Category Archives: Trade Rumors
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.
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.
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.
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
Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal
The New York Rangers would certainly be in the hunt for the struggling Vincent Lecavalier if he wants to waive his no-trade, no-move clause in Tampa Bay.
The Hawks lost 2-1 a game they should have won. That’s 10 goals scored in the last seven games.
“That’s a team that’s beatable, in my opinion, and we just didn’t play well enough coming in here,” Jonathan Toews said.
The Hawks had 40 shots on goal, but Toews, Brian Campbell and Patrick Kane all agreed that the quality chances are missing.
Brian Campbell’s contract is the killer. His $7.14 annual salary is also his cap number, and he hasn’t justified the money. Goalie Cristobal Huet has two years and $11.25 million remaining on his contract after this season. That’s where the Blackhawks will be feeling the squeeze, even more if the cap drops after this season.
Hawks are hovering
Cap-strapped club may find itself revisiting trade talks with Leafs
LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA
Saturday’s win over Washington — and even another tonight against the New York Islanders — won’t likely be enough to alter the course of change with the Maple Leafs.
Stan Bowman will attend his first NHL general managers meeting this week in Toronto as the Blackhawks’ GM. The groundwork for trades often is created at the meeting, but after the Hawks went 8-4-1 in October, it didn’t seem Bowman would be very interested in tweaking his roster.
Get him going – one way or the other
Tampa’s continued (and not unexpected) mediocrity had ex-Bruin Rick Tocchet, the Lightning bench boss, questioning the passion of some of his charges, including captain Vinny Lecavalier. “He has to show us that’s he’s ready to play,’’ said Tocchet, disillusioned that the franchise center has only potted three goals this season.
Chris Chelios had a meeting with Bob Gainey in the past weeks.
The player have confirmed that he was speaking to the Canadiens’s DG and that he was hoping a call from him soone. (sources : RDS.ca and CKAC)
MICHAEL RUSSO, Star Tribune
General Manager Chuck Fletcher said he won’t make any panic moves for quick fixes.
“I don’t think we want to react to the injuries and say we have to make a trade and fill those holes,” Fletcher said. “If we can do something that makes sense from a longer-term perspective, we would do it. But I don’t think we’ll look to move assets or make a trade to do something short-term.”
Heatley needs this to wrap up soon, too
Shanahan will return to Devils
Canucks’ Alex Burrows investigated for alleged summer hockey incident
VETERAN ROENICK SET TO ANNOUNCE HIS RETIREMENT
Barry Rozner | Daily Herald Columnist
The Blackhawks have talked to Toronto about Patrick Sharp, among other clubs, according to a team source.
Todd Bertuzzi attended yesterday’s Blue Jays game. Could this mean Brian Burke has an offer for him? Think about it. Burke traded for Bertuzzi in 1998, signed him in 2003 (still with the Canucks) and signed Bert two years ago with the Ducks. Is Big Bert going to be a Leaf?
Sens don’t expect deal at draft; maybe not even by July 1
Allen Panzeri, The Ottawa Citizen
“It has to be a good hockey deal or it won’t get done.
DARREN DREGER – TSN.ca
Sources tell TSN the Toronto Maple Leafs have received what the team considers to be a significant offer for defenceman Tomas Kaberle.
There are few details available, however the offer arrived unexpectedly Thursday afternoon and is believed to be from one of the teams who may have been in the hunt, trying to acquire the negotiating rights to Florida’s Jay Bouwmeester.
Senators have only one solid offer so far
Jim Matheson – Edmonton Journal
Ottawa Senators’ general manager Bryan Murray says he only has one pitch on the table for Dany Heatley he would consider past the tire-kicking stage as he heads to the NHL draft this week.
It’s not the Copper and Blue.
“The Oilers aren’t close,” said a source.
By IAN MENDES – Sportsnet.ca
Bryan Murray still intends to trade Dany Heatley by the end of this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft.
And on Monday, the Senators general manager hinted that at least one team could be close to offering a package that would interest him.