Trade Deadline: Who's going where?

There are alot of guys who’ll be available at the deadline. Them not being traded by now just means this’ll be the most exciting March 9th in a long time! So who’s going where??

I think there are a few teams guaranteed to make moves, George McPhee (Washington Capitals GM) has said that Witt will be moved, and Kevin Lowe (Edmonton Oilers GM) and John Ferguson JR. (Toronto Maple Leafs GM) have said they will definately make changes, Ferguson should make a move soon, he said he’d prolly have one done by the Olympics. He also said that his team would be buyers, because it’d likely cost him his job if they didn’t make the playoffs.

Below are the players available, teams interested, and my take.

Shane Doan

Current Team: Phoenix Coyotes

Teams Interested: Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Lefs

My take: Well, I’m gonna say he stays in Phoenix. If he gets traded I say Philly though. Philly has the room with Primeau hurt, and he doesn’t fit in with the Sens team, also, him going to Toronto was only mentioned a few times through out the year, and it makes absolutely no sense, because they need a scoring winger for the top 2 lines, and Doan is more of a grinder.

Dallas Drake

Current Team: St Louis Blues

Teams Interested: Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers

My Take: Edmonton likes the chippy guys like Drake, don’t be surprised to see them pick it up. Philadelphia has bigger fish to fry, and the Ottawa Senators really don’t need a forward with Havlat comming back soon, they’re more interested in a goalie.

Marian Gaborik

Current Team: Minnesota Wild

Teams Interested: Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs

My take: This rumor is rediculous, he’s staying in Minnesota, he’s the franchise player, and it would take a big package of top prospects and high picks, both teams prospects are very important to them right now.

Curtis Joseph

Current Team: Phoenix Coyotes

Teams Interested: Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs

My take: Edmonton. The Canucks could have Cloutier back soon, and Alex Auld is playing fine, the Toronto Maple Leafs will only even try if they can dump Belfour, which is very unlikely.

Keith Tkachuck

Current Team: St Louis Blues

Teams Interested: New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers

My take: I’d say Philadelhphia if anywhere, apparently he’d only be able to be moved if the team will pick up his 3.5 million dollar option, which’ll count 5.7 million towards the cap due to averages and what not. The Rangers reportedly had a deal done for him, but it fell through because Tkachuck wouldn’t waive his no trade clause because the Rangers wouldn’t pick up his option. It would make more sense if the Blues picked up his option, and tried trading him from there.

Todd Bertuzzi

Current Team: Vancouver Canucks

Teams Interested: Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens

My take: Well, I’m gonna say he stays put. Philadelphia has better options, and are going to busy chasing Doan, Tkachuck, and Drake. The Senators know he’s too slow for their game, and Montreal… well they’re offering Souray, and not even Vancouver is desperate enough to take Souray on defense.

Martin Biron

Current Team: Buffalo Sabres

Teams Interested: Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks

My take: He will likely be traded. Edmonton will land CuJo, and Alex Auld is just as good as Biron, so I’m gonna say Los Angeles. They know without a goalie Anaheim, Edmonton, and San Jose can catch them, and they are going to get a little desperate near the deadline.

Joe Nieuwendyk

Current Team: Florida Panthers

Teams Interested: Atlanta Thrashers, Calgary Flames.

My Take: These rumors are just popping up. Look for Calgary to take a run at the former fan favorite if Marc Savard, or Olli Jokinen prove to be too expensive for the team. I don’t see why Atlanta would want a centre like Joe Nieuwendyk, when they are now apparently shopping centre Marc Savard. Don’t make too much sense to me.

Olli Jokinen

Current Team: Florida Panthers

Teams Interested: Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames

My take: If Florida wins it’s next few games, they’re not gonna send the wrong messege and start salary dumping, but Mike Keenan doesn’t like this guy, they might get something good in return. They could probably use a defenseman in Florida, if they wanna take a late push for the playoffs. Something Calgary and Colorado have an abundance of, which I think gives them the definate advantage.

Brendan Witt

Current Team: Washington Capitals

Teams Interested: Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders,

My Take: A very highly coveted player, because he’s inexpensive, and a solid defender. Toronto falls out of it, because they only want him if they can get him to an extention. Vancouver is desperate and might over pay. Nashville is apparently in the lead, but this is a “we may want” kinda thing. Vancouver will very likely get desperate and over pay.

Ed Belfour

Current Team: Toronto Maple Leafs

Teams Interested: Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers

My Take: Edmonton if they can’t get CuJo, but don’t expect too much in return. Although Jeremy Roenick, and Mike Peca are being shopped by Edmonton because they are old and overpaid… sounds like something the Leafs would want.

Bryan Mccabe

Current Team: Toronto Maple Leafs

Teams Interested: New York Rangers, Carolina Hurricanes

My take: I’ve heard either Cole, or Kaberle, a pick, and Ladd for McCabe from Carolina. Doesn’t make too much sense… I thought Pat Quinn and John Ferguson were the only people dumb enough to think that this sad excuse for a defender is good enough to be making 3.5 million, let alone expect a 5.5 million dollar extention for five years, which he wants.

Well, that’s about it for now, I’ll try to get another one done by Thursday. I’m going to have a terrible cold on Thursday so I can stay and discuss rumors, and report rumors here.


90 Responses to Trade Deadline: Who's going where?

  1. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    colorado was interested in jokinen as a second line center because he plays center i believe. it will depend on how turgeon does these next 2 or 3 games or so.

  2. chanman says:

    Amazing how you can take a league full of teams and players and turn it into a glaring spotlight on a half a team like toronto.

  3. mtrakker85 says:

    Just some trades I wouldn’t mind seeing. I know they all can’t happen, but it’s nice to dream. I was bored lol

    To Philadelphia – Keith Tkachuk, Dallas Drake

    To St. Louis – RJ Umbergger, Turner Stevenson, 1st Rounder, 3rd Rounder

    To Philadelphia – Mark Recchi, John LeClair

    To Pittsburg – Donald Brashear, RJ Umbergger, Randy Jones, 3rd Rounder

    To Philadelphia – Sergi Samsonov, Wayne Primeau, Andrew Raycroft

    To Boston – RJ Umbergger, Robert Esche, 2nd Rounder

    To Philadelphia – 99th Round Pick

    To Toronto – Chris Therien

    To Philadelphia – Jeremy Roenick, Alexander Frolov

    To LA – RJ Umbergger, Donald Brashear, 1st rounder

  4. mtrakker85 says:

    i doubt with the cap, that any of these trades are even do-able but whatever

  5. mtlman2005 says:

    yeah and i would mind seeing

    To Montreal: Forsberg, Gagne

    To Philadelphia: NOTHING

    but i seriously doubt that…

    And u seriously don’t like Umbergger….

  6. poulin20 says:

    I don’t think Toronto would give a 99th Round Draft pick for Therien.

    Maybe a sack of old potatoes…but Clarke would have to throw in an autographed 8″x10″ glossy.

  7. skidragoon says:

    Wait! “Although Jeremy Roenick, and Mike Peca are being shopped by Edmonton because they are old and overpaid… sounds like something the Leafs would want.” When did Edmonton have JR?

  8. gohabs73 says:

    The “incident” wasn’t made up by Coderre because it was in the news a few weeks before he decided to take action.

    Did it happen? I don’t know.

    There has to be someone on the ice who said something bad since Phoenix was handed an unsportsmanlike conduct.

    Doan claims he never said anything such.

    I give him benefit of doubt.

    And even if he did… it was just a bad spontaneous reaction… i’m sure he’s not racist.

    My point is that media (especially French media) in Montreal are crazy for this type of story.

    Imagine the headline in Journal de Montreal!!!

    It would be a distraction for the team and would probably have some impact in the dressing room.

    I’m sure the PR department would hate Bob forever for getting Doan.

    But hey… i don’t think Gainey gives much importance to his friendship with team managers.

    The best strategy would be to acquire him during offseason when there’s less media focused on hockey.

  9. flyerscupin06 says:


  10. JannettyTheRocker says:

    What in the hell are you smoking??? JR is being shopped by Edmonton??? When did we get JR, because I must have missed that. Oh wait, he’s an LA King. So, what are you talking about.

  11. SJ_Sharks_Fan_19 says:

    Toronto is getting ripped in that deal and you really dont like umberger eh?

  12. Shatterday says:

    You were saying montreal were offering souray for bertuzzi… Canucks are the one trying to get souray. something like bertuzzi-ohlund souray-theodore

  13. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    colorado is interested in biron btw.

  14. BigCanuck says:

    Your on crack “shatterday”. Ohlund is a top 10 D easy in the league, top 5 if he was in the east, and you propose that trade??? Theo has no value, plus he is injured, so he can’t be traded, make some sense with your trade ideas.

  15. BigCanuck says:

    Hey, these all seem relatively fair, so good job

  16. BigCanuck says:

    There is no way the Nucks are trading for Belfour, never mind Mcabe. We do, but by playoffs, will not need goaltending help. Cloutier will be back, and he can BACK UP fine. Auld is getting better as the season moves along, so why the hell would we grab the eagle and his huge contract?? (I think 4.5 for next year.) Does not make sense. Especially if Toronto wants anything of value back. Thet would be better trading him somewhere else. EDMONTON

  17. BigCanuck says:

    We all read this post the 1st time, 40 months ago, give it a rest. And yeah, he would be a good fit.

  18. gohabs73 says:

    “Conklin isn’t playing great, but his numbers are better than Belfour’s, and he is young.”

    Then why would Edmonton prefer Eddy??

    Belfour and Conklin have equivalent stats…

    but Belfour is getting paid 4 times Conklin’s salary so why would they swap?

  19. parrotheadta says:

    You must not see the Blues much. Reporting out of shape was stupid but since then Tkachuk has played well when healthy. He’s had 2 freak injuries that have kept him out but when he’s been on the ice he’s been one of the best players. He is still a very good power forward and a scorer. If he was surrounded by talent that knew how to get shots on goal, he could do much better. I really don’t want to see him leave St Louis.

  20. parrotheadta says:

    Drake is a fiesty player who will go into the corners and will stand up for his teamates. He’s a good leader although his skills are somewhat limited.

  21. parrotheadta says:

    There was a player in St Louis who hate Keenen. But while playing for him he became a much better passer and actually learned there was something called defense. He went on to leave St Louis and win a few cups. He was Brett Hull and he hated Keenen but Keenen made him a much better player.

  22. Shatterday says:

    i wasn’t proposing a trade you twit..i was saying what was being talked about..if not ohlund it was either salo or jovo…they are all injured aswell.

  23. ThomasHawks says:

    Frolov hahaha! they wont trade him stupid

  24. Gretzkin says:

    I woke up this morning and I realized, that the dream is actually over in Toronto. I know there has been a lot of hope, wishful thinking and an annoying drunken optimism in Leaf Nation, but it is actually over.

    I’m not a Leaf fan, but I’ve cheered for them in the East for years. I could never be a fan, as I would never want to be considered one of “them”.

    Now, I think it’s official. GO SENS GO (in the East).

    I Bleed Oil, but when it comes to the East, there used to be a tint of Maple in there.

    Now we know the Oilers are looking for a Goalie, and I think Kevin Lowe will find somebody that’s better than what the Oil have.

    Here’s my trade proposal for Toronto:

    Trade McCabe. For Prospects and Picks.

    Trade Tucker. For Prospects and Picks.

    Trade Allison. For Prospects and Picks.

    Trade O’Neill. For Prospects and Picks.

    Trade Belfour. For Prospects and Picks.

    Get Rid of Antropov, Berg, Khavanov, Belak, Domi, Czerkawski and Lindros.

    Fire Pat Quinn and John Ferguson Jr.

    Now you are left with:

    Steen, Stajan, Wellwood, Kilger, Wilm, Telqvist, Kaberle, Sundin, Carlo, Klee, and Poni-Boy. (wait, lose Klee).

    If I forgot anybody, it’s because they are utterly forgetable.

    Clean House Toronto. Do it this Thursday.

    Oh and one last thing.

    Trade your fans to a city that has real fans.

    These people just do not get it.

    Is this possible? If so, do it.

    Trade them for a bag of pucks, or a half eaten sandwich, or something…

    GO SENS GO, officially (in the East).

  25. parrotheadta says:

    I disagree with your assesment. As I started to read I expected it to have the leafs trading for everyone but was suprided to find there role or chances downplayed. Since the leafs could be buyers or sellers, their name would be mentioned often since they are on both ends of the trade spectrum.

  26. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Haha, great post. I couldn’t agree with you more on all points, especially the fans comment. They are morons.

    Sens/Oil Stanley Cup Final


  27. Laus723 says:

    i know all about the players that hate keenan and what mike did and didn’t do for them, but reread what i posted…”where did you get that KEENAN (not jokinen) hates jokinen (not keenan). i appreciate the lesson about keenan and who does and doesn’t like him…i was calling out that its never been sugested that KEENAN hates OLLI, sorry for the misunderstanding!

  28. Laus723 says:

    dumbass!!! how you aren’t ebarrassed is beyond me!

  29. SJ_Sharks_Fan_19 says:

    Oil will be lucky to even make the playoffs…

  30. mtrakker85 says:

    its not that i dont like umbergger, its that i know that clarke wont move richards or carter

  31. 24_cups_and_counting says:

    You just answered ur own question. Defensive Help. Something that McCabe cannot provide. Not another offensive defenseman, a defensive defenseman. Don’t know what i’m talking about? Roll some game footage from when the Crapitals beat them this week and see who was playing defense for all 5 goals.

  32. Habs_fan_of_the_new_NHL says:

    What happened to the big Habs announcement that was due on March1st why haven’t I heard any news yet

  33. Swaottawa says:

    For the most part I agree with you. It’s nice that you’ve put it all in one place, but I’m surprised that the Tkachuck, Doan, Gaborik, Bertuzzi, Biron and McCabe trades even made your list…

    Most of the reports I’ve read and heard have left Tkachuck in St. Louis… the thought process here isn’t all that hard to follow… St. Louis will need to meet the Cap floor and with the state of their team it will be impossible to bring any high priced Free agents in to do that… If they hold onto him the retain his 5.2 million cap hit (despite his 3.2? salary the cap hit averaged if i’m not mistaken) which goes a long way… not to mention they have to do something to maintain a fan base…

    Doan isn’t going anywhere, I agree with you… to even list him as a plausible trade, I think is rediculas…. he is part of the pheonix core group of players, and obviously someone “The Great One” has a lot of confidence in… so why would he trade him… Pheonix will build around him and Nagy and be strong up front for years…

    Gaborik, see the explanation for Doan… Young tallented and a cornerstone of the Wild for years… going to love to see him and Parrish on the same line next year… put Mikko Koivu in the middle and they will have their first authentic top line offensive threat…

    Again on the same line of thought… Bertuzzi is staying put and to list him again is rediculas… the problem isn’t Bertuzzi being unable to put what happened behind him, or wanting out of Vancouver… He loves the city and Naslund and will be the cornerstone for years… the problem is Morrison… Naslund and Bertuzzi need a center… they need someone who can play as setup man to them… thats why cassels worked so well on that line… he was a plane and simple setup man… Allison comes to mind, but not till the summer…

    Biron… why trade Biron… “He will be traded” what makes you so sure… his stock is high, yes… but Miller could easily be hit by the same sophmore jinx as Raycroft and if the Buffalo managers don’t have that in the back of thier mind, theres nothing in there at all… If any Goaltender is on their way out it’s Noranen and all the reports I’ve heard point to this… ya he’s only played a handful of games, but he has a great potential and the limited goaltenders on the market right now will shoot his or any other goaltenders price through the roof… Teams looking for a #1 guy will be running after guys who have been there Joseph and Belfour… Birons limited playoff experiance wouldn’t put him in that catagory so if your just picking him up for insurance why not just grab Norenan…

    Nothing would make me happier than seeing Toronto clear house… Trade McCabe, Sundin Belfour, Klee, Antropov, Tucker and Domi getting top flight prospects, strong young players and high draft picks in return… personally I would love to see Sundin in Calgary with a couple of top round picks and Leopold comming back the other way… but this trade would make common sence and that seems to be kryptonite to the Leafs… Saying all that, McCabe isn’t going anywhere… he is #2 in fan popularity and only a slice lower than Sundin… After splurging on Kaberle to let McCabe walk would be a bomb to fan moral, and letting McCabe walk would be the last move JFJ makes as GM…

    not trying to attack you, just a difference of opinion… i think you listed a bunch of untouchables that won’t move as opposed to listing all the safe bets like Drake, Witt, Recchi, Jokinen, LeClair, Jackman, Bonk, Roloson, Joseph, Gauthier, Moris, York, Yashin (if they can find someone stupid enough)… so thanks for posting but you may have missed or ignored some of these considerations…

  34. Gretzkin says:

    Sweet, thanks!

    That would be nice.

    The City of Champions vs.The Nation’s Capital.

    BTW, get this Sharks guy?

    I think he’s mistaking the Oilers for the Sharks, because the last time I checked, the Sharks were the ones in trouble of making the playoffs.

    Could’ve used those two points Friday night against the Oilers, hey guy?

    Anyways, there’s a better goalie coming our way this week, so enjoy our success, while your Sharks are golfing, and enjoying discounted meals at Owen Nolan’s restaurant, while watching the Oilers do it again!!!!!

    Oilers in 6.

    I figure they could do it in 5, but may as well spot Ottawa 1 more, so they can win it at the Rexall.

  35. Gretzkin says:

    It’s a habs site.


  36. 92-93 says:

    well simple:

    Edmonton wants a veteran goalie to pair with Markannen.

    Toronto wants a transition goalie b/w Belfour and pogge/rask and it would make sense to have Telly and Conklin, who both have NHL experience, to battle it out for #1.

    as for the salary differences. the Oilers have the cap space – if they really were worried about it, they could send Peca to Toronto to relieve that.

  37. 92-93 says:

    all i hear is blah blah blah.

    watch out for those penalty boxes – especially when domi is sitting in one of them.

  38. sidleaf says:

    i know you’ve seen a million and one of these possible line ups but i wanna knwo what ppl think of this one…for the leafs.

    M. Bell-Sundin-Lindros

    P. Schaefer-Steen-Tucker

    Ponikarovsky-A. McCauley-K. Adams


    Extras: Wellwood, Kilger, Domi

    F. Kaberle-K.Kaberle






    All these new players are aqirable by trade or as free agents, it may seem a tad unrealistic because of the number of moves but…i just wanna see what you think about the line up…all extras will be put into the line-up depending on injuries, game situations, and player production…

  39. TMK88 says:

    some more

    F Marc-Antoine Pouliot

    D Steve Staios

    G Ty Conklin


    F Darcy Tucker

    G Eddie Belfour

    F Brad Windchester

    F Marc-Antoine Pouliot

    2006 3rd Rd. Pick


    G Curtis Joseph

    F Geoff Sanderson

    F JF Jacques

    D Igor Ulanov


    F Richard Zednik

  40. ladypredator says:

    I think you could be underestimating how much Preds GM David Poile wants Brendan Witt. He gave up a first round draft pick to acquire him at the trade dealing in March and Poile LOVES his draft picks. But Poile has wanted to get Witt for a while. I think he’s very likely to strongly pursue Witt and I think Witt may want to stay. He was only in Nashville for a short time, but he seemed to really enjoy it. Nashville’s an attractive place to live for players with families, and the team is getting stronger every year. It also helps that the management is excellent and the player-management relationship is positive.

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