Category Archives: Trade Rumors
Much of the talk leading up to the trade deadline has been rumours circulating that Vincent Lecavalier could be headed to the Montreal Canadiens. There are many reasons for this, such as the fact that it’s the 100th season of the team and what better way to celebrate than taking a big run at a cup, led by a French Canadian star.
But the fact of the matter is the Habs are in the running because they’ve succeeded in large fashion building up a deep and talented organization.
When one speaks of building via the draft, the Habs are often mentioned as they have shown great success going this route after some tough times before the turn of the century.
Currently the Habs have 15 of their picks in the lineup:
Scott Burnside of ESPN provides a great listing of the players who could be available prior to the trade deadline. Some of the names on this list are the names that are often mentioned right here at HTR however it is always fun to see names such as Kovalchuck, Steve Sullivan, Gaborik and others mentioned as possibilities to be moved.
TSN.ca is reporting that there should be a conclusion to the Martin Gerber saga today. One highly speculated rumor is that Murray will ship Gerber to the Flames to become Kiprusoff’s backup.
The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that there are many players such as Mike Sillinger, Bill Guerin Nik Antropov and Chris Neil who the Hawks will look to target before the trade deadline.
Boston.com is reporting that the Bruins could be looking to make some moves that could include picking up some veteran players before the deadline.
There is more information Saturday on Chris Pronger and the possibility that he might be traded before the deadline.
According to The Sun’s Bruce Garrioch, there are all sorts of whispers this weekend that Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke might be trying to acquire Pronger from Anaheim.
The trade deadline is approaching and although it’s going to be tough, the rangers have a lot of problems they need to address. First off they need to find a way to shed some salary to help the team now and also in the future as key young assets are in their contract years. Secondly, within doing that they need to better their offensive production and solve at the very least either getting a dman that can run the powerplay or a dman can can actually play their position and help shut teams down. In order to have a legit shot at making any of this happening trades may have to include receiving players that will be free after this season or including prospects or draft picks. So here’s a few reasonable possible trades that may work.
On Hockey Central yesterday Nick Kypreos reported that the Ducks may look at trading defenseman Chris Pronger if they begin to fall out of playoff contention.
The Ottawa Sun is reporting that teams could be lining up for the Sens Ruutu and Kuba.
With the trade deadline fast approaching, it should be like clockwork for the St Louis Blues.
For the 4th straight year, the Blues will likely be sellers at the deadline as another bottom 5 finish awaits the team.
For the last few seasons since the lockout, the team has moved the likes of Doug Weight, Keith Tkachuk, Mike Sillinger, Eric Weinrich, Bill Guerin, Bryce Salvador, Christian Backman at the deadline for futures as they continue to build a core group of young players to hopefully bring a bright future to St Louis.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun provides a ton of trade speculation in his latest article. His rumor roundup includes the following huge names, Lecavalier, St. Louis, Steven Stamkos, Daniel Briere, Erik Cole and more.
The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Senators G.M. is anxious to make a move and has interest in a Blue Jackets defenseman.
Although not directly sourced a rumor was mentioned on the Leafs Lunch radio show yesterday that included the Senators and Blue Jackets.
I know Jay Bowmeester is a very very good and complete D-man. But for teams interested, he is going to cost an arm and a leg. You are looking at a 1st round pick, a high end prospect, and a decent roster player. So if the Habs are interested it would cost them a 1st, someone like Pacioretty or Maxwell, and a Higgins or S.Kostitsyn. That is a high price to pay for a guy who could walk at the end of the season. Montreal also has to sign Komisarek long term and he will cost cost between 4-5 million per. To sign Bowmeester long term will cost over 6 million per, and with Markov, Hamrlik, soon to be Komisarek making over 5 million, The habs can’t afford Bowmeester long term.
The New York Post speculates that Islanders veteran Doug Weight may be traded because of the Islanders present standing and the return that they could get prior to the trade deadline.
The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that the Black Hawks have been trying to land Nylander since the beginning of the season. It is now speculated that the two teams may finally be on the brink of making the trade become a reality.
The Fourth Period is reporting that the Islanders are looking to deal Mike Comrie.
The Brian Burke saga continues to heat up as he is sure playing hard to get for the Leafs. It now appears that the Buffalo Sabres may be jumping on board by trying to hire Burke in some sort of scouting position.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun provides a plethora of rumors in his latest article. Some of the names on the rumor front in this article include Olhund, most of the Tampa Bay Lightning team, Olaf Kolzig and a possible goalie deal in Chicago.
The Columbus Dispatch is speculating that the Blue Jackets may be looking for help on the power play through a trade.