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Bring your wallet, boys, if you want to get some of these players

“Bring your wallet, boys, if you want to get some of these players,” said Healy. “Remember the days of 2009 when [former NHLer] Billy Guerin, who was the captain of the New York Islanders? Pittsburgh gets him, he had 16 goals. A fifth-round pick, that’s all you got for him.”

Healy was referencing some of the recent moves made by the Pittsburgh Penguins, who just landed Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames, but also made some noise last week by acquiring longtime Dallas Stars forward Brenden Morrow and Sharks defenceman Douglas Murray.

Sabres will be sellers, but would welcome picks

This does not appear to be the Buffalo Sabres’ year. Their attitude heading toward Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline will reflect that.

“The things that we will look to add will focus on things beyond this year,” General Manager Darcy Regier said by phone Friday evening. “It may include this year, but the focus is going to be on next year and maybe even beyond that. So things that we do are going to be with that light in mind.”

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The Leafs have been sniffing around the NHL’s goalie market and have held talks with the Canucks regarding Roberto Luongo. While Vancouver has always coveted centre Tyler Bozak to help shore up the middle, it will be interesting to see if this deal can get done. Getting Luongo would help the Leafs stabilize their goaltending for the next six years.

Clowe trade could come soon

The Sharks appear to be moving closer towards trading left wing Ryane Clowe.

A source has informed CSNCalifornia.com that the Sharks have approached Clowe’s agent about the possibility of waiving his no-trade clause, and a deal could happen as soon as Sunday.

Sabres GM Regier heads toward trade deadline focusing on next year, ‘maybe even beyond that’

The Sabres, who host Washington on Saturday, are 12th in the Eastern Conference. They are four points out of the final playoff spot, held by the New York Rangers, with one extra game played.

The status has Regier looking toward draft picks and prospects instead of acquiring roster players.

“The value of draft picks is probably a little higher, meaning that with the cap going down and the new contracts on the other side that have been signed, I think it’s added value to draft picks,” Regier said. “In some ways, it’s going to be harder to acquire draft picks for players in the event you’re trying to trade a player to get draft picks. I think the value in past years, I think you could probably expect a little higher value in draft picks than you can now.”

Price for Bouwmeester is high

Perhaps the biggest name left on the trade market is Jay Bouwmeester.

That’s if he is indeed dealt.

The Calgary Flames don’t have to necessarily move him — he’s got one more year left on his deal (at $6.6 million), so he’s not a pending unrestricted free agent forcing the NHL club to seek immediate asset return.

Sabres are listening to offers on D Robyn Regehr

 

Luongo to the Leafs still a possibility

 

Minute-munching ironman defenceman the exact type of player that is highly sought after at trade deadlines

While debate rages over the return on the Jarome Iginla trade, the Calgary Flames are quietly going about dealing another asset that should net them a bigger prize.

Jay Bouwmeester will likely never win a Norris Trophy. No one will mistake the lanky blueliner for a mean cuss like Scott Stevens or Chris Pronger. He is not a master orator like Michael Cammalleri or Alex Tanguay.

But make no mistake: a swift-skating, puck-moving defenceman is one hot commodity on the market with just six days to the trade deadline.

Bruins explore other options now that Iginla’s gone

With Jarome Iginla now a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is moving on.

He’d still like to add a forward and a defenseman before next week’s trade deadline and he’s pouring through both potential UFA rental players, and deeper investments that would require giving up more in terms of talent and salary.

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