Category Archives: Trade Rumors
The Blue Jackets aren’t waiting for the NHL entry draft this month to start work on what they hope will be a summer of blockbuster deals.
Multiple NHL sources have told The Dispatch that the Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers have discussed a trade that would send Flyers center Jeff Carter, an All-Star in 2009, to Columbus for a top-six forward and the No. 8 overall pick in this year’s draft. That top-six forward, presumably, is 21-year-old Blue Jackets winger Jake Voracek, a restricted free agent.
Casting a net for Bryzgalov? As the regular season closed, Coyotes goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov made it clear that he had no interest in going to Winnipeg if the Phoenix franchise moved north. Too cold, and no place up there for the kids to play, noted the proud son of Togliatti, Russia. Sounds a little like Elton John’s “Rocket Man’’: “Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids . . . in fact, it’s cold as hell.’’
Are they worth relinquishing four years of first-round draft picks for? Are any one of them enough to turn the Leafs from also-rans to Stanley Cup contenders? That’s something general manager Brian Burke has to be considering — with three of hockey’s young stars heading to restricted free agency on July 1 — and knowing the kind of impatience he has shown in trying to build the Leafs the old-fashioned way. While Burke has previously spoken out against going after restricted free agents, he has said recently he has no objection to going that route if he deems it necessary.
MacArthur likely to stick with Leafs
Ladislav Smid on Blackhawks’ wish list
Sabres acquire Boyes from Blues
Senators likely to be on the move
Brad Richards is willing to waive his no move clause
Liles not going to the leafs
Weekend wrap: Trade rumors
Rumours du jour
Latest buzz on eve of NHL trade deadline
Yahoo sports is reporting
For a moment, it was quiet. After the latest big news – winger James Neal(notes) and defenseman Matt Niskanen(notes) traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, defenseman Alex Goligoski(notes) to the Dallas Stars – there wasn’t a single NHL deal for two whole days. “It seems like everything’s done,” Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk said Thursday morning. But he was smiling as he said it. There were four more deals later in the afternoon, and there was one more as of Friday afternoon. And even though there have been 23 since Feb. 9 – with first-round picks, notable names and young players changing hands – there is the potential for even more significant action before the trade deadline at 3 p.m. ET on Monday.
Is Arnott going to be traded?
Feaster under no pressure to make blockbuster trade
Sens in rush to re-sign Phillips
GM Tambellini playing trade game with caution these days
Should the Canucks look at Reasoner
Rivet hopes re-entry waivers produces another playing opportunity
Should Clarke MacArthur stay or go?
Leafs locker: Trade winds blowing
PENS ACQUIRE KOVALEV FROM SENS FOR CONDITIONAL 7TH-ROUND PICK
Marek Svatos will be joining his third NHL team, the Ottawa Senators.
Washing Capitals Eying a Two-Way Center
Montreal acquires Brent Sopel and Nigel Dawes from Thrashers
The Los Angeles Kings have quietly made a big run for the postseason. Just a month ago, they looked down and out but after a stretch of hockey where they went 8-1-3, they are now the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs and they will finish up the season with 14 of their final 24 games coming at home (where they are 17-9-1).
Maple Leafs on the hunt for blueline help
Maple Leafs – What Comes Next?
More Leafs moves to come
And if the Maple Leafs general manager has his way, he will do so by the time the Leafs play host to the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
“We have a couple of things going, and I don’t know if anything is going to come of it or not, but I spent a good chunk of time this morning,” Burke told reporters at the MasterCard Centre on Monday afternoon. “We’re trying to add by tomorrow if we can, trying to put a player in the lineup to help us soon as possible. Our priority is to add a defenceman.”
I’ll bet even money one of them is gone by Monday, though I’m not including Duchene in the list. That means – that’s right -I’ve included Stastny in the list of possible “touchables.”
Rumors – yup, I’ve heard a few. I have no real confidence in this one, but I’ve heard this one going around the water cooler. Ready?
Stastny, TJ Galiardi and maybe a pick/another player to Los Angeles for Jack Johnson, Jonathan Bernier and Jarret Stoll.
Pretty much anybody on the Panthers roster is available
Are the Rangers looking at McCabe?
Sharks looking to deal
Avalanche looking to deal Heduk?
It’s hard to believe anybody would claim Souray
Is Gaborik Available?
General manager Brian Burke has cleared some cap space with trades, and he’s looking to add a defenceman before the clock strikes on NHL trades in one week.
Though Burke will be in the free-agent hunt on July 1, the core of young players as it stands probably will be part of the 2011-12 Leafs.
Anybody trying to come up with a top 10 list of players to move on or near the Feb. 28 NHL trade deadline has had to change it on the fly.
Hands up — how many people thought Erik Johnson, the first overall pick of the St. Louis Blues in the 2006 NHL entry draft, would be dealt for Chris Stewart, who has the hands to be a 40-goal scorer? That was a bolt out of the blue, two very good young players traded.
Did anybody have Johnson or Stewart on their to-go list? Not a chance, but here’s three that were, and long before deadline day:
The ball is now in the courts of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals.
The Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins have both made their pre-deadline moves, so it’s up to Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero and Washington’s George McPhee to react.
Avs winger Milan Hejduk – Does he want to be moved?
Edmonton and the Kings talking trade?
Toronto does not have interest in Souray
Thomas Kaberle Potentially Willing to Stay in Boston
Stephen Weiss Continues To Be A Hot Name In Trade Rumors
Flames’ turnaround changes deadline plan
Ed Jovanovski likely out several weeks with orbital bone fracture
Sheldon Souray is in play. Put on re-entry waivers today.
It is heavily Rumored that the Bruins are now over the salary cap now that they have completed the deal for Kaberle. TSN’s Darren Dreger is reporting that the Bruins may have another deal involving Blake Wheeler in the works. Leafs not involved.