Category Archives: Trade Rumors
One of the big decisions that some teams still have to make is their coaching section. Last weeks firing of Dan Bylsma means that it is likely that he instantly becomes the front runner to coach in Vancouver, Carolina or Florida. Another possibility to coach in Florida is Ron Wilson, who interviewed for the position last week.
Speaking of the Vancouver Canucks, it has been indicated that new GM Jim Benning wants to bring in a scorer via trade or UFA. Some of the names that are set to become available and who fit the billing as a scorer include Vanek and Gaborik. It was speculated several years ago that Gaborik was interested in playing in Vancouver. If the Canucks are able to trade Kesler and a player such as Edler the Canucks could have a brand new second line. Although it has been recently reported that the Canucks want to hang on to Edler, it is well known that the Red Wings are very interested in him and he could fetch a high price in return.
Ansar Khan of mlive.com speculates on this question … Are Red Wings more likely to trade for their needs due to shallow free-agent pool?
Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reports that Players such as Brad Marchand ($4.5 million cap hit) and/or Johnny Boychuk ($3.66 million cap hit) could be moved.
Dreger "there are some big names in play, no question. Kesler, Spezza, Thornton, Marleau & every market is going to try & connect the dots"
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) June 9, 2014
Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe writes that the Black Hawks would love to find a taker for Kris Versteeg.
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Elliotte Friedman of CBC: writes … 30 Thoughts: Free agency doesn’t offer strong field
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun wonders … Is Mike Richards’ time with Kings nearing its end?
Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun reports that the Leafs are interested in Sharks centre Joe Thornton.
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Detroit Free Press Sports Writer Helen St James reports that despite the Islanders recently obtaining his rights, Defenseman Dan Boyle could be an enticing free-agent target for Red Wings.
Scott Cruickshank pf the Calgary Herald reports that the Flames have been talking to the Panthers about the 1st overall pick.
Ben Kuzma of The Province reports that the Canucks have many options with regards to Ryan Kesler.
Dreger “if Eric Staal is available, is that type of player the guy who entices Nonis to trade Kadri and Gardiner and whatever else for him?”
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) March 27, 2014