Sourced Trade Rumours 3

Well, here’s my 3rd installment of trade rumours. Hopefully you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.


Toronto Maple Leafs: According to the Toronto Star, the Maple Leafs will not be making any type of Coaching or General Manager changes anytime soon. Richard Peddie told the Star that Paul Maurice and John Ferguson Jr. are not under any type of “special” watch. But if the Leafs fail to make the play-offs for a 3rd straight year, changes most likely will happen.

Vancouver Canucks: According to the Vancouver Province, Canucks GM Dave Nonis is finding it hard to make a significant deal that would jump start the Canucks. Nonis has been reported that he is willing to trade prospects Luc Bourdon and Cory Schneider in an attempt to aquire a goal scoring threat, just not one that is a UFA at season’s end. The Canucks are also rumoured to be in the Peter Forsberg sweepstakes but Nonis said that his primary focus is on his team. UPDATE: With 2.6 million in Cap Space, Dave Nonis is using Matt Cooke, Brendan Morrison, Cory Schneider and Luc Boudron as trade bait for a legitimate Top 6 NHL Forward who isn’t a UFA at season’s end. That may eliminate the Thrashers-Canucks rumours for Marian Hossa.

Phoenix Coyotes: The Yotes may be scouting the trade market for the right deal. They have been reported as to entertaining offers for Derek Morris and Ed Jovanovski. Apparently Morris has generated a lot of interest from other teams while Jovanovski is on the New York Rangers radar. The Coyotes want to get an offensive forward as well as a defenceman in return for either Jovanovski or Morris. It is also known the Coyotes want a young goaltender and two potential options are the Canucks Cory Schneider and the Montreal Canadiens Jaroslav Halak.

Dallas Stars: Stars Gm Doug Armstrong continues his search for a legitamite sniper. He began his search last year. The Stars may be willing to trade some of their young talent such as Loui Eriksson for a proven goal scorer.

Atlanta Thrashers: Instead of the usual Marian Hossa rumour, I found one involving Bobby Holik. He has yet to be contacted about a contract extension and it is believed the Thrashers may part ways with the 3rd line Centre by the trade deadline. Now, for the Hossa rumours. It is believed that if a new contract is not finalized by the trade deadline, the Thrashers may move the talented forward. Possibilities include: the Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Dallas Stars and Philadelphia Flyers. The Ottawa Sun suggests the Wild could win the potential Hossa sweepstakes. UPDATE: Atlanta Journal reporter, Craig Custance, has confirmed that Thrashers GM Don Waddell isn’t shopping Marian Hossa around and was only receiving calls about teams who would be interested if Waddell wished to trade the Star foward.

Peter Forsberg Rumours: With the Swedish Star’s return to the ice schedueled for November 8-11, Forsberg has been in contact with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren recently. Holmgren asked Forsberg about playing again and Forsberg said it depends on how he feels after the Tournament in Helsinki, Finland. The Philadelphia Inquirer claims the Flyers, Avalanche, Senators, Red Wings and Stars are very interested in getting Forsberg’s services. Other reports suggest Vancouver and Montreal are keeping a close eye on the Star forward.


Dallas Stars: Despite reports on, Mike Modano will NOT waive his no-trade clause. He stated that yes, he’s having a slow start but everyone has a slow start at some point in their careers.

Calgary Flames: Bruce Dowbiggin reports that Dion Phaneuf’s pending Restricted Free Agent status could hamper the Flames ability to keep future free agents Daymond Langkow and Kristian Huselius. GM Darryl Sutter may be forced to sign Phaneuf to a huge, long term contract so that he doesn’t receive any tempting offer sheets.

Montreal Canadiens: RDS announcer Yvon Pedneault confirmed the report that goalie Jaroslav Halak has demanded a trade or he will leave and go to Russia, where he can earn up to 1 million dollars for the rest of the season.

Teams who Might Swing a Deal: TSN hockey analyst, Darren Dreger is reporting that Anaheim, Edmonton, Vancouver, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Carolina and Columbus are rumoured to be willing to make a move or two. Dreger also went on to say that the US Thanksgiving holiday usually marks the beginning on NHL Trade Season.

Detroit Red Wings: Ted Kulfan has reported that the Wings may pass on Peter Forsberg citing the fact that Forsberg wants a multi-year deal as well as 5 million dollars if in fact he does return. Also, Kulfan feels that Detroit may not be as high as people think on Forsberg’s wish list.

New York Rangers: Free Agent Dave Scatchard was released from his try-out contract with the Rangers AHL team, the Hartford Wolf Pack. Though, Scatchard may yet sign with the Rangers regardless. The San Jose Sharks recently signed Sandis Ozolinsh after releasing him from his try out contract with the Worcestor Sharks.

Montreal Canadiens: CKAC Sports Radio confirmed that Peter Forsberg’s agent, Don Baizley, was in attendence for the Thrashers-Habs game Wednesday night. This may lead to potential “Forsberg To Montreal Rumours” but before Habs fans get their hopes up, Baizley is also Saku Koivu’s agent. I personally feel that Bob Gainey will pass on getting Peter Forsberg unless Forsberg’s willing to lower his price tag, not a likely scenario if you ask me.

25 Responses to Sourced Trade Rumours 3

  1. beckfan05 says:

    Dubinsky is playing real well right now and im impressed that Renney and Sather didnt go with Scatchard because hes a veteran and stuck with Dubinsky and other young guys like Staal and Dawes for that matter.

    So what happens when Avery, Straka and Callahan are ready to come back?

  2. habsrock99 says:

    If I had to guess, Dawes and Dubinsky will likely be sent down. But, Idon't know, I'm not a Ranger fan.

  3. leafy says:

    Not much on the Leafs.  When is "Rumors Part 4" coming out?

  4. habsrock99 says:

    I try and do these whenever the last one leaves the main page lol

  5. leafy says:

    Looks like you've started a new franchise, e.g., Rocky, Star Trek, Die Hard, Friday the 13th, Spider-man, and now…."Trade Rumors".  Can't wait 'till Part 4 comes out! lol

  6. kingkobi says:

    whats up with the copy-paste

  7. habsrock99 says:

    It's not copy and pasted, I just ook what they wrote and put it into my own words.

  8. habsrock99 says:

    Hopefully my little series is more successful then Rocky 8 and half lol

  9. AntropovGoodIToldUSo says:

    The Leafs need to get it together.

  10. 92-93 says:

    From Eklund:
    From a source.."There is more than a game riding on tonight's Habs/Leafs HNIC classic." Essentially, in the email, the source went on to describe tonight's game as "part of the decision" regarding a possible deal that would, as he said, "send two players (one major with a NTC) from Toronto to a team out west for two solid young players (one forward and one defenseman)."

    now, as some of you might know, ek has been going on and on about a possible major leafs trade, despite JFJs insistence in the Sun the other day about nothing being on the burner (all of these sources are highly suspect for obvious reasons)….

    but this seems very interesting and potentially good for the leafs.

    i havent posted much on HTR lately because i have gone on to other sites and have been quite busy with wiork and such, but it has become evident that all of the things that i have said were wrong with the leafs both on the ice (inconsistency, defensive play), off the ice (lack of prospect depth in the organization, dysfucntional ownership, etc.) has become exposed and maganified exponentially in the past few weeks.

    mind you, the hyperbole surrounding a team that leads the league in scoring and is a .500 team is quite humourous, but then again, that is why i cheer for the leafs.

    all of this being said, i think that this is a time that needs to NOT 'blow everything up' because it has a lot of positives. but i also think that no player should be safe from being traded (there are exceptions – Kaberle, Steen, Stajan, Wellwood, Coliacovo, Tlusty, etc. …. but if the proposed trade brings in other solid young players, high picks, first-rate prospects, then why not?).

    So lets address the rumour proposed by Ek. He has mentioned the Coyotes, Avs, Sharks, and Ducks as potential trading partners. I would also throw in Vancouver in there as well. I HOPE AND PRAY  that the NTC leaf that is being dangled is NOT Tomas Kaberle, who i believe to be among the top 5 or 10 defenseman in the league, is super-affordable and is still young (no one seems to mention this when people bash JFJ in a one-sided manner, but i digress).

    I hope and pray that the player in question IS Tucker or McCabe, or even Sundin since i believe that Sundin would bring in quite a bit in return and would definitely resign with the leafs in the upcoming offseason. The more i watch Tucker play, the more i realize his style is not needed on this leafs squad (especially with the speed and grit of Blake, and the potential grit that Bell might provide). The following statement might surprise and anger many out there: but I would rather have Nik Antropov on my team over Darcy Tucker any day. Tucker may wear his heart on his sleeve in the offensive zone, but from the neutral zone back to his own end, he disappears…. that is not what the leafs need.

    I can see Tucker getting traded to Vancouver (of course salary would have to come back the other way). But seeing that Tucker is injured, I dont think he is involved in these trades. So that leaves us with Kaberle, Sundin, and McCabe. I don't see Phoenix being a trading partner because i dont see any leaf waiving their NTC to go there. So that leaves us with 3 leafs and probably one of the young Leafs d-men (Coliacovo or White), but since Coliacovo is hurt, he isnt going anywhere either.

    So that's 3 teams, Anaheim, Colorado, San Jose … and the following players: Kaberle, McCabe, Kubina, Sundin, White (and who knows, maybe Antropov, Ponikorovsky and even Stajan could be involved). Take your pick.

    In any case, a trade is necessary right now, but i dont think JFJ is the right guy to do it and i dont think the context is good for the leafs since any deal would seem to hinge on short term goals for the leafs and not long-term ones.

    Unfortunately, I think the most likely player to be traded – just because everything seems illogical in Leafland these days – is Tomas Kaberle. I hope i am wrong.

  11. TheSource2659 says:

    According to a few people that I've spoken to!

    Tonight could judge the end for Tomas Kaberle as a Leaf There are rumors swirling that Marc-Edouard Vlasic or Ryan Clowe could be on there way to Toronto.

    Also Ed Jovanovski has apparently waived his NTC!!

    The Source.

  12. BruMagnus says:

    Eklund is not a source. He is a fraud.

  13. BruMagnus says:

    The Non-Source

  14. BruMagnus says:

    The Penguins, with serious cap room to spare despite a self-imposed limit, are seriously looking into getting a real scoring line winger. Jordan Staal, as you know I predicted preseason, has been a complete bust to date. Only 1 goal and 1 assist to date. He should go back to the 3rd line and play against weaker opposition.
    Mark Recchi is finally showing his age. No goals since the season opener. Gary Roberts still seems like he is sick, so we'll give him some time.
    In reality, the only Pens players that have impressed are Crosby, Malkin, Sykora (doing exactly what he should be doing) and Gonchar, and maybe even Sabourin backing up Fleury.
    Sydor has fit in much better, especially after that atrocious preseason.
    But the Pens still need a quality winger, although putting Malkin on Crosby's right wing was brilliant, it leaves the 2nd line totally devoid of talent.

  15. modk09 says:

    you took this crap DIRECTLY from eklund at hockeybuzz

    i hate noobs who try to pose as having sources

  16. modk09 says:

    until fleury decides to stop destroying my fantasy team and starts playing hockey, scoring wingers wont help your situation at all…

  17. 92-93 says:

    some would agree with you. i think he is just one source among many and he is just looking to increase the number of hits on his site … that being said, Berger (again, grain of salt) has come out and stated that the MLSE board is considering asking sundin to waive his NTC. In any case, that last sentence pretty much sums up what is wrong with the leafs – not the idea of trading Sundin, but how much input the faceless borg, i mean, board, has in the hockey operations in Toronto.

  18. modk09 says:

    berger was speculating, he wasnt stating a fact

  19. 92-93 says:

    well i think that is pretty obvious. unless he was at the meeting itself of course it is speculation. but the meeting DID happen and he is stating that his speculation is strongly rooted in his (pretty deep) sources' comments that a meeting did take place and Sundin's NTC came up and there was a substantial, emotional debate over the issue.

  20. Archion113 says:

    Even if you did copy and paste, you still did more work than that guy anyway.  Easier to read all rumors from one spot, than have to search 20 sites for 5 different rumors…

    Good work bro

  21. Archion113 says:

    Please don't tell me your back….

  22. Archion113 says:

    According to my sources…

    no one wants to trade with the leafs…

  23. Archion113 says:

    You think Fluery is bad?

    Try having Luongo… he's frigging killing me…

    Him and Manny Fernandez… i thought i was set for the goalies…

  24. habsrock99 says:

    Thank you.

  25. BruMagnus says:

    you should have known the pathetic canucks and bruins would suck

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