Category Archives: Trade Rumors

Umberger, Brassard, Prospal and Aucoin may be available

There’s a better possibility they’ll be sellers, even with the club — as of today — in the hunt.

The players most talked about will be the following:

Shero has never been shy to pull the trigger on significant deals

Shero claims the Pens will make a deal only if the right offer comes along, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation that Calgary’s Jarome Iginla, even at this point in his career, would be a nice fit in Pittsburgh — especially if he landed on Sidney Crosby’s wing.

Keep in mind that Shero has never been shy to pull the trigger on significant deals before. Among the players the Penguins GM has swapped for over the years — Marian Hossa and James Neal.

The Pens have now won eight consecutive games, thanks to a 3-0 victory over the Rangers on Saturday afternoon. Whatever happens in the next 17 days, we do know this: They won’t be sellers.

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/03/16/clogged-standings-have-nhl-teams-wondering-if-theyre-buyers-or-sellers

Would Marty St. Louis ever leave the Lightning?

Would Marty St. Louis ever leave the Lightning? Would Steve Yzerman consider trading him?

Tho notion might not be as far-fetched as you think, and as the April 3 trade deadline gets closer — and if Tampa Bay completely loses its grasp on the playoff race — expect St. Louis and the general manager to at least have a conversation about it.

Leafs still in market for D upgrade and a big 2nd\3rd line centre

 

Bruce Garrioch – Rumor roundup

Doug Wilson has been busy working the phones. The San Jose Sharks GM isn’t pleased with the club’s inconsistency and he’s open to all options. The club’s UFA’s — LW Ryane Clowe, C Michael Handzus and D Douglas Murray — are available and sources say Wilson “is in full panic mode.” Murray is being “shopped hard” but one team backed off because of concerns about his conditioning. League executives believe Wilson is frustrated but he often stirs up discussions then doesn’t deal. The Habs, Bruins and Penguins have interest in Clowe … Three names to watch in Winnipeg because they’re on the trade radar: LW Evander Kane, D Ron Hainsey and C Alexander Burmistov.

Are the Canucks looking at Derek Roy?

Even though it involved two separate transactions, the Dallas Stars essentially swapped out Mike Ribiero for Derek Roy last summer, shipping Ribiero to the Washington Capitals and then bringing Roy in from the Buffalo Sabres to essentially fill his role as the team’s No. 2 centre. Ribiero has 29 points in 26 games for the Capitals and is seven points ahead of Alex Ovechkin at the top of the team’s scoring race, while Roy has 15 points in 21 games for the Stars. Both are unrestricted free agents this coming summer and the speculation is that Dallas, a team burned by Brad Richards’s departure two years ago, will likely move Roy at the deadline if negotiations on a contract extension reach an impasse. The theory that Roy will land with the Vancouver Canucks as a rental makes a lot of sense, considering Vancouver’s needs for help down the middle, in Ryan Kesler’s absence …

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/duhatschek-jarome-iginla-to-the-kings-not-so-fast/article9827643/?page=2

 

Makes all kinds of sense for Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray to go after Corey Perry during off-season

Surely, there was more to Bryan Murray’s master plan than meets the eye.

When the Senators GM convinced owner Eugene Melnyk to keep him around for a rebuild three winters ago, he had to have whispered something to go along with “we’ll just dump salaries, make good draft picks and ride our promising young players.”

He must have also mentioned the name Corey Perry.

Canucks trade search

Sources around the league tell ESPN.com that Canucks GM Mike Gillis has been very active making phone calls over the past 7-10 days, checking in with nearly every team in the league to see if there’s any fit for a trade.

Report: Ryan Miller’s ‘days are numbered’ in Buffalo

Through thick and thin, Ryan Miller has been the Buffalo Sabres’ go-to guy. There are some rumblings that might change, though.

During the first intermission of Tuesday’s Vancouver Canucks-Columbus Blue Jackets game, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reported that Miller’s “days are numbered” in Buffalo.

Bruins have strong interest in Ryane Clowe

 

Red Wings looking for options

Red Wings GM Ken Holland has been trying to acquire a big-name, impact player for several months, but he’s set to bring a stud NHLer to Detroit this season.

The Wings currently sit fourth in the Western Conference, but are only two points out of ninth position.

After failing to capitalize on back-to-back games against the Columbus Blue Jackets, where Detroit only managed one point in a shootout loss Sunday, it’s becoming more and more evident that the Wings will need some outside assistance if they want to make a run this playoff season.

Holland has kicked the tires on Calgary Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester and Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle, but the price tags for both players are considerably high.

Bouwmeester has one-year remaining on his contract beyond this season, while Yandle has three years.

As much as the Red Wings need an upgrade on the blueline — and they could target others, such as Buffalo’s Robyn Regehr or Edmonton’s Ladislav Smid — they desire secondary scoring help.

http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/det130311.html

Hockey World: Perry, Iginla, Clowe in play to move by NHL trade deadline

With the NHL trade deadline 24 days away, there are way more buyers than sellers because there are few teams that are definitely out of the playoff picture, barring a miracle run — the Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres.

Bozak and MacArthur not likely to get moved. Canes have Jokinen available

Don’t expect Leafs GM Dave Nonis to mess with a good thing. Toronto has excellent chemistry under coach Randy Carlyle which means neither centre Tyler Bozak nor left winger Clarke MacArthur — both UFA’s — likely won’t be going anywhere.

Panthers looking to move Versteeg?

Six points out of the No. 8 spot heading into Sunday’s visit by the Montreal Canadiens, the goal for Florida now is to try to move a few contracts and see if the club can set the course for next year after the Panthers fell back.

With the exception of centre Jonathan Huberdeau, defenceman Erik Gudbranson, goalie Jakob Markstrom and centre Drew Shore, pretty much every player on the Florida roster is up for grabs as the Panthers try to shed some cash.

Brenden Morrow still hoping to help Stars win, but is realistic about potential trade

talked to Brenden Morrow about the April 3 trade deadline, and he had a refreshing point of view.

Morrow knows that there’s a very good chance he could be traded, as he can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer and the Stars appear to have no interest in signing him. At age 34, he believes he still has plenty to give, and he is taking a calm attitude about handling the trade talk.

Wings, Kings, Bruins, Flyers and Leafs after Perry

 

Blues looking for a d-man

Speaking of the Blues, sources around the league say GM Doug Armstrong is on the lookout for a left-handed, top-four type blueliner, a guy who can play with either Alex Pietrangelo or Kevin Shattenkirk on either of the top two pairings.

The powerhouse Bruins can add a big name or two thanks to the deft salary-cap maneuvering by GM Peter Chiarelli.

The powerhouse Bruins can add a big name or two thanks to the deft salary-cap maneuvering by GM Peter Chiarelli.

Some B’s fans are salivating at the possibilities that are out there.

But the GM wants everyone to know it’s not written in stone he’ll hit the home run.

Ranking top 20 rental players

A fantasic list of the 20 top players who could be available at the trade deadline.

Canadiens Trade Rumors

The Habs made a deal last week with Dallas, netting Michael Ryder and a third-round pick plus opening up important offseason cap space by moving Erik Cole.

So now what?

Whether it’s before April 3 or this summer, Montreal will continue to look for more size up front. Power forwards don’t grow on trees, but what the Canadiens would love to add is someone in the Ryane Clowe-type mold: a rugged forward who can play top-six minutes. Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin made an excellent signing in Brandon Prust last summer, a player who can play on any forward line, but I believe Bergevin wants to continue on that track.