Category Archives: Trade Rumors

Gonchar set to return and Penguins looking for a winger

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that Sergei Gonchar is set to return to action once again and it is believed that he will play this upcoming Saturday night. Also with the Penguins it is believed that they are interested in finding a winger to play along side Sidney Crosby.

Rumors and Speculation from the Ottawa Sun

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Flyers are very interested in Jay Bouwmeester and they may be offering a package deal that would include James van Riemsdyk and Scott Hartnell for the soon to be unrestricted free agent.

Keith Tkachuk Rumors

The Edmonton Journal is reporting that the latest trade talk is not bothering Keith Tkachuk. It is also noted that the Bruins, Black Hawks, Blue Jackets, Penguins and the Oilers are showing interest in the aging veteran player.

Avery back to New York?

Fox Sports is reporting that the Rangers are working quite hard on a deal to try to bring Sean Avery back to the Big Apple for the balance of his contract.

Gaborik ahead of Schedule … likely to still be traded

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Marian Gaborik is well ahead of schedule in his return from surgery leading to the possibility that his trade value may once again increase considering the possibility that he could be ready (or not) in time for the playoffs.

Bruins and Oilers Talking Trade?

The Edmonton Journal is reporting that there is speculation that the Oilers and Bruins are talking about a possible trade that would see Erik Cole go to the Bruins.

Several Senators could be on the go.

Bruce Garrioch is reporting that not everyone is available on the Senators roster for trade but with that being said, he is indicating that several names could be the target of teams come the March trade deadline.

Black Hawks Speculation

Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald reports on the possibilities for the Hawks come this trade deadline.

Canadiens interested in Brad Richards?

CKAC is reporting that the Montreal Canadiens may have interest in the Dallas Stars Brad Richards and Matt Niskanen. HTR feels that if this is so it would represent a change in direction away from the Lecavailer chase to possibly a more realistic offensive option for the Canadiens.

Oilers and Panthers talking trade?

The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that Dustin Penner continues to be on the outs in Edmonton and they go on to suggest an absolutely ludicrous trade rumor that involves the Oilers and Panthers.

Bruins looking at Cole, Tkachuk or Antropov

The Boston Herald reports that the Bruins are very, very unlikely to give up one of their young talents at the trade deadline and have concerns that any deal that they do make should not interfere with team chemistry at all. It is also noted that it is more likely that any player that they do pick up will be a UFA at the end of the year.

Is Marty Biron on the trade block?

Philly.com is reporting that the strong play of goalie Antero Niittymaki is making it so Marty Biron is expendable, especially considering he is a pending UFA at the conclusion of this season.

Trade Talks Heating Up + A Huge Tidbit

The Toronto Sun is reporting that the trade talks with regard to the Maple Leafs are heating up .. although nothing is imminent.

Trade Talks Getting to Antropov

The Toronto Sun is reporting that all of the trade talk is beginning to get to Antropov. According to the article the trade talk is in the back of his mind and it is noted that if he is going to be moved before the March 4th trade deadline the amount of time that he has left with the Leafs is ticking by quite quickly.

10 Players to Watch at the Trade Deadline

Tsn’s Darren Dreger provides a list of who he believes are 10 players to watch at the trade deadline. Some of the names on the list include Scottie Upshall, Tomas Kaberle, Ryan Whitney, Michael Nylander and others.

The Sens Chris Neil, Filip Kuba and Dean McAmmond available?

Slam Sports is reporting that the Senators are not looking to blow up their team however it is noted that they may be open to dealing some of their players who are set to become unrestricted free agents.

Flyers to shop Lupul, Upshall or Knuble for a veteran defenseman?

The Courier Post on-line is reporting that Flyers could make some moves to bolster their defense before the trade deadline to make a playoff run this upcoming post season.

Ducks to shop both Neidermayer and Pronger?

The ocregister is reporting the Duck general Manger Bob Murray “may have to make some drastic moves if the team does not improve quickly.” The two big names that are mentioned are Scott Neidermayer and Chris Pronger.

Habs Draft Prowess Could Land Them Lecavalier

Much of the talk leading up to the trade deadline has been rumours circulating that Vincent Lecavalier could be headed to the Montreal Canadiens. There are many reasons for this, such as the fact that it’s the 100th season of the team and what better way to celebrate than taking a big run at a cup, led by a French Canadian star.

But the fact of the matter is the Habs are in the running because they’ve succeeded in large fashion building up a deep and talented organization.

When one speaks of building via the draft, the Habs are often mentioned as they have shown great success going this route after some tough times before the turn of the century.

Currently the Habs have 15 of their picks in the lineup:

Great list of players who could go before the deadline

Scott Burnside of ESPN provides a great listing of the players who could be available prior to the trade deadline. Some of the names on this list are the names that are often mentioned right here at HTR however it is always fun to see names such as Kovalchuck, Steve Sullivan, Gaborik and others mentioned as possibilities to be moved.


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