Category Archives: Trade Rumors
Has Joffrey Lupul played his last game for the Maple Leafs?
Another player to keep an eye on is Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin. He’s at his home near Montreal waiting for a trade and talks have intensified in the last 24 hours. Bolts GM Steve Yzerman has been steadfast in demanding immediate help for Tampa Bay, along with a prospect or two in a deal, if Drouin is to be traded. The Senators, Rangers, Blues, Sharks and Jets are among those that have done more than kick tires on Drouin … This will be Don Sweeney’s first deadline in the GM’s chair of the Boston Bruins and he is facing a huge dilemma with winger Loui Eriksson.
As the clock ticks steadily toward Monday’s NHL trade deadline, general manager Jim Rutherford makes no bones about what’s at the top of his shopping list.
He wants a defenseman.
With Ben Lovejoy out long term with an upper-body injury, the Penguins are down to six players with meaningful NHL experience on the blue line. That almost certainly will change before the deadline.
Top non rental players to consider in trade Harmonic, Hanzal, Marcus Johansson, Kadri, RNH, Drouin, F. Anderson, Eberle, Jannik Hansen……
— Brian Lawton (@brianlawton9) February 27, 2016
Here are seven non-rental players who could be on the move before the bell rings on Monday:
The average age of the Leafs’ defencemen Thursday night will be 23.4 years old, meaning GM Lou Lamoriello could be looking for blue-line help in the off-season. So, come July 1, what unrestricted free agents might help the Maple Leafs?
If Schultz and Purcell aren"t playing both getting traded. Purcell to LA or Florida. Schultz? Who knows? Tough night for Tychkowski on gm
— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) February 26, 2016
What are the chances the Blackhawks can make a deal with the Canucks for Dan Hamhuis and Radim Vrbata?
There will be a lot of forward thinking at this year’s NHL trade deadline because there is no shortage of wingers and centres available.
But, for the market to shake loose, it seems either Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd or Boston Bruins scorer Loui Eriksson has to get moved so that the contenders can turn their attention elsewhere.
— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdon) February 24, 2016
Don't see why not. Could benefit the player and the team. Go to the minors and try to find his game. https://t.co/ypi8tS51xq
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) February 24, 2016
Steady trade talk league wide. Cgy Flames with a list of players in play. Russell, Hudler, Colborne, Jooris, Hiller and Jones. #TradeCentre
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 24, 2016
Lots to think about when it comes to deciding on how to handle the Eric Staal situation.
In fact, there are at least four pending UFAs whose price tag might require a first in order to pry them away from their current clubs: Loui Eriksson, Andrew Ladd, Eric Staal and Mikkel Boedker.
Multiple sources report keen interest in the 29-year-old, much of it coming from the Western Conference. Dallas has been dogging the Rangers for weeks. The Blueshirts perhaps would be able to get the Stars’ immensely talented 20-year-old winger Valeri Nichushkin as part of the return package. Such a possibility would surely tempt Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton.