Category Archives: Trade Rumors

Hawks' decision: Can Niemi or Huet capture a Cup?

Tim Sassone

With Antti Niemi getting the last four starts before the Olympic break it certainly opened the door for all kinds of theories and speculation.

Is Niemi now the Blackhawks’ No. 1 goalie? Let’s just call him 1A for now.

Break brings rest, rumors for Florida Panthers

The Panthers go into the Olympic break on a six-game skid, with plenty of uncertainty surrounding the team.

Rumors from the Ottawa Sun

Net pain for Caps GM

McPhee sniffs around trade market for goalie, but finds few options


The Washington Capitals have a decision to make before the trade deadline: Do they or don’t they trade for a goaltender?

There is a strong belief in NHL circles that Capitals GM George McPhee has toyed with acquiring a netminder before the March 3 deadline, but isn’t sure if who’s available on the trade market is any better than his current goaltenders, Jose Theodore and Semyon Varlamov.

Panthers Shopping Horton

* Yes, the Panthers are looking to move Nathan Horton, but no, they are not going to get close to what they’re asking in return for a player whose work ethic is, to put it kindly, problematic.

The Capitals have until the March 3 trade deadline to determine whether their goaltending is good enough to get them through the East. If the answer is no or maybe, expect GM George McPhee to inquire about Dallas’ Marty Turco.



As we head towards the NHL trade freeze that kicks in Friday at 3pm et, you’ve got a number of teams – not that many – but there are some teams that want to sell.

Habs, Kings deal in the works?

Frolov exchanged the Canadian a few days?

10/02/10 at 15:45 – According to Patrick Fund of, an offer would be on the table and was accepted by the Kings and Canadiens, but that Los Angeles would like to acquire another player before entering exchange. Ray Whitney and Slava Kozlov are the players focused.



For the time being it appears all is quiet in regards to a potential trade for Carolina Hurricanes forward Ray Whitney.

Florida Panthers shopping for a goal-scorer

By Harvey Fialkov, Sun Sentinel

The clock is ticking on a potential trade to bring scoring help to the Panthers’ comatose offense.

Coach Pete DeBoer hinted that something could be in the works after Thursday’s morning skate.

Trade winds blowing Wings' way

Chris McCosky / The Detroit News

Detroit — All Red Wings general manager Ken Holland knew for certain was that nothing was going to get done regarding his roster on Thursday.

As for why scouts from 10 NHL teams invaded Joe Louis Arena for Thursday night’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Sharks, Holland said, “I don’t know what to tell you.”

Blue-line additions?

Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun

Which defensemen can help at deadline?

Scott Burnside: Hello, Pierre. We’ve spent a fair amount of time talking about offense and goaltending, but there are a number of teams that will be looking to shore up their blue lines before March 3, and a relatively limited selection of players is out there.

The guy I’m really interested in watching is Dan Hamhuis in Nashville. He doesn’t have the profile of a Shea Weber or Ryan Suter, his blue-chip teammates in Nashville, but he’s a solid young defenseman who would help a Stanley Cup-hungry team like, say, the Washington Capitals. Hamhuis could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and I think it’ll be tough for GM David Poile to fit him in with Weber and Suter already locked up.


Should Garth Snow decide to cash in his team’s two biggest veteran trading chips, he won’t be without options. Point Blank has learned that several teams are preparing offers to the Islanders for Andy Sutton and Dwayne Roloson.

Leafs' Stempniak looking forward to Blues


When Lee Stempniak steps onto the ice at the Scottrade Center Friday night, it will be his first St. Louis appearance in a Maple Leaf jersey.

But will it be his last?

Another big NHL trade is hard to imagine


There aren’t many big names left to consider, and the league is imposing an Olympic trade freeze starting Friday and ending Feb. 28. The trading deadline is March 3.

Predators may trade to improve depth


With the NHL’s March 3 trade deadline less than a month away, the Predators are facing a couple of questions that are not necessarily related.

Mueller for Cogliano?

Jim Matheson

With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching, the Coyotes are looking to move big former first-round draft winger Peter Mueller, who has had a disappointing season, with just four goals, 16 points.

Whitney and Wallin updates

Pierre LeBrun

If all had gone according to plan, Ray Whitney would have been a Los Angeles King by now and Niclas Wallin would be headed to San Jose.

Instead, they’re both still in Carolina. Sources told me on Saturday that both trades were scuttled, as each player used their respective no-trade clauses to try to extract contract extensions from their suitors. (Both players are set to become unrestricted free agents July 1.)

Bruins putting Thomas up for trade?


The Bruins might be on the verge of trying to deal Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas.

While it would have been unthinkable when Thomas was signed to a four-year, $20-million (all terms US) contract extension last spring, two league executives confirmed to the Sun on Saturday that Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has held talks with teams looking for goaltending help.

Oft-injured Pisani a tough sell for GM Tambellini

Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal

If Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini is trying to trade Fernando Pisani, the NHL scouting reports will be on how the Edmonton Oilers forward looks going up and down the pressbox rather than the wing.

Oilers' Souray would accept trade to Rangers


Oilers defenseman Sheldon Souray has the Rangers on a list of six teams he would accept a trade to, according to

Carolina Hurricanes close to trading Niclas Wallin, and San Jose could be destin

By David Pollak

San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson hits the road, but with trades in mind

Wallin trade is close, and Sharks may be recipient