Speculation over the future of star Ottawa Senators centre Jason Spezza is swirling ahead of the NHL draft, writes Ken Warren.
Would Senators general manager Bryan Murray accept a package of Edmonton Oilers Dustin Penner, Andrew Cogliano and Ladislav Smid — the same trio in the deal Dany Heatley vetoed last summer — in a trade for Jason Spezza ?
Could Spezza serve as the long-lost perfect centre for Columbus Blue Jackets left-winger Rick Nash?
Its now mid June and lots of speculation and trade and free agent talks are starting to heat up as the 2010 NHL entry draft is in less than 2 weeks away. I’m not going to talk about any other team besides the leafs, so don’t get mad that this is another Leafs article. This article isn’t about my trade predictions or anything its about the recent news on the leafs, Burke, Kaberle , Kulemin , and prospects.
As a former NHL All-Star Player – What is it like to be traded? What emotions go through your body?
Describe the emotions that were running through your body when you were drafted by the Flyers in the first round? Where were you ranked?
Were there any major rumors that you were about to be traded when you were playing in the NHL? Did the rumors ever effect you?
Tis the season for NHL rumors again!
While the month leading into the NHL trade deadline is full of trade rumors, the month prior to the NHL Entry Draft, which takes place June 25-26 in Los Angeles, and July 1, the start of free agency, has become rumor season part Deux.
With the Bruins holding the second overall pick in the draft, as well as three more in the first two rounds, and general manager Peter Chiarelli openly saying that he is exploring the trade market to improve the team, the Bruins have already been the subject of numerous rumors over the past two weeks.
So let’s take a look at three rumors that probably won’t go away until the draft or July 1, and whether there could be any validity to them.
The Philadelphia Flyers nearly had an unexpected boost prior to their lengthy playoff run as Peter Forsberg told Swedish newspaper Expressen that he had been offered a contract to join the team on March 2nd.
Forsberg told Expressen that Flyers’ general manager Paul Holmgren approached him about joining the Flyers for the remainder of the regular season when both Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne were struggling with injuries. Forsberg stated that only his own injuries prevented him from joining Philly.