Category Archives: Trade Rumors

Stan Bowman already has trade winds blowing for Blackhawks

“It’s funny, I’ve talked to other GMs, just talking about your team, my team and how you’re playing. They say, ‘You guys must be doing great.’ I said, ‘Our secondary scoring has actually been down.’ And they all kind of laugh. They say, ‘Secondary scoring? You’ve got a lot of primary scoring. How much secondary scoring do you really need?’ I guess when you look at it from that perspective, I see their point. What I’m saying is that it balances out a little bit.”

Bowman and his staff, though, have been preparing to be active as the Feb. 27 trade deadline nears. He has the salary-cap space to do so.

If he could make moves that improved his team now, he would, but Bowman said others aren’t ready to trade, at least not the players the Hawks are keeping tabs on and envision being available.

Could the Oilers trade Hemsky? Would the Wings be interested?

I think it’s time to turn the page. He needs a change of scenery.

He’s been the most creative player on the team for 500 games or so, but he’s got company now.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a Hemsky-like passer. Eberle is the No. 1 right-winger today.

What could Hemsky bring in a trade, with his injury history (two shoulder operations and several other problems)? He’s definitely not going to bring a top-three defencemen, preferably a puck-mover like the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Kris Letang.

Could the Ducks trade Selanne at the Deadline?

With each passing day it’s becoming pretty obvious the Anaheim Ducks won’t be a playoff team this season.

Not exactly the way Teemu Selanne had envisioned ending his career, if this is in fact the last season for the 41-year-old winger.

Which brings us to a question a lot of people are beginning to ask: Could Selanne find himself on a contender come the Feb. 27 trade deadline?

Darren Dreger – Coyotes wanted Kadri for Turris

The Leafs were never really in on Kyle Turris. Word is, Coyotes wanted Nazem Kadri as part of return. Toronto has high hopes for Kadri.!/DarrenDreger/statuses/149842963047002113

NHL Trade Rumors and News – Dec 21, 2011

Stars have enough solid role players, but might seek a No. 1 center or defenseman

Aaron Rome has a broken thumb and will be out 3-4 weeks.

It’s time for Pegula to act

NHL Trade Rumors and News – Dec 20, 2011

Ignoring trade scuttlebutt

Will Pronger injury drive up price of defencemen?

Patrick Roy would listen if Habs came calling

Kings to introduce Sutter as coach today

NHL Hockey Trade Rumors – Dec 19, 2011

Are the Leafs looking at a Jan blockbuster?

Desperation move

Anger pours over for Kings

Where do the Canadiens go from here?

Blues Eyeing Another D-man?

If you pay attention to Blues GM Doug Armstrong it’s obvious he doesn’t like to sit back and watch. Every day this guy is trying to find ways to improve the St. Louis Blues and he’ll continue to do so leading up to the NHL trade deadline.

Sure everyone wants to get into the playoffs but for most NHL teams, their goals go beyond just reaching the post-season.

The ultimate goal is winning it all and every GM should be focused on putting together the most competitive roster their resources will allow. It takes a little more creativity to manage the Blues compared to some of the higher revenue teams in the league. Finding ways to improve your club can sometimes be easier said than done.

Are the Wings after Hemsky

The Red Wings, with $5.6 million in cap room, would probably like to add another offensive top-six or top-nine player at the deadline. It’s no secret Detroit GM Ken Holland has long been an Ales Hemsky fan. He stuck a dagger in their hearts in the first round of the 2006 playoffs in Game 6 in Edmonton.

Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman has options to bolster defense

By now, there has to be some concern within the Lightning that Mattias Ohlund will not play this season, much less soon.

The defenseman has not skated in several weeks because of pain that has persisted in his knees despite Oct. 11 arthroscopic surgeries on both to clean out what the team called “loose bodies.”

Ohlund is frustrated by the situation, the team is as well, and fans are wondering what GM Steve Yzerman is going to do.

He has several options.

Oilers seek help

Look for the Oilers to become more aggressive in the trade market if they’re unable to turn around a slide in which they won five times in a recent 15-game stretch. Edmonton allowed just 23 goals in its first 14 games this season before coughing up 52 in its next 14 contests.

The Oilers are begging for help on defense, where 11 players had suited up through the first two months of the season. Cam Barker, Ryan Whitney, Corey Potter and Andy Sutton had combined to miss 48 games because of injury going into the weekend. Sutton is out again while serving his second suspension.


The self-imposed holiday roster freeze for Brian Burke kicked in Friday, but the Maple Leafs GM might be willing to make moves once it’s lifted. The Leafs could be looking for help in the middle, especially with Tim Connolly struggling with injuries. Columbus C Derick Brassard could be an option. League sources say Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson was spotted at the Marlies game last Saturday in Toronto.

Trade Sam Gagner to the Chicago Blackhawks? Are you nuts?

Sam Gagner is hot as a pistol right now … finally.

Rumours have been spoken aloud by reporters and commentators who cover the NHL that the Chicago Blackhawks are interested in Oilers forward Sam Gagner.

This makes sense, given that Gagner’s now feeling better and is also playing better, much better. But it makes no sense for the Oilers to move Gagner, certainly not right now.