Category Archives: Trade Rumors
Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe writes that the Black Hawks would love to find a taker for Kris Versteeg.
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Elliotte Friedman of CBC: writes … 30 Thoughts: Free agency doesn’t offer strong field
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun wonders … Is Mike Richards’ time with Kings nearing its end?
Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun reports that the Leafs are interested in Sharks centre Joe Thornton.
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Detroit Free Press Sports Writer Helen St James reports that despite the Islanders recently obtaining his rights, Defenseman Dan Boyle could be an enticing free-agent target for Red Wings.
Scott Cruickshank pf the Calgary Herald reports that the Flames have been talking to the Panthers about the 1st overall pick.
Ben Kuzma of The Province reports that the Canucks have many options with regards to Ryan Kesler.
Dreger “if Eric Staal is available, is that type of player the guy who entices Nonis to trade Kadri and Gardiner and whatever else for him?”
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) March 27, 2014
The market for James Reimer, restricted free agent, is limited. By my count, there are three teams he could start for — Islanders, Buffalo and Calgary. Three teams where he could compete for a starting spot — Winnipeg, Vancouver and Edmonton. All six of those teams will miss the playoffs.
And we have no idea what any of those teams think of him. If the Leafs choose to trade Reimer, and I wouldn’t necessarily do that, don’t expect them to reap much of a price for him. There is more supply than demand in the goaltending game … Sad to report that Roberto Luongo, the only NHL player worth following on Twitter, has decided to scale back on his social media activities. All I can say is @strombone1 please come home soon … Truth in numbers: Three of the 15 finalists for the Wooden Award (Heisman Trophy of basketball) are from the Greater Toronto area. Yet none of the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award (Heisman of college hockey) are from the GTA … Not a bad time for Toronto area hockey players in the NHL, though: Wayne Simmonds is having a breakout year in Philadelphia (38 points in his past 35 games); Before he got hurt John Tavares was tearing it up with the Islanders and now Steven Stamkos is doing the same with the Lightning and Tyler Seguin is doing the all-star thing in Dallas. Not to mention what P.K. Subban or Alex Pietrangelo are doing on defence. For an area that has historically come under criticism for not producing players, this is Olympic quality … What Toronto, the city, doesn’t have: A signature local goaltender.