Category Archives: Trade Rumors

Does Kane want out of Winnipeg?

One way we’ll see the effects of losing infecting the team’s core will be players wanting out. Already, a hot rumour has developed on Twitter and websites in Winnipeg that Evander Kane has demanded a trade.

“I’ve spoken with Evander and this is completely untrue,” said agent Craig Oster. “Neither he nor us have talked about a trade. Evander is very excited to be in Winnipeg and about his future with Winnipeg.”

2011 NHL Trade Rumors – Rene Bourque to Maple Leafs?

The Calgary Flames are off to a slow start after just two weeks into the NHL season and it seems that the team will either to try to add some quality veterans or scrap the season and go towards a youth movement.

The latest rumor from Bottom Line Hockey has the Flames sending the veteran winger to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a deal that would probably give Calgary some defense in return.

Are the Ducks looking to make a deal?

The Ducks aren’t scoring many goals and they’re not getting much offense beyond their seasoned big guns at the moment.

Such is life when you’re Bob Murray and you’re counting on a number of younger players while also trying to fill a gaping hole on the second line created when veteran Jason Blake was lost for three months because of a torn tendon injury.

But the Ducks’ general manager doesn’t see the need to make a panic move eight games into the season. Brandon McMillan, Andrew Gordon and other twentysomethings will get some more rope to climb up on.

Flames targeting Turris

One thing that is very real is the Flames interest in holdout centre Kyle Turris. A source close to the situation confirms the Flames are one of six teams that have made “significant” offers for the Phoenix Coyotes forward. Feaster refuses to comment, but it makes sense as the acquisition of the disgruntled Turris would address two of Calgary’s biggest needs: A centreman and youth.

Rumour mill churns full-time around Flames

Here they come.

Here come the rumours, blog bull and innuendo that so sadly surround the wayward, the struggling and the conflicted.

Seven games into the NHL season and the Calgary Flames are all of the above, prompting the rumour mill to pump out pulp fiction.

The latest laughable link to the Flames suggests perhaps Daniel Alfredsson would be the object of the team’s desires at some point down the road.

More Rumors from Lebrun

LeBrun: I heard from sources on other teams Monday that Gauthier was phoning around looking for help on defense. The thing is, he’s not alone. Tampa and the New York Rangers are among the other teams also looking for blue-line help. It just so happens that Cody Franson is available in Toronto, although I’m not sure whether any of those three teams has interest in him.

Pierre LeBrun mentions that the Leafs are listening to offers for Cody Franson

Pierre Lebrun wrote today that Cody Franson is available and that the Leafs are listening to offers.

Montreal looking for a d-man?

LeBrun: I heard from sources on other teams Monday that Gauthier was phoning around looking for help on defense. The thing is, he’s not alone. Tampa and the New York Rangers are among the other teams also looking for blue-line help. It just so happens that Cody Franson is available in Toronto, although I’m not sure whether any of those three teams has interest in him.

Garriock says that the Canucks are Not Finished Dealing

Canucks GM Mike Gillis is working the phones pretty hard. Wondering what the issue is there?!/SunGarrioch


The Coyotes aren’t actively shopping C Kyle Turris, an RFA who refused to accept a qualifying offer from Phoenix GM Don Maloney, but the club has had calls. The belief is Turris doesn’t want to return to the Coyotes and is hopeful somebody will give him an offer sheet that Phoenix won’t match. Sounds like it’s a little late for that to happen … As was reported in this space last week, Calgary GM Jay Feaster isn’t wasting any time trying to make changes.

Canucks may not be done dealing

Vancouver and Florida make a significant early season trade. Not surprised,a lot of discussion around the league. Canucks may not be done.!/DarrenDreger/statuses/128090317479096320

NHL Trade Scenarios: 11 Players Who Would Welcome a Trade ASAP

Although the NHL season is very young, the trade rumors from the offseason that never materialized are beginning to resurface as new speculations are also being made.

There is plenty of hockey to still be played, but already some players would love to get out of their current surroundings and be dealt to a different franchise.

Some guys could just need a change of scenery while others just want to play for a winner to have a chance to win a Stanley Cup before their career ends.

Here are 11 such NHLers who would welcome a trade ASAP.

Panic in Columbus?

The spotlight is on the Columbus Blue Jackets these days.

Given their poor start, the expectations that came with their ballooning payroll heading into this offseason and the Jeff Carter injury, the team has had trade talks with other teams.

But, as of Tuesday, there was nothing imminent on the trade front, a source told The team is so banged up right now, it doesn’t have the bodies available to make a trade just for the sake of it. Carter is the biggest of the injuries; he is listed as week to week with a fractured foot and the team put him on IR on Tuesday.

Is Bourque on the trade block?

Not suggesting Feaster is shopping Bourque, but his name is out there and teams are interested.!/DarrenDreger/statuses/126457889710817280

2011 NHL Trade Rumors – Cory Schneider to Coyotes?

The NHL season is already headed into its second week of play and its clear this is going to be a terrific season of hockey. There are a few teams that have started the season slow and the Vancouver Canucks are one of those teams.

Vancouver entered this season with two outstanding goalies and the rumors in the off-season was the team was looking to deal one for a physical defensemen. The latest from Bleacher Report has the team dealing Cory Schneider to the Phoenix Coyotes in a deal that could help the team add some toughness and breakout of the early season slump the team is having.

Garrioch: Flames' Feaster would like to make moves

There are more than a couple of contracts Flames GM Jay Feaster would like to burn.

Two league sources told QMI Agency that Feaster is desperately trying to get money off the books.

Not only would Feaster move struggling C Olli Jokinen in a heartbeat, the word around the league is the Flames have been shopping C Matt Stajan, W Niklas Hagman and D David Moss.

2011 NHL Trade Rumors – Maple Leafs Moving Tim Connolly?

The NHL is not even two weeks into the regular season, and there are already a number of trade rumors circulating around social media sites.

The latest rumor has the Toronto Maple Leafs looking to move center Tim Connolly before the trade deadline later this season. Bleacher Report is the main source of this rumor and most of the story deals on what happened last season.

Turris trying to force a trade?

As mentioned on Hotstove, Don Maloney re-iterated that he will not trade Kyle Turris, saying that if Turris wants to play anywhere in the NHL this year, it will be in Phoenix.

Rumor: Gagner and Omark Available

I’ve heard from two different people today that the Oilers are shopping Sam Gagner and Linus Omark in an effort to acquire a Top 4 puck-moving defenseman. In respect to both players, they are being made available because of the depth the Oilers have, and the team’s need to get bigger up front.

NHL Trade Speculation: 3 Trades That Could Pry Cory Schneider from Vancouver

Three teams that could make a trade with Vancouver for Schneider.