Category Archives: Trade Rumors

Flyers Notes: Team creates room for deal

Sam Carchidi

The Flyers aren’t just clearing cap space for the fun of it. They’re trying to set up a deal that would give the offense more life.

The Flyers yesterday freed more than $2 million of cap room by putting goalie Ray Emery ($1.5 million salary) on the long-term injured reserve list – he could still return this season – and placing seldom-used winger Riley Cote ($550,000 salary) on waivers.

The Flyers now have about $2.8 million of cap space – and that figure could grow, of course, if a player on their current roster is in a deal. A team’s roster cannot surpass $56.8 million.

NHL trade deadline could see changes to Canuck lineup


Kyle Wellwood insists he isn’t worried, but perhaps he should be.

With the NHL trade deadline looming, Vancouver Canuck coach Alain Vigneault has acknowledged that finding more scoring punch for his anemic third line is high on his priority list.

Oilers done dealin'?

GM Tambellini in a tough spot


One and done?

Not necessarily.

Steve Tambellini is famous for taking his time on the trade front, but he says there’s still time enough left to make another move or two.



The NHL’s roster freeze lifted at midnight eastern time, freeing general managers to close on any trade discussions that took place during the Olympic break.

Based on the level of those discussions, there’s a good chance we’ll see some movement in the next 24 to 48 hours.

Here’s what we know.

As is the case most years, veteran defencemen are a hot commodity.

Will Leafs' Pony ride out of town at trade deadline?

Mark Zwolinski

Almost 6,000 fans crammed into the GM Centre in Oshawa to watch the Maple Leafs practice on Sunday in another testament to the undying popularity of the team and its players.

Regier, NHL GMs have little time to shop

John Vogl

The sellers

• Carolina Hurricanes: Carolina has already begun shedding players, sending forward Matt Cullen to Ottawa before the Olympics. They have a proven scorer on the market in winger Ray Whitney. They also have what the Sabres may need.

Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Brian Lawton wants to buy at trade deadline

Remember last season’s trade deadline? The Lightning, foundering in the standings and trying desperately to reduce payroll enough to gain full league revenue sharing, was in sell mode, dumping wing Mark Recchi, goaltender Olie Kolzig and defensemen Steve Eminger and Jamie Heward.

As NJ Devils emerge from break, they wonder if Ducks will trade Scott Niedermaye

By Rich Chere/The Star-Ledger

If all goes well, the Devils will get defenseman Paul Martin back in their lineup for a March 10 home game against the Rangers.

Sens GM thinking defence first as trade deadline looms


Bryan Murray is spending the weekend working the phones.

Marc Savard hopes brass can score some help

Stephen Harris

Bruins players are braced for one or more significant trades to occur soon after the NHL trade embargo is lifted at midnight tomorrow.

Indeed, there is expected to be a flurry of activity across the league before the trade deadline arrives at 3 p.m. Wednesday. While some players – maybe the ones who figure they could be on the move – expressed hope no Bruin gets dealt, center Marc Savard hopes general manager Peter Chiarelli can land some scoring help.

“Yeah, we could use that, for sure,” Savard said. “We haven’t been able to score as much as last year. It’d be nice, it’d be really nice. So hopefully (Chiarelli is) trying to do that.

“I’m not sure what his plans are. But if not, we’ve got guys in here who’ve done it before. We haven’t had the best of years, but it’s just a matter of guys stepping up.”

The ball's in Kaberle's court

Until defenceman squashes speculation, it will rage on


When Brian Burke was asked about the status of defenceman Tomas Kaberle earlier this month, he was quite abrupt with his response.

Donovan awaits trade deadline day fate


Shean Donovan is going to have some anxious hours before Wednesday’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline.

If Turco was a Hawks trade target, the terms just changed

The Olympic break and the NHL’s trade embargo until Monday means this is probably the longest we’ve gone without some kind of Blackhawks goalie talk-slash-rumor-slash-fear, so here’s something:

Lightning to be active at the deadline

Why now: “We wanted to get to this point when we sat down last year as a group to be playing meaningful games for the playoffs and we are there now, and that’s not good enough. Finishing ninth is not good enough for the Tampa Bay Lightning, coming up a little short isn’t good enough. We’ve got high expectations that runs from our past ownership to our eventual new ownership, that is crystal clear and everybody should understand that.’‘

Sens looking for D deal – GM Murray wants to make a move


While the March 3 trade deadline is looming, NHL GMs aren’t exactly burning up the phone lines.

Since the NHL’s two-week break for the Vancouver Olympics doesn’t officially end until Monday, many league executives are finding it difficult to wheel and deal.

Hamhuis decision looms for Preds

Will they or won’t they?

Pre­da­tors gene­ral mana­ger David Poile says the big­gest deci­sion the team will make lea­ding up to the NHL’s March 3 tra­ding dead­line will be whether or not to move defen­se­man Dan Hamhuis.

Sources: Dan Hamhuis, Raffi Torres, Alexander Frolov on Bruins' Trade Radar

James Murphy

With the Olympics just about halfway done, the NHL trade rumor mill will begin to heat up as the trade deadline is quickly approaching.

Marty Turco's solid play making it hard to think of trading him

MIKE HEIKA / The Dallas Morning News

Editor’s note: Here are some selected questions from Mike Heika’s Q&A with Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk. Read the full Q&A in Sunday’s editions of The Dallas Morning News and on

Avs Mailbag: Are the trade winds blowing?

Adrian Dater

Denver Post sports writer Adrian Dater posts his Avs Mailbag on Mondays during the 2009-10 NHL season.

Pose an Avalanche- or NHL-related question for the Avs Mailbag.

Hockey notes: Bruins about to acquire defenseman?

Joe Haggerty –

Here are a few random thoughts from the first few days of Olympic hockey competition while marveling that Vladimir “Rosie” Ruzicka has graduated from Sega 94 hockey to coaching the Czech Republic National team . .