Trade talk heating up
LEBRUN: I feel for Ducks GM Bob Murray. Where was this level of play two months ago when the season was still salvageable? I just can’t see the Ducks bridging that gap. All this run is doing is ruining Anaheim’s draft pick for June. Unless Anaheim somehow gets back into the race, the Ducks will be sellers come the trade deadline. One name to keep an eye on is veteran blueliner Lubomir Visnovsky.
He’s got another year left on his deal past this season at a $5.6 million cap hit — maybe too rich for most teams — however, his actual salary next season drops to $3 million. He remains an effective power-play quarterback. Another player possibly on the move from the Ducks is veteran winger Jason Blake, who is slated for unrestricted free agency July 1. He’s had a resurgence of late and could be a good spark-plug addition for a playoff-bound team.