Category Archives: Trade Rumors

Sykora unclaimed; trade possible

By MICHAEL RUSSO

Right winger Petr Sykora passed through waivers without being claimed Wednesday and will now stay away from the Wild until his future is crystalized.
With the help of agent Allan Walsh, General Manager Chuck Fletcher is trying to trade Sykora and appeared to be getting closer Wednesday.

Changes coming after trouncing in San Jose

John Down

Jed Ortmeyer got his first goal in 28 games, Scott Nichol his first in 27, Rob Blake his first in 17, Manny Malhotra in 12 . . .

And on it went for the San Jose Sharks on Monday night as they fattened up on the Calgary Flames while setting a franchise record of having eight different players score during that 9-1 victory.

This was the sort of breakout game the Flames had hoped for, a game where players like Nigel Dawes, Eric Nystrom, Jarome Iginla and Daymond Langkow would break out of prolonged goal-scoring slumps.

High-cost Kovie

Thrashers sniper may price himself right out of Atlanta

By LANCE HORNBY, TORONTO SUN

A Maple Leafs fan with a big imagination has already trumpeted via e-mail next season’s supposed weapon of mass destruction: A Special K line of Ilya Kovalchuk, Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel.

DREGER: EXPECT BIG CHANGES IN EDMONTON AS OILERS REBUILD

The Edmonton Oilers will do what’s right for the organization.

The Oil will do what’s right for the fans.

Edmonton will do nothing at all.

Rumos from the Edmonton Journal

Kovalchuk trade bait?

Whitney could move

The Marty Turco issue

Mike Heika/Reporter

We’ve talked about our “sourcing” policy at our paper before, but to reiterate, I need to get something confirmed pretty well before I can report it as fact. So when some out there say that Marty Turco will not be re-signed and could be available at the trade deadline, I need to get that from somebody within the organization who agrees to be a “source” and agrees to know that my editors know that person is the “source.”

Lightning denies report that New York Rangers contacted team about acquiring Vin

Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer

The Vinny Lecavalier trade rumors seemingly never end, and the latest one fittingly included the Rangers, whom the Lightning plays tonight at Madison Square Garden.

Why Rangers could be fit for Souray

Pierre LeBrun

In the aftermath of Sheldon Souray’s announcing that he would waive his no-trade clause if it helped the Edmonton Oilers and was a move that he could live with, the obvious question is, as one NHL GM told me this week, “But which team can afford him?”

Making the case for Alex Tanguay

First off, let’s make a couple of assumptions.

One — that Flames general manager Darryl Sutter, still so in love with his core, won’t rock a blockbuster in the coming weeks. So no Vinny Lecavalier. No Nathan Horton. No Jeff Carter. No Eric Staal.

'Rent' time for Rangers

The Rangers’ recent correction in which they have gone 8-1-3 since the Dec. 16 Garden defeat to the Islanders that prompted the twin two-game exiles of Wade Redden and Ales Kotalik presents a challenge for GM Glen Sather.

Because even though the Blueshirts seem to be a playoff caliber team in a conference overloaded with deficient squads, this run against a succession of terrible opponents should not and must not interfere with the real business at hand of constructing a Stanley Cup contender.

DREGER: SOURCES SAY THRASHERS LOOKING AT KOVALCHUK SCENARIOS

Ilya Kovalchuk’s agent, Jay Grossman is in Atlanta this weekend and the expectation is ongoing negotiations with the Thrashers will resume early next week.

While both sides say they remain committed to getting a deal done, sources say Thrashers general manager, Don Waddell has started to feel out teams who may have interest in a trade, if an agreement in Atlanta can’t be reached.

Chicago could be Kovalchuk’s kind of town

The Blackhawks’ richest assets are on the blue line, where Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, and Brian Campbell retrieve pucks and trigger breakouts with their fleet feet and tape-to-tape passes.

Trades coming for the Hurricanes?

Rutherford indicated Monday that trades and other transactions will be coming, noting, “Things are starting to open up now as far as moving players.”

“It’s not like we’re giving up on the second half, but there are some players we are developing who are closer to playing here,” he said. “We won’t just move someone out just to move someone out. We will try to build assets, whether it’s trading for a player or for drafts picks or getting a spot open for a player from Albany.”

Habs' Jaroslav Halak at centre of trade rumour

Dave Stubble, The Gazette

As seen by Allan Walsh, the agent of Canadiens goaltender Jaroslav Halak, Bob Gainey doesn’t have a problem in nets. Montreal’s general manager, Walsh says, has an issue.

Rumors and Tidbits – December 29, 2009


Players on Waivers

Flyers interested in Wild Goalie?

Holiday Rumors

Canucks look to deal Mathieu Schneider to resolve playing time issue

Botchford

A dispute over playing time created a rift between Mathieu Schneider and the Canucks, and has left Vancouver GM Mike Gillis trying to deal the defenceman and former client.

Kovalchuk, Halak and Coaching News from the Toronto Sun

Atlanta Thrashers forward Ilya Kovalchuk is looking to hit a home run with his next contract and maybe shoot for the NHL maximum of $11.36 million a season.

Why not? Aim high. That’s 20 per cent of the current salary cap of approximately $56.7 million a team, the maximum allowed for an individual player.

Stoner makes his mark, leaving Scott expendable

MICHAEL RUSSO, Star Tribune

Clayton Stoner continues to impress during his promotion to the Wild after 4 1/2 years in Houston, but it’s too early to determine whether the defenseman will stick.

Tick, tock. Tick, tock.

Frank Seravalli

That noise?

Oh, that’s the ticking time bomb inside the Flyers’ locker room.

You may not need to wait much longer for the shoe to drop with this Flyers team; they could be within hours of a major implosion.

CANADIENS OFFER GOALTENDER HALAK TO FLYERS

TSN.CA STAFF

Montreal Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak wants to play more and it appears that general manager Bob Gainey is willing to accomodate him if the right offer comes along