Trade Rumors

The latest rumors involving Rangers and Carolina:According to spectors hockey said that NEW YORK TIMES: Jason Diamos reports NY Rangers GM Glen Sather may be looking to swing a deal with one of his 29 counterparts in Florida for the All-Star weekend in hopes of saving his club’s season. The Carolina Hurricanes are believed shopping wingers Sami Kapanen and Jan Hlavac. Sather might consider re-acquiring Hlavac and reuniting the “Czech Line”. The ‘Canes might be interested in forwards Mikael Samuelsson and Jamie Lundmark, although Diamos believes Sather isn’t willing to part with the latter for either player, preferring instead to move him for “a proven star”. Pittsburgh’s Alexei Kovalev, San Jose’s Owen Nolan and LA’s Ziggy Palffy are all thought to be on the block, but they’re right wingers, of which the Rangers have plenty. Instead, Sather might be interested in defenceman Alexei Zhitnik or Miro Satan from Buffalo, or wingers Khristian Huselius and Niklas Hagman from Florida.

According to spectors hockey said that Luke Decock reports Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford is heading to the All-Star weekend looking to make a deal to shake up his slumping club. Goaltender Arturs Irbe is available to the highest bidder, and Decock claims the Philadelphia Flyers may be interested in winger Sami Kapanen and could offer up prospect winger Pavel Brendl and draft picks in return. Rutherford might also shop defenceman Aaron Ward. Rutherford is believed interested in Colorado Avalanche defenceman Martin Skoula and winger Alex Tanguay.Spector’s Note: Clarke’s recent comments about players like Kapanen (see below) makes his rumoured interest unlikely, but he is growing disenchanted with Brendl. Moving Irbe could be tough, as the market on goalies is almost non-existent in the wake of the Boston Bruins acquisition of Jeff Hackett. Tanguay and Skoula have been rumoured to be on the block for months, but they’re still in Denver. Mind you, if Avs GM Pierre Lacroix does decide to move players before the deadline, I doubt Skoula gets dealt, given the loss of Derek Morris to an eye injury.


38 Responses to Trade Rumors

  1. mikster says:

    Re-acquring Hlavac isn’t such a bad idea, but it’s a risk. It would bring more chemistry for sure though. Hlavac for Samuelsson or Lundmark? Please, in the past two seasons Hlavac’s value has hit almost rock bottom. He was dealth for an expensive enforcer in Brashear, and a 5th, 6th d-man in Malik.

    I don’t like Kapanen, i would not trade anything for him, maybe a 4th rounder.

    Palffy? Meh….wouldn’t make much sense, and only if Bure retires. He’d fit well with Nedved though, that’s for sure

    Nolan? Haha….no…

    Kovalev….slight chance since Patrick wants gold in return.

    Why would Slats be interested in Zhitnik? They don’t need him…

    I would definitely take Huselius or even Hagman from Florida though.

    Rutherford has been a good GM. I doubt he’d want a 3rd line player in Brendl and picks. Though Kapanen is not even that good either.

    Irbe should be traded, and i would like to see how the trade turns out to be, to then compare it to the Hackett trade.

    Kapapnen for Tanguay? I think it’s pretty fair. Skoula is going nowehre unless a defenseman goes to Colorado in return.

  2. RangerSteve says:

    Reacquiring Hlavac a risk? I don’t know about that one. He’s been lost since Sather traded him. He did not fit into Philly’s style of play, and Crawford felt he was a defensive liability. I think bringing back Hlavac would do one thing: Get Dvorak going! Everybody knows the damage that trio did together when they were formed in a season, and right now the Rangers are going to need anything they can get in order to go into the playoffs(make the playoffs). What happens to whos going to Carolina? Lundmark and Samuelsson are picking up their play, and at this point I could see Petrovicky being dealt. Sather is too high on Lundmark and he is coming around just fine. As for Samuelsson, many people asked “who the hell is this guy?”, when our beloved Adam Graves was traded. He’s a solid penalty killer and has been a bit incosistent, but overall plays well night to night. This is where the Rangers are going to end up trading somebody in order to bring in some form of a blast from teh past. Hlavac’s value has definately dropped, but could Barnaby be headed ot Ottawa? What is Muckler’s fatuation with the human punching bag?

  3. pmrocks says:

    Hlavac for Samuelsson makes good sense for the Rangers. Reacquiring him gives the Rangers another scoring line with Dvorak and Nedved, reuniting the Czech Line. As for dealing Petrovicky and Lundmark, I think the Rangers would have to be crazy. Petrovicky adds some much needed energy and checking and Lundmark is just starting to find his scoring touch. I think if the Rangers were to trade Barnaby, which they probably won’t, it would have to be for Karel Rachunek and Radek Bonk along with another Ranger, of course. Bonk, a crafty winger like Rucinsky, would be a great addition to the Bure, Lindros line. That’s if and it’s a big “if” Bure returns after the Allstar Break. If that doesn’t happen, they could always look at Miroslav Satan of the Sabres and trade Dale Puriton and a prospect. I would also look into trading Darius Kasparaitis to the Red Wings for Jiri Fischer. Teaming him up with Rachunek creating an All Czech line wouldn’t that be great to watch. Again, I would like to reiterate that trading Lundmark would be extremely foolish. If anything they should try to trade Pavel Bure and Eric Lindros by the trade deadline, if they are out of the playoffs.

  4. pmrocks says:

    Hlavac for Samuelsson makes good sense for the Rangers. Reacquiring him gives the Rangers another scoring line with Dvorak and Nedved, reuniting the Czech Line. As for dealing Petrovicky and Lundmark, I think the Rangers would have to be crazy. Petrovicky adds some much needed energy and checking and Lundmark is just starting to find his scoring touch. I think if the Rangers were to trade Barnaby, which they probably won’t, it would have to be for Karel Rachunek and Radek Bonk along with another Ranger, of course. Bonk, a crafty winger like Rucinsky, would be a great addition to the Bure, Lindros line. That’s if and it’s a big “if” Bure returns after the Allstar Break. If that doesn’t happen, they could always look at Miroslav Satan of the Sabres and trade Dale Puriton and a prospect. I would also look into trading Darius Kasparaitis to the Red Wings for Jiri Fischer. Teaming him up with Rachunek creating an All Czech line wouldn’t that be great to watch. Again, I would like to reiterate that trading Lundmark would be extremely foolish. If anything they should try to trade Pavel Bure and Eric Lindros by the trade deadline, if they are out of the playoffs.

  5. mikster says:

    Hlavac is a risk because, what if that line cannot play as well as it used to? Dvorak still needs to drive to the net. I remember when Hlavac was injured, and the line was Malhotra-Messier-Dvorak, that line was still good… Why? Because he still drove to the net. With that speed, he can score 20 goals a season for the rest of his career….but he still plays like he is scared.

    Lundmark is still a Smithling (Neil Smith pick), but strangely he is not a bust! Way to go Neil!!! And Lundamrk was picked higher than Brendl….amazing. Good thing is that Lundmark is an Edmonton native, and everyone in the management dept. is very high on him.

    Graves for Samuelsson was a solid deal. I don’t care if Samuelsson scores 10 or 15 goals in the rest of his career….he is a solid PK’er, 3rd line two-way forward with a great physical side to his game….just as Cairns, hahaha.

    As for Muckler…Barnaby doesn’t want to go to Ottawa, and after he said so…Muckler doesn’t want him. Maybe Mucks might want Petro…but he was such a steal from the waivers draft. Rangers need his physical game. A young guy that plays for cheap money….we want that!!!

  6. mikster says:

    I would not trade Samuelsson for Hlavac…..Samuelsson’s value is higher than Jan’s right now…NO WAY!!! Plus, the Canes would be looking for a scoring forward. To them, Sam might be just another Battaglia.

    Kaspar isn’t going anywhere….so what if he is having a bad season, Fleury sucked in his first season as a Ranger as well, look at the one after. Kaspar has a 6 year contract, i say keep him.

  7. TaajAr says:

    Why wouldnt Sather want Zhitnik?

    It’s not like the Rangers defense doesnt totally suck or anything. It’s sad Zhitnik is better defensively then any Rangers defencemen and he’s considered an offensive defencemen (which he really isn’t).

    Sadly when the Rangers and Sabres do make trades… It will be the Sabres 2nd or 3rd worst team (after watching Heatley today i’ll say 2nd) dealing to Rangers the worst team in the NHL seeing how they have like 18 games on hand over everyone.

  8. Tradedude says:

    I’m getting tired of all these ridiculous rumors floating around for the Rangers, and Leafs. Do they have to be in the hunt for every player out there? Or is it just this rumor stuff?

    but re-acquiring hlavac is smart, the line of hlavac-nedved-dvorak should be assembled once again.

    Go Caps, Go Leafs, Go Oils, GO!

  9. UltimateB says:

    As much as the Wings wanter Kasper last year, trading Fischer for him would be silly. Fishcer is the future of the Wings D, a big, physical, mobile D man. I have visions of Rob Blake dancing in my head, but he wears a wings uniform with Fischer written on the back.

    Further, if the Wings would have been willing to offer fischer, they would have done it last year and, with his upside, I bet the Penguins would have chosen him over Rick Berry.

    With the Wings’ dearth of high draft picks, having the ones they do get pan out is important to the franchise and the fans. If Fischer leaves Detroit, I’d be quite astonished.

  10. mikster says:

    And like, can you smarten up a bit?

    Rangers don’t need Zhitnik….they will have young defensemen next season. Everytime i’ve watched Zhitnik he doesn’t impress me at all….actually takes stupid penalties.

  11. mikster says:

    Don’t bitch about it if you’re getting tired of it!!!

    It is smart to re-acquire Hlavac, but if that line doesn’t work……then it was not worth it. So, i say it’s a risk….

  12. Matrix says:

    Flyers remember LeClair. Flyers will not make a trade.. Do I wish they would, well with San Jose or Buffalo, Pittsbufgr and we all know what pkayers were taking about. The truth is the Flyers will not make a big trade, Why cause they relly don’t need too.

    Now the Off season thier will be alot of current players gone 7-10 I beleive.

    Plus if I Beleive hard enough the FLyers wil not make a big move or Not win the Cup, well that just when they win.

  13. XxHaiLxX says:

    the rangers, why dont they just stop signing big names, obviosuly its been proven throughout the past 2 years that they wont win a cup. Look for new young players to booste them up.

  14. BosBrn says:

    I agree the Rangers don’t need Zhitnik. But the Rangers may have a guy on the team similar. I think Puritan takes stupid penalties just as much as Zhitnik.

  15. RangerSteve says:

    Mikster, um….every trade has that possibility. Gee if i trade this guy for him, it might not work out but I’ll take that chance.

  16. DaMick says:

    Hlavac i think wouldnt be a bad risk…just depends on the pricetag….Lundmark? noway…some other lesser known guy…sure.

  17. big_booty says:

    Re-acquiring Hlavac doesn’t make any sense for the Rangers. The Czech line scored, but they didn’t win alot of games. Everyone in the league knows that New York needs defense, but they also know that they’re not going to do anything about it.

    Kapanen might not really fit in Philadelphia. Only six goals and a minus-17 this year? Doesn’t really sound like someone who would fit in on a Hitchcock team. Besides, Bob Clarke is fixing his gaze on Satan. Once Darcy Reiger finally opens up the bidding, that’s when Philly will become a player in the trade market.

    I don’t doubt that Brendl will be offered up. He still has loads of promise, but Clarke seems to have soured on him. If it takes him and a pick to get Satan, I’d do it in a heartbeat. I like what Brendl has done this year, but getting a 40-goal scorer in return is just too good to pass up.

  18. Aetherial says:

    Brendl and a pick?

    Uh, this is about as bas as most Leaf trade ideas Booty! What exactly do you think Brendl is worth? How about we say Tucker and a pick… doesn’t that sound ridiculous? I would rather have Tucker than Brendl.

    Sorry man, I believe it will take more. Satan will be one of the, of not the most sought after player this year… IF Buffalo trades him.

  19. MossRocks says:

    Bonk is a centre.

  20. MossRocks says:

    Brendl is worth very little and certainly is not enough to get a proven scorer like Satan. Sober up. If Kapanen isn’t a Hitchcock player, then neither is Gagne. Little Simon doesn’t even have a 7% shooting percentage. 7 goals and 24 points in 41 games? At least the Iginla comparisons have finally been put to rest. Jarome’s having a bad year but nothing like Gagne’s total write off.

    Roenick leads the team with 34 points? (Actually Iginla is better than this right now too) Wow, even a Hitchcock team needs more offense than this. Can Leclair fill the hole? Can he do it for longer than five minutes? What else can Clarke offer to become a player in the Satan market?

  21. Sundinfan says:

    isnt satan a RW as well?

  22. Sands says:

    Bring Satan to the Rangers. He is another LW that the Rangers need, He’s cheep and is a good fit since the rangers need a REal good PK man. I want him to play in NY. AND if they do send Barnaby……. they can have the Satan Holik Lindros Line…… Hlavac makes no sense unless Dvorak goes the other way……….. Why do that unless Bure is done? Stupid deal. Rangers have there D set. Leetch, Poti … Kasper, Bouchard,…. Malakov, Mironov….. they don’t really need another D man when leetch comes back. Puriton can be packaged away……….

  23. Sands says:

    And NO FUCKING WAY DO YOU DEAL SAMMY…. OR LUNDMARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DON’T CARE WHO THEY GET! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    sorry bout that.

  24. TrojanMan says:

    Whered you learn to type? Guess hookt on foniks didnt worc fer you

  25. mikster says:

    Yeah but he is younger, much cheaper, and learning.

  26. mikster says:

    Also a winger!!! (LW)

  27. mikster says:

    it was only one line that scored for the Rangers, and Messier.

    If the Czech line comes back together, then the Rangers have three very solid scoring lines, and the PP increases.

    Kapanen’s attitude fits in Philly. Everything else, doesn’t.

    Satan won’t go to Philly.

    You’re the only Flyers fan i know that actualyl likes Brendl.

    Sorry bud, but a 1st rounder, 7th overall who is just a pretty good 3rd line guy is worth squat.

  28. Tradedude says:

    I wasn’t bitching about anything :O

  29. Tradedude says:

    ummm.. your complaining about what you said.

    Pretty dum if u ask me.

  30. Sands says:

    What are you talking about….. U lost me….

  31. aafiv says:

    The Rangers can acquire whomever they want but it won’t address the key issue with the team… it’s totally mismanaged.

    The only reason that Rangers fans believe in Hlavac is that he scored 30 goals ONCE. What kind of ice-time will he get if he’s brought back? Probably very little.

    What about the other players? How can they help when the likes of Lindros, Bure, Leetch, Holik, Kasparaitus can’t win in New York? Bringing new players is not going fix what ails the hapless New York Rangers.

    New Owners and New Management with the approach of building a team would though.

  32. mikster says:

    Ownership sucks, but Sather is building a good core of young players with the draft. Obviously there is no reason to rush prospects like previous managers did.

  33. beckfan says:

    Haaaaaaaaaaa! Figures a Flyers fan is that stupid. Almost as dumb as an Islander fan, uh duhhhh.

  34. beckfan says:

    Sorry Mikster, but I dont see the PP increasing w/ Hlavac on the team. What this team really needs for the power play to succeed is a guy in front of the net for 2 minuets. Lindros dosent do it enough and Holik isnt a PP guy. Barnaby? Forget it. Hes lucky hes playing this good at even strength. They havent had someone in front since Graves, and even when his scoreing was down, Colin Cambell tried Beukaboom!

  35. BlueNBurgundy says:

    y’know i had to register again just to say this..

    for those of you who may reckognize my old name avalanche114, whatup, if not..skip this..

    Personally, I wouldn’t trade for Alex Tanguay for Sami Kapanen although Kapanen is a far more experience, talented and overall better player, but Tanguay fits into the team better, and he has picked up recently. Did anyone see his goal in the third period against the Ranger$ last Thursday? Not that trades should be based on single goals alone, but i like the guy, thats why I am not the GM 🙂 Also, if the Av’s wanted to deal Skoula, I think that if they were going to swap Tanguay for Kapanen, couldn’t the Cane’s just add Ward to the deal? I dunno too much about Aaron Ward except that he has grit and heart and he used to play for that god awful team in Detroit, just kidding, congrats to the Red Wings this year on kicking the Avs all over the place, but they will be back! I say if Colorado keeps winning, leave them alone, if not, make the deal.

  36. BelZeBu says:

    If Kapanen is really available at a low cost the Sens shoul try to land on him. A package of Arvedson and Brian Pothier should be enough to get this guy. Maybe throw in a 3rd rounder with that and the deal could be done! Tell me what you think of this one!

  37. OldNord says:

    With the injuries at Brind’amour and Cole, the Canes season’s over. So Arvedson (UFA) is worthless for them. Maybe, replace him by Schastlivy.

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