Sourced Trade Rumours 9

Well, here is Version #9 of Trade Rumours.

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NHL Governors Meeting: The meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday and may spark some trades.

Columbus Blue Jackets: GM Scott Howson is working the phones a lot, looking to improve his club, just like his 29 other counter-parts. Howson is apparently searching for more secondary scoring, most likely in the form of a Centre. However, Howson is supposedly reluctant to trade any of his up-and-coming talent and veterans such as Sergei Fedorov and Adam Foote make too much money.

San Jose Sharks: GM Doug Wilson is currently evaluating his team and is wondering if his current squad “is getting better as a hockey team at the things that will allow us to be successful at the end of the year?” Wilson will address only what he feels to be the Sharks biggest “weakness”. Also, a source from the Sharks management has shot down the rumour that the Sharks were entertaining offers from the Flames for Patrick Marleau.

Anaheim Ducks: With Ryan Getzlaf now signed long-term, GM Brian Burke’s main focus now is signing talented forward Corey Perry. According to the LA Times, Brian Burke wants to resolve the whole Scott Niedermayer issue before he addresses Perry’s pending RFA status. According to the Times, if Niedermayer were to comeback and play out the remaining time of his contract, the Ducks would have 53 million dollars committed to 18 players for next year, which would make things incredibly difficult to sign Perry long-term. The Ducks are also shopping Centre Todd Marchant in the hopes their will be a taker for his 2+ million dollar salary. If Niedermayer does come back, it will more then ensure Perry will get an RFA Offer Sheet from a team unless Burke somehow manages to move Marchant and another player or two to an unsuspecting GM (Pray Leaf fans).

Dallas Stars: Forward Todd Fedoruk cleared waivers and was sent to Iowa(AHL). Co-GM’s Les Jackson and Brett Hull will be putting Fedoruk on Re-Entry Waivers and if he is not claimed, the Stars will keep him in Iowa(AHL). Also, the Stars are expected make a number of changes in the coming weeks and are supposedly in the market for a Top-6 Sniper (Who isn’t?). All I can say is good luck to the Stars because they really don’t have a lot that appeals to teams at the moment.

Phoenix Coyotes: Defenceman Ed Jovanovski is apparenly attracting a lot of possible takers for his 6.5 million dollar contract. But, one team will most definitely not be in the hunt for his services and that is the Islanders, as Jovanovski apparenly rejected a possible trade there this summer. Jovo’s the most saught after defenceman with a NTC right now and is a much better choice to go with then Bryan McCabe. Sorry Leaf fans.

New Jersey Devils: It is highly unlikely defender Colin White will be able to improve his vision (He was hit in the eye with a puck during practice in mid-September) so the Devils might be in the market for a defenceman. However, the only way this will happen is if White plays less then 20 games and is put on the Long-Term IR. One option the Devils may want is Ed Jovanovski, however, his NTC would have to be waived.

Speculation: I may be ridiculed for this next statement but I’m saying it anyways. I believe the Devils and Leafs could get a deal done which could involve Bryan McCabe. But, JFJ would have to settle for A LOT less then McCabe’s potential worth, something like a 2nd round pick + a mid-level prospect. But, if a trade were to happen, it wouldn’t be until later in the season because Jersey only has 3.4 million in Cap Space left however if Colin White is to remain on the Long-Term IR, they could have 6.4 million to spend.

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San Jose Sharks: The Sharks have announced that they have re-signed defenceman Matt Carle to a 4 year extension, financial terms were not disclosed. Carle was slated to become an RFA at season’s end, good signing by the Sharks. UPDATE: is reporting the deal is worth 13.75 million over the next 4 years.

Ottawa Senators: Allan Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen reports that the Sens may lose potential UFA Chris Kelly in the off-season. The Sens currently have 41 million dollars committed to 12 players thus far and still have to re-sign Kelly, Antoine Vermette, Andrej Mezaros and Patrick Eaves.

Anaheim Ducks: Brian Burke was interviewed during the Bruins-Leafs game on Tuesday and said he has yet to hear of any updates on Niedermayer or Selanne. I believe that Selanne will come back but not until the Trade Deadline and do what Calle Johansson did with Toronto back in 2003-04.

Phoenix Coyotes: Alex Auld cleared waivers and was sent to San Antonio (AHL). Also, goalie David Aebischer is more then likely going to be “loaned” to HC Lugano of the Swiss League. Lugano offered Aebischer a contract that would extend through 2012.

Japan: Ex-Calgary Flame goalie Jamie McLennan, has recently signed a contract with the Nippon Paper Cranes out in Japan.

Minnesota Wild: A report came out of the Wild camp stating that defenceman Petterri Nummelin requested a release becaue he is unhappy with his playing time. Assistant GM Tom Lynn has denied the report.

Well that does it for this article. Hopefully some trades do end up happening and I have a feeling that they will start after the Governors Meetings next week, which is where Sharks GM Doug Wilson plans to talk to fellow GM’s.