What would Shea Weber cost the Edmonton Oilers?

You cannot win without a stud blueliner who can play against the other team’s best players, who has enough offence  to also play the powerplay.

Again, the Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers have the best young forwards to dangle.

Sabres still shopping Miller with trade deadline looming

A person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press that general manager Tim Murray continues to pursue offers for Miller with the intention of trading him by next week.

“Tim is testing the waters as hard as he can,” the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because Murray declined to speak to reporters Monday.

Sabres’ Ott keeps eye on trade window

Steve Ott is the Sabres’ competitive face and dressing-room voice, the guy who best represents what Buffalo wants to be as an organization.

“He just goes out there and gets his nose dirty,” teammate John Scott said. “That’s what you want to see out of a captain, a guy who’s first into the battle and leading the charge and trying to drag everybody with him.”

Bruins may look to trade Subban

The Bruins shouldn’t be in need of a new No. 1 goaltender for some time, but Subban appears to be a viable candidate. Or, perhaps, a very valuable chip in a possible trade.

It’s inevitable that by the March 5 trade deadline, general manager Garth Snow will trade Vanek

It’s inevitable that by the March 5 trade deadline, general manager Garth Snow will trade Vanek, now even more so in the wake of star center John Tavares’ injury, sustained while playing for Team Canada en route to its gold medal. The Islanders are 12 points out of a playoff position with six teams to leapfrog as the final 22-game stretch begins on Thursday with the Maple Leafs at the Coliseum.