Category Archives: Trade Rumors
Flames’ turnaround changes deadline plan
Ed Jovanovski likely out several weeks with orbital bone fracture
Sheldon Souray is in play. Put on re-entry waivers today.
It is heavily Rumored that the Bruins are now over the salary cap now that they have completed the deal for Kaberle. TSN’s Darren Dreger is reporting that the Bruins may have another deal involving Blake Wheeler in the works. Leafs not involved.
Shero plans to be active at trade deadline
Rangers have interest in Kuba to help defense
As NHL trade deadline approaches, Washington Capitals could try to add a defenseman
Trade rumors swirling around Weiss
Sens GM, Phillips’ agent to talk contract
Atlanta in danger of losing another professional sports franchise
Fans want Canadiens to acquire some muscle
Failing a complete meltdown – which has scuttled at least one previous trade involving the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tomas Kaberle, and the Boston Bruins – there’s strong belief that Kaberle will be traded to Boston.
It’s unlikely the deal gets done today, but sources say it’s close and say the deal doesn’t hinge on Kaberle signing an extension with the Bruins.
Deadline hangs over Bruins’ heads
What’s the ‘tradability’ of Alexei Kovalev?
Arnott faces tough decision as trade deadline approaches
Kovalev ignoring trade rumours
Versteeg’s journey with the Leafs ended in Boston, where Toronto’s troubles with first-round picks began 17 months ago with the Kessel trade. Flush with success in pre-season games, with a parent company pining for playoff revenue and anxious to make a splash in his first full season, Burke sent two first-rounders and a second to the Bruins.
Though he bravely asserts he’d make the same deal today, Kessel has not lived up to billing, at least without a No. 1 centre.
He carries a 14-game goal-less streak into Boston where he’s called the gift that keeps on giving, especially if Boston gets another top-five selection.
Rangers win won’t end push for trade
Blues are in tough spot, GM says
With two weeks until the trade deadline, teams in the tight Western Conference are looking for any edge to get ahead.
There are obvious sellers in the East — Ottawa, Toronto, New York Islanders, New Jersey and maybe Florida — that would rather not deal with a conference rival. The West, meanwhile, is so tight that only Edmonton is out of it.
Acting GM faces difficult decisions with squad stuck on playoff bubble
Considering their situation — a veteran-filled roster and lack of slam-dunk, high-end prospects — the Flames may be looking to add at the deadline but can’t afford to deal away high draft choices or top up-and-comers.
Selling would also require a tight-rope walk, because it could mean the difference between making the playoffs or watching from the sidelines despite a terrific run — 14-3-5 heading into Saturday night’s clash in Vancouver.
Market thin for teams wanting to add
Let the shopping begin.
With the NHL trade deadline set for Feb. 28 at 3 p.m., many of the league’s 30 GMs are still trying to figure out whether they’re going to be buyers or sellers.
At last year’s deadline, there were 31 deals involving 55 players.
The rebuilding of the Senators is already in full swing with Mike Fisher being dealt to the Predators on Thursday.
That was just the beginning.
The NHL trade deadline is Feb. 28 and Senators GM Bryan Murray got a jump start on things by trading away the team’s most popular player for a first-round pick in June and a conditional pick in 2012 (a pick that dissolves to nothing if Nashville doesn’t win one round in the playoffs).
If Murray was capable of dealing the Senators’ heartthrob and all-around good guy, then there can’t be a single player who isn’t feeling at least at little bit uneasy.
Out with the old and in with the new.
Trade talk: Kings interested in Hemsky?
Stars and the trade deadline
The Rangers; they’ve got to get that 24th-ranked power play going if they’re going to hang on to their playoff spot. I can’t tell you how good Toronto’s Tomas Kaberle or Florida’s Bryan McCabe would look on that power play. Problem is, as Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told me this week, at least 14 teams are looking for defensemen.
Carolina winger Erik Cole has heard the rumors that he could be reunited with Peter Laviolette – his coach when the Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup in 2006 – in a trade with the Flyers.
Cole, 32, is taking it in stride, though he said he enjoyed playing for Laviolette.
The Leafs’ dressing room was still buzzing Thursday after the trade of Francois Beauchemin a day earlier, and if GM Brian Burke has his way, the defenseman won’t be the only player to make an exit.
Veteran puck-moving blueliner Tomas Kaberle is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1 and he’s used to hearing his name out there at this time of year.
Brian Burke said on the conference call announcing the Francois Beauchemin to Anaheim deal — the Leafs get back oft-traded, oft-injured Joffrey Lupul, college defenseman Jake Gardiner and a conditional 2013 pick — that his team had nothing brewing imminently, but was not done dealing.
Dustin Penner and Ales Hemsky know better than to send out their dry cleaning.
And as the trade deadline draws even closer, they’ll know better than to buy green bananas.
As they near the end of their contracts, both can’t help wondering if they’re nearing the end of their time in Edmonton.
Hemsky admitted Wednesday that for the first time since he became an Oiler in 2002, he thinks he might be on the block.
There are many intriguing scenarios being discussed, even though the true list of available players is far from complete.
For a number of NHL teams, it’s still too early to declare their intentions, while for others – such as Pittsburgh and Boston (two contending clubs) – injury has heightened their sense of urgency.
1) With no time frame set for the return of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and a knee injury that will likely see Evgeni Malkin miss the rest of the season, Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero needs a Top 6 forward – preferably a centre.