Category Archives: Trade Rumors
Babcock weighed in on the rumours surrounding a potential van Riemsdyk trade. JVR has 20 points in 24 games this season. pic.twitter.com/Z2KMSLvKSx
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) December 5, 2016
*And no, the Flames aren’t shopping Dougie Hamilton.
Rumours, of course, started to swirl when Treliving was spotted at the Leafs game in Toronto against the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
Given Hamilton’s relationship to the Toronto area (he played junior in Niagara and grew up in Toronto) coupled with his rocky start to the 2016-17 season, the Maple Leafs’ rumoured interest in the top-four blueliner, and the fact the Flames were set to square off with the Leafs on Wednesday, the dots started connecting.
Nick Kypreos suggested that, despite Vancouver’s placement near the bottom of the NHL standings, they’re not giving up on the season and are in fact looking to acquire more scoring.
“It doesn’t appear Jim Benning and the Vancouver Canucks are ready to mail it in any time soon, they’re looking for scoring,” Kypreos said. “A lot of teams are looking for scoring. Of course, you’re going to have to move something substantial. Teams are calling for Chris Tanev right now, but Vancouver is saying he’s not available. You can pick as many as you want on defence here, but that’s one player we’re not prepared to go down that route with just yet.”
— Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) November 24, 2016
Mike Harrington: Evander Kane hears the trade talk. He’s just looking for goals
The latest tempest is whether or not Kane is staying in Buffalo. His hometown team, the Vancouver Canucks, has been on the prowl for him but the timing of a trade is quite odd. Kane has no goals in seven games since returning from the rib injuries he suffered in the season opener and still has another year left on his contract at a cap hit of $5.25 million.
Burrows has eyes on playoffs, Cup contenders may have eyes on him
Burrows would command considerable interest from Stanley Cup contenders as a rental in return for a draft pick. He has a history of scoring big post-season goals and is fiercely loyal, competitive and combative.
It’s difficult to imagine contenders like the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens wouldn’t have trade-deadline interest in Burrows. He has scored 19 goals in 70 playoff games. He could be reunited with Alain Vigneault for another Cup quest and playing for his hometown Canadiens would certainly cap an amazing beating-the-odds career. Run all that by Burrows and he sees where you’re coming from.
This is interesting, from a reporter very close to Canucks: https://t.co/KGHohQSomG
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) February 29, 2016
Will potential buyers wait to see if Parenteau is on the ice at the Air Canada Centre for Monday’s morning skate, some four and a half hours before the NHL trade deadline, before making their serious offers?
Or was the buying market for the Leafs winger softer than the team’s general manager might have thought?
“2016 NHL trade deadline: 25 players who could be moved Monday”
Hearing a name I thought I would have heard a lot more often past few days but have not…. until today. Jordan Eberle this is interesting!
— Brian Lawton (@brianlawton9) February 28, 2016
FWIW, I’ve heard of a few teams calling Montreal on Galchenyuk… not convinced he’s available, but Habs listening on different guys…
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 29, 2016
Told Yakupov would welcome change of scenery. Montreal and Winnipeg among teams in mix for him. https://t.co/BoXZwKydYf
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) February 29, 2016
I don't think the Habs are done trading. Have more confidence in Bergevin too after tonight, indirectly hearing his thoughts on the season.
— BrianWilde (@BWildeCTV) February 28, 2016