Trade rumors involving the Maple Leafs, Kings, Bruins, Ducks, Sharks, Blue Jackets and Flames

  • Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: The Maple Leafs were interested in Jonathan Bernier at the draft, then interest waned a bit, but a source said their interest as picked up again. It’s not clear if an actual offer was made, but Matt Frattin’s name may be involved. Bernier carries a $1.25 million cap hit this year, and will be a RFA next year. Andy Strickland via twitter: Sources are saying that the Kings GM Dean Lombardi wants a specific player from the Maple Leafs and a pick for Jonathan Bernier. Michael Traikos via twittter: Traikos asks Strickland if it could be Nikolai Kulemin? (I didn’t see a response)
  • James Murphy of ESPN: The Ducks and Bruins had “exploratory” talks regarding Ryan, but Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli let them know that David Krejci and Milan Lucic are not available.  The Bruins have dropped out of the Rick Nash sweepstakes. Reports are that the asking price was any combination of Krejci, Lucic, Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton. Chiarelli had already let it be known that Seguin and Hamilton were non-starters.
  • Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: According to a source, the Sharks haven’t had any discussions with the Blue Jackets regarding Rick Nash in “months.” The Blue Jackets haven’t come down from their insistence of Logan Couture, which is a non-starter. Rumors surfaced that the Sharks offered Dan Boyle to the Rangers for Marian Gaborik shortly after the season, but it fell through when he needed shoulder surgery that will keep him out until December.
  • Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald: The Flames still have some items on their to-do list. One of their top priorities is to trade for some muscle and physical presence.

    “We’re still having conversations with teams just to see what teams are thinking about and what teams need,” the Calgary Flames general manager said Wednesday. “We know we haven’t addressed our need to be a harder, tougher team to play against. Depending upon what other deals are out there, that’s something we’re still looking at.”

    The Flames have a surplus of defenseman, 9 Dmen on 1-way deals. Jay Bouwmeester’s name is still rumored to be available.

    “It’s been interesting,” Feaster said. “I thought when Suter went off the market, and even Parise, that you would see more. It’s been slow.”

    “I think there are a number of reasons for that,” he said. “I think one of them is now the wait is, ‘what’s Shane Doan going to do.’ And then I also think, there’s still a wait and see on where are things going from a CBA perspective. And do you want to commit money? How close to $70 million do you want to get?”

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  1. #1 by Jimmy at July 19th, 2012

    Kulemin? LOL. Try Colbourne or Gardiner.

  2. #2 by christopherfarrell at July 19th, 2012

    boston trade brad marchand for bobby ryan

  3. #3 by Mikey at July 19th, 2012

    Anaheim would be completely insane if they traded Bobby Ryan for Brad Marchand.

  4. #4 by Brent at July 19th, 2012

    Gardiner isn’t going anywhere, and Bernier might be a bust anyways. Quick was chosen over him, so giving Frattin or Kulemin might still be overpaying.

  5. #5 by Mikey at July 19th, 2012

    Howson is the only GM stupid enough to overpay for Bernier.

  6. #6 by Brent at July 19th, 2012

    I dunno, Burke hasn’t exactly brought any glory… Mind you, Burke wouldn’t expect all of a teams young talent, their proven veterans and their left nut for Rick Nash

  7. #7 by Cam at July 20th, 2012

    Can any of the fools on this silly website spell Krejci’s name correctly?

  8. #8 by Mikey at July 20th, 2012

    If this site is “silly” and the people running it are “fools” then why even bother going on it?

  9. #9 by Cam at July 20th, 2012

    Cause it gets me hard

  10. #10 by Mikey at July 20th, 2012

    Your the only fool on this website.

  11. #11 by Brent at July 21st, 2012

    Sorry, but if you are going to call someone a fool, at least use the proper ‘you’re’

    Can we get back to hockey?

  12. #12 by BLAH at July 22nd, 2012

    Frattin is a great prospect the Leafs shouldn’t trade him for Bernier
    In his first year out of College hockey he managed to stay up with the leafs and have a pretty good year Id rather give up Colborne or Kulemin than Frattin

  13. #13 by Mikey at July 23rd, 2012

    Matt Frattin is a good young forward but Jonathan Bernier is a good young goalie. It would be a fair trade to both teams if the Leafs offered Frattin and maybe a pick for Bernier. Only thing is, Toronto is left with Reimer and Bernier. Two unexperienced goalies with no mentors.

  14. #14 by Mikey at July 23rd, 2012

    Although I don’t think LA will accept that trade because they’re left with only Quick. Unless they sign a goalie through free agency but there aren’t many left. Columbus has a better chance because they could offer Steve Mason and a high draft pick for Bernier.

  15. #15 by BLAH at July 23rd, 2012

    Yes I agree that if the leafs had a different goalie i might deal frattin as Bernier is a good goalie who’s supposed to be a future great but he is pretty much the same as reimer in fact reimer had only slightly worse numbers then Bernier who played half the games reimer did. Don’t get me wrong Id love Bernier but i wouldn’t give up frattin id rather give up someone like cannily or Lombardi or even Kulemin or a combination we had to many players like lombardi and cannily who are taking up salary space and not preforming.

  16. #16 by BLAH at July 23rd, 2012

    Stupid autocorrect i meant Connolly.

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