Category Archives: Trade Rumors
This year, it appears many more prominent players are being shopped.
Various reports indicate the long list of forwards available includes Thomas Vanek (Buffalo), Paul Stastny (Colorado), Dave Bolland (Chicago); Sam Gagner, Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky (Edmonton), Mike Cammalleri (Calgary), David Perron (St. Louis) and Erik Cole (Dallas).
Typically, deals like this come down on the draft floor or just before the draft because the Wild is looking for either a first-round pick in the Clutterbuck deal (teams are hesitant to give up firsts right now because this draft is so deep) or a second so it could potentially use two seconds to try to move into the first round.
And often times when picks are involved, the teams involved want to make certain first the player they want to take is still sitting there. For instance, in 2006 when the Wild acquired Pavol Demitra for a first and Patrick O’Sullivan, the L.A. Kings didn’t agree to the deal until they were certain Trevor Lewis would still be there.
Bruins are really active right now. Tyler Seguin is one of the players that could be traded. Lightning is one of many teams in the mix.
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) June 29, 2013
It's getting interesting. 2 sources say Corey Schneider is in play. 1st and a prospect part of asking price. Suspect Oilers in on talks.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 29, 2013
With the cap dropping nearly 10 per cent next season and the free agent crop thin in terms of high end talent, a substantial number of teams are looking at that route to either ease their cap burden or improve their roster.
Here’s a look at nine key players who could be dealt in the coming days:
According to Mike Carver of WFAN, the Islanders have initiated trade talks for Sabres netminder Ryan Miller. Last season, Ryan Miller posted a .915 Save Percentage, a 2.81 Goals Against Average while winning 17 games in 34 games played.
Personally, if I were Garth Snow, I would not make this deal. While Ryan Miller is a solid goaltender and an upgrade from current goaltender Nabokov (sorry Nabby, but I do like you better), I don’t think Miller is worth his cap hit of over six million dollars per season. There are plenty of other goaltenders in the NHL of Miller’s caliber that get paid much less (Halak, perhaps).
The two-headed look in Colorado – president Joe Sakic and VP/coach Patrick Roy — is trying to make changes after pushing GM Greg Sherman to the background. Sources say Roy has been aggressive in an attempt to have success behind the bench right away. There is talk the Avs have been trying to see if the Leafs have any interest in centre Paul Statsny. Toronto needs a No. 1 centre and Stastny has one year left at $6.6 million before becoming a UFA … Confirm or deny: The Florida Panthers tried to acquire Matt Duchene from the Avs and were quickly turned down? … Calgary GM Jay Feaster, who has marching orders to make the playoffs next season, has been busy working the phones. He’s not only trying to deal some of the club’s three first-round draft picks, he has also been shopping Mike Cammalleri.
On the trade front, there is a ton of activity leading up to Sunday’s Draft.
The teams and players in play is seemingly growing by the hour.
Names like Dion Phaneuf, David Perron, Dave Bolland, Ales Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff and Roberto Luongo are all notables, and all are available for the right price. Not to mention Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang, who could get moved if an agreement with the Penguins isn’t reached in the days ahead.
Re: the Letang situation in PIT: longer he goes unsigned – PIT has made a substantial offer – more reasonable it is to assume trade possible
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 27, 2013
The Senators aren’t alone in their pursuit, but they may be one of the few teams with the assets to make a deal happen. The talk is the Ducks would like to get a defencemen in return if they are going to move Ryan.
“He’s the guy everybody wants,” said a league executive Thursday.
Ryan Miller’s future remains up in the air. Will he be a Sabre next season or be dealt elsewhere?
He has one year left on his deal at $6.25 million, which suggests this is the summer when Buffalo has to fish or cut bait with him. If it’s going to deal him, it’ll get more now than at the trade deadline next season.
Heard from another team that the Blackhawks are shopping center Dave Bolland…
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) June 27, 2013
If Norris Trophy-nominated defenceman Kris Letang can’t come to a long-term deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins, his preferred landing spot would be with the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Speaking to Jim Tatti and Mike Hogan on TSN Radio 1050’s Game Night on Wednesday, Rossi explained why such a scenario could take shape.