First off, I want to start off this article by saying that I think Mats Sundin is one of the elite players in the NHL, and I have been a fan and still am of Mats’. But, since there has been a lot of talk about the trading of Mats, I thought I would pull together a couple trade possibilities that JFJ could make come trade deadline time, and the Leafs are out of the playoff race.
http://habsinsideout.com/node/1635 reports that Habs Gm Bob Gainey is talking to Sharks GM Doug Wilson about a potiential blockbuster that would send Saku Koivo and Michael Ryder to San Jose for Patrick Marleau and Stever Bernier. Also CKAC Radio reports that the swap could be Koivo and Ryder for Bernier and Joe Pavelski.
No trade for Turco.
New Stars co-general manager Les Jackson has no plans to trade veteran goalie Marty Turco.
As reported in Tuesday’s Dallas Morning News, Jackson was asked about rumours that the Stars might want to trade Turco to the Tampa Bay Lightning for winger Martin St. Louis, Jackson said that he was not expecting to trade Turco to anyone.
“I don’t like to talk about rumours. But in regard to Turco, the first thing about that is, I don’t want to trade him. And the second thing is, I really have no plans to trade him,” Jackson said.
The Vancouver Province reports that given the new ownership situation in Nashville, Dave Poile is looking to trade Martin Erat and his $1.675 cap hit… In the midst of a career year, could this be the “top 6 guy” Bryan Murray Has been holding out for?
Boyle and Prospal will need contracts, the ownership is in trouble, and the team is struggling. All indications point to the bolts trading one of the “Big 3″ before the beggining of next season. But who will it be?, and where will he go?