Category Archives: Trade Rumors
In a perfect world, Burke would like to use his blue liner surplus as bait for a possible trade for forward help. Gunnarsson is a likely candidate and will be showcased while playing with Phaneuf.
Franson has an encouraging upside and would seem to be in the team’s long-term plans. Aulie, meanwhile, is just a phone call away, especially if Gardiner has some hiccups once the regular season kicks off and the bullets start flying for real.
Ray Whitney’s name keeps bubbling up as a potential pickup for the Bruins. Not the first time the crafty winger’s name has been linked to the Black and Gold. He is making $3 million in Phoenix and is on track to be an unrestricted free agent next July 1. Whitney, 39, collected 57 points last season with the Desert Dogs, the same number Patrice Bergeron put up as Boston’s No. 3 scorer.
With the NHL season opener fast approaching, Drew Doughty is still without a contract with the LA Kings and it looks like a long holdout is possible. The Kings have reportedly received offer sheets from other clubs, and if the two sides can’t reach an agreement soon, his days as a King will be over.
The latest trade rumor on Bleacher Report has the young defenseman heading to Edmonton in a deal with the Oilers. Edmonton is rumored to have put an offer sheet together and the Kings are mulling over their options.
Right now, the Flyers have about $175,000 in cap space.
Among the moves, Holmgren kind of smiled in saying there are ways to do this and the hot rumor of the day was trading Scott Hartnell’s $4.2 million cap hit back to Nashville.
A club source said that the likelihood of a trade seemed “pretty good.”
Bryan McCabe remains unsigned and the stars would really have to align for him to pack his bags at this point.
That’s not to say it’s not going to happen, but he’s settled in South Florida with his family and the kids are in school, so it would need to be a really tempting offer.
A source told ESPN.com that a Western Conference team showed interest within the past week, but it wasn’t something that interested the defenseman. He’s made plenty of money in his career and has nothing to prove to anyone. If he does sign with a club this season, it has to be a super fit for him.
Tyler Bozak: Having a great camp, but suddenly his name is coming up in trade rumours. If the Leafs are interested in Phoenix hold-out Kyle Turris, or if Matthew Lombardi outplays him, things could get very uncomfortable for the third-year leaf.
Mike Komisarek: Having a good camp, looking very confident. He’s an alternate captain and a loyal soldier and GM Brian Burke loves him. Much has been made recently of his limited no-trade clause – Komisarek has a list of about 10 teams he’d accept a trade to. And he’s from Long Island, and the Islanders need a defenceman …. so connect the dots.
On the surface a moderately-sized, non-physical centre without a lengthy resume of NHL success wouldn’t be a player at the top of the Maple Leafs’ wish list.
And right now,Kyle Turris, unsigned and persona non grata in the Phoenix Coyotes camp isn’t a player Brian Burke is desperately trying to land.
Training camp is just getting started but it didn’t take long for the Cory Schneider trade rumblings to begin.
It’s gotten to the point where some have become numb to the Schneider rumors. The day will eventually come when Vancouver officially chooses to pull the plug and move their prized asset. Many expect a trade involving the former Boston College standout could come as early as training camp or as late as the trade deadline.
Drew Doughty has shot down a nine-year deal worth $61.2 million, and perhaps now it’s time for the Kings to consider dealing him. The idea seemed insane to me a month ago, and even though I questioned his personality and if he should be the cornerstone of the Kings, plenty of fans came to his defense.
With these new reports from Nick Kypreos, NBC Sports and the LA Times it may be wise to reconsider the no way, no how trade stance. Franchise blueliners don’t grow on trees, but neither do 21-year-olds fresh off of a concussion-shortened season that turn down nearly $7 million a year.
There remains a possibility that Tomas Kaberle could re-sign with the Bruins after July 1. But with the Bruins putting Kaberle’s negotiating rights up for grabs, it’s clear the two sides do not agree on a term and number for a Black-and-Gold extension.
If they succeed in trading Kaberle’s negotiating rights, the Bruins could land a low-level pick. Yesterday, Vancouver acquired the Islanders’ 2012 fourth-rounder for Christian Ehrhoff’s rights.
The Senators likely won’t be big spenders when the free-agent sweepstakes begin July 1.
After being first out of the gate last July 1 by signing defenceman Sergei Gonchar to a three-year, $16.5-million deal, the Senators could take a wait-and-see attitude.
While the Senators have only $43 million committed in salary to 15 players, they’ll be working harder to get to the $48.3-million floor than even coming close to the $64.3-million cap that’s been set for the final year of the CBA.
LAST THURSDAY, Jeff Carter was sent packing as a salary-cap casualty.
Best friend and captain Mike Richards went only 30 minutes after him, in a move that also – at least temporarily – cleared valuable cap space.
Yesterday, the Flyers dealt the rights to restricted free-agent center Darroll Powe to Minnesota in exchange for a 2013 third-round pick. Powe, a heart-and-soul-type player whom Paul Holmgren called “one of the most underrated players in the league” in May, wasn’t asking for an exorbitant sum of money.
Minnesota Wild turn attention to free agency market, which opens Friday
Blue Jackets turn their attention to defense
New York Rangers likely won’t find a taker on NHL trade market for defenseman Wade Redden: sources
Jets weighing their options
While the Panthers’ front-office honchos flew home Sunday morning feeling content after adding 10 building blocks, there is still more work to do.
With just 10 signed players on the active roster and the free-agency period starting Friday, the Panthers, who have about $26 million to shop for nine players, are trying to make some early-week trades with cash-strapped teams looking to shed payroll.
Minnesota – San Jose trade
New York Rangers favorites to land Brad Richards, plan to go all-out to get All-Star center: sources
Oilers re-acquire Smyth from Kings: report
Winnipeg Jets name returns
CAMPBELL WAIVES NO-TRADE CLAUSE, DEALT TO PANTHERS FOR OLESZ
New York Rangers winger Marian Gaborik — was attached to the Senators in trade talks.
Gaborik, 29, has scored 42 goals in an NHL season twice and has topped 30 goals six times, but his career with both the Rangers and Minnesota Wild has been plagued by injury problems and questions about his character. Considering he has three years and $22.5 million US remaining on his contract, it would be a big risk for any team to take a chance on him, even if the Rangers were willing to take salary back in exchange.
Except for the ones who detoured through Las Vegas en route to the Twin Cities for Friday’s first day of entry draft, most teams are now settled in, in preparation for the action, so let the rumours begin.
The most intriguing scuttlebutt this morning focuses on the Florida Panthers and their desire to move up from No. 3 to the No. 1 spot in the draft, so they can select Red Deer’s Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. That would mean making a deal with the Edmonton Oilers, who have the top choice right now. Florida’s general manager Dale Tallon rebuilt the Chicago Blackhawks, largely around centre Jonathan Toews, so it’s understandable why a player of Nugent-Hopkins’s pedigree would appeal to him. If Tallon stays where he is, he’ll get a worthwhile consolation prize in Saint John centre Jonathan Huberdeau.
After being so far unable to move up in the NHL entry draft, Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke is trying a different tact.
He’s now put his top three picks on the table, saying he’s willing to trade those selections for a player or players that would help make the Leafs more competitive immediately.
When Ryan Smyth was a free-agent and taking bids for his services in the summer of 2007, the Calgary Flames were an ardent pursuant.
Flames captain Jarome Iginla even personally talked to Smyth to sell him on moving to Southern Alberta.
Then-GM Darryl Sutter also called Smyth directly, on top of dealing with his agent, Don Meehan.
But it was to no avail at the time. Smyth signed with the Colorado Avalanche, inking a five-year contract with a US$6.25-million cap hit.