Category Archives: Trade Rumors
Rangers general manager Glen Sather has been in touch with Anaheim counterpart Bob Murray regarding the availability of 24-year-old power winger Bobby Ryan, The Post has learned.
It is unclear whether Sather is simply conducting due diligence regarding Ryan, who is being dangled by the skidding Ducks, or whether discussions have evolved beyond the tire-kicking stage.
Toronto Maple Leafs – Brian Burke drafted Ryan second overall in 2005 and has a good relationship with him and his management.
Ryan played for Leafs coach Ron Wilson as part of Team USA during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Phil Kessel was one of Ryan’s linemates during that tournament. Plus, Ryan played junior hockey in Owen Sound, so he is familiar with Ontario.
Burke is never shy to make a deal and cap space isn’t a major issue for the Leafs right now.
Sportsnet’s Doug MacLean said that it would take a steep offer for a team to add Ryan’s services.
“I think this guy has got superstar written all over him,” said MacLean. “Bobby Ryan’s are unbelievably hard to find … I would make a coaching change before trading Bobby Ryan … No matter what deal is made, Bobby Ryan will be the best player in the deal.”
MacLean suggested that it would take a deal like Luke Schenn, Nazem Kadri and a first-round pick for the Leafs to land Ryan.
For the long term, Holmgren likely needs to make a trade to bring in depth replacements. It’s tough to be successful on a nightly basis while asking two rookies to play nearly 30 minutes per game.
Other defensemen with experience in the system – such as Matt Walker and Oskars Bartulis – would first need to clear re-entry waivers, where they would be subject to a claim at half their salary-cap price. Bartulis, 24, almost surely would be claimed for $300,000 and the Flyers would be stuck with the other $300,000 as a salary-cap penalty without anything to show for it.
Doing the oilers/predators game @RealKyper told by an nhl exec that ducks r shopping bobby ryan. Wow. 2 wins in 18.
I don’t see a big market for Iginla if only because of his $7-million salary next season and most of the contenders are close to the salary cap or maxed out.
Iginla, who is 10 goals from scoring 500 in his career, also has a no-trade clause in his contract and won’t play on a bottom-feeder like the Islanders or another team that has lots of cap room.
Is it time to press the panic button at Honda Center? Is it time for General Manager Bob Murray to make a major move to shake up — if not break up — the skidding Ducks?
The Senators may like Kyle Turris. But it doesn’t look like he will be packing his bags anytime soon.
While the Senators — along with three other Canadian teams — remain interested in the 21-year-old centre after he finally agreed to a contract with Phoenix Tuesday, Coyotes GM Don Maloney isn’t playing Let’s Make a Deal.
Turris, who missed the team’s first 19 games as a restricted free agent before agreeing to a two-year, $2.8-million deal, will suit up for the Coyotes while his demand for a trade sits on the table.
Bryan Murray spent a long time in the stands during Sunday’s morning skate speaking with Mike Gillis.
Yes, the Senators left with defenceman Filip Kuba on board.
Whether the Senators GM and his Vancouver counterpart actually talked trade during their chat is only speculation, but it’s well-known the Canucks are looking for defencemen and Ottawa will have extras sooner or later.
The Columbus Blue Jackets clearly need help on the back end and there’s talk of a deal sending Antoine Vermette to the Carolina Hurricanes for Bryan Allen. Meanwhile, centre Derick Brassard, the Jackets’ first pick in the 2006 draft, is a healthy scratch. He is definitely available, but at $3.3 million this year and $3.7 million next season, he’s too expensive. He should be taking over games at 24, but doesn’t have enough competitive fire. Has any team swung and missed more with their first-rounders — Nikita Filatov, Gilbert Brule, Nikolai Zherdev, Pascal Leclaire, Brassard — all going in the top eight? If you’re wondering how bad the Jackets are, they’ve won six of their last 40 games.
With James Reimer, Matthew Lombardi, Mike Komisarek, Mikhail Grabovski, Clarke MacArthur and Colby Armstrong all sidelined due to injury, six of the 20 players often dressed by Ron Wilson will be watching the game in street clothes. The flood of bodies clogging the trainer’s room has many panicking fans urging Maple Leafs management to immediately go out and pull the trigger on some huge deals.
Forward of the Columbus Blue Jackets Jeff Carter would have already asked to be traded.
The Blue Jackets have acquired the services of Carter of the Philadelphia Flyers in the month of June, giving back Jakub Voracek and two draft picks. Les Flyers avaient ensuite sélectionné Sean Couturier et Nick Cousins. The Flyers were then selected Sean Couturier and Nick Cousins.
The Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils are believed to have engaged in recent trade discussions, prompting each team to dispatch its scouting staff to watch the other club.
It has been widely reported that the Devils have an interest in Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier, however sources close to the Kings told TFP the team is not interested in moving him, at this point, barring a substantial offer.
Edmonton Oilers’ centre Sam Gagner, who keeps finding himself in trade rumours–Toronto for defenceman Cody Franson is the latest or Chicago where he could be reunited with London Knights junior linemate Patrick Kane– didn’t skate Wednesday, nursing a sore back.
Burke also told Sportsnet 590 he is getting “deluged with trade offers” for Cody Franson but has no plans to deal the defenceman.
Nikita Filatov wants to take the money and run all the way back to Moscow.
Senators GM Bryan Murray confirmed Wednesday the 21-year-old top prospect isn’t happy playing with the club’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton and asked for his release, so he can suit up for the Central Red Army in the KHL.
The usual suspects were busy trying to get deals done today in TO: Howson CBUS and Feaster CGY
For a team not rebuilding, the Flames are certainly making a lot of changes.
Since last season ended, the following veterans have been sent packing in various ways: Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik, Steve Staios, Fredrik Modin, Adam Pardy, Daymond Langkow, Raitis Ivanans and Niklas Hagman, who Monday was claimed by the Anaheim Ducks off re-entry waivers.
Columbus GM Scott Howson is the most active working the phones. The only Jacket not being shopped is LW Rick Nash. Pretty much everybody else is available … and the objective is to get rid of money.
The Senators could have at least mild interest in 24-year-old Gatineau native Derick Brassard. He’s minus-11 with two goals and two assists in 15 games and was a healthy scratch Saturday night. Brassard might turn out to be a good fit on the Senators’ second line.
After watching the Maple Leafs goalies flopping around last night and reading today’s stories in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun, it’s clear that the Leafs could use the steady services of Scott Clemmensen. Not that I’m trying to peddle Clem, because he’s one of the most stand-up athletes I’ve ever covered, but it’s obvious that rookie Jacob Markstrom is ready and the Panthers could have one of the best goalie tandems in the league with him and a resurgent Jose Theodore, who has been solid all season (5-2-2).
How about Rick Nash? He’s got a no-trade clause, but does he really want to stay in Columbus any longer? He must feel like he’s trying to bail water out of a sinking boat with a shot glass. He’s drowning in a sea of losses, with seven coaches since he was drafted in 2002.