Stoll on the move? Rangers want another All-Star? Penguin Veteran on the block?
– 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.
– According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Wild defencemen Keith Carney, Kurtis Foster, and Petteri Nummelin could be trade bait.
– The Los Angeles Times mentions Todd Marchant, Francois Beauchemin and Sean O’Donnell respectively could also be part of the Ducks recent trade talks. Mathieu Schneider which we know already, is being offered around already.
– According to the Ottawa Sun, the Panthers are interested in Senators forward Antoine Vermette, though it’s not exactly clear what the Panthers would offer to entice the Senators, possibly Captain Jokinen…
– Mark Recchi isn’t/wasn’t the only Penguin veteran who has spent time in the press box this season. Darryl Sydor told the Dallas Morning News that the Penguins were shopping him around. Sydor does have a no-trade clause, but it’s at least conceivable he would waive it for the chance to play regularly elsewhere.
– Dreaming of big things for the Rangers this season, the New York Post wonders if the Blueshirts, in win-now mode, can put together an offer for a top player, mentioning Mats Sundin, Vincent Lecavalier and Marian Hossa as possibilities. Among second-tier vets, the paper notes that Sergei Fedorov or Rob Blake, if he’s willing to waive his no-trade clause, could be worth consideration. It’s worth noting that Sundin remains adamant about his desire to stay in Toronto, though those answers can change rather quickly if a deal appears imminent and the Leafs are out of the playoff picture.
– I know everyone is probably tired of this same story in Tampa with the Big Three but there have been a number of rumours that, as the sale of the team has fallen through, the Lightning will finally break up their Big Three if the team doesn’t improve and a goaltender would likely need to be a part of the package that comes in return. Vincent Lecavalier, the league’s leading scorer, is the one marquee player in Tampa Bay that doesn’t have a no-trade clause, so Richards or St.Louis will be the likely to go before Vinny.
– The Denver Post notes that, without a proven puckstopper, the Avalanche need to find a goaltending solution. The paper also suggests that D John-Michael Liles would be Colorado’s most marketable commodity given his offensive ability and low salary.