Category Archives: Trade Rumors
The blogger Eklund tossed out a rumor this evening on Hockeybuzz.com that has a few Stars fans buzzing.
He contended that the Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs were discussing a trade that would send Brad Richards, Jamie Benn and Ondrej Roman to Toronto for Nazem Kadri, Clarke MacArthur, Kris Versteeg and a conditional pick.
Owner Eugene Melnyk broke his silence on his team’s season from hell on Saturday when he told the Ottawa Sun that, “The time has come to make some of the most difficult decisions that any owner can make.”
Melnyk said he has a plan “in motion” but refused to elaborate.
The Globe and Mail, however, has learned certain aspects of the plan.
The pressure is on Jay Feaster to make changes before the trade deadline.
While most observers expect the Calgary Flames’ interim GM to take on a full-time role next summer, that is not guaranteed. Feaster has to show by the deadline that he has a plan for the team’s future.
Already one of the best teams in the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers are poised to become deeper and better between now and the trade deadline. A league source tells FanHouse that Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren will exhaust all means necessary to put last year’s Stanley Cup finalist in the best position possible for another championship run.
A For Sale sign has been hung outside Scotiabank Place, but Bryan Murray can’t find any buyers.
League executives told the Ottawa Sun Tuesday the Senators GM is willing to trade just about anybody — except defenceman Erik Karlsson.
With a five-day break and time to ponder what’s gone wrong after an ugly 5-1 loss to the Maple Leafs Saturday, Murray was unavailable for comment as he was making his way back from the world junior championship in Buffalo.
The Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins are once again working on a trade to send Marco Sturm to the Kings.
Sources say the deal isn’t done yet, but it could be finalized as early as today.
Would Phoenix trade make a trade for a goaltender? I’m hearing they wouldn’t hesitate to make a move if the right deal comes along. Word is the money goaltender ILya Bryzgalov is looking for after this season is higher than the Coyotes are willing to go.
Another day, another Jarome Iginla trade rumour.
And yet again, this one involves the Los Angeles Kings.
The blogosphere is humming tonight with speculation out of Edmonton that the Los Angeles Kings are trying to assign Brayden Schenn to the American Hockey League in hopes of eventually sending him to the Calgary Flames, perhaps as part of a package, for Iginla (who has a no movement clause and would have to agree to any such deal.)
The Flyers insist they are not having a hangover from last season’s remarkable playoff run.
Could have fooled us.
Their power play has been alarmingly bad, and their offense has resembled Ryan Howard in the post-season – lots of chances, but little productivity.
The Senators took a hit before they even stepped on the ice Friday at the HSBC Arena.
Centre Jason Spezza was a late scratch with a groin injury that has troubled him since the start of the season and is listed as day-to-day. The Senators were forced to dress Brian Lee as a forward in Spezza’s place.
There are no guarantees Spezza, who has a goal and four assists in five games, will suit up Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Place because his injury requires rest.
Just heard from Belanger’s agent, Joe Tacopina, who said he can’t confirm anything at this time about whether the free-agent center will be returning to Washington or not. More to come.
According to The Globe and Mail this afternoon, free-agent Eric Belanger will return to the Capitals once the team has completed another deal that is suspected to be a trade for a defenseman. More to come on this.
Saturday could be a big day around the National Hockey league as it is the last day the Maple Leafs can trade defenseman Tomas Kaberle before his no-trade clause kicks in at midnight Sunday. There have been reports of as few as four and as many as nine teams involved in negotiations.
Given Tampa Bay’s needs on defense, it is naive to believe general manager Steve Yzerman hasn’t at least inquired about getting Kaberle into a Lightning uniform.
The clock is ticking on Tomas Kaberle(notes). The Toronto Maple Leafs have until Sunday to move the veteran defenseman before his no-trade clause kicks back in. What has been talked about for years, what he has never wanted, now seems almost inevitable.
Just a quick update here, with the Kings now appearing to be falling out of the Kovalchuk sweepstakes it appears they are now making a play for the Flyers Simon Gagne.
Gagne’s agent has reported to ESPN that he has been given permission to talk trade regarding his client with the Kings. His $5.25 million cap hit would most definitely be more friendly to the Kings future cap situation with players like Drew Doughty coming up for contract negotiations in the next couple years.
Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson is hoping to add a puck-moving defenseman via trade, but he’s not desperate to do so. Howson reiterated today that he’s not burning up phone lines or begging his fellow GMs for help.
“We’d like to make an upgrade, sure,” Howson said. “But if we don’t get a deal done, I’m fine taking this group of defensemen into the start of the season with us. We think it’s a good group; a group that can win games for you.”
1. Peter Chiarelli, Bruins press on with Tyler Seguin, Nathan Horton
2. MCKENZIE: EVERYTHING GOING ON AS JULY 1 NEARS
3. Plenty of NHL teams will be looking to hop aboard the A-Train when free agency begins Thursday.
4. Gillis must bolster blue line beyond Ballard acquisition
5. Players that the Canucks May target
As much as Burke loves Kaberle, and Kaberle loves the Leafs, all signs point to a trade
For public consumption anyway, it has been well over a year of mutual admiration and asserting that there is no need for the relationship to end.
Maple Leafs defenceman Tomas Kaberle has professed his love for all things Toronto — save the losing.
Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has professed his love for all things Kaberle — save the fact that trading him might bring some desperate scoring help.
Cox: Marc Savard talk risky business for Leafs
D-man could top Sens’ wish list
1. Blockbuster trade buzzkill
2. Cox: Marc Savard talk risky business for Leafs
3. Nabokov, Flyers talking, but….
4. Jackets to seek center via free agency
5. Dater: Avalanche comes into free agency with money to burn