Category Archives: Trade Rumors
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
His seven prospects locked up in his suitcase as he returned to Toronto, Leafs GM Brian Burke set his mind on what will be a busy few days leading up to Thursday’s free agent frenzy.
First up is Marc Savard. The Bruins are said to be ready to ship their playmaking centre. The Leafs are in the mix, and the price tag is much cheaper than Thomas Kaberle.
This opportunity is an unintended consequence of the Phil Kessel trade.
Report: Savard willing to become Maple Leaf or Senator
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Leafs Have interest in Savard
Rumors from the Toronto Sun
Tomas Kaberle trade talk cools
Kaberle still a Leaf … for now
The names Tyler Seguin and Marc Savard may be inexorably linked now, and maybe not as fellow centermen on the Bruins.
As soon as Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini announced his team’s selection of winger Taylor Hall last night at the Staples Center, it ended any suspense about which player the Bruins would get with the No. 2 overall pick.
Don’t look now, but Dale Tallon looks refreshed and ready to take on the second day of the NHL Draft.
The Panthers new general manager has much to play with as he goes into Saturday’s second round.
And he says he’s ready to do something with those assets.
“We’re open to any suggestions,” Tallon said. “We’re not going to sit still. We’re going to have some fun, experiment and take some risks. We’re going to see what happens.”
Tallon traded Nathan Horton to Boston on Tuesday, getting back defenseman Dennis Wideman and the 15th overall pick in return.
In talking to people today, the Stars are indeed trying to move Mike Ribeiro.
They believe that if the Stars want to improve the team, they need to open up space in the budget (Ribeiro makes $5 million a year for the next three years) to acquire a defenseman, and they believe the Stars have replacements at center with Jamie Benn and Tom Wandell.
Isles dangling 5th overall pick
Rangers could trade up or down in draft
Team drafting plan to deal Marc Savard, Tim Thomas
Volchenkov and Ottawa close to deal?
1. NHL trades could trump draft-day news
2. Tim Thomas following Craig Ramsay to the Atlanta?
3. Devils want Souray?
4. All’s Quiet (Almost) on Eve of NHL Draft
5. Dan Hamhuis’ neg rights to Canucks?
6. Could the Kings make a deal for Kovalchuk’s rights?
1. More Bruins-Oilers talk expected
2. Blues want to make a deal for Keith Ballard?
3. More Stuff from The Panthers at the NHL Draft
4. Clubs not lining up to acquire Spezza
5. Sources: Flyers Inquire About Boston Goalie Thomas
Officially, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Tomas Kaberl e hits the open market Friday, when his no-trade clause disappears for a six-week period, and the auction is underway in earnest.
A half-dozen teams have made firm offers for Kaberle, and six others have expressed an interest, according to Leafs general manager Brian Burke who, on Thursday afternoon, said nothing was close.
“This is not a transaction that is draft specific,” said Burke. “This is just as likely to happen after the draft or not happen at all, as it would happen here.”