Category Archives: Trade Rumors
Tim Thomas got his first NHL opportunity in Boston. He played in Providence for the Bruins’ AHL club. He spent four years in Burlington, Vt., starring for the University of Vermont. He makes his year-round home north of Boston.
The native of Flint, Mich., considers himself a New Englander. But that status may be in doubt, considering the changing of the guard that took place this season.
Reports: Ray Whitney, Erik Cole, Tomas Kaberle Among Bruins’ Targets at Deadline
Canadiens netminders staying put
Flyers talking goalie
Sens GM plans to deal
Dealing for ‘D’ fuels speculation
For St. Louis Blues, no deal is imminent
The 10 players, teams shaking up NHL trade deadline day
Florida Panthers’ Tomas Vokoun copes with rumors before trade deadline
Flyers Notes: Deal isn’t essential, Laviolette says
GM Brian Lawton: Tampa Bay Lightning not seeking to rent players
Blues announce trade with Montreal — Palushaj to Mtl, D’Agostini to StL. Official from press release.
By Tim Panaccio
As of Tuesday morning, it appears as if Nashville general manager David Poile hasn’t been impressed enough to move defenseman Dan Hamhuis to the Flyers or anyone else.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have a deal in place to trade forward Alexei Ponikarovsky to the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenceman Martin Skoula and prospect Luca Caputi.
The deal will become final after a trade call with the NHL.
The biggest piece at the NHL trade deadline is at a standstill.
While Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford wants to move Ray Whitney before the 3 p.m. tomorrow, the club is in a holding pattern.
The Flyers aren’t just clearing cap space for the fun of it. They’re trying to set up a deal that would give the offense more life.
The Flyers yesterday freed more than $2 million of cap room by putting goalie Ray Emery ($1.5 million salary) on the long-term injured reserve list – he could still return this season – and placing seldom-used winger Riley Cote ($550,000 salary) on waivers.
The Flyers now have about $2.8 million of cap space – and that figure could grow, of course, if a player on their current roster is in a deal. A team’s roster cannot surpass $56.8 million.
BRAD ZIEMER, VANCOUVER SUN
Kyle Wellwood insists he isn’t worried, but perhaps he should be.
With the NHL trade deadline looming, Vancouver Canuck coach Alain Vigneault has acknowledged that finding more scoring punch for his anemic third line is high on his priority list.
GM Tambellini in a tough spot
By ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI
One and done?
Steve Tambellini is famous for taking his time on the trade front, but he says there’s still time enough left to make another move or two.
DARREN DREGER – Tsn.ca
The NHL’s roster freeze lifted at midnight eastern time, freeing general managers to close on any trade discussions that took place during the Olympic break.
Based on the level of those discussions, there’s a good chance we’ll see some movement in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Here’s what we know.
As is the case most years, veteran defencemen are a hot commodity.
Almost 6,000 fans crammed into the GM Centre in Oshawa to watch the Maple Leafs practice on Sunday in another testament to the undying popularity of the team and its players.
• Carolina Hurricanes: Carolina has already begun shedding players, sending forward Matt Cullen to Ottawa before the Olympics. They have a proven scorer on the market in winger Ray Whitney. They also have what the Sabres may need.
Remember last season’s trade deadline? The Lightning, foundering in the standings and trying desperately to reduce payroll enough to gain full league revenue sharing, was in sell mode, dumping wing Mark Recchi, goaltender Olie Kolzig and defensemen Steve Eminger and Jamie Heward.