Category Archives: Trade Rumors

Turris off Sens' radar

The Senators may like Kyle Turris. But it doesn’t look like he will be packing his bags anytime soon.

While the Senators — along with three other Canadian teams — remain interested in the 21-year-old centre after he finally agreed to a contract with Phoenix Tuesday, Coyotes GM Don Maloney isn’t playing Let’s Make a Deal.

Turris, who missed the team’s first 19 games as a restricted free agent before agreeing to a two-year, $2.8-million deal, will suit up for the Coyotes while his demand for a trade sits on the table.

Sens will be able to deal with depth on defence

Bryan Murray spent a long time in the stands during Sunday’s morning skate speaking with Mike Gillis.

Yes, the Senators left with defenceman Filip Kuba on board.

Whether the Senators GM and his Vancouver counterpart actually talked trade during their chat is only speculation, but it’s well-known the Canucks are looking for defencemen and Ottawa will have extras sooner or later.

Jackets and Hurricanes talking trade?

The Columbus Blue Jackets clearly need help on the back end and there’s talk of a deal sending Antoine Vermette to the Carolina Hurricanes for Bryan Allen. Meanwhile, centre Derick Brassard, the Jackets’ first pick in the 2006 draft, is a healthy scratch. He is definitely available, but at $3.3 million this year and $3.7 million next season, he’s too expensive. He should be taking over games at 24, but doesn’t have enough competitive fire. Has any team swung and missed more with their first-rounders — Nikita Filatov, Gilbert Brule, Nikolai Zherdev, Pascal Leclaire, Brassard — all going in the top eight? If you’re wondering how bad the Jackets are, they’ve won six of their last 40 games.

Leafs not ready to press trade button

With James Reimer, Matthew Lombardi, Mike Komisarek, Mikhail Grabovski, Clarke MacArthur and Colby Armstrong all sidelined due to injury, six of the 20 players often dressed by Ron Wilson will be watching the game in street clothes. The flood of bodies clogging the trainer’s room has many panicking fans urging Maple Leafs management to immediately go out and pull the trigger on some huge deals.

Carter wants to leave Columbus already

Forward of the Columbus Blue Jackets Jeff Carter would have already asked to be traded.

The Blue Jackets have acquired the services of Carter of the Philadelphia Flyers in the month of June, giving back Jakub Voracek and two draft picks. Les Flyers avaient ensuite sélectionné Sean Couturier et Nick Cousins. The Flyers were then selected Sean Couturier and Nick Cousins.

Could the Kings and Devils be looking to swing a huge trade?

The Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils are believed to have engaged in recent trade discussions, prompting each team to dispatch its scouting staff to watch the other club.

It has been widely reported that the Devils have an interest in Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier, however sources close to the Kings told TFP the team is not interested in moving him, at this point, barring a substantial offer.

Gagner for Franson?

Edmonton Oilers’ centre Sam Gagner, who keeps finding himself in trade rumours–Toronto for defenceman Cody Franson is the latest or Chicago where he could be reunited with London Knights junior linemate Patrick Kane– didn’t skate Wednesday, nursing a sore back.

Leafs getting tons of calls for Franson

Burke also told Sportsnet 590 he is getting “deluged with trade offers” for Cody Franson but has no plans to deal the defenceman.

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Filatov wants out; Sens say not so fast

Nikita Filatov wants to take the money and run all the way back to Moscow.

Senators GM Bryan Murray confirmed Wednesday the 21-year-old top prospect isn’t happy playing with the club’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton and asked for his release, so he can suit up for the Central Red Army in the KHL.

Jackets and Flames working hard to swing deals

The usual suspects were busy trying to get deals done today in TO: Howson CBUS and Feaster CGY

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So who’s next to leave?

For a team not rebuilding, the Flames are certainly making a lot of changes.

Since last season ended, the following veterans have been sent packing in various ways: Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik, Steve Staios, Fredrik Modin, Adam Pardy, Daymond Langkow, Raitis Ivanans and Niklas Hagman, who Monday was claimed by the Anaheim Ducks off re-entry waivers.

With Columbus in sell mode, Brassard could be good fit in Ottawa

Columbus GM Scott Howson is the most active working the phones. The only Jacket not being shopped is LW Rick Nash. Pretty much everybody else is available … and the objective is to get rid of money.

The Senators could have at least mild interest in 24-year-old Gatineau native Derick Brassard. He’s minus-11 with two goals and two assists in 15 games and was a healthy scratch Saturday night. Brassard might turn out to be a good fit on the Senators’ second line.

Toronto could be nice soft landing for Clemmensen

After watching the Maple Leafs goalies flopping around last night and reading today’s stories in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun, it’s clear that the Leafs could use the steady services of Scott Clemmensen. Not that I’m trying to peddle Clem, because he’s one of the most stand-up athletes I’ve ever covered, but it’s obvious that rookie Jacob Markstrom is ready and the Panthers could have one of the best goalie tandems in the league with him and a resurgent Jose Theodore, who has been solid all season (5-2-2).

More Rick Nash Trade Talk

How about Rick Nash? He’s got a no-trade clause, but does he really want to stay in Columbus any longer? He must feel like he’s trying to bail water out of a sinking boat with a shot glass. He’s drowning in a sea of losses, with seven coaches since he was drafted in 2002.

Rask on radar in Columbus?

Entering last night, Scott Arniel (coach) and Scott Howson (GM) remained in charge of the stumblebum Blue Jackets, who will be here Thursday night. A brutal start (2-12-1) for the Jax, who aren’t going anywhere until they get legit goaltending, leading to rumors that they could be after the Bruins’ Tuukka Rask or the Islanders’ Evgeni Nabokov.

RUMOURS DU JOUR – By Bruce Garrioch ,Ottawa Sun

While the Jackets aren’t firing anyone, they are busy working the phones: The club picked up C Mark Letestu from Pittsburgh last week, but it doesn’t intend to stop there. Teams have shown interest in C Antoine Vermette and C Derick Brassard, but both have long-term deals that pay them in excess of $3 million a season.

Hurricanes desperate to move Kaberle

Desperate to move Kaberle. Would they move McBain? I wouldn’t. Need to get a comparable young forward back. Already have those.

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Proteau: Rick Nash best served by move out of Columbus

In professional sports parlance, trade requests made by athletes are the equivalent of Marie Antoinette’s “let them eat cake” dismissal of her royal subjects. Pulling the chute usually is seen as the ultimate act of heresy, a selfish personal bailout from a situation bankrupted of positives.

Certainly, we’ve already seen the butt-kicking laid on the character of Coyotes center Kyle Turris this season when he demanded that Phoenix GM Don Maloney deal him to another team. It was richly deserved, given Turris’ modest achievements over the course of his 131 career NHL games.

Nabokov dying to leave the Islanders

Know this: Nabokov dying to leave, making no secret about it. Family still in CA. #Isles dying to get down to 2 goalies.

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A Nashty Trade?

Columbus stinks. No two ways about it. But what about their star player….s? The captain could see his way out of things dont improve. The Jackets are a long way off from being a great team. Nash, Carter, and Umberger make up the majority of their team. The back end consists of Fedor Tyutin and Mark Methot. In net, Steve Mason has won less than 50 games since his sophmore year. So what would Scott Howson look for in return? WHere would Nash like to go? Here are some thoughts: