Category Archives: Trade Rumors

Dreger Still Feels Chiarelli Willing To Trade Nugent-Hopkins

On how the mindset of Chiarelli would be that despite having a generational talent, along with other pieces, none of this will fall into place until the Oilers get a No. 1 defenseman:

“No, and that’s exactly what he’s thinking. Look, if it was as simple as moving a forward like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to the Islanders for Travis Hamonic, the deal would have been made a long time ago. But clearly Garth Snow doesn’t want that. He wants either a good young defenseman very similar in contract and whatnot in age to come back his way, or he wants the team that wants Travis Hamonic the most to find a defenseman as part of potentially a three-team trade before Travis Hamonic gets moved.

“But I still think the Oilers have a keen eye on what Garth Snow and the Islanders are up to.”

Dreger Sees Blues As ‘A Primary Contender’ For Drouin

The Montreal Canadiens have interest, there’s no question about that. I don’t believe that Yzerman – I was talking about Toronto trading within its division – I don’t think Yzerman has any in trading Jonathan Drouin to Montreal, unless Bergevin is so desperate that he’s willing to sell the farm to make that work. I don’t think that’s reality either.

“St. Louis said they wanted to wait until the All-Star to get a bit healthier and kind of analyze again where they’re at. I’m still looking at St. Louis as being a primary contender for Drouin.”

On Rumors of Habs interest in Reimer

Are the Ducks looking to move Cam Fowler?

Are the Kings a potential landing spot for Dustin Byfuglien

The TSN Hockey Insiders shed light on why the Kings could be a potential landing spot for Dustin Byfuglien should the Jets choose to deal the sought after defenceman, and also share the latest trade rumours involving Travis Hamonic, Jonathan Drouin and Roman Polak.

If Lightning try to deal Stamkos, which teams are likely suitors?

if the Lightning did indeed consider trading Stamkos — rather than lose him as a free agent this summer and get nothing in return — what might Yzerman want? A right-handed defenseman? NHL players? Prospects? Draft picks?

Will Eberle end up with the Islanders?

Will the Flyers by sellers at the deadline?

Based on the first 47 games, odds are that Hextall will be a seller at the Feb. 29 trade deadline.

Then again, they are only five points out of a playoff spot, so if they stay in the race, Hextall may try to upgrade the offense by adding a winger (Kyle Okposo? Andrew Ladd?) for the stretch run – or see if he can pry 20-year-old Jonathan Drouin from Tampa Bay.

If Hextall decides to be a seller, defensemen Mark Streit and Nick Schultz are among the players who could help a contender, and winger Matt Read might be attractive in the right fit.

Veteran defensemen usually cost a premium to playoff teams. Remember, Hextall last year got Chicago to deal two second-round draft picks for 39-year-old Kimmo Timonen, who had been sidelined all season by blood clots.


Could the Wings make a push for Dustin Byfuglien

The Wings do like Winnipeg’s Dustin Byfuglien, a right-handed shooting 6-foot-5, 250-pound behemoth, as a top-pair defenseman or top-six right winger, but they’d need to clear space for his $5.2 million salary — and to be certain he’d re-sign, as he’s a pending unrestricted free agent.

Will Caps make a trade before the deadline?

Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan has shown he is not afraid to pull the trigger on a big trade (Troy Brouwer, Pheonix Copley and a pick for T.J. Oshie) and I could see him going hard after Vancouver Canucks pending free agent Dan Hamhuis, who spent the first six years of his NHL career under Barry Trotz in Nashville. Now 33, Hamhuis is recovering from facial fractures suffered on a Dan Boyle shot he took to the jaw back in December.

As trade deadline nears, Maple Leafs are open for business

James Reimer is an interesting case. If he continues his stellar play — his .932 save percentage is second best in the league — he would be attractive to playoff-bound teams looking for some depth in net.

Oilers trying to get Hamonic deal done, Friedman says

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman talking to Oilers uber-insider Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now and dropping a few trade rumour bombshells.

Stauffer mentioned the Oilers trying to upgrade at right defence from Justin Schultz by moving for either Sami Vatanen of Anaheim or Travis Hamonic of the Islanders, as both teams can use a scoring winger.

Breaking down Rangers’ trade deadline options: Kevin Shattenkirk, Jonathan Drouin, Patrick Marleau on the list

St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was born in New Rochelle. He grew up a Rangers fan. His favorite player was Brian Leetch, and it’s believed he wants to play for the Blueshirts one day. He turns 27 on Friday. He is a right-handed shot and a major power play weapon, and he paired with Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh on the United States’ 2008-09 World Junior championship team.