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Posts Tagged Chris Stewart
- Brian Lawton: “Hearing that all talk surrounding Brodeur has ended. He will NOT be Traded…… Finishes yr with Devils.”
- Bob McKenzie: “NSH C David Legwand in play. PIT, DET, ANA, PIT all possible destinations.”
- David Pagnotta: “Blue Jackets also looking at defenseman… So are Kings, Penguins, Bruins, etc. etc.”
- David Pagnotta: “Blue Jackets aren’t done… They’ve been in talks with Calgary on Cammalleri, but at least 4 other teams in that hunt.”
- Gary Lawless: “Sounds like #nhljets trade talks with Sharks regarding Devin Setoguchi have cooled”
- Renaud Lavoie: “My friend just told me I made a mistake on Kesler. Its not the Wild but the Ducks who are in Kesler’s derby.”
- Ken Wiebe: “No surgery required for Scheifele, which is the good news, says Maurice. Chris Thorburn (upper-body) is day-to-day, not serious “
- Bruce Garrioch: “Senators have had no discussions on Chris Stewart today. “
- Elliotte Friedman: “Also hearing DAL in on Tim Thomas”
- Renaud Lavoie: “Their is a possibility that the Sabres try to sign Jaroslav Halak if they can’t trade him. They need a goalie to rebuild.”
- James Gordon of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators GM Bryan Murray, part of transcript from yesterday on deadline and Chris Phillips.
On deadline approach:
“Well, no question. If we lose that game and a couple of other teams in the race win, we’re in a difficult position, but I don’t know whether it makes a big, big difference. But very definitely, it keeps us in the race, and as that is the case, you have to react accordingly and that’s what we will do. We will again review where we are, what we’re hoping to do, what we want to achieve by the end of the year, as well as going forward in this organization and hopefully make the right decision.”
On Chris Phillips talks:
“Not really, no. I’ve talked to Chris, I planned to talk to him again today and then have to make a decision. I’ve made a proposal to him, he’s made a proposal to me, I’ve come back to him, we had a conversation after the game last night. It’s the norm, I think, as you try to play out a scenario with a player and, again, you want to make the right decision not for today only, but for the future.”
On if he’ll trade Phillips if they don’t reach a contract extension:
“Not necessarily. I think that, what my role in all of this is, at this time of year, is to show the players in the group that, if they’re in the race, that we’re going to try to help them stay in the race. So if you deal a good player, it makes it more difficult for them to believe it, so that’s all. I’m just going to, as I say, we’ll play it out, but we’ll go to the limit. As I say, we’ll talk to Chris again, we’ll try to see where we are. A draft pick at this moment doesn’t help this group, this year, so I’m obviously taking that into consideration.”
On if they will be active at the deadline:
“I don’t think overly so, but you know, obviously you’re on the phone and you talk to a variety of managers around the league, and we have a couple of names that we’re interested in talking about, and we will continue to do that until they disappear off the marketplace.”
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators and Phillips spoke again yesterday. Sources saying Phillips turned down a one-year deal with just more than $2 million. Sources saying he wants a two-year deal. GM Bryan Murray:
“My role is, in all of this, at this time of year is to show the players and the group that if they are in the race, we’re going to try to help them stay in the race,” said Murray before the club’s flight here Monday afternoon.
“If you deal a good player, it makes it more difficult for them to believe that’s all. I’m just going to, as I say, play it out. We’ll go to the limit. I’m going to talk to Chris again and see where are. A draft pick at this moment doesn’t help this group this year so I’m obviously taking that into consideration as well.”
Sources say the Bruins and Red Wings have shown some interest in Phillips.
The Senators emailed teams last week to let them know that Joe Corvo is available. They will continue to gauge the interest in Milan Michalek and Phillips. The asking price for Chris Stewart remains high. Ales Hemsky could be an option. Don’t expect any big moves.
“I don’t think I’ll be overly (active) but (he’s) on the phone and you talk to a variety of managers around the league and we have a couple of names that we’re interested in talking about and we’ll continue to do that until they disappear off the marketplace,” said Murray.
- James Gordon: Chris Phillips and the Senators have exchanged offers. Both sides spoke after the game on Sunday. Bruce Garrioch: Phillips knows he can get more on the open market, so Garrioch is not sure a deal will get done.
- Todd Cordell: Bob McKenzie said that trade talks are very cool between the Senators and Sabres regarding Chris Stewart.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Ryan Kesler remains the Penguins top target. The Penguins are feeling that the Flyers and Blackhawks are gaining interest in Kesler as well. If the Canucks don’t move Kesler at the deadline, the Penguins could still circle back in the offseason. GM Ray Shero wants to make a hockey deal to address their third line scoring and toughness. Shero has ownership’s backing to go all-in for Kesler because he has two remaining years on his contract. The Penguins want to keep Derrick Pouliot and Scott Harrington and give up draft picks instead. That could obviously change. A deal could also expand to include more players.
The Penguins are also watching the Matt Moulson situation and could fall back to it if they feel they are going to lose out on Kesler, or if the Canucks plan to keep him. The Penguins won’t overpay for a rental.
The Penguins are interested in Andrew MacDonald. Upgrading their blueline is their second priority after Kesler. The Pens maybe okay with adding a rental on the blueline.
The Penguins have sent pro scout Don Waddell to watch the past couple NJ Devils games. The Devils have three pending free agents on the blueline: Marek Zidlicky, Mark Fayne and Eric Gelinas (RFA)
- Mark Spector of SportNet: The Red Wings like Canucks Alex Edler and plenty of teams like Ryan Kesler. The Penguins are the front-runner for Kesler. The Blackhawks may have trouble fitting Kesler’s cap hit in. The Leafs giving up Nazam Kadri or a first to acquire Kesler in a Stanley Cup hope would be foolish.
The Senators are still talking about adding Chris Stewart.The Rangers could be interested in Ales Hemsky for a third round pick. The Oilers don’t have a second or third round pick in this year’s draft. They will be looking for second round pick for Hemsky. Nick Schultz, Ryan Smyth and Ilya Bryzgalov could be dealt for picks.
The Jets are looking for a winger, which could then allow them to move Dustin Byfuglien back to the blueline. It would have to be a money in, money out deal. The Jets could decide to shop Byfuglien. The Flyers would be one of many teams that would be interested.
The Flyers are interested in Andrew MacDonald.
The Flames will trade Mike Cammalleri.
The LA Kings and Matt Moulson remain linked to each other.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: (mailbag) The return for Thomas Vanek could be a first round pick (preferably 2015), another pick and a solid prospect. Andrew MacDonald’s trade value increased by Dan Girardi re-signing with the Rangers. Starting point will be a first round pick for MacDonald. He’d be better suited as a No. 4 on a contender. Lubomir Visnovsky has a no-movement clause and Evgeni Nabokov has little trade value. Custance would like to see Garth Snow go after a goalie, maybe Michal Neuvirth from Washington. Custance thinks Martin Erat could make sense for the Coyotes. Despite a $4.5 million salary cap hit, his salary drops to $2.25 million next season.
Tyler Myers might interest some teams, but he has a $5.5 million salary cap hit.
Custance thinks that David Legwand would be a good fit in Chicago. Ryan Kesler is another option. Teuvo Teravainen could be in their lineup by the end of the season.
Custance thinks the Red Wings will go big or do nothing. Christian Ehrhoff would be a great addition, but not sure what it would take for them to land him. The Wings have spoken with the Canucks about Alex Edler in the past.
Capitals GM George McPhee’s first order of business will be to get rid of Erat’s and Neuvirth’s contracts. Either Edler or MacDonald would be nice additions for the Capitals.
- The Fourth Period: The Blue Jackets are looking for a top-four defenseman and top-six forward. They are also looking to trade Marian Gaborik. Forward targets could include: Ryan Callahan, Chris Stewart, Paul Stastny and Mike Cammalleri. They have kicked tires on Chris Ehrhoff and Andrew MacDonald. The Avalanche contacted the Blue Jackets about a deal involving Stastny according to sources. Nothing is imminent. Cammalleri might consider a trade to Columbus, but might have other preferred destinations. Gaborik does have a no-trade clause, and no talks have been held with the pending UFA. The Kings, Devils, Senators and Ducks had reportedly shown some interest in Gaborik.
- Francois Gagnon: Gagnon talked with P.K. Subban’s agent on Saturday and he said there was no ongoing negotiations with the Canadiens.
- Mike Brophy of CBC: Some views on trading for a rental and what it can do to a team.
“From our point of view, we always look at players primarily who fit for now and for the future,” said one GM who requested anonymity. “We have done rentals at certain times, though. If somebody is not playing up to speed or you have a suspended or injured player, you may have to make a deal. We try to do everything we can to put our team in the best position to win every year.”
Senators GM Bryan Murray.
“It usually costs you a fairly important draft pick or a good, young prospect,” Murray said. “For the short-term you hope you get the benefit of the trade, but long-term you know in all likelihood you are paying a price.”
“It’s all asset management,” the anonymous GM said. “We want to see our young players step up and take a job. If they do it, great. If they don’t then maybe you have to dabble in the rental market to fill the need for your team. If you are going to pay exorbitant cost because of the supply and demand then in most cases it should be for a guy who fits now and for the future.”
On the effects it can have on team chemistry.
“Absolutely, you have to consider chemistry,” the GM said. “The integration of a player is huge. You’re bringing in a guy who, on paper, looks like he should fit in, but maybe he has played an advanced role on his team. Maybe he was on the No. 1 power play. You plug him into a role and he’s got to be willing to accept that role, be accepted by his teammates and buy into and understand the system.
“People don’t understand the chemistry and dynamics of a team. You can alter that and think you are doing the right thing on paper, but you might be doing the wrong thing in your dressing room. You had better be careful. And remember, you only have 20 games to integrate this person.”
Written by John Sheppard and can be followed at @jisheppard.
First of all before I write any more I want to thank Mark for this opportunity. For the foreseeable future I shall be writing about the Boston Bruins. I will talk about this year, the playoffs, the team, and what they’ll need in the playoffs.
The Boston Bruins are a team that builds for the playoff grind, they’re deep and roll all four lines. They love to play a North/South style
In their most recent game you saw Boston at their just about best. Strong defensive schemes, allow the goalie to see the puck, make it physical and if the other team answers with physicality then all the better. Teams like Boston and LA both know that when both teams are hitting hard, there is a higher chance of the ref putting the whistle in the pocket and fans get to see great hockey.
Afternoon Rumors II: Wild, Hurricanes, Oilers, Islanders, Sabres, Senators, Devils and Scouting Kings-Canes
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Sabres GM Tim Murray is now trying to trade Jaroslav Halak to the Wild. Some in the Wild organization wonder if Halak’s success had a lot to do with their system. If the price is right, they could make the move. The Wild have talked to the Hurricanes about Cam Ward, but his contract could be an issue. The Oilers have offered Ilya Bryzgalov to the Wild. Panthers Tim Thomas and Hurricanes Anton Khudobin could also be available. The Wild could look at Thomas Vanek this summer, but unless the price comes down by the deadline, unlikely to get the Wild’s interest. They haven’t called the Blue Jackets about Marian Gaborik. The Wild could use a scorer, defenseman and some goalie insurance.
- John Vogl: Newly acquired Chris Stewart and Jaroslav Halak are aware that they may not be in Buffalo for that long. Chris Stewart is expected to play on Monday, Jaroslav Halak is not.
- The Fourth Period: The Senators could look at trade pending UFA Chris Phillips, Joe Corvo and Milan Michalek. The Senators are trying to sign Phillips to a one-year contract extension. The Bruins are interested in Phillips. The Ducks, Kings and Avalanche could also be interested in Phillips.
- Bruce Garrioch: Though it change, Senators GM Bryan Murray has stated he’s not that interested in rental players.
- Rich Chere: “Brodeur said he doesn’t know if he’ll be traded. He said he would not have to be a starter to waive hi no-trade, just play more often. Brodeur said he may want to play next season so he needs to play more often this year than he is right now.”
- Renaud Lavoie: Devils Jaromir Jagr said that he might go home if he is traded. He’s received all of his contract bonuses for the year. Randy Miller: Jagr hopes he’s not traded: “I’m not going anywhere.”
- Frozen Royalty: Non-regulars scouting the Kings – Hurricanes game yesterday: Blue Jackets, Canadiens, Lightning, Penguins, Oilers and Hurricanes.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche are not looking to add a rental player. If the Avalanche don’t re-sign Paul Stastny by Wednesday, it’s possible that they trade him.
“To me, it’s something I really don’t worry about. You worry about (this week) a little bit, but we have a good thing going here and everyone realizes that,” Stastny said Saturday. “You want to keep winning and don’t want to break that chemistry, but at the same time if something happens, it happens. It’s just part of the business. Some things I can’t control and I just worry about what I can control — and that’s playing hockey.”
The Avs or Stastny’s agent won’t comment on the situation. If they do move Stastny, they could look for a young defenseman that could play 20-25 minutes per night and has some time left on their deal, or is at least a RFA.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: It is believed that the Senators have sent Chris Phillips a contract offer, and he’ll have to decide before Wednesday if he wants to remain with the Senators, or possibly move on. The sides haven’t talked in a couple days. If he doesn’t re-sign, it doesn’t mean he’ll be traded either. The Bruins are just one of the teams that have interest in Phillips. The Senators are interested in Chris Stewart. Three teams have shown interest in Sabres Stewart, with GM Tim Murray looking for high-end prospects from the Senators.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers may be willing to go six-years and $36 million for Ryan Callahan. If that isn’t enough for him, it would be his choice to test the open market in hope of getting more.
- Andrew Gross: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault expressed his confidence and optimism that Ryan Callahan will re-sign.
- Tracey Myers: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman is not focused on the trade deadline, likes his team chemistry going forward.
- Scott Powers: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said that there is still a possibility that Teuvo Teravainen could come over this year, but it would depend if he plays in the World Championship.
- The Fourth Period: Sources are saying the Canucks have contacted teams regarding Roberto Luongo, though nothing is imminent. Another source, ”I wouldn’t be totally shocked.” Eddie Lack will be given the start at today’s Heritage Classic. Elliotte Friedman also reported that the Canucks were exploring the Luongo market. It is not known if Luongo was approached by the Canucks.
“I don’t want to start going through this whole thing again,” Luongo said.
“When I’m on the ice, I try to be the best that I can be. The rest is out of my control. I’m not going to start putting myself in a spot like that again.”
The Red Wings, Flyers, Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets are interested in both Ryan Kesler and Alex Edler. The Rangers and Penguins are interested in Kesler. The Canadiens and Lightning are interested in Edler.
- David Pagnotta: “You can be sure Luongo’s fully aware of the situation (deja vu). As is his agent, Pat Brisson, who declined to comment on the matter. Brisson acknowledged to me that there is “lots going on,” but would not comment specifically on the situation or potential trade.”
- Tom Gulitti: (yesterday) “Of waiving his no trade, Martin Brodeur said this afternoon. ““It definitely depends on where it would be” and “I’m not there yet.In other words, if Brodeur waives his no trade it’s going to be team specific/offer specific. He wouldnt waive it completey for all trades. Don’t know exactly what @KevinWeekes reported, but am certain Brodeur wouldn’t waive no-trade completely & give up control where he’d go. So, maybe it’s a case that he’s agreed to waive it to go to certain teams. I have no information on that either way. Or maybe it’s simply Brodeur told Lamoriello he’ll waive the no-trade clause if he gets an offer both of them like. But, to say simply he’s waived his no-trade clause, I don’t know what that means.”
- Aaron Portzline: Portzline can’t really imagine the Blue Jackets trading Ryan Johansen to the Canucks for Ryan Kesler. Johansen has shown signs of being a No. 1.
- Renaud Lavoie: The goal for the Canucks is to trade Ryan Kesler by next week, but it won’t be cheap. If they don’t get the right offer, he’ll remain with the team.
- CBC Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove: Buffalo management situation, Sabres trade, Canucks and Kesler. Penguins most aggressive on Kesler. Blackhawks aren’t interested in Kesler. Kesler was saying in Sochi that he wanted to be moved. Canucks may be exploring the market for Roberto Luongo. Glen Healy thinks Martin St. Louis will stay in Tampa. Healy thinks the Sabres could be a landing spot for Callahan, drops Chris Stewart’s name. Brad Boyes looking like he’s re-signing in Florida
- Amalie Benjamin: Source confirms there have not been discussions between the Senators and Bruins regarding Chris Phillips just yet. The Bruins are interested.
- Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: There have been lots of rumors about the Bruins interest in Senators Chris Phillips but “there have been no conversations” according to a source. Ryan Spooner has been rumored to be a possible trade chip. Same source said that Spooner won’t be used for a rental. The Bruins have also been linked to Andrew MacDonald, Andrej Meszaros, Tom Gilbert, Nick Schultz, Henrik Tallinder and Christian Ehrhoff.
- Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald: A source is saying that the Bruins have contracted the Senators about Chris Phillips. A more likely option for the Bruins is Andrej Meszaros. Other targets could be Henrik Tallinder, Ron Hainsey and Andrew MacDonld. The high cost to acquire MacDonald may scare the Bruins off.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Bruins, Blues, Oilers and Sharks are believed to have shown interest in Chris Phillips. The Senators have shown interest in Chris Stewart.
- Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”For the right person both Kadri or Gardiner could be traded but I don’t think that kind of player is out there” … “Leafs are looking for a C or a top 4 and I don’t see that player falling into their lap”
- Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “No secret, the Leafs have been looking to upgrade defensively. Nobody would have expected that at the beginning of the year” … ”At times, through stretches, one of their best performers on the blueline has been the rookie Morgan Rielly” … ”I’d be a little surprised if the Leafs are able to get that top 4 D by the deadline” … ”The Leafs untouchable list would include Phil Kessel but I don’t think there is anyone beyond that” … ”Nonis continues to preach that if you make the right offer any player is available” … ”Sure it’s possible that Kadri/Gardiner could be moved in a blockbuster. I don’t get the sense that anything like that is happening” … ”I don’t see the fit with Van & TO because Gillis is loathe to deal with the Leafs. Nonis, like everyone else, is making that call”
- Ryan Boulding: Scouting the Avalanche – Coyotes game last night: Canucks, Blackhawks, Blues, Stars, Sharks, Senators, Panthers, Red Wings, Lightning (2), Maple Leafs and Hurricanes.
- Highland Park Hockey: Scouting AHL affiliates for the Lightning – Penguins last night: Blues, Canadiens, Blue Jackets, Canucks and Oilers.
- Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”Murray knows he has a long rebuild ahead of him and because of that he’s looking to acquire as much assets as possible”
- Mike Harrington: Signs pointing to the Sabres not keeping Jaroslav Halak. Head coach Ted Nolan was talking about Jhonas Enroth being their No. 1 guy.
- Dave Isaac: Now that Flyers Ray Emery has been listed as day-to-day, maybe the speculation that the Flyers will be going after Jaroslav Halak will stop.
- Elliotte Friedman: If the Sabres trade Christian Ehrhoff, need to keep on eye on the cap recapture penalty. It doesn’t affect the team that would trade for him, but it could affect what the Sabres want in return for him.
- Bob McKenzie: Potential Senators targets if the Sabres decide to flip Chris Stewart to them are Mark Stone, Matt Puempel, Mark Borowiecki and Fredrik Claesson.
- A.J. Jakubec: Hearing the Sabres have asked the Senators for Mike Hoffman in any potential Chris Stewart trade.
- Bob McKenzie: “Of course, wouldn’t it be infinitely more interesting if BUF traded Stewart and Matt Moulson to OTT for a really big haul. Buckle up.”
- Adrian Dater: Dater has heard that the Senators want Chris Stewart. If they don’t land him, they could make a pitch for Avalanche’s P.A. Parenteau.
- Adrian Dater: Dater doesn’t see the Stewart heading back to the Avalanche.
- Sabres GM Tim Murray on HC @ Noon yesterday
The St. Louis Blues have traded Chris Stewart, Jaroslav Halak, William Carrier, a 2015 first round pick and a 2016 3rd round pick to the Buffalo Sabres for Ryan Miller and Steve Ott. John Vogl: The Sabres will get a 2014 1st round pick if the Blues make the Western Conference Final or if Miller re-signs.
The 33 year old Miller was drafted 138th overall in the 5th round of the 1999 draft by the Sabres. He carries a $6.25 million salary cap hit.
The 31 year old Ott was drafted 25th overall in the 1st round of the 2000 draft by the Stars. The carries a $2.95 million salary cap hit.
The 28 year old Halak was drafted 271st overall in the 9th round of the 2003 draft by the Canadiens. He carries a $3.75 million salary cap hit.
The 26 year old Stewart was drafted 18th overall in the 1st round of the 2006 draft by the Avalanche. He carries a $4.15 million salary cap hit.
The 19 year old Carrier was drafted 57th overall in the 2nd round of the 2013 draft by the Blues.
Miller talks to the media
Ott talks to the media
Thoughts from twitter:
- Chris Botta: “If Isles defer Vanek pick to next year, the Sabres have 3 first-rounders and 3 2nd-rounders in the 2015 draft.”
- Pierre LeBrun: “Chris Stewart now a good asset for the Sabres. They could keep him, or deal him if price is right. Good position to be in.”
- Bob McKenzie: “I’m told there aren’t likely to be any more BUF moves tonite. I’d say BUF will try to flip Jaro Halak to MIN and Chris Stewart to OTT.”
- L.A. Lariviere: “Honeslty, I can’t think of one single flaw the Blues have now. People in St. Louis have a true Stanley Cup contender.”
- Craig Custance: “Doug Armstrong gets bonus points for pulling off this trade without including Jake Allen.”
- Jason Brough: ‘I always thought Chris Stewart would be a big star. Hasn’t really turned out that way. Still could I guess.”
- Spector’s Hockey: “The #Blues improved their Cup hopes with this move, but don’t anoint them Cup champs yet. Ask the #Penguins how that worked last season.”
- Craig Custance: “Agree. Really no reason to keep him. RT @wwheelz2002 @CraigCustance think they flip Stewart for more also #sabres”
- Adam Proteau: “I like how Tim Murray maximized his assets by pairing them and turning them into pieces he can flip. But I also like the deal for the Blues.”
- John Shannon: “Told that the Sabres will pay difference between Halak and Miller salaries, which is 1.75 mil.”
- Jason Gregor: “Great trade for Blues… Interesting to see how Hawks respond and Kings. Also expect Doug Wilson to make his usual smart moves. “
- The Goalie Guild: “This is just opinion, but I worry about Sabres depth now. Wouldn’t re-sign Halak, Enroth tops out at backup, Hackett still work in progress.”
- Andrew Walker: “Great job Murray for playing game to make it seem Miller market was bigger than it was. Big part of me thinks STL could’ve played hard ball”
- Terry Koshan: “Blues step up. Now interesting to see how/if Ducks, Hawks, Sharks respond in coming days.”
- Bob McKenzie: “I know OTT wants Chris Stewart. I know 3-way STL-BUF-OTT deal was discussed this week. I don’t know (yet) if it’s done or if it will be done”
- Jason Gregor: “With all the assets going to Buffalo have to think Miller will re-sign in St.Louis. No way Armstrong gives up that much for rental.”
- Craig Custance: “Blues one of the trade destinations where I could see Miller opening up contract talks and signing long-term before free agency.”
- Dustin Nielson: “If you’re Ryan Miller why would you not want to sign a long term deal to play for the Blues?”
- Pierre LeBrun: “Love that Blues went for it. Miller all along to me was perfect addition for a great team. Watch out West.”
- St. Louis Blues: “Ryan Miller and Steve Ott will meet the team in Phoenix, where we play on Sunday.”
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- TSN Insider Trading: Darren Dreger on the Senators pending free agent Chris Phillips.
In terms of Phillips, there’s a negotiation that’s ongoing between the Ottawa Senators and Phillips to keep him a lifer in Ottawa. If that doesn’t go well, if Phillips doesn’t like the offer that has been presented, then Bryan Murray may have to make a very difficult decision. There would be interest in Chris Phillips, a veteran player, very sound defensively, maybe he’s a good fit with the Boston Bruins.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators GM Bryan Murray continues to work the phones for a scoring winger. The asking price for Thomas Vanek and Matt Moulson remains high, which the Senators will want no part of. The Senators remain interested in Chris Stewart. Murray has players in the system to offer up in deals, but hasn’t found a fit yet. There has been interest in a couple of Senators pending UFAs: Chris Phillips and Milan Michalek. Both players would like to stay in Ottawa, but it’s not known if there have been any talks.
- Scott Burnside of ESPN: 10 players who could be traded and a guess as to what will end up happening with them.
1. Martin St. Louis: “St. Louis remains a Bolt until at least the draft.”2. Ryan Kesler: “Kesler stays in Vancouver, for the time being.”
3. Ryan Miller: “Miller in a Bluenote jersey strikes the right chord for us.”
4. Thomas Vanek: “Vanek is a King by week’s end.”
5. Ryan Callahan: “Yes, he stands as a straight rental and there are suggestions the Buffalo Sabres will push hard to sign Callahan come July (he’s from nearby Rochester), but a long run in the sun this spring could change all that, no?”
6. Matt Moulson: “Moulson joins the Penguins’ mighty arsenal.”
7. Mike Cammalleri: “If the Bolts move Martin St. Louis, would Cammalleri be a nice fit with Steven Stamkos? Yes.”
8. Ales Hemsky: “Hemsky had a nice Olympic tournament with three goals and an assist in five games, and a change of scenery could make him a nice deadline steal, assuming the Oilers don’t price themselves out of the marketplace.”
9. David Legwand: “Detroit. And there would also be a chance for the Wings to keep Legwand beyond this season at a modest salary given his connection to the community.”
10. Martin Brodeur: “And what about Chicago, which rode Corey Crawford all the way to the Stanley Cup last spring but had Ray Emery as a Plan B? Not sure Antti Raanta is the same kind of safety net yet, so perhaps Brodeur would fit.”
- Darren Dreger: Flames GM Brian Burke said there is no chance that he’ll be the GM next season.
- Darren Dreger: Based on the trade chatter that is going on, Burke expects league wide activity leading up to next Wednesday.
- Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”Edmonton needs 2-3 20-25 minute defenseman” … ”Edmonton also needs a goalie and size up front. There are a lot of pieces needed there”
- Adam Vingan: Vingan would prefer the Capitals to stand pat at the trade deadline, but if they are to bring someone in, Canucks defenseman Alex Edler would be a big upgrade.
- Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”Alex Edler to the Leafs makes a lot of sense”