Sourced Trade Rumours 11

In light of the recent suspension of Flyers forward Scott Hartnall, I decided to make Trade Rumours 11 to lighten the mood on the HTR Main Page. So, here it is.

Coming from

Ottawa Senators: According to the Ottawa Sun, GM Bryan Murray is still looking for another legitimate Top 6 Forward. Murray told the Sun that it’ll be difficult to trade for one at the moment and says he will likely have to wait until teams are unofficially eliminated from the Play-Off picture. The Sun claims that if the Columbus Blue Jackets or Atlanta Thrashers are eliminated by the deadline, the Sens could pursue either Sergei Fedorov or Marian Hossa. Personally, if I had to choose between the two, I’d take Fedorov but only because he’s won the Cup 3 times and has played 162 Play-Off games, scoring 163 points in the process.

Toronto Maple Leafs: As we all know, Richard Peddie said (out of context I might add), that hiring a rookie GM (Not JFJ necessarily) may have been a mistake seeing as everything in Toronto is put under a an extreme microscope. Over the last little while their has been speculation that Steve Yzerman, Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Glenn Healy and Joe Nieuwendyk may take over as GM at some point this season or during the summer. The only thing I’ll say is that that none of those guys would really help the team and the Leafs would be better off getting someone such as Neil Smith or Steve Tambellini to come in and rebuild over the next 3-6 years. Build from within and bring in bit pieces to help bring the young guys along. A name that came up during the Leafs shootout loss to Montreal was that of Doug MacLean, who has recently failed in his attempt to help purchase the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tampa Bay Lightning: The potential sale of the Lightning has fallen through as Absolute Hockey Enterprises were unable to come up with the necessary funds for a payment that was due on November 12th. Palace Sports & Entertainment will continue to run the Lightning until another potential buyer comes.

Chicago Blackhawks: In an amusing story, Hawks forward Tuomo Ruutu was accidentily arrested by police on Tuesday. What happend was a robbery took place about a half-mile from where Ruutu was jogging and the robbery suspect was wearing a black track suit, hat and was in his mid-20’s. Guess what Ruutu was wearing. Yes, a black track suit and hat and he happens to be in his mid-20’s. Ruutu told the Chicago Sun-Times that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and that this isn’t the first time this has happend. On another note, the Hawks have slowly stopped their search for a puck moving defenceman for the time being. They apparently approached the Leafs and Predators about Bryan McCabe and Marek Zidlicky but nothing mounted from their inquiries.

Anaheim Ducks: According to the Orange County Register, GM Brian Burke has denied the rumour that he may join the Leafs after this season to be their GM. Burke laughed the rumour off saying “Some of this stuff they write can only be ascribed to drug-induced rumours“. Burke went on to point out that he is under contract with the Ducks for this season and next season. He also said that he doesn’t have an out in his contract nor does he want out of his contract. Henry and Susan Samueli (Owners of the Ducks) are expected to sign Burke to an extension later this season.

Toronto Maple Leafs: GM John Ferguson Jr. continues to man the phones in an attempt to improve the Leafs overall defence. But, the only players teams are currently interested in are Alex Steen, Kyle Wellwood and other young forwards, something JFJ will not part with. If JFJ gets a deal done however, he still has to run it by Upper Management, yet another reason why JFJ has not been able to do his job properly over his 4 years.

Dallas Stars: The Stars have lost RW Jere Lehtinen for 8-10 weeks as he is having Sports Hernia Surgery within the next day or two. With this news, comes speculation that the Stars may search even harder for another scoring threat. But, Co-GM Les Jackson said they will fill injury voids from within.

Pittsburgh Penguins: After being scratched for 4 of the Pens last 5 games, veteran RW Mark Recchi expects to be traded in the coming weeks. According to the Vancouver Province, scouts from the Blue Jackets have been following Recchi lately. Recchi played for Jackets Head Coach Ken Hitch***** back in the WHL with the Kamloops Blazers and in the NHL with the Flyers. Also, the Province says the Vancouver Canucks may look to Recchi’s services but his age may play a factor in Dave Nonis’ decision.

Columbus Blue Jackets: Defenceman Ron Hainsey is currently having a career year and is slated to be a UFA July 1st. Hainsey is currently on pace for 10 goals and 51 assists and should earn a pay increase to something above $2.25 million. He currently makes $900 000. Also, veteran defenceman Adam Foote is also a UFA at season’s end and the Jackets would love to keep him but at a cheaper price then his current $4.6 million salary.

Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers have a sought after RFA that remains unsigned at this time. Defenceman Tom Gilbert, who is making $907 000 this season is slated to be an RFA at season’s end. It may be hard to sign Gilbert as other defencemen such as Brent Burns and Matt Carle have received pay increases in the $3.4 million range. The Oilers would love to keep Gilbert to a salary much like the Avs John-Michael Liles ($1.345) or the Habs Mike Komisarek ($1.7).

Philadelphia Flyers: GM Paul Holmgren signed Defenceman Braydon Coburn to a 2 year extension and that is the first of many other extensions Holmgren wishes to hand out. Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Randy Jones, RJ Umberger and Jason Smith all remain without contracts for next season at this time. Holmgren has already started contract talks with Richards and Smith and will begin talks with Umberger, Jones and Carter in the new year. Also, Holmgren wishes to sign Head Coach John Stevens to an extension as he too is in the final year of his contract.

Coming from

Pittsburgh Penguins: According to Pierre McGuire, Mark Recchi believes he will be dealt by Friday. McGuire got this information by texting the 39 year old veteran Tuesday night.

Peter Forsberg: Forsberg is expected to begin skating with MoDo of the Swedish Elite League after Christmas.

Washington Capitals: According to the Russian paper, Sports-Express, the Caps are supposedly going to offer potential RFA Alexander Ovechkin a contract worth about 10.3 million per season in the next few days. Spector notes that Russian papers don’t have a good grasp of NHL news and he cautions everyone to take this report with a grain of salt.

Florida Panthers: Mike Van Ryn continues to be bothered by his surgically repaired wrist and hopes he won’t need further surgery. If he does, Coach/GM Jacques Martin may make a move or two to replace Van Ryn. However, Spector notes that Martin is more likely going to just call up someone to replace Van Ryn or will watch the Waiver Wire closely in case Van Ryn’s done for the year.

Well that does it for this article. Hope you enjoy it.

40 Responses to Sourced Trade Rumours 11

  1. doanerfan says:

    R u kidding me!!! How many more lame "sourched trade rumors" am I going to have to edure??? This is almost as bad as the Rocky or Die Hard movies. This site is getting as bad as hockeyleaks is.

  2. sundin_500 says:

    Dont listen to that idiot. i think its a great segment. I think it should be solidified as the feature piece. It lets people know of hockey rumours that Eklund arent reporting on.

  3. leafy says:

    A bit harsh, no?  These are all high quality and interesting articles, and the writer put a lot of effort into writing it.

  4. habsrock99 says:

    What's this web site called? Hockey TRADE RUMOURS. Out of 11 of these articles, you are just the 3rd complaint. Name any article that can even get less then 10 complaints. I didn't think you could. Now, if you think it's "lame" or "stupid" or whatever, why not do me and possibly the rest of the people who like reading something other then opinion pieces, and just not read the article. I don't go to your house or apartment or parents basement and hold a gun to your head and force you to read my articles. If you see my next one, just don't click "Read More…".

  5. alv76 says:

    TradeMan do u have a life?? do u have a job?? a wife or girlfriend?? do u have a social life?? because every couple a days i come to this site and you always have 7 out of the 10 post i see on the home page, and its all crap,,

  6. senators101 says:

    Don't listen to the clowns here, maybe their teams lost and aren't doing well or maybe it is their time of the month. 

    Forget Hossa, he's a waste.  Federov is kinda old, he'll prob wait till Forsberg comes back and then see what his options are.

    Regardless, Recchi might fit in with Spezza and Heatley.  He'll probably be really really cheap too, if Pitts was willing to sell him to us, which I don't see why they wouldn't cuz he's doing absolutely nothing there.

    Keep up the articles buddy!

  7. leafsrgarbage says:

    I agree with u, all these rumours are things that i read anyways on Thefourthperiod or Spectors. There is rarely any new info except for someone praising or slamming the leafs

  8. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Hey genius….

    Trademan is the owner/operator of this website, and has to approve and post each article (along with help from a few other HTR users) that you see on HTR. You may not agree with all of the articles and rumors, and that's fine. But I wouldn't go 'barking up this tree' as you may just lose your HTR account.

  9. leafy says:

    What do you expect him to do, go under cover like James Bond to get rumors?  Man, some people are hard to please.

  10. turdfergusson says:

       I don't understand your comment about Toronto . Peddie said maybe it was a mistake to go with a rookie GM.  Your next sentence is as follows . "Over the last little while their has been speculation that Steve Yzerman, Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Glenn Healy and Joe Nieuwendyk may take over as GM …".   Not exactly a seasoned group of execs. Why even print that garbage? See what I / we are getting at?

      If Lowe doesn't sign Gilbert by year's end it will be interesting to see which  GM will try and get some payback . He also has Pitkanen to sign as well.


  11. doanerfan says:

    Thank goodness you don't, or thats agg assault where I come from (being a cop and all). Just stating a point. If I wanted to read all of those, then I would go to those other websites. I come here looking for new fresh stuff, that the same crap I just read somewhere else. And if you have all this time to do these cut and paste articles, you need to get a girlfriend or a life. I think you might be the one living at  ur mom's basement  lol

  12. habsrock99 says:

    I don't live in my mom's basement, I do have a girlfriend and I do not copy and paste these rumours. If you must know I am self-employed and run my own business which makes me a couple grand a week. I work only 3 times a week and the only reason why I do these or any other article for that matter is because I love writing and I love hockey and I love commenting on the feedback I get, whether its negative, such as yours or positive.

    And I too was stating a point, the title is clear as day, so if you don't want to read it, why click the "Read More.." link? If you want to read all the other articles, theirs 9 other posts on the main page not to mention plenty of other posts under the otehr links on top.

  13. habsrock99 says:

    The only reason I include the Leafs GM "news" is because in every one of the other articles I have written where I didn't include it, I had people asking "Where are the Leafs news? Where are their news?". I don't want to but I just do anyways.

  14. senators101 says:

    Then why do you keep reading them? He hasn't changed his sources, he's used the same two sources 11 times … you've got no reason to complain.

  15. habsrock99 says:

    This comment is to all the haters who apparently are annoyed with my articles.

    What would you rather have me write? Absolute crap rumours where I state:
    "Oh, if I was Gainey, I'd trade Price for an over the hill player like Mark Recchi!!!"

    or would you rather read some actual news about some NHL teams, including a lot of teams which aren't really focused upon on the main stream media?

    Would you rather have me state things like:

    "How about this trade proposal:

    To Pittsburgh- Michael Ryder, Huet and a 7th round pick
    To Montreal- Crosby, Malkin and three 1st rounders"

    then quickly followed by this comment:

    "This trade is even, it would work for both teams. Montreal gets certified 1st line hockey players and the Pens get a proven 30 goal man and a good goalie to replace Fleury when they trade him for a garbage bag full of George Parros' hair"

    So would you rather have me state "rumours" that even neilios would find absurd? If you'd rather read a lot of those type's of "rumours" where it is obvious the people who wrote them are in some type of drug-induced state of mind, well I can honestly say their are and have been at least 2000 of those rumours since I joined HTR back in February and the comments for those idiotic rumours are the typical and usual:

    "You're on crack", "You're retarded", "Put the pipe down", "Go back to fantasy land", "Where can I get what you're smokin?", "Hey mom look what I pulled out of my ass" and all sorts of other little tidbits. 

    Now, if you're sick of reading these article's of mine, why not stop reading them? You can do what I do when I see five Leaf articles where the title's are practically the same. I pick one, read it, leave a comment and ignore the other 4. No one's holding a gun to my head telling me to read those other 4 articles.

    Now, I'm not dissing the Leaf article's because this is a Leaf dominated site, as shown when during the summer, several Habs article's came out and all the Leaf fans got tired of it. I actually kinda like seeing so many article's for one team and you wanna know why? Well, if you're still reading this comment, I guess you do. I like it because it shows that the fans care about their team.

    Just like how the Philly fans defending their players shows that they care about their teams.

    Just like when theirs a Habs article, all the Habs fans generally criticize the writer because Habs fans care about their team.

    I'm not saying fans of other teams such as Ottawa or Detroit don't care about their teams it's just they have nothing to really complain about.

    Ok, I kinda went on a little rant near the end but my general point is that people generally like to read the articles I post and by no mean's is anyone holding a gun to your head telling you to "Read that article or die!!!" because if by chance someone is, leave a comment saying "Someone's seriously holding a gun to my head telling me to read this and I don't really want to. Help!".

    I guess, what I'm trying to say is, it is up to you whether or not to read the article. It's your choice. If you read one of my articles and don't like it, just don't read the next one.

  16. habsrock99 says:

    Also, I forgot to add a little bit to the end of my longer comment:

    Maybe it's the name that is making people mad. I agree, maybe I should have just made it Sourced Rumours instead of Sourced Trade Rumours, like I was going to.

  17. KingCanada says:

    I dont think it would be that hard to sign Gilbert, hes not THAT amasing, this is like his rookie year, he wont go demanding 3.4 million thats nuts.  Hell be signed for under 1.5-2 IMO.

    Also if 39 year old Recchi cant play hockey with the best player in the league what makes you guys think that theres a market for him out there at all..?  Hes old, hes washed up.  You guys remember the Leafs Quinn/JFJ signed to retire here?!?  Francis, Leetch, Roberts, Nieuwendyk, Gilmour, Nolan, Borasso (even tho they did not all retire here).  He has a 2 million cap hit might i add…point is i doubt u get more then a bag of pucks for him at the deadline.

    Recchi was a good player once but hes old and hes definatly not a Chris Chelios or a Nik Lidstrom.

    Oh and im sure other teams out there are interested in more then just the young leafs.  So many teams must be asking about Sundin, who WOULDNT want to add Sundin to their roster?

  18. habsrock99 says:

    I'm sure Sundin has interest from other teams, in fact, I'd put money on it but I think it's his Cap Hit as to why no one's really going out and saying "We're interested in Sundin". But theirs more interest at the moment in the young Leafs because they'd be a better long-term aquisition.

    Also, on the Tom Gilbert subject, I don't know much about him but from what I hear, he's pretty good. He could possibly command a Carle type contract because Carle is also relatively inexperienced but I'm with you, he'll likely get 2 million max, 1.25 minimum.

  19. tyd2k says:

    I don’t see what everyone is getting upset about. This is nothing more than a compilation of rumours from other sites. It doesn’t claim to be anything else.

    The title says it all, “Sourced Trade Rumours”. For those of you with reading comprehension deficencies, that means these ‘trade rumours’ come from other ‘sources’. I’m sure that many of the visitors to this site appreciate that they are able to go to one place to read ALL the ‘rumours du jour’.

    Also, like someone mentioned, there is nothing to stop you from skipping the article if you don’t like it. Souced trade Rumours is now into it’s 11th edition. As a regular visitor to the site, you should know what to expect from it. If you still find yourself clicking on the ‘read more’ link, you have no one to blame but yourself.

    They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly & expecting a different outcome every time. If you don’t like these articles but keep reading them anyways then maybe it’s time you sought professional help.

  20. jpmac says:

    Calm down a bit..take a deep breath.  If you really don't like it then don't read it.  Atleast he is taking the time to research these articles, unlike most others on this site.

    It is a breath of fresh air when someone actually takes the time to research something before they make rumors.

  21. doanerfan says:

    Thanks for that intelligent remark. Hey, FYI, those are the rumors that Ek and Spector are reporting on. They are all reporting on all the same stuff buddy. U crazy dolt!

  22. Lepton says:

    Man, don't mind these people. I love your article. I've only started reading it recently.

    I've been on message boards since I was very young and long before there was any sort of graphical interface. There are always people like this. They (ironically) waste there own time by telling you that you are wasting yours. These people are trolls and they aren't worth your time. They have no sense of class or etiquette.

    Just look at the number of hits this site gets, and the number of people who post messages like this. Divide the latter by the former and I would imagine you get a number very close to zero.

    Keep up the good work.

  23. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    wow, some people just ike to complain.

    "too many leaf rumors"

    "too many sourced rumers"

    and when we go to unreliable sources like eklund
    "too many unrealistic rumors"

    so if none of you like rumors why are you here???

  24. doanerfan says:

    WOW!!! Someone talking about intellect and then calling somone a troll…lol. And I also have "no sense or class." Do you know me Mr. Lepton??? Have I insulted you in any way??? Why can't I exercise my 1st Ammendment and state that I am tired of all these "Sourced Trade Rumors?" B/c I know for sure, being a Coyotes fan, that several of these "Sourced Trade Rumors" have been repetative. For instance…(i.e. for all u intellects) JoVo refusing trade to NYI. Saw that one on a couple diff ones.

    Just slow down there big fella. Love and peace bro, love and peace.  LOL

  25. leafsrule31 says:

    well he's got a bit of a point here, and maybe no one else will come out and say it, but i will. your a bit of a douchebag.

    i think the point here is very clear, and very simple. if you don't like the article, then dooont cliccck oooon reaaaad mooooore. get it now? the other guy kinda said it best. your wasting your time to try to convince him that he wasted your time. you know damn well what the article is by now, don't open it you clown? you make a complete ass of yourself, don't open the article when you know it sucks, don't read the article just to find out it still sucks, don't comment on the article just to say that it sucks, and don't waste your time replying to the other 20 comments trying to justify why its everyone else whos wasting your time when you just have one very baseless the article sucks comment.. follow?

    i'm not the biggest fan of these articles either, i have nothing against them, but it's just not my thing. i tend to read alot of this stuff on other sites to. but i can respect and awknowledge that the guy worked hard to put all this stuff together, and derive his own perspective and opinion to comment on each rumour with, thus creating an article. its good to read other peoples stand point on some of the stuff sometimes to help generate your own opinion. and, theres alot of people who apparantly do like the articles, so once again, if you don't like em, don't waste your life reading em.. dumbass.

    or better yet, you can do more than apparantly just myself a favour, and not come to the site again. that works to. then you have an extra 20 minutes to do what you want with your action packed life every day, and no one to blame but yourself.

  26. Archion113 says:

    Dude both the Rocky series and the Die hard Seris was awesome.

    And i like these sourced rumors… makes it easier to get everything together.

  27. GoKings311 says:

    I remember when I first joined this site, it was very informative. And there wasn't a trade rumour everyday. Maybe not even once a week. But when there was, there was a strong possibility of that trade actually happening. Maybe only 25% of the time the trade would happen, but compare that to now….. 

  28. flyersfan10897 says:

    wow, how long have you been coming to this site? trademan is an administrator that decides what articles to post, not the actual writer of the article.  same goes for lint07.  if you dont like the way they run the site, stop coming.

  29. flyersfan10897 says:

    I wouldn't mind seeing Rex back in a flyers jersey again.  the flyers could maybe trade carter or upshall and get recchi and a draft pick.  with the flyers youth movement, they likely wont go after him, but hes still one of my favorite players, so i wouldnt mind.

  30. doanerfan says:

    You know what Mr. Leaf guy…you have really opened my eyes and I now have a new perspective on life. Thank you so much for all the kindergarden name calling, as it is highly effective. Working so hard as to cut and paste does take a lot of time. Thank you so much for your insight.

  31. mojo19 says:

    Another good article habsrock99.

    As for Forsberg…. skating after x-mas, doesn't sound too promising. I'm beginning not to wonder if he'll come back this year, but if he'll ever make it back at all. And just a month ago he wanted a 3 year $15 million deal

  32. habsrock99 says:

    Again, for the second time, I do not copy and paste what I read. I simply read the rumours then sum them up. I do not copy and paste what I read, as you should know while being a cop, simply copying then pasting something and claiming it as your own is a federal felony as it is called plagiarism. So, for the 3rd time in this comment as well as for the 5th time since I began writing these articles, I do not copy and paste. I sum up what I read then add a little bit of my own opinion to most of the rumours.

  33. svenki says:

    Umm yah
    key word ppl: RUMOURS
    so dont get your panties in a bunch

  34. Lombardi18 says:

    Hey guys…..plz join It might not look like a good site but it is new and I need help!! I wanna bring this site to the top!!

  35. CDyer says:

    Commenting on all:
    Fedorov would be a great addition to this team for a playoff run. He likely wouldn't cost a WHOLE bunch towards the deadline and would be invaluable to this team experience wise.

    Toronto: There is no one out there right now who could come in and do much for this team right now, so there is no point in making a change. Teams are really at a stand still until later in the season as far as trades are concerned because of the cap. Firing JFJ would be just to send a message right now more than anything. Toronto is such a hockey based community that unless this team wins the cup every year noone will be happy and someone is always to blame. I feel for JFJ because unfortuneately he is on the chopping block and in a no-win situation with the team he has.

    Tampa Bay Lightning: Hopefully a deal will be in place soon for the player's sakes.

    Chicago: That is a funny story about Tuomu. Picking up McCabe would be a mistake and they should consider chasing a younger defenseman who can move the puck like Coliacovo or White from Toronto, who I might add is likely desperate for a deal right now.

    Anaheim: Burke is going nowhere after winning the cup last season.

    Toronto: No win situation for JFJ. Poor guy makes moves for the sake of making them because everyone wants him too, then rip the moves that he makes to pieces later.

    Dallas: This team is either gonna be big buyers or sellers come the deadline depending on their standing, but will likely only tweak the roster until closer to the deadline.

    Pittsburgh: Recchi will be moved, he has enough connections after all the years in the NHL. He is just not gonna be a huge asset offensively for any team anymore.

    Columbus: Hainsey will be re-signed with the money left over from signing Foote to a cheaper contract. Expect both to be around the 2.5m range.

    Edmonton: Gilbert will be re-signed at in around 1.5m as he doesn't have much of a leg to stand on, on one-years performance.

    Philidalphia: Mike Richards HAS to be re-signed, he is playing amazing. Phili is a play-off team for the next several years and could possibly win a cup in the next 4 years if they keep up with this bunch.

    The Rest: I hope Recchi can find somewhere that works for him as a final Hurrah would be nice to see. Peter will hopefully be back for his one last Hurrah too, as he's been my favourite player for years. Ovechkin will get whatever he wants from the Caps as he is one of those players that don't come along all that often. Mike Van Ryn can hopefully get over this injury and come back as he is a top 4 d-man in the NHL and it is never nice to see an injury end a career.

  36. stanleyfan says:

    I like reading your articles, they are good. I will keep reading them if you keep posting them.

  37. cartino says:

    Well said !!!

  38. Pronger44 says:

    How can anyone disagree with you, I've been on this site for only a few days and the trade rumors are just ridiculous sometimes, one second higgins is gonna be dealt, then koivo, next week smolinski, komisarek, Price, it is quite a joke on here sometimes…

  39. Pronger44 says:

    He never exactly said anything wrong but the truth, so if he's gonna lose his account over just speaking his mind in a non vulgar way, how is that really a problem to the owners of this site, mind you he could have been a little more nicer in a way of explaining his problem, but HE DID NOTHING WRONG.

  40. Pronger44 says:

    Forget to take your pill this morning, are you usually a jackazz to everyone on here…

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