Category Archives: Trade Rumors

OILERS’ MACTAVISH: HORCOFF AND HEMSKY COULD BE MOVING ON

Craig MacTavish promised to make changes to the Edmonton Oilers over the offseason and it may start with two of the team’s long-standing veterans.

In an interview with Team 1260 Radio in Edmonton on Thursday, the new general manager suggested that captain Shawn Horcoff and winger Ales Hemsky could be done with the club.

Could the Flyers and Blues swing a deal?

 

Florida Panthers willing to trade second overall pick, but don’t expect Edmonton Oilers to land it

Panthers general manager Dale Tallon made it clear he was willing to talk about trading the second overall pick in an interview at the NHL draft combine on Friday. Despite his comments, it’s extremely unlikely that a team as far down as the Edmonton Oilers (seventh overall) will be able to make a pitch that sways Florida into a deal.

Nashville Predators will listen to offers for No. 4 pick

Two teams with top-five picks in the NHL Draft have dangled their picks as potential trade bait in recent days. First, new Colorado coach Patrick Roy said the Avalanche would be open to dealing the No. 1 pick. Then Florida general manager Dale Tallon encouraged teams to offer packages for the No. 2. The Predators, who are slated to pick fourth, have not said they will trade the pick.

Yzerman said he doesn’t expect to move up from No. 3.

 

Ottawa Senators should make a pitch for former Ottawa 67’s winger Bryan Bickell

The month of June is going to be a very important one for the Senators.

Owner Eugene Melnyk has to decide if and by how much he is going to increase his team’s hockey budget. If the verdict is as it should be, GM Bryan Murray has to figure out how he’s going to gamble the extra cash.

And yes, both the free agency period that begins in July and any trade for a much-needed scoring winger is a huge gamble — especially for the Senators, who unlike the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs, are a small market team that depends largely on scouting and wise choices for their success.

A popular opinion is that, because offers for free agents are once again going to be outrageous, swinging a trade is the best route for Murray to take. And of course a guy like Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan is an enticing option. He’s only 26 and is a four-time, 30-plus goal scorer.

Skating with a playmaker like Jason Spezza, he could get 50.

But along with the $5.1-million salary cap hit for the next two years, what’s he going to cost the Senators? As my friend Bruce likes to say, they’re not going to give him away.

The Ducks, who once built a Stanley Cup winner around a strong defence, would probably ask for Jared Cowen. Murray, who was beaten by that Anaheim team, would have to say no to that.

http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/05/31/ottawa-senators-should-make-a-pitch-for-former-ottawa-67s-winger-bryan-bickell

Should the Avs really trade the No. 1 pick, or try to trade so they get the top two?

An awful lot of speculation going on right now about what the Avs might/should do with their No. 1 pick in the draft next month.
Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic both definitely started a mini-frenzy but strongly hinting they might be open to make a deal with someone involving their top pick in what is considered the deepest NHL draft in years. You trade the No. 1 pick for more established veteran help PLUS Florida’s or Tampa Bay’s pick, and just take whatever is left of the top 3. Win-win. Or maybe not.
Let’s look at some of the potential scenarios. I have now just nestled my GM hat nicely onto my dome:

Capitals defenseman Jeff Schultz wants to be traded

Defenseman requests a fresh start elsewhere

Capitals defenseman Jeff Schultz has requested a trade, according to his agent, Jarrett Bousquet.

Frustrated by a lack of playing time for the second year in a row and limited communication from two separate Washington coaching staffs — former coach Dale Hunter and current coach Adam Oates — Schultz wants a fresh start elsewhere.

Roberto Luongo to Islanders? Bob McKenzie puts it out there

The Isles have young players they may be willing to deal and they sure could use a all-star caliber goalie to re-establish the franchise and give John Tavares someone to get excited about playing with. It’s a club very much on the upswing and GM Garth Snow, having been one himself, knows that Luongo, who for all the media attention this past season in Vancouver, played great, could take them over the top. Naturally a stumbling lock would be Canucks GM Mike Gillis taking on Di Pietro and talking his boss, owner Francesco Aquilini , into buying him out.

Connolly likely to be moved – He will be a healthy scratch for the Marlies today

 

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