Sheldon Souray may be getting close to a ticket out of town.
The Edmonton Oilers defenceman has been on the trading block since asking to be moved at the end of the season.
On Thursday, Souray’s no-trade clause expired meaning the Oilers are able to ship him wherever they deem fit.
There’s a pretty good chance Marc Savard won’t be with the Bruins at training camp in September.
There are still trade scenarios out there even though Savard survived the frenzied first day of NHL free agency.
The New york Rangers have signed Martin Biron, Derek Boogaard, Eric Christensen, and Vinny Prospal.
Canucks add Malhotra – 3 years 7.5
Leafs sign Colby Armstrong – 3 years 9 million
Tanguay signs with Calgary
Canadiens add Alex Auld – 1 year 1 million
Phoenix signs Ray Whitney
Hamhuis to Vancouver – 6 years – 4.5 per season
Jokinen to Calgary – 2 years 3 per year
Volchenkov to NJ – 6 years 4.25 per season
When you have missed the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season and are void of high draft picks, there’s not much hope to sell in an NHL off season.
So many Maple Leafs fans will buy into the notion that Canada Day truly could be free-agent frenzy for the team and that their wheeling-dealing general manager will somehow do something to spin this thing around.
Reality, on the other hand, is considerably more sobering.