Trade Deadline Day – More Rumors

Reports: Ray Whitney, Erik Cole, Tomas Kaberle Among Bruins’ Targets at Deadline

Canadiens netminders staying put

Flyers talking goalie

Sens GM plans to deal

Dealing for ‘D’ fuels speculation

For St. Louis Blues, no deal is imminent

The 10 players, teams shaking up NHL trade deadline day

Florida Panthers’ Tomas Vokoun copes with rumors before trade deadline

Flyers Notes: Deal isn’t essential, Laviolette says

GM Brian Lawton: Tampa Bay Lightning not seeking to rent players

Reports: Ray Whitney, Erik Cole, Tomas Kaberle Among Bruins’ Targets at Deadline

Twas the night before the 2010 NHL trade deadline, and not a peep could be heard from Causeway Street.

After Boston’s 4-1 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday night, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli was likely bunkering down in the bowels of the Bruins front office with a Blackberry glued to his ear, trying to make something happen for his Bruins team that once again blew another third-period lead, this time to its hated rivals.

“I haven’t heard much from the Bruins front office today or tonight,” one source said as the clock neared midnight. “I know Chiarelli wants a D-man bad, and obviously, [the Bruins] need help up front, but I think he has had some deals fall through on defensemen.”

Watching his team fail to pad an early 1-0 lead and waste another solid effort by rookie goaltender Tuukka Rask may shift Chiarelli’s focus. There is one problem, though: Chiarelli’s main target, alleged to be Hurricanes veteran sniper Ray Whitney, is still holding up any possible deals with his no-movement clause because he wants to sign an extension with whatever team he is dealt to. Sources claim that the Kings, who had a deal in place for Whitney but backed out because Whitney wanted a three-year extension, may still get the coveted winger.

Late Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, also learned that the Bruins are also looking closely at Whitney’s Carolina teammate, Erik Cole, a forward they coveted last season when he was with the Oilers. The 31-year-old Cole is set to be a unrestricted free agent this summer.

Another name that started to pop up again in trade chatter on Tuesday was Blues forward and Malden, Mass., native Keith Tkachuk. However, reports out of St. Louis have maintained that he prefers to stay put.

Also, a reliable source told me that despite numerous reports, it is “not 100 percent certain” that Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle still won’t change his mind and waive his no-movement clause. If Kaberle, who played with David Krejci on the Czech Olympic team, did waive it, the Bruins likely would be first in line to acquire him, just as they reportedly tried to do at the NHL draft last June when a deal involving Phil Kessel fell apart. Kessel of course, was eventually dealt to Toronto for first- and second-round picks in 2010 and another first-round pick in 2011. The 2010 first-rounder likely won’t be available back from Boston, but Chiarelli could net Kaberle with the Bruins’ original 2010 first-rounder, possibly a second-rounder and a young roster player. The chances of this happening were unlikely as of Tuesday night, but “don’t rule it out,” the source said. “Anything can happen.”

Canadiens netminders staying put

PAT HICKEY, The Gazette

Twenty-two players will board the Canadiens’ charter flight to San Jose this morning. The big question is whether all of them will be Canadiens when the plane lands in California.

The National Hockey League trading deadline will come and go while the plane is en route and there’s no guarantee that general manager Pierre Gauthier, who is staying in Boston, won’t change the final itinerary for one or more players.

There’s a precedent in the Canadiens’ recent history. The team was flying to Edmonton on deadline day in 1999 when team captain Vincent Damphousse got the word that he had been traded to the San Jose Sharks. When the plane landed in Edmonton, Damphousse stayed onboard and was the only passenger on the return flight to Montreal.

There’s no end to the speculation about what the Canadiens will do, but it appears that Montreal will hold on to goaltenders Jaroslav Halak and Carey Price, who as at the top of his game last night. Head coach Jacques Martin said as much after the morning skate yesterday when he said the team needs both of its netminders for the stretch run.

The goalies stay because a) the team is still confident that Price will develop into a first-rate goaltender, but b) Halak is the reason why the Canadiens are still battling for a playoff spot and Montreal might need him to carry the team for a second straight season.

If you place any stock in the rumour mill, the Canadiens are either going to get bigger with Edmonton’s Ethan Moreau or smaller with Paul Kariya of the St. Louis Blues. Neither scenario makes a lot of sense, because the Habs are right up against the salary cap and Kariya makes $6 million, while Moreau’s cap hit is $2 million.

As for players moving the other way, it’s no secret that Montreal has been shopping defenceman Paul Mara, who was a healthy scratch last night. The big problem that is Mara hasn’t been healthy for a chunk of this season and there hasn’t been an opportunity to showcase him.

Flyers talking goalie

With the official announcement that Ray Emery will be done for the season, trade winds of the Flyers looking for a goalie are suddenly heating up.

A league source told the Daily News that the Flyers have looked into acquiring goaltender Dwayne Roloson from the New York Islanders.

At this point, the interest is preliminary. Roloson will be in net tonight for the Islanders, meaning a trade before the game would be unlikely. It may be something to keep in mind if the Flyers’ other lines in the water hit snags.

Here’s why that move may make sense: Roloson carried the Edmonton Oilers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006 and he is well-liked in the locker room.

The Daily News learned earlier today that the Flyers were in intense talks with Roloson last summer prior to Emery’s signing. Chris Pronger, apparently, was one of the players that went to bat for Roloson with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren.

In the end, the talks stopped, the Flyers signed Emery and Roloson moved to the Islanders.

Let’s not forget: Paul Holmgren and Islanders GM Garth Snow (yes, the former Flyers goalie) are pretty tight. They even had a little wager going during the 2009 World Series between the Phillies and Yankees.

Sure, the Islanders aren’t far from the playoff hunt, but if they can nab a piece for Roloson that may help them in the future, I’d bet they’d be willing to let Roloson go, play Marty Biron for the rest of this season and use an AHL backup… assuming Rick DiPietro stays out of the lineup.

Here’s why the move might not work: Roloson is 40 and he has another year left on his contract.

Roloson’s $2.5 million cap hit is manageable for the Flyers to fit this season. If Roloson is on board, the Flyers can remove Brian Boucher’s $900,000 cap hit from the roster and send him to Adirondack.

Sens GM plans
to deal

Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Kurtis Foster could be off the Senators’ radar list heading into Wednesday’s trade deadline. And it also appears Ottawa defenceman Anton Volchenkov will be staying put.

A source says the Lightning have decided they will not trade Foster, a Carp native who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, because they feel they’re still in the race for a playoff spot.

Senators GM Bryan Murray, however, is still looking to add to his blue line before the deadline.

“You know I’ll get something done,” Murray said with a wink after the Senators morning skate Tuesday. “As I’ve said all along, we’d like to address one need on our team. Probably a depth-type defenceman. But it seems like every team is looking for that, and that’s the normal thing. I guess that’s why we drafted defencemen as much as we did in the last couple of years.

“Beyond that, I feel real good about our team.”

Murray said he’s not surprised that Florida and Edmonton were able to get second-round picks in the last two days for defenceman who are slated to become unrestricted free agents in July.

Dealing for ‘D’ fuels speculation


Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman previously had said a team never can have too much depth on defense.

But with the NHL trade deadline at 2 p.m. today, it appears to be part of Bowman’s philosophy or strategy, depending on how you want to view it.

”You can always use depth on defense,” Bowman said earlier this year. ”I think if you would talk to all 30 teams, they’d probably say the same thing. Even the teams that are deep on ‘D,’ in theory, are worried about defense.”

The Hawks would be one of those teams that would be considered deep on defense, with Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Brian Campbell and Niklas Hjalmarsson. They also have veterans Brent Sopel and Kim Johnsson.

But that hasn’t stopped Bowman from stockpiling NHL-experienced defensemen with the Rockford IceHogs, the Hawks’ American Hockey League affiliate. The Hawks’ recent acquisitions of Jassen Cullimore, Danny Richmond and Nick Boynton have fueled speculation that a move involving more notable players might go down by the trade deadline today.

The Hawks acquired Boynton from the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday for future considerations. Boynton was sent to Rockford but has 547 NHL games under his belt.

The move came a day after the Hawks traded goalie Joe Fallon to the St. Louis Blues for Richmond and goalie Hannu Toivonen. Like Boynton, both were players assigned to Rockford. During the Olympic break, the Hawks signed Cullimore and sent him to the IceHogs.

A number of Hawks have been linked to trade rumors recently, none more often than goalie Cristobal Huet.

”The scuttlebutt or hearsay is beyond all our control,” coach Joel Quenneville said. ”As players, you want to be a professional about it and go out and play. From just being around them [Tuesday], I don’t think it’s a distraction or disturbing anybody.”,CST-SPT-hawknt03.article

For St. Louis Blues, no deal is imminent

Dan O’Neill

Things were mostly quiet on the Western (Conference) front Tuesday, at least where the Blues and the NHL trading deadline were concerned.

“There’s nothing imminent,” Blues President John Davidson said late Tuesday afternoon.

The Blues did announce a minor deal after Tuesday night’s game. They picked up forward Matt D’Agostini from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Aaron Palushaj.

D’Agostini, 23, has two goals and two assists in 40 games this season with Montreal. He had 12 goals and nine assists in 53 games last season. Palushaj, a 20-year-old forward, had been playing with the Peoria Rivermen.

The Blues have showed signs of a bigger deal in the works with the trading deadline approaching at 2 this afternoon. Several league sources confirmed the Blues alerted shoppers — aka other NHL teams — that forward Brad Boyes was available. The team’s leading goal scorer the past two seasons, with 33 and 43 goals respectively, Boyes has struggled to find the touch this time around. His second-period goal Tuesday at Phoenix was only his 11th of the season, to go with 25 assists in 63 games.

But promoting Boyes’ availability is one thing, constructing an actual trade around him is another. At age 27, Boyes has two more years remaining on a four-year deal that pays him $4 million annually. In these salary-cap-crunched times, a match might be difficult to find.

Boyes is not the only veteran Blues player drawing speculative scrutiny. Forwards Paul Kariya and Keith Tkachuk, defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo and goalie Chris Mason are in final contract years and can be unrestricted free agents when the season ends.

Kariya, 35, is finishing up a three-year, $18 million deal that has slightly more than $1 million remaining in the final weeks. Tkachuk, 37, is closing up a one-year, $2.15 million arrangement. Mason, 33, is finishing a contract he signed in Nashville that pays him $3 million this season, and Colaiacovo, 27, is making $1.3 million this season.*****ent

The 10 players, teams shaking up NHL trade deadline day

Greg Wyshynski

There are no Marian Hossas on the move at the 2010 NHL trade deadline. Heck, there are barely any Marcel Hossas. With Ilya Kovalchuk(notes) getting traded before the Olympics, the deadline drama has been reduced to a few huge names with no-trade clauses, a few “will they or won’t they” trade options and a collection of players that can offer strong depth support down the lineup but aren’t exactly getting their McFarlane figures any time soon (*cough*Raffi Torres(notes)*cough*).

We could see some interesting names move if the conditions are right; like, for example, if the Edmonton Oilers can trick someone into trading for a player with a contract beyond this season. The following list includes players that are expected to be moved or whose movement would bring some welcomed chaos to the deadline on Wednesday (3 p.m. EST). It also includes some teams that will be catalysts for big moves at the deadline.

Our deadline coverage begins early on Wednesday, with hourly live blogs. What trade would stun you? What trade is the most expected? And is there a player who might leave your team that you’d hate to see go?

The “shake up” list:

1. Tomas Vokoun(notes), Florida Panthers. Simply put, one of the best goalies in hockey when he’s on. According to an interview with the Miami Herald, he’s willing to waive his no-trade clause but hasn’t been asked to yet. Trading for him is trading for a goalie that, on the right team, could mean a championship. But it also means a second and final contract year of $6.3 base salary and a $5.7 million cap hit.

2. Ray Whitney(notes), Carolina Hurricanes. Problem No. 1 for Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford: His asking price of a first-round pick and a roster player is rather steep for an effective, though arguably not a star, player. Problem No. 2: Even if he finds a deal, Whitney can kibosh it with his no-trade clause. He’s a perfect fit on left wing for a team like the Pittsburgh Penguins or any team seeking a professional sniper with a ring.

Florida Panthers’ Tomas Vokoun copes with rumors before trade deadline

Tomas Vokoun practiced at Philips Arena on Tuesday morning, preparing for that night’s game as he always does. But Tuesday was anything but typical.

First, Vokoun wasn’t starting in a game in which he was in uniform for the first time since Dec. 27. He also knows that with Wednesday’s trade deadline approaching, he might have played his last game with the Panthers — although that probably is not the case.

Vokoun has another year left on his contract and is expected to start Wednesday night at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise as the Panthers play their first home game since the Olympic break. Vokoun apparently has drawn interest from Florida’s opponent Wednesday, but the Flyers are close to the salary-cap ceiling and would have to make other moves to be able to make a deal work. Vokoun has a cap hit of $5.7 million and his prorated salary through the rest of the season is around $1.2 million.

General manager Randy Sexton stayed in South Florida to work the phones until the 3 p.m. Wednesday deadline.

“It’s a little bit uncertain, but I can’t worry about it,” Vokoun said. “Right now, all I know about it is rumors.”

Vokoun has control over what happens. He holds a no-trade clause in the contract Florida inherited when it traded for him in 2007.

On Tuesday, Vokoun said he and Sexton had talked about the various trade scenarios and that Vokoun was open to waiving the no-trade clause if the situation was right.

“We agreed we wouldn’t make public any of the details,” Vokoun said. “It’s more like, if there’s a deal in place, he’ll let me know. Ultimately it’s my decision, yes or no.”

With Vokoun on the bench Tuesday, backup Scott Clemmensen got his 12th start of the season — halting Vokoun’s consecutive starts streak at 21.

• Rookie defenseman Jason Garrison was called up from the team’s AHL affiliate in Rochester, N.Y., on Monday.

Flyers Notes: Deal isn’t essential, Laviolette says

The Flyers are still trying to add a player before today’s 3 p.m. trade deadline, but head coach Peter Laviolette says the team can challenge for the Stanley Cup without a deal.

“I think if we continue to play hard and execute, we can beat anyone that we have to beat,” Laviolette said before last night’s game against Tampa Bay.

“Over the last 25 games, we’ve found more consistency on a lot more nights than not,” he said. “We’re playing with a style, and an identity, that I think is conducive to winning.”

The next six weeks, Laviolette said, “will determine our seed and our place in life – and our right to play for the Cup, really. We’ve got to get there before we can actually try to win it.”

An NHL source said the Flyers had Ottawa’s Matt Cullen, Los Angeles’ Alexander Frolov, and Columbus’ Raffi Torres among the forwards on their wish list, along with Nashville defenseman Dan Hamhuis. Atlanta winger Colby Armstrong also has drawn the Flyers’ interest.

“My gut feeling is that we’re going to get something done,” a Flyers official said.

The club source said the Flyers were content with the goaltending duo of Michael Leighton and Brian Boucher. Still, with Ray Emery out for the season, the Flyers have made overtures for another goalie.

The New York Islanders’ 40-year-old Dwayne Roloson and Marty Biron are available, but the source said the Flyers felt neither would be an upgrade.

Vancouver backup Andrew Raycroft is also available.

“The trade deadline is unsettling for everybody,” Laviolette said. “It presents possible change, and change sometimes is hard. But it happens every year at the trade deadline, so it’s just something you have to deal with.”

Clearing waivers
Defenseman Danny Syvret and winger Riley Cote cleared waivers and can be sent to the AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms

GM Brian Lawton: Tampa Bay Lightning not seeking to rent players

Damian Cristodero, Times Staff Writer

Lightning GM Brian Lawton said acquiring a rental player before today’s 3 p.m. trade deadline is not his first choice. Deals like that — for players whose contracts expire after the season — can provide short-term “pop” but can cost more in the long run if the player leaves.

“I don’t want to end the day with a few rentals with nothing to show for the future,” Lawton said. “The future will be here soon enough.”

Besides, he added, the Lightning’s lack of organizational depth won’t allow it.

“We just don’t have the assets from the past built up where we can toss a few out here, toss a few out there,” he said. “We’re looking for deals that make sense moving forward.”

In other words, deals for players with contracts that don’t expire after the season.

But considering what is available, Lawton said, and the high prices, he would not be surprised if he does not find the right deal.

Lawton said the current roster can make the playoffs.

“I like this group,” he said. “You’d like to add some pop to the lineup, but I’ve said from Day 1 I like this group. I like their work ethic. I like the diversity in our group.”

So Lawton will work the phones, looking for a defenseman who can move the puck and a scoring wing. He said he has made “major” offers, and there are rumors G Mike Smith and forwards Jeff Halpern and Alex Tanguay have been discussed. But the team’s first-round draft pick, its two third-round picks, two fourths, a sixth and a seventh seem safe, and Lawton said he “would not be overly surprised” if he did not make a deal.

“You’d love to help, always,” Lawton said. “That’s the goal. I’m just not sure it’s out there with the market the way it is.”

111 Responses to Trade Deadline Day – More Rumors

  1. bbruins37 says:

    i honestly have no idea what colorado was thinking with that wolski deal

  2. mojo19 says:


    and hoping Mueller can replace Wolski. I like the deal better for Phoenix too, but we'll see what happens.

  3. mojo19 says:

    Coyotes…… wow really loading up!

  4. hockey_lover says:

    Phx .. for two mid round picks.

    Man, Phx is loading up.

  5. dumbassdoorman says:

    I can live with that

  6. mojo19 says:

    Corvo to the Caps for Pothier and a minor leaguer.

    Also Yelle is on the move

  7. leafy says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that Burke is trying to send Kaberle to Washington for Karl Alzner. 

    A trade with Anaheim for Bobby Ryan also shouldn't be ruled out.

    We'll find out soon enough.

  8. mojo19 says:

    Fred Modin is in LA

  9. dumbassdoorman says:

    It's official this trade deadline SUCKED!!!!!!

  10. mojo19 says:

    anyone know what the picks are? If we got as high as a 3rd that would be solid.

  11. leafy says:

    Stempniak to the Coyotes.

  12. mojo19 says:

    nvm, 4th and 7th

  13. dumbassdoorman says:

    4th & 7th…thats okay I gues…and maybe a resign?

  14. mojo19 says:

    well wait about an hour and then make your assesment

  15. dumbassdoorman says:

    LOL…I know but I am still thinking crap…..

  16. dumbassdoorman says:

    McKenzie says Dreger says Joey Mac from To to Ana

  17. leafy says:

    A fourth and seventh pick to the Leafs.

  18. leafy says:

    Washington picking up Corvo proves they were shopping for an offensive D.

    Does this mean Kaberle might be bound for Anaheim? How about Boston? The Bruins could use more offense from the blueline unless they're not buyers.

  19. dumbassdoorman says:

    Good trade by the Oilers swapping Vishnovsky for Whitney……younger player and save 1.6 mil.

  20. bbruins37 says:

    kaberle is staying and boston didnt make any more deals

  21. bbruins37 says:

    whitney isn't as talented though (or at least it doesnt look like he can get back to where he once was), but yeah it was done for cap reasons

  22. mojo19 says:

    Who the ***** is Chris Peluso?

    6th round pick

    4th round pick
    5th round pick
    7th round pick
    7th round pick

    Did I miss anything?

  23. mojo19 says:


    Pogge, Toskala, and MacDonald have all gone through Anaheim now

  24. leafy says:

    What a disappointing day. A day off work for nothing. I could have went skiing instead.

  25. dumbassdoorman says:

    I don't think so…lol

  26. leafy says:

    That's true. I guess they like Leaf goalies.

  27. leafy says:

    It's definitely looking like crap.

  28. reinjosh says:

    awesome day. not
    big disappointment
    i really hope that draft day is better.

    on the other hand I really like what the Preds and Coyotes did

    The Coyotes getting Wolski was big. This should really help their offense. So should grabbing Stemps. He didn't work in TO but could do well even in a third line capacity. Schneider and Morris help to increase the offense as well.

    The Predators getting Grebeshkov is a solid move. Good young guy with offensive talent who should fit in nicely to the Predators system. Not trading Hamhuis or Ellis was an even better move (or non-move if you may). Both make for a very deep and solid defense and goaltending. Getting Boyd is a small move but if he can become the second liner he is supposed to be then the Preds made well on this deal. Although I think they are preparing for a big move at the draft, a move that will give them from a fringe playoff team to a top tier team in the west.

  29. mojo19 says:

    Caputi – Bozak – Kessel
    Sjostrom – Wallin – Kulemin
    Stalberg – Hanson – Mitchell
    Lundmark – Primeau – Orr


    Youngest team in the league

  30. bbruins37 says:

    Phoenix raped this deadline:




    4th Round
    4th Round
    6th Round
    7th Round

  31. reinjosh says:

    no kidding
    almost nothing for what they got

  32. bbruins37 says:

    grabovski as the longest-tenured leaf forward? even kessel is one of the guys that's been around the longest lol

  33. mojo19 says:

    Vrbata – Lombardi – Doan
    Wolski – Hanzal – Upshall
    Prucha – Lang – Stempniak
    Pyatt – Fiddler – Korpikoski

    x – Winnick, Bisonette

    Yandle – Jovanovski
    Aucoin – Morris
    Michalek – Vandermeer

    x- Schneider, Lepisto


  34. mojo19 says:

    i know, like Leafy said. If Kaberle is dealt, the longest serving leafs will be our rookies from last year, Grabovski, Kulemin, Mitchell, Schenn haha

  35. reinjosh says:

    apparently it was the busiest deadline ever
    so much for quantity over quality

  36. mojo19 says:

    Ovechkin – Backstrom – Knuble
    Semin – Fleischman – Laich
    Fehr – Morrison – Chimera
    Bradley – Belanger – Walker

    x – Steckel, Laing

    Poti – Green
    Schultz – Corvo
    Morrison – Jurcina

    x- Erkine, Alzner


  37. mojo19 says:

    Brown – Kopitar – Smyth
    Modin – Handzus – Williams
    Frolov – Stoll – Simmonds
    Parse – Moller – Richardson

    x – Halpern, Purcell

    Doughty – J.Johnson
    Scuderi – O'Donnell
    Jones – Greene

    x – Drewiski, Harold


  38. Dunski23 says:

    Paille – Savard – Recchi
    Wheels – Krejci – Ryder
    Sturm – Bergy – Satan
    Lucic – Begin – Thornton

    x – Sobotka

    Chara – Seidenberg
    Hunwick – Ference
    Stuart – Wideman

    x – Boychuk, McQuaid


    Switch Lucic and Paille if he decides not to suck any more……Yup the Bruins still aren't very good lol

  39. bbruins37 says:

    i dont know why they had recchi up with savard. i think they shouldgo with:





    i want to see if lucic has rounded back to for at all after the break. if not, he can go back down and they could try sturm up there with savard. it's just been a lost season for him with the injuries.

    i really like the sounds of a chara-seidenberg duo though. wideman also seems to play his best with ference for whatever reason, so i'd put them together. i also think boychuk is clearly better than hunwick, but hunwick would be valuabel to keep in the lineup as a puck-mover as wideman is really the only other one that can do that effectively.

  40. albertateams says:

    I'm not really sure about D. Sutters moves. Staio's I like for the rest of the year, hate that cap hit next year. Toskala I guess is a minor upgrade over Curtis and gets rid of Curtis's contract for next year. Boyd for a 4th would have liked more but if you look at the other deals today its not out of line.

    Hagman Stajan Iginla
    Kotalik Langkow Higgins
    Moss Backlund Bourque
    Glencross Nystrom Conroy

    ex Mayers, Dawes, Mcgratten

    J-Bo Gio
    Regehr White
    Sarich Staios

    ex Pardy


    I guess were a little better today than yesterday with added d depth and back up.  Boy I hate that  Jokinen deal  now though  I think sutter could have done way better if he had even held out until today before  moving him.

    Last year we tried bringing in the big name this year we brought in a lot of pieces only time will tell if it works out.

  41. albertateams says:

    What is the record for trades by one team on deadline day? Pheonix has to be close at 8.

  42. reinjosh says:

    We got Matt Jones as well. Some defensive prospect I think. With the exception of Caputi we got almost nothing.

  43. nordiques100 says:

    among the forwards

    john mitchell has been with the organization the longest. crazy. drafted in 2003.

    next is kulemin drafted in 2006. everyone else has been on the team since 2008 to present.

  44. popkumdan says:

    As an Oilers fan i would like to say that it is criminal to see Staios in a Flames roster and will be worse to see him in a Flames JERSEY.

    I mean he was going to get traded, but why send a heart player to a rival??? 

  45. number15 says:

    Stop dealing with the Bruins!….. seriously, it hurts already, they burn us again, and again and again….. how tough would it be if they win the cup lead by

    – Taylor Hall (Leafs pick)
    – Tuuka Rask (Leafs pick)
    – Tomas Kaberle (Leafs star)

    man…… and i didnt even mention the other picks we lost to them.

    stay away from Boston. y must we build a dynasty for them?


  46. honestabe says:

    Best AHL line-up in the leaque.  (forwards)

    Boy when Burke cleans house, he cleans house.  6 of their top 7 forwards Gone!!!!!!

  47. Kramer says:

    The league needs to do something to increase trades. There's not enough big trades no more.

    They need trade incentives like they have with taxes. Any GM that makes 5 big trades in one year gets a bonus draft pick.

    Make 10 trades and you get an extra first round pick.

    If you don't make any trades, then you lose a draft pick.

    If I was a GM, I'd be making trades every week. The GMs are a bunch of flunkies. Paid a mountain of loot just to loiter.

    The trade deadline is a sham also. They should ignore the deadline and make trades anyway. Rebel against the bourgeois elite. Let the proletariat take control with the hearts of lion kings and the will of musk ox.

  48. Magleaf says:

    Cn anyone tell me what the maple leaves cap situation is now it has to be low.

    also whats it going to be like next year for F.A. s  (barring any draft day trades that is)

  49. bbruins37 says:

    their cap situation is still close to the cap this year, and next year they have a $48,783,333 cap hit which would give them just over $12 million to spend if the cap stays the same.

    UFA: primeau, wallin. lundmark, van ryn, exelby
    RFA: kulemin, hanson, mitchell, gustavsson,

  50. Magleaf says:

    awsome, thanks.

    I forgot about exelby, he must love still being on the team after the deadline.

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