Category Archives: Trade Rumors

How Keith Yandle went from trade piece to vital Rangers cog

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.

Will the Oilers look to move their first round pick?

Eight sleeps to the Feb. 29 NHL trade deadline and here’s a thought. With the Oilers now 30th, what could you get for the Oilers first round — potentially No. 1 overall — draft choice between now and the actual lottery draft?

Hudler, Staal among top deadline targets

Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving: He wants badly to be active and is willing to accept he hasn’t got a playoff team this spring. Teams are calling about veteran forward Jiri Hudler, who is an unrestricted free agent, along with defenceman Kris Russell. There was talk the Flames were going to re-sign Russell but the word is the two sides aren’t close to a deal but he could fetch north of $5 million on the open market and Calgary may not pay that out. Some wonder if Treliving will be able to get a goalie at this deadline.

TSN Hockey’s Trade Bait List

With the NHL’s trade deadline approaching, check out TSN Hockey’s Top 10 players most likely to be dealt by 3pm et on Monday, Feb. 29.

http://www.tsn.ca/tsn-hockey-s-trade-bait-1.203546

In an NHL market flooded with forwards, it’s tough to tell who will move before deadline

The Canucks will get calls on defenceman Dan Hamhuis now that he’s back from his facial injury. He’d be a nice fit for a team looking to get somebody solid to help them go deep into the playoffs. He’s suggested he wants to stay with the Canucks but is going to have to take a pay cut if that’s going to happen. GM Jim Benning has indicated his roster is about to get younger.

http://www.ottawasun.com/2016/02/13/in-an-nhl-market-flooded-with-forwards-its-tough-to-tell-who-will-move-before-deadline

McKenzie: Canadiens “Were In Hard On Jonathan Drouin”

“They were in hard on Jonathan Drouin… There hasn’t been a lot of results on that front, but I don’t think it’s been a lack of (activity).

Hamonic-for-Trouba swap not likely

Dan Hamhuis, Russell and Edmonton’s Justin Schultz are top d available

The focus has been on Travis Hamonic of the New York Islanders since his summer trade request became public in November, but GM Garth Snow does not seem to be in any hurry to fulfill Hamonic’s desire to land with a Western Canadian team. A deal for Hamonic may have to wait until the summer with the Islanders gearing up for a playoff run.

That leaves Vancouver’s Dan Hamhuis, Calgary’s Kris Russell and Edmonton’s Justin Schultz as the next echelon of available defencemen on the market.

http://www.tsn.ca/trade-deadline-who-is-the-next-domino-to-fall-1.435923

Ottawa Senators have talked with Lightning about Drouin, but price too high for now

The Senators are interested in Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin, but only if the price is right.

Kings ‘may now turn their attention’ to Ladd

Ladd’s currently in the last of a five-year, $22 million deal with a $4.4M cap hit and, per TSN senior correspondent Gary Lawless, is seeking a six-year extension “with an average annual value north of $6 million.”

Are the Leafs looking to flip Michalek?

Vrbata good as gone?

Contending teams looking to pick up some scoring potential (we see you, Nashville and Minnesota) will no doubt be kicking tires on Vancouver Canucks winger Radim Vrbata, whose contract expires this summer.

A 30-goal man last season, the veteran’s production has dipped (11 goals and 11 assists through 50 games) and coach Willie Desjardins hopes new linemates (Derek Dorsett and Brandon Sutter) can get him going. He’s scored just one goal in his past 17 outings, and the consensus is he’d fetch no more than a second-round pick if/when he’s shopped.

GM Jim Benning maintains that the playoffs are still the priority this season, but let’s be real; the Canucks sit five points behind Anaheim for the final spot in the Pacific, and the Ducks have a game in hand. Plus, Vancouver will have to leapfrog Arizona as well.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/nhl-trade-rumours-roundup-radim-vrbata-vancouver-canucks-andrew-ladd-keith-yandle-lucic-dion-phaneuf-maple-leafs/

Clock is ticking on Justin Schultz in Edmonton

Nothing imminent as far as I can tell, but the clock is ticking on Justin Schultz in Edmonton. Like Cowen with Ottawa, it is time for both the player and organization. A deal will happen, it’s just a question of when.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/30-thoughts-whats-behind-crosbys-scoring-surge/