Ducks GM Brian Burke will be playing some high-stakes poker in the coming days (and maybe weeks) as he seeks to get his 2008-09 payroll in compliance with the league’s salary-cap requirements.
Are the Lightning and Stars talking trade? Would the Oilers move Raffi Torres? Is Sergei Samsonov on the outs in Chicago?
Given the improved play of the Maple Leafs recently, speculation has already started that Toronto may try to acquire a high impact player to help boost their post season run.
- The Detroit News mentions Oilers C Jarret Stoll as being on the trade market and after being a healthy scratch Friday night for the Oilers is only further evidence he’s on his way out of Oilerville given he don’t start producing SOON.
While the Hurricanes want a puck-moving blueliner, the Oilers are trying to peddle either C Jarrett Stoll or LW Raffi Torres to the Senators.
The Anaheim Ducks must shed about $900,000.00 to get Scott Niedermayer on the ice for Fridays game with the Wild. TFP.com is suggesting that Mathieu Schnider and his $5.625M are going to Chicago in return for Sergi Samsonov and a depth player. Samsonov has 4 assists in 20 games. At $3.525M, the buy out penalty would be $1,762,500.00; a small price to pay for a guy with 3 Cup rings, a Norris trophy, a Conn Smyth trophy, 5 All-Star games and an Olympic Gold medal for a resume.
According to “THE FOURTH PERIOD,” Montreal is interested in Center Brad Richards and could possibly be willing to move Cristobal Huet as part of a package deal. Things are getting mighty tight for Feaster in Tampa Bay as the team sits in near last place in the conference. Ownership in Tampa is reportedly looking for a #1 goaltender to help solve their troubles.
The Maple Leafs really need to trade Raycroft.In my opinion they need to trade him for a couple draft picks or at least a decent back up.
During HNIC coverage on Saturday night, it was suggested that Saku Koivu may be in line for a trade.
The Nashville Predators were sold to a local ownership group for 193 million dollars. This officially brings to an end the speculations of Jim Balsillie bringing the Predators to southern Ontario. This is good for Predator fans because it means the franchise will not move but it is bad for Leaf fans who were expecting a second franchise in southern Ontario.