Trade Deadline Eve – Players likely to be traded tomorrow

Twas the night before … the trade deadline!!! Here are some updates of players who are likely to be moved tomorrow.

The following list of players have been scratched tonight or past nights and HTR anticipates that they will be traded.

Mark Recchi – Lightning
Tom Poti – Capitals
Robert Nilsson – Oilers
Derek Morris – Phoenix
Dominic Moore – Toronto
Nik Antropov – Toronto
Bill Guerin – New York Islanders.

Other players ho are heavily rumored to be traded tomorrow include:

Chris Pronger – Ducks
Nylander – Washington
Jay Bouwmeester – Florida
Filip Kuba – Ottawa
Chris Neil – Ottawa
Mathieu Dandenault – Canadiens
Georges Laraque – Canadiens
Olli Jokinen – Phoenix
Tim Connolly – Buffalo
Slava Kozlov – Atlanta
Erik Cole – Oilers


Another note is that the Canucks have signed Alex Burrows tonight to a new 4 year 8 million dollar deal


Tomorrow should be fun

29 Responses to Trade Deadline Eve – Players likely to be traded tomorrow

  1. mojo19 says:

    Interesting that Poti and Nilsson were scratched. I haven't heard any rumours about those two guys. I think there will be some moves tommorow that people didn't see coming.

    Right now I feel like how I used to feel when I was kid on Christmas eve.

  2. LeafsNation91 says:

    Antropov will go for a second rounder tommorow, and maybe a third or prospect, Leaf fans should not expect a first rounder sadly. A second and third could be decent though

  3. cam7777 says:

    Hopefully Anaheim's loss tonight, and the imminent moving of Derek Morris will start the ball rolling now.  If Pronger moves, I think it's very likely Bouwmeester and Kaberle will go as well. 

    Of course, Kaberle's potential hand injury is now putting a damper on any would-be trades; unless of course, the whole thing was a ploy to pull him off the ice once deals started popping up. 

    I hope the deadline gets more exciting then it looks like it will be.  Everyone keeps blaming the economy for the lack of trades going through, but you would think it would have the opposite effect for the contending teams.  Surely the likes of Boston, San Jose, Washington, and other top teams realize that their top players are going to price themselves out of town with the dropping salary cap in the coming years.  This year, and next year are the years to bet it all if you're a team that's even close.  Maybe it's just me and James Duthie that think that way, but hopefully some General Managers around the league share our opinion….

  4. alpalstewart says:

    its no secret that the oilers are looking for someone to play with hemsky.
    how about this one cole,nilsson,shremp and a conditional pick for st.louis and adam hall

  5. GoLeafs13 says:

    We will get what Burke requested for him.

  6. LeafsNation91 says:

    How would this help Tampa. St. Louis is a great player, and Cole and Nilsson have struggled badly this year. Schremp is a decent prospect, but is a loose cannon. That conditional, would have to be a first, with no condition, and theres your deal.

  7. LEAFSLEAFSLEAFS1967 says:

    Antropov is a hard guy to replace. Burke is no idiot, he knows what Antropov is worth, how many guys out there have his size that can put up 60 points? Not many, and chances are not many players that are drafted in the second round will fit that bill either.

    It's not a stretch to say he may get a first, lots of teams usually overpay at the deadline and should happen more-so this season because there may only be about 6 or 7 sellers and the rest are buyers. If Burke can't get a first for him then he might look to package him with another player to bring in a 1st plus whatever else gets thrown in depending on who else is packaged.

    If he can't get a first in any way of trading Antropov though, it might be better to just keep him, Burke even admitted he is playing better lately and could be better off to resign him again and see what happens next season.

  8. LeafsNation91 says:

    I'm sadly agreeing with Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger.

  9. cam7777 says:

    exactly.  let's not start taking bob mckenzie's opinions as gospel.  sometimes he says some really intelligent things, and other times he seems to have no idea what he's talking about. 

    how about this leafs fans:

    To CLB:
    Nikolai Antropov
    To TOR:
    1st round pick in 2010, plus a conditional pick in 2009
    (no playoffs = no pick, 1st round exit =4th round pick, 2nd round exit =3rd round pick, 3rd round exit=2nd round pick, stanley cup appearance=2nd round pick, stanley cup championship=1st round pick)

    Apparently the Jackets don't want to part with this years 1st rounder, or any of their talent or prospects.  So, perhaps they'll be more comfortable dipping into next year's pool.  There's also the chance for a decent payoff this year for members of Leaf Nation.

  10. LeafsNation91 says:

    Like I said, I'm Sadly agreeing with Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie and their views.

    When are they wrong really?  And Antropov is gone no matter what because of the fallout behind him and Burke

  11. LeafsNation91 says:

    Moore just shot himself in the foot because John Mitchell played great with Blake tonight…

  12. RossCreek says:

    No chance. Gagner or Cogliano would have to be headed to Tampa for them to even consider anything. Perhaps Gilbert.

  13. cam7777 says:

    I seem to recall these two claiming there was no way Ryan Smyth would ever be traded from Edmonton….and that was even just moments before he was dealt to the Islanders.  I really don't think they are as in the loop as they would like to think.  It seems to me that the GMS are no fan of the media, and probably jerk analysts like this around as much as anything else. 

    Point is, I'll believe what Antropov's worth when I see it. 

  14. alpalstewart says:

    lol   along with hemsky those are the only untouchables. well maybe soury too

  15. cam7777 says:

    Good point.  We should try and lock Mitchell up this year, even though his cotnract isn't up for another season.  He would be a good guy to try and extend 3 years at something between 1.8 and 2 million dollars.  Being a 5th round pick, he might be extatic at the money.  I see him being a huge bright spot for the leafs in the coming years, and surprizing many, not unlike Patrick Sharp in Chicago….

  16. alpalstewart says:

    i agree you guys but i'm an oiler fan with hopes. lol
    i can see grebeshkov instead of nilsson and a 2nd rounder

  17. alpalstewart says:

    how would you get hemsky a player.    any thoughts

  18. RossCreek says:

    Why laugh. Not getting St. Louis for Nilsson, Schremp and a UFA Cole. A scoring forward with 2 years left at 4 mil (5.25 cap hit) is gonna cost you. You gotta give to get. Whats next – Pouliot & Penner for Kovalchuk?? And shouldn't untouchable mean UNTOUCHABLE? You wouldn't move one of the kids straight up for Spezza or Kovalchuk or Semin or whomever?? Not saying its likely, but to say someone is untouchable is a bit of an overstatement, no?      Say "GRETZKY"

  19. LeafsNation91 says:

    Some interesting notes:

    -Mitchell surprised me tonight. Seeing him with more ice time is a plus. He possibly could develop into a Colby Armstrong/Chris Kunitz type player 
    -I realized all three rookie forwards for the Leafs(Mitchell, Grabovski, Kulemin) all shockingly reached over 20 points on the year. Decent rookie season.
    -Mitchell-Stajan-Blake is a real intriguing line, this could work out since Antropov and Moore are probably gone
    -Toronto was hugely outplayed tonight. They play with alot of heart, probably the most heart in the league, and it seemed that the heart was ripped out of the chest with Moore/Antropov gone
    That's about it, can't wait to see what happens tommorow.
  20. LeafsNation91 says:

    Also, even though Kaberle is not supposed to be traded, he mysteriously disappeared in the third period with a "hand injury"! He played the first and last shift of the period, but never seemed to complain of injury in the game. Even Boewen found it fishy, and started chanting, rumor, rumor, rumor, if anyone watched the game. When did Kaberle get the injury???

  21. honestabe says:

    Last time I checked the most he ever scored in a single season was 56 points.  So in a way you are correct.  Not many guys his size can put up 60 points.  NOT EVEN HIM.

  22. cam7777 says:

    yea, it's definitely fishy.  "I lost strength in it" was Kaberle's response to questioning.  Well, I've had a broken hand, and I don't know what he's talking about.  You don't do things just fine for a week and then suddenly lose strength.  It's a bone; unless it's re-broken (doubtful), then it's just a very strange occurrence.  of course, im not a doctor, so im talking strictly from the point of view of a fan who wants to see a big trade….but still!

    question: burke claims he doesn't want to hurt his teams chances of making a playoff push despite the need to move out bodies for picks and prospects.  does anyone think he'll put in claims on the likes of Miro Satan, Brendan Morrison and Aaron Voros?  They could competently replace potential tradees, ie. Antropov, Stajan, Poni, Moore….

    The post deadline lineup:

    Alexei Ponikarovsky – Brendan Morrison – Niklas Hagman
    Jason Blake <A> – Johnathan Mitchell – Miroslav Satan
    Nikolai Kulemin – Mikhail Grabovski – Lee Stempniak

    w/ anyone left over subbing in on the 4th line…

  23. honestabe says:

    To McDonalds:   Antropov

    To Toronto:  Sergei Puckezin

  24. LeafsNation91 says:

    I think he could do it next year. He never played with talented players in Toronto, and he puts up 50 points a year for two consecutive seasons. He will, and should reach 5o by years end.

  25. cam7777 says:

    he's very streaky, he could still put up 60 this year.  He gets moved to Pittsburgh, and he'll definitely tally 14 or 15 more points in the last 18 games.  i think we'll be able to see his potential even more once he's moved out of TO.  He'll go on a tear with whatever team he's moved to. 

  26. honestabe says:

    Keep on dreaming there boys….
    You all should be salesmen based on that logic…..
    Next you're going to tell me that Finger is a top 4 defenceman…

  27. Leaf_Expert says:

    Don’t worry Mik.. I’ll be here.

  28. mojo19 says:

    yo hone-stab, no one knows who u are, probably a jelous sens fan. Antropov is a pimp and you know it.

  29. bbruins37 says:

    according to sportsnet the ducks gm said to pronger he would not be traded. this deadline may be quite disappointing. no pronger, probably no bomo or kaberle…dont tell me morris is going to be the biggest player traded? maybe im being pessimistic but i can see this being a veeeeery disappointing deadline

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