Category Archives: Trade Rumors
Should Garth Snow decide to cash in his team’s two biggest veteran trading chips, he won’t be without options. Point Blank has learned that several teams are preparing offers to the Islanders for Andy Sutton and Dwayne Roloson.
MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency
When Lee Stempniak steps onto the ice at the Scottrade Center Friday night, it will be his first St. Louis appearance in a Maple Leaf jersey.
But will it be his last?
HELENE ELLIOTT / ON THE NHL
There aren’t many big names left to consider, and the league is imposing an Olympic trade freeze starting Friday and ending Feb. 28. The trading deadline is March 3.
John Glennon • THE TENNESSEAN
With the NHL’s March 3 trade deadline less than a month away, the Predators are facing a couple of questions that are not necessarily related.
With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching, the Coyotes are looking to move big former first-round draft winger Peter Mueller, who has had a disappointing season, with just four goals, 16 points.
If all had gone according to plan, Ray Whitney would have been a Los Angeles King by now and Niclas Wallin would be headed to San Jose.
Instead, they’re both still in Carolina. Sources told me on Saturday that both trades were scuttled, as each player used their respective no-trade clauses to try to extract contract extensions from their suitors. (Both players are set to become unrestricted free agents July 1.)
BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
The Bruins might be on the verge of trying to deal Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas.
While it would have been unthinkable when Thomas was signed to a four-year, $20-million (all terms US) contract extension last spring, two league executives confirmed to the Sun on Saturday that Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has held talks with teams looking for goaltending help.
Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal
If Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini is trying to trade Fernando Pisani, the NHL scouting reports will be on how the Edmonton Oilers forward looks going up and down the pressbox rather than the wing.
POST STAFF REPORT
Oilers defenseman Sheldon Souray has the Rangers on a list of six teams he would accept a trade to, according to TSN.ca.
By David Pollak
San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson hits the road, but with trades in mind
Wallin trade is close, and Sharks may be recipient
BY WEB STAFF – sportsnet.ca
It appears as though Ilya Kovalchuk is on his way out of Atlanta.
The Thrashers’ star is out of contract at season’s end and has yet to reach a new deal with Atlanta. Sportsnet can confirm Thrashers general manager Don Waddell recently told his captain that he should expect to be dealt soon.
On Sunday, the moving truck loaded up and moved out six Toronto players while their Maple Leafs teammates watched in disbelief.
Two trades, ten players, and the promise of more to come, and if the pieces of the plan continue to fall into place, there will be more dealing.
Alexei Ponikarovsky survived the first trade tsunami, but its unlikely he’ll be able to dodge the next wave.
By Tim Panaccio
CALGARY, Alberta — Dion Phaneuf is off the market. Ilya Kovalchuk is still there.
And the Flyers are listening to what Atlanta has to say about the Russian sniper.
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren was on his cell phone Monday morning at the Pengrowth Saddledome, conceivably looking for a trade partner.
Know deal is possible
Joanne Ireland, Edmonton Journal
Change is coming, it’s just a matter of when — and it is the “when” that has the Edmonton Oilers pondering, particularly on the heels of Sunday’s blockbuster deal.
The Toronto Maple Leafs, who like the Oilers have taken up residence in the bottom of their respective conference, were restructured in the three-team trade.
By RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency
Flames GM Darryl Sutter has made a couple of trades which make it appear another deal is soon coming.
He’d better be.
Six new faces via trade, and a seventh if you count Mikael Backlund being summoned from the minors just over a week ago, has added up to big changes on the roster, but it’s not enough to seriously call this club a Stanley Cup contender.
The John Liles situation – and it has entered into “situation” territory – figures to be interesting again tomorrow. Will Liles get back in the lineup against Columbus, or will he be benched again? Needless to say, he and his agent aren’t happy at the benching he received Sunday night, especially not after having put up nine points in his previous 10 games. Liles is too laid back to come out and rip the team or anything, but his agent, Joe Resnick, had a hard time biting his tongue the other night.
Oilers feel trade fever
No guessing Sutter’s next move
Jackets’ Torres likely on trading block
Are the Blackhawks stepping up their efforts to acquire a defenseman for the stretch run?
There were plenty of rumors Monday pointing in that direction.
By Calgary Herald
Olli Jokinen is reported to be Broadway bound.
After negotiating a seven-player swap, speculation is rampant that Calgary Flames GM Darryl Sutter hasn’t finished re-tooling his struggling hockey team. TSN.ca is reporting that the underachieving Jokinen will be officially dealt to the New York Rangers today along with Brandon Prust in exchange for wingers Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins.
Ales Kotalik has left the Rangers after being told that he would be traded, The Post has learned.
Kotalik, the 32-year-old winger who was signed to a three-year, $9M free agent contract this summer, accompanied the Blueshirts to Phoenix for the first game of their three-game western tour but did not accompany his teammates here for tonight’s match against the Avalanche.