Category Archives: Trade Rumors
Every NHL trading deadline differs from the one before and last year, the overriding theme was how many of the most important deals were done weeks or even a month before TSN assembled their multiple panels and began the nine hours of chatter and analysis.
That, obviously, isn’t happening this time around. Just about every general manager tells you the same thing – it’s quiet, eerily quiet, and it’s pretty clear why.
Ray Whitney is on the radar of a few contenders and with good reason, the Wizard amazingly leading the Phoenix Coyotes in scoring at 39 years old.
An unrestricted free agent July 1, he could be on the move if the Coyotes fall out of the playoff race over the next two weeks.
Still, a name worth keeping an eye on.
The thought has at least crossed Shane Doan’s mind.
With the Phoenix Coyotes’ ownership situation still in limbo and unrestricted free agency staring him in the face, the veteran forward could be playing out his final season in the desert.
“Obviously, I’d be pretty naive to not think that way,” Doan said in a recent interview. “At the same time, everything is kind of focused on waiting to see how our team’s doing and what we’re doing and what’s going on with the ownership and different things. (I’ll) make a decision then I guess.
The path to the Stanley Cup might be through Columbus or Edmonton. At least, you’d think that if you check out travel expenses submitted by pro scouts from NHL contenders over the last few weeks.
Anaheim Ducks: Although the Ducks have been mentioned in some of the wilder trade rumors, The most likely player to be traded is still Jason Blake. He and Nicklas Hagman are the team’s potential unrestricted free agents. Teams will call and ask whether Teemu Selanne will waive his no-trade clause, but he has resisted in the past. One thing to consider: Lubomir Visnovsky is a skillful defenseman who will earn $3 million next season, but will have $5.25 million cap hit. He could be a nice fit for a team that doesn’t go to the cap limit.
It’s been eerily quiet on the NHL trade front, but the sense is it could be the Carolina Hurricanes that get things going this week with a trade or two.
The Hurricanes put forward Anthony Stewart on waivers Monday, but the move contending teams are waiting for is the team committing to dealing gritty forward Tuomo Ruutu.
Red Wings looking to fill the hole in goal
Gomez drought turns one
Tampa Bay Lightning soon to face dilemma over glut of healthy defensemen
This won’t go away: The talk is the Leafs are willing to offer up either C Joe Colborne or C Nazem Kadri to the Hurricanes for C Tuomu Ruutu. Carolina GM Jim Rutherford has been telling teams a deal is imminent. The Sharks are making a hard pitch as well, but GM Doug Wilson doesn’t want to pay the high asking price. Neither do the Senators.
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I covered Adam Foote when he bailed on Columbus in the midst of a playoff hunt in 2008. In his last days as Jackets captain, before any trade had been consummated, he waffled publicly while, behind the scenes, his new Colorado Avalanche equipment was ordered and a plane was gassed up and waiting to whisk him away.
Now, we have Carter.
Time to wake up for Bruins
Could Nabokov go to Detroit?
Dallas Stars owner targets a top-six forward & will spend money for one
Staples clock problem may not have been the first
Oilers likely to be sellers at trade deadline, but who is expendable?
If Chris Stewart is really back on the trading block, the Avs should try and get him back
Desperate to Deal
Jeff Carter and the Maple Leafs trade rumour of the day
Bolts notes: Yzerman flexible regarding trades
It’s turned ice cold here (in Boston) – Perhaps a couple of new warm bodies would help
If Rangers general manager Glen Sather is interested in reuniting with Ryan Smyth by acquiring Edmonton’s veteran left wing to bolster the attack, the feeling may well be a reciprocal one, The Post has learned.
A well-placed source told The Post that Smyth, who was drafted sixth overall in 1994 by Sather and then played the first five years under his direction while he was general manager of the Oilers, would give serious consideration to waiving his no-move clause in order to pursue a Cup on Broadway.
When Ducks GM Bob Murray announced a month ago that everyone on his team, excluding veterans Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne, could be traded, it opened the floodgates for rumours involving his team’s Big Three: forwards Ryan Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan and Corey Perry.
It also lit a blazing fire a under the Ducks, who have recorded a 9-1-1 mark since the comments were made. With his club now 10 points out of a playoff spot, Murray may yet change his mind but speculation remains that the Ducks will be sellers as the NHL trade deadline nears.