Category Archives: Trade Rumors
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel is providing a ton of speculation regarding the Florida Panthers. Although the panthers are saying that they are comfortable with their goaltending situation they are reporting that the Panthers have their sites set on Vesa Toskala and Bryzgalov who are both unrestricted free agents in 2008.
Canada.com is speculating that the Flyers are presently shopping defenseman Joni Pitkanen and as many as five teams may have some interest in the Finn.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post continues to provide intriguing speculation regarding this off season. Some of the tid bits that he offers include rumors that the Rangers could be looking to make a swap for the Coyotes third overall pick in an effort to have the ability to draft Alexei Cherepanov.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is speculating that the Flyers may make a run at Thomas Vanek. Vanek scored 43 goals last season with the Buffalo Sabres and according to the article teams can make offers to group 2 restricted free agents on June 25th.
The Chicago Tribune is speculating that the Black Hawks may be willing to deal their first overall pick in this years entry draft. According to the article the Hawks will entertain offers as they have already decided who they will take with their first pick and are looking to see if they can get something else and still get the player that they want.
The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Senators are trying to move goalie Martin Gerber. One of the problems in moving the goalie is that the Senators paid him a rich contract in which he will earn 3.7 million dollars next season.
TwinCitites.com is reporting that the Wild are in no rush to trade Manny Fernandez now that they have locked up Nik Backstrom to a two year contract. HTR believes that this is completely false and that the Wild will be looking to deal Fernandez at the draft.
(Article in French) Cyberpresse.ca is reporting that it is unlikely that Tom Preissing will return to the Senators for another season. Pressing is set to become unrestricted and is due for a big raise from the 600,000 that he earned last season.
The Edmonton Journal believes that it is not very likely that Ryan Smyth will return to the Oilers this off season. They speculate that Smyths time as an Oiler came to an end when he rejected the Oilers multi year contract back in February.
The Philadelphia Inquirer weighs in with some of its own speculation regarding some soon to be big name players. The speculate that the Flyers can forget about Briere or Drury but can focus their attention of Scott Gomez.
Although not supported by any direct sources there is a great deal of speculation that the Vancouver Canucks are very interested in the Blue Jackets Nikolai Zherdev. It is well known that the Canucks are in need of extra scoring and Zherdev could provide to be a good fit with Morrison and Naslund provided that he cleans up his attitude and comes prepared to play.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post speculates that Chris Drury has a strong desire to play in the Big Apple and that this desire may have him choose to sign in New York over other places such as Buffalo or Colorado.
The Miami Herald speculates that if JS Giguere does decide to part ways with the Ducks many teams will be lining up for his services. One of the problems facing Brian Burks and the Ducks is that several Anaheim players are due for a raise and it is possible that they will be constrained by the salary cap.
The New York Post is reporting that the Islanders buyout of Yashin could lead to a long term deal for Ryan Smyth. Larry Brooks indicates that if the Islanders did keep Yashin, Ryan Smyth would not even consider signing with the team. This does not speak well for Yashin’s team chemistry.
The Star Leger went out on a limb (sarcasm) by reporting that they do not feel that pending free agent Scott Gomez will re-sign with the Devils prior to the July 1 start of free agent season.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports that Michael Nylander is not interested in giving the Rangers “a home town discount” to stay in the big apple.
It is speculated that Nylander’s old agent had reached a three year contract with the Rangers for 3.75 million per year for 3 years. Nylanders new agent will be seeking more money … in the 4.5 million dollar range and as a result the Rangers will not be getting a bargain price to keep him under raps for the next few seasons. Nylander is set to become an UFA on July 1st.
Rumors out of Minnesota indicate that the Minnesota Wild may be looking to deal their number one goalie Manny Fernandez.
This year I hope the Leafs can make the playoffs, if they do I’m still not convinced they belong though. The team is just way too inconsistent, their needs to be some changes. With the salary cap going up next season, and the Leafs with some excess spending money, they will definitely make some upgrades.
Team 990 in Montreal; TFP.com reports a 3rd round draft pick.