Category Archives: Trade Rumors
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.
further to Carter,he wants a chance to win wherever he goes.MTL has abig sales job,although he has to go where he is dealt.LAK&CAL favorites
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.
What happens between now and the NHL trade deadline will reveal how the Sabres feel about Miller and a few others. He has a 0.63 goals-against average and .976 save percentage in his last three games. The better he plays, the greater his value. The better he plays, the more tempted they are to keep him.
And that’s what makes the coming weeks so intriguing. Do they trade him with the idea they can make significant upgrades in other areas, assuming they can find a trading partner to take his salary? Or do they keep him with the risk he’ll have another season like this one?
Schneider, who turns 26 in six weeks, is a restricted free agent with arbitration rights this summer. True, he might be a No. 1 masquerading as a backup. But he’ll never get paid his full value in arb because of the small sample size (65 games) of his work.
His value in a trade, on the other hand, would seem to be considerably higher, which brings us to our next intrigue.
Four years ago, then Dallas backup Mike Smith was the centrepiece of a trade with Tampa for Brad Richards. Two summers ago, Montreal dealt Jaro Halak, who was coming off a bravura playoff performance, to St. Louis for former first-rounder Lars Eller.
If the Leafs want to keep Grabovski, they’ll have to make him a $5 million per year player. Big number to swallow.