over the GM job in October 2006.

Rangers need to hold on to Del Zotto

We all know the Rangers are looking to add with the NHL trade deadline two weeks from today. General manager Glen Sather is in the market for a right-handed defenseman, the club would like to bulk up on the wing and sure would like to add some scoring punch to boot.

The problem, though, is the Rangers have a limited pool of quality players available for barter. Marian Gaborik is more a Blueshirt than a blue chip.

NHL teams look to deal

The trade market is finally starting to heat up.

A day after the NHL’s 30 GMs sat down in Toronto to discuss the state of the game, the table started to be set for deals with the deadline set for April 3.

Weighing the Sharks’ trade deadline options

The NHL’s trade deadline has become one of the true holidays of the professional sports world. It’s the day that a team can declare in one bold move that it’s making a hard push towards a championship, or a day when a general manager decides to throw in the towel on the current campaign and add pieces for the future.

No lack of trade talk

 

Stephen Weiss and Maxime Talbot Available?

Panthers Move Stephen Weiss?

On the surface this makes little sense considering he just had wrist surgery, but there’s talk it’s possible he could recover in time to play this season.

Just keep this in mind….

Another Luongo to the Leafs rumor

 

Should Flyers re-acquire Jaromir Jagr?

On his 41st birthday, Jagr was asked if he was considering retirement. He answered by saying he’d continue to play as long as he could in the NHL, equating his love of the game to marriage.

“Would you have imagined you’re going to stay with your wife that long?” Jagr told the Dallas Morning News. “Well, you love her. You’re going to stay with her as long as you can. If you don’t, there’s no reason to be with her. It’s the same thing with hockey for me. I just love the game.”

Miikka Kiprusoff brushes off trade rumours

“I try to stay out of that,” shrugged the habitually-nonplussed goaltender of trade speculation. “I try to keep it simple, still. I try to help team here. Try to win games.

“Everything else is out of my control.

“So there’s no reason to think about it. At all. It’s NHL. Every year, it’s the same talk. A part of the game. My name is out there, too.

“But I can’t worry about it too much.”

Haggerty: Pressure’s on for Chiarelli to make a move

Clearly the Bruins are interested in Iginla’s services, and those feelings have intensified as any potential trade hopes with Ottawa for Daniel Alfredsson went up in smoke as the Senators kept on winning. The Calgary Flames captain has become the No. 1 target for the Bruins on their trade wish list, and fits the ball for Boston on so many levels.

Iginla is a fiery leader, he’s a physical presence still capable of playing the power forward position at an elite level and he was good enough to still score 32 goals last season at 35 years old.

Nonis on trade deadline: “We’re going to be in the mix”

 

The Rangers are chasing Boyle but are also willing to deal Marian Gaborik, who has one year and $7.5 million left on his deal. That’s a high price tag. Is there a market?

The Rangers are chasing Boyle but are also willing to deal Marian Gaborik, who has one year and $7.5 million left on his deal. That’s a high price tag. Is there a market?

NHL trade deadline: Who’s still on the market?

With Ryan Getzlaf (eight years, $66 million) and now Corey Perry (eight years, $69 million) re-signed by the Anaheim Ducks and off the trade market, who’s left on the NHL trade front ahead of the April 3 deadline?

Rumblings: GM meetings firing up rumors

• The New York Rangers have been on the lookout for a top-four, right-handed defenseman and a source told me Tuesday that the Blueshirts have interest in veteran Dan Boyle from the Sharks. There’s an obvious connection there, with Rangers head coach John Tortorella having coached Boyle in Tampa Bay when the Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2004.

NHL trade rumors: Flames like Matt Read, Senators looking for top-six forward

Elliotte Friedman brought up Philadelphia Flyers forward Matt Read in his 30 Thoughts column on Monday. With Read battling back from a rib injury, Friedman wrote about how teams respect the player’s toughness. Given that Philadelphia is looking for help on the back-end, Friedman stated without actually stating that any deal with the Calgary Flames for Jay Bouwmeester would likely include Read, via CBC.ca:

If Philly does any business with Calgary, know that Flames assistant GM John Weisbrod has chased Read for years.