Category Archives: Trade Rumors

Trade clears hurdle for possible Stamkos pursuit

“This is a transaction that wasn’t for today,” Lamoriello said. “This gives us the opportunity to do things.”

It paves the road for the Maple Leafs to go after Stamkos on July 1, should he hit the market, without any financial or salary cap barriers.

The most appealing defenders available at the deadline are likely to be Keith Yandle and Dan Hamhuis

And with Byfuglien off the market, the most appealing defenders available at the deadline are likely to be Keith Yandle and Dan Hamhuis.

Did Plekanec ask for a trade?

Vrbata knows he’s trade material, tries to focus on scoring for Canucks

Vrbata, 34, and Dan Hamhuis, 33, are prime UFA assets and a team in contention would covet a quick-shot winger to augment its offence, while the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins are among many seeking a proven top-four defenceman. And with the level of desperation heightened at the deadline, the Canucks would do backflips if Vrbata could command a high draft pick or prospect.

Leafs get ready to rearrange the roster

The prices have been set. Calls are being made. The other shoe could drop at any time.

“You never know,” Lamoriello said. “In your mind you have something you’d like to see transpire. Then you just have to see where it goes from there. If there was anything imminent, it would be done. That’s the best way to approach it. It’s no different for anybody. It just depends on the guys somebody is looking for.”

Defense, Marleau hot topics as Sharks approach trade deadline

If the Sharks are to make a big move, it will almost certainly involve Patrick Marleau. The 36-year-old forward’s agent has reportedly been exploring options for Marleau, who earlier in the season was willing to accept a trade to either the Kings, Ducks or Rangers. New York, in particular, has been scouting the Sharks frequently in recent weeks.

When asked on Friday in Nashville if he expected to be with the Sharks after the deadline, Marleau replied: “I just worry about playing.”

http://www.csnbayarea.com/sharks/defense-depth-marleau-hot-topics-sharks-approach-trade-deadline

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.”

http://www.todaysslapshot.com/from-the-ice/dreger-still-feels-chiarelli-willing-to-trade-nugent-hopkins/

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.”

http://www.todaysslapshot.com/from-the-ice/dreger-sees-blues-as-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.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/insider-trading-byfuglien-a-good-fit-for-the-kings~800224

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?