Sourced Trade Rumours 6

Well, here is the 6th Trade Rumour article.

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Nashville Predators: The Mayor of Nashville has made a final offer to the mostly-local group planning on buying the Predators. The offer includes that the new owner group keep the team in Nashville for at least 5 more years in return, the new owner group would get a more generous arena lease. In other news, the Preds are entertaining offers for defenceman Marek Zidlicky.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Struggling out of the gate has prompted rumours to pop up almost daily involving “Big Changes” for the Pens. But, GM Ray Shero has no plans to fire Michel Therrion nor does he feel the need to blow up the team. Though, it is widely known he is talking to other GM’s and weighing his options, Shero feels no need to pull off a trade at the moment. Various reports state the Pens are shopping Colby Armstrong, Ryan Malone and even Jordan Staal around to try and get a right-handed Top 6 forward and a physical defenceman. It is highly unlikely the Pens will part with Staal but Malone and Armstrong are viable trade bait. Shero also let it be known that he will not trade Marc-Andre Fleury nor will he trade for another goalie to replace Fleury.

Tampa Bay Lightning: According to reports, the Bolts are looking for another goaltender as well as a veteran defenceman to replace Dan Boyle. Jay Feaster is working the phones but has said he will not part with his Big 3 (St. Louis, Lecavalier and Richards). Feaster has supposedly talked to the Ducks about Ilya Bryzgalov and the Kings about Brad Stuart.

New York Islanders: According to the Ottawa Sun, Isles GM Garth Snow has been quietly trying to ink forward Ruslan Fedotenko to a long-term contract extension.

Calgary Flames: GM Darryl Sutter and RFA Dion Phaneuf’s agent have begun talking about a contract extension, so as to avoid a guaranteed bidding war if the talented defenceman remains an RFA this off-season. No dollar amount has been discussed yet but could be a direct issue in the coming future.

Washington Capitals: The Caps are trying to ink RFA Alexander Ovechkin to an extension. But they are having troubles because Ovechkin has yet to replace his agent Don Meehan (who was fired last year) but Ovechkin has hired a lawyer to over-see the negotiations. The Caps are looking to sign Ovechkin to a 5 year deal worth around 8 million per season. The Caps are also willing to give the Russian Star a similar deal to Sidney Crosby at around 8.7 million. But, Ovechkin’s camp is seeking around 9-10 million dollars.

Boston Bruins: If Bruins GM Peter Chairelli decides to trade RW Glen Murray, he’ll have plenty of teams wanting Murray. Reports suggest that the Atlanta Thrashers, San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets have all shown interest in Murray’s services. On a side note, Murray is under contract until the end of the 2008-09 season.

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Dallas Stars: Jennifer Lloyd Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram suggests that the Stars should move veteran forward Mike Modano to a contender, giving him the oppurtunity to win a second Cup. It would, of course, take a lot to convince Modano to waive his NTC.

Ottawa Senators: Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports that Sens GM Bryan Murray has yet to receive any offers for goalies Martin Gerber and Ray Emery. But with the season nearly 20 games old, that could change as Garrioch reports that the Lightning, Penguins and Kings could look for a goalie. Also, the rumour that was circling around having Patrick Eaves and Gerber traded to LA for LaBarbera and a forward is false. Personally, I doubt LA will make a trade for Gerber simply because Kings GM Dean Lombardi has already said that he has stopped his search of a number 1 goalie and is content with LaBarbera and J-S Aubin.

Anaheim Ducks: Free Agent forward Teemu Selanne was seen visiting the Ducks dressing room after the Ducks 3-2 win over the Sharks the other night. This may indicate Selanne’s ready to comeback. Also, Bruce Garrioch reports that the Ducks will have to dump salary if Scott Niedermayer returns and a possible candidate could be his replacement, Mathieu Schneider. Apparently the Canucks, Oilers, Avs and Thrashers may be interested. Spector notes that the Canucks won’t trade for Schneider based on the fact Dave Nonis isn’t panicking yet and the Oilers are very close to getting Souray back so they’re out of the running. Also, the Avs may not want to disrupt chemistry and may pass on Schneider as well. Also, the Thrashers have Hossa to worry about and will also likely pass.

Chicago Blackhawks: Apparently GM Dale Tallon wishes to trade both Sergei Samsonov and Martin LaPointe this season. All I can say is have fun. The only one of the two worth something at this moment is LaPointe and that’s because he’s a good leader.

New York Islanders: The Isles have claimed defenceman Freddy Meyer off re-entry waivers from the Phoenix Coyotes. The Isles originally lost Meyer to Phoenix earlier this season.

Rumour Round-Up: Scott Cullen from reports that the following players could be on the trade block at some point before the Trade Deadline: Ana- Ilya Bryzgalov Atl-Marian Hossa, Kari Lehtonen Bos- Glen Murray Buf- Maxim Afinogenov Chi- Yanic Perreault, Jim Vandermeer Col- Marek Svatos Dal- Jussi Jokinen Edm- Raffi Torres LA- Brad Stuart, Jaroslav Modry, Tom Preissing Mtl- Michael Ryder Nsh- Marek Zidlicky NJ-Patrik Elias NYR- Jaromir Jagr, Petr Prucha Paul Mara Phx- Derek Morris Pit- Ryan Malone, Colby Armstrong, Marc-Andre Fleury SJ- Patrick Marleau, Steve Bernier, Joe Pavelski Stl- Martin Rucinsky, Doug Weight TO- Matt Stajan, Ian White, Andrew Raycroft, Bryan McCabe Van- Markus Naslund and Brendan Morrison.

Minnesota Wild: Wild forward Wes Walz was granted an indefinite leave of abscence this week. I believe this may spell the end of his career.

Waiver Wire: Ducks defenceman Maxim Kondratiev cleared waivers and is expected to report to Portland but he may return to Russia. Hawks defenceman Danny Richmond cleared waivers and reported to Rockford. Habs forward Garth Murray cleared waivers and was sent to Hamilton. Wings enforcer Aaron Downey was also sent down to the AHL.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Buds GM John Ferguson may look to move a defenceman or two. Tomas Kaberle may be one of those two.

Ottawa Senators: After Jason Spezza signed his extension, rumours have popped up involving Wade Redden. Redden has refused to waive his NTC last year and will likely not waive it this year. Joe Corvo may be the one to go, if Bryan Murray wants to re-sign Redden in the off-season.

Edmonton Oilers: With several problems to deal with, GM Kevin Lowe may trade Raffi Torres, Shawn Horcoff or Dick Tarnstrom.

Vancouver Canucks: The Canucks need defensive help and GM Dave Nonis may make a blockbuster deal to obtain one. Markus Naslund may be apart of that deal.

Montreal Canadiens: The Habs may
have no alternative then to trade Jaroslav Halak so as to avoid him signing in Russia. The Pens have been mentioned as a team of interest but not at the price of Colby Armstrong. Also, Flames Head Coach Mike Keenan wants management to get Alexei Kovalev from the Habs. Spector notes that their is no real basis to this rumour.

Well, that ends the 6th Trade Rumours article. Hope you enjoy the read.

32 Responses to Sourced Trade Rumours 6

  1. leafy says:

    I'd be shocked out of my wits if the Leafs traded Kaberle.

    One the other hand, we're talking about JFJ here.  He's the Maple Leafs equivalent to having George W Bush running the team.  I have zero confidence in his judgment.  Just holding my breath and hoping there are no more trades until he's dismissed sooner or later.

  2. cartino says:

    It's a good thing Mike Keenan is not the GM in Calgary. I've seen tons of rumours circulating that he wants Kovalev and before you know it he'll trade Phaneuf+Inginla for him (with Kipper thrown in if he has one 4 goals against game). When that guy gets a "Keenan Player" in his mind.. he goes alittle nuts trying to get him like trading Luongo for Bertuzzi.

    Keenan really has to stop obsessing about obtaining veteran players from his past, he coached Kovalev in 1994!! Might as well try and get Brian Noonan, Steve Larmer and Glen Anderson out of retirement while he's at it.

  3. cartino says:

    Bush running the Maple Leafs!! …. Funny comparison and seems about right!

    Hey we got Daffy Duck running the Sens!!!
    (I justh sthigned Jasthon Spetha!!)
    Making fun of his lisp aside, I do think he's a good GM though, he helped build the ducks to where they are today and did a good job with the wings in the early 90's before Scotty Bowman tweaked them into a champion.

  4. leafy says:

    Seriously, Bush traded away Sammy Sosa for virtually nothing when he was owner of the Texas Rangers.  Sosa the went on to hit 500+ home runs!

    Re Bryan Murray, he could also be compared to Sylvester the Cat, e.g., "thuffering thuckatash…!"  Hey, at least he's a proven GM.  He built the Ducks into a championship even though Burke took over later.

  5. Sharks06 says:

    Sammy Sosa hit 500+ HR's thanks to his corked bat. He'd maybe have half that if he played with a legal one.

  6. senators101 says:

    LOL.  C'mon man. it was accidental, he brought the wrong one. hahahahaaaa.

  7. leafy says:

    Maybe, but at least he wasn't juiced up to the eyeballs with horse steroids like Bonds.

    It also doesn't refute the fact that Bush is an idiot.

  8. senators101 says:

    Can anything refute the fact that Bush is an idiot?

  9. senators101 says:

    Can anything refute the fact that Bush is an idiot?

  10. leafy says:

    Keenan's always been a high risk guy.  His tenure while in NY led to Tony Amonte and Todd Marchant being traded, although they did win the cup.

    His most talked about trade was when he got Chris Pronger from Hartford for Brendan Shanahan.  Some say Keenan won this trade,  but I'm not sure I agree.  You have to remember that Shanny was in the prime of his career (26 years old) and scoring 50 goals, whereas Pronger was still 20 and still striggling to even make the NHL at that point.  Thus, Keenan could have asked for more than just Pronger, like one of Hartford's other good young prospects, e.g., JP Giguere, Manny Legace, Sami Kapanen, or Jeff O'Neill.

    So history has shown you could do better than Keenan as GM.

  11. leafy says:

    A good point indeed. lol

  12. KingCanada says:

    Plenty of teams wanting Glen Murray?? AHAHAHA thats funny.  He makes over 4 million dollars and has scored ONE goal this season, wow thats laughable.  Besides ONE season hes never had more then 60 points.  Hes not going to get any better, hes 35 and at 4 million dollars not many teams can afford him in cap space.

    Any rumor regarding trading Jordan Staal is false, no GM is stupid enough to trade away such great young talent EVEN if you have Crosby and Malkin on your team.

    I would also love to see Ilya Brizgalov traded to Tampa Bay and give them the solid goaltending they need.

    To Tampa Bay: Ilya Bryzgalov
    To Anaheim: Karri Ramo/Riku Helenius, 1st round pick

  13. PointMeAtTheSky says:


    I would really like if Ottawa tried to get Horcoff or Torres. I know it isn't likely, but both could add something.

    Horcoff would fit great on our 2nd line, he's a gritty play-maker that would play well with Fisher and Alfredsson. He's a natural center but also plays left winf

    Torres would be a good gritty addition to first line(I know he's not top line material, but playing with Spezza he should at least get back to 20-some goals).

    The only downside is that their salaries could harm us next year.

    No idea what we would send the other way. Maybe a pick and/or prospect but Edmonton has a lot of those. I suppose they need defensive help, so we could send Corvo.

    Anyway, this won't happen, I've just been fans of theirs since the 2006 cup run.

  14. turdfergusson says:

      If Horc. and Torres go to Ottawa say bye to Vermette, Eaves or Neil.

    Probably 2 of those 3.  Maybe Lowe throws in a pick or whatever.

  15. FrankTheTank3388 says:

    Holy crap, you mean other teams actually want Murray?! TRADE HIM!! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR CHIARELLI?!

  16. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    no trade clause on kaberle, stajan i to useful on the pk, Mccabe ntc…

    that leaves white and raycroft. neither have good trade value…oh well

  17. leafy says:

    White is more valuable than people think.  The problem with him this year is his decision making, not his skills.  I still think he's going to be a good player in this league, which is why I wouldn't trade him.  I really believe we need to get more young players, not trade the ones we already have.

  18. Archion113 says:

    Leafy don't lie.  We know you're really Bush.

    No way there are 2 people in the world that have the same IQ…

    Leafy and Bush… would be a great TV show.. Are you Smarter then a 1st Grader we'll call it… With Leafy and Bush being the first contestants…

    I'm calling NBC now.

  19. leafy says:

    "Let me tell you somethin'….you fool me once, you fool me twice, don't fool me again, shame on them….those evil do-ers, let's smoke 'em out…..continue the surge….Make no mistake…..Bring Leafy on".

  20. neilios says:

    The Pens looking for a top 6 forward I think Naslund would fit in nice playing with Sid and Recchi on the 1st line.But it would have to be a blockbuster typer deal.I can see some like this go down.

    To Pens-Naslund6mill,Burrows500k,and 1st rounder
    To canucks-Sydor2.5mill,Malone1.5mill,and Stall1mill

    Only a mill and a half differnce in salary I think this trade can work for both teams cause Sydor hasnt fit in with the Pens since the start of the season and Malone they have mentioned him in rumors for years now.Naslund would be $$$ playing with Sid the kid,and this way the Canucks can give the C to Ohlund or Mitchell which I would like to see Mitchell get a good ol local boy.

  21. DJTOKid says:

    Get a grip bud, the penguins aren't going to give up Stall for garbage like Naslund and Burrows. Plus Stall has four or five million in bonus salaries on his contract so your money is all out of whack. Nice dream though.

  22. cartino says:

    Ovechkin is showing his true Russian colours like many Russian star players before him and from what I'm reading on contract talks for him he sounds like he's going to take the worse qualities of Yashin/Lindros/Kovalchuk in getting the deal he wants. (And is letting his mother Tatiana assist in his negotiations)

    He's basically stating he has no loyalty what so ever to the team that drafted him, who fought for him to stay when his Russian club tried to sue to get him back and gave him the chance to be a star. The Caps open up and say they want to give him a ridiculous long-term contract comparable to Sidney Crosby's (not bad for a player coming out of his rookie salary cap salary). And he basically spits in there face and demands even more than Crosby is making and will threaten to just sit out til he gets an RFA offer sheet and either leave or force his team to match it.

    Is it just me but it seems the mentality of these Russian Players is that they're nothing more than mercenaries going to the highest bidder, loyalty, chance to win, etc means nothing other than the bottom line $$$$.

    Trying not to go on an All Pro-Canadian rant against Russians ala Don Cherry but how many Russian players try this…. Kovalchuk blackballed his team to sign him, Don't get me started on Yashin, Fedorov went completely A-Rod a few years ago and turned down a 5y/50m deal from Detroit because he thought someone else would pay him more and make him the highest paid player (Backfired in his face, only got 8m from the Ducks).

    When was the last time you could cite an example where a star Russian player has played his entire career (or a good chunk of it) on one team? Compare that to Swedes or Fins most of their stars have spent a good chunk of their careers with the team that drafted them and often stay for home town discounts ie Lidstrom, Sundin (most of his career was with TO), Forsberg, Alfie, Koivu… you never see these kind of dramatic hold outs from them.


    I understand you stance on loyalty, but your idea that the Capitals are loyal to Ovechkin is skewed.
    They didnt fight to the legal battles with the russians for him… they faught the legal battle becasue Ovechkin is money in the bank and they wanted him on their team… One player turned their organization from a team that no one cared about to a team that everyone wanted to watch. On top of that they did nothing to provide a supporting cast for Ovechkin in his rookie or second year. Only this year did they go out and pick up some talent, but if you ask me it is too little too late.
    Also I didnt see why you would bash a player for trying to get a bigger pay check … I like where I work, and the people I work with but if someone offered me a 20% pay increase I would hit the road running.

    Yes it is nice to see players being loyal but I for one am looking forward to the bonanza at the end of the year for ovechkin… or the block buster trade that washington makes when they realize that he isnt going to sign there.

  24. habsrock99 says:

    Ovechkin's going to re-sign to the Caps. They virtually have no one (outside of Semin) that is in their long-term plans. Everyone else is expendable and they will give in to his contract demands.

  25. Ivan_Mtl says:

    Sergei Fedorov was a restricted free agent when Carolina made their front-loaded offer sheet.

    Detroit had the option of matching the offer – which they did.

    Please research your facts before say or write anything because, as the old adage goes, "it's better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you're stupid, then to open it and prove them right."

  26. cartino says:

    I'm first going to clarify something! I'm not on this forum to start pissing matches with anyone and typically don't get involved. You know my allegiances I'm a Sens fan and although I can't say I'm to fond of the rival habs or leafs, I give respect where it's due and little if it's not deserved. I have nothing against any of there fans on this forum nor am I some punk teenager who will insult anyone who cheers for a different team.

    That being said, you're referring to a different Fedorov incident than I was (Apparently he has many incidents!!!), you are right in the 1997-08 season Fedorov was an RFA holding out to again be the highest paid player on the team. I believe around 6 million-ish at the time which was more than Yzerman, Lidstrom, and Shannahan were making. Carolina did make him that offer sheet which included that 14 million payout if they made the conference finals which Detroit matched.

    I was referring to a different incident from the 2002-2003 season where Fedorov was in the last year of his contract. The wings wanted to lock him up and offered him a long term contract worth 10mil/year (can't recall if it was 4 or 5 years) which he turned down as he wanted to become a UFA and thought he could make more money, Detroit later withdrew the offer and offered less. Fedorov realized nobody was going to give him 10 million during the offseason and obviously pride got in the way as he didn't want to go back to Detroit with his tail between his legs and he ended up signing for less money with Anaheim after all. Since that move Fedorov hears the boo-birds everytime he comes back to Detroit and if asked why he didn't take the  original contract he's done everything from blame his agent, blame his separation from Anna Kournakova, or said he simply wanted a change of scenery (whatever.. he's never been the same since he left).

    Anyways feel free to google it if you don't believe me or check one of these links.

    Now go back to your original post that you wrote about me and look for a quote you wrote in your last paragraph:

    "it's better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you're stupid, then to open it and prove them right."

    I think you just ate your own words!

  27. cartino says:

    If someone offered me a 20% increase in my profession I would probably leave to unless the circumstances were bad (I am happy in my current job and wouldn't take it if I was going to be miserable or unhappy in the new one though). The difference there is I presume you're a middle income earning person like myself, a 20% increase makes a huge difference in our lives, from improving our standard of living, making us afford that slightly better car/house… etc. For someone making his kind of money I don't think 500k to 1 mil/year is going to make much of a difference.

    At the end of the day it's a business and players can do what they want, i respect loyalty alot in a player whether it's with my Sens or for another team, it shows some character. I wouldn't want my team to ever shell out ridiculous amounts of money to a player like that nor have a player on my team that could care less about being here except for the money.

    I don't respect athletes who are consumed by that much greed and I'll admit I often hope they fall flat on there faces when there ego's get the best of them. More often than not some fool eventually gives him the money but some fall flat on there faces. Take Fedorov in my example!! Also to switch sports A-rod in baseball is another perfect example, he's to my knowledge still the highest paid player in baseball, and opts out of his last 3 years at 25m/season or so as he wants someone to give him a 10y/350m deal citing the league revenue's are up from 3B/6B since he signed his original deal and wants more of the cut (not factoring in he really wasn't ever worth what he made to begin with).

  28. greatlife15 says:

    Sundin for Spezza anyone? 😀

  29. svenki says:

    pft! are you outta your freakin mind?
    thats a stupid question
    spezza for sundin
    spezza has his whole career a head of him, the sens wont give him up for a guy who is a few years shy of retirement(presumably)

  30. greatlife15 says:

    Know what a joke is? obviously not.

  31. smooth4488 says:

    I don't know about that……. think of how much can come back the other way. A bona-fide superstar for maybe two first liners and a couple of second liners or talented role players? Suddenly your team looks deep…very deep. As much as I would love to have a prolific goal scorer that can score 50+, I would take two that could score 60 or more combined.

  32. devilsfan13 says:

    hey first of all that 1st rounder for Ilya is nuts! hes worth a 3rd at most

    also, murray has had plenty of good seasons hes hit 60+ points 5 times…one time he scored 44 goals and 48 assists that 92 points, hes not useless… i agree hes not getting anybetter but hes still got some game left….so next time u trash a GOOD player thinks twice jackass….i would love to have this guy on the Devils

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