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Morning Rumors VII: Twitter Rumors Involving A Bunch Of Teams And Players I

  • David Pagnotta: “Since yesterday evening, seems things have picked up with Habs. Again, no guarantees, but they’re exploring multiple options on trade front”
  • Pierre LeBrun: “Teams continue to phone Vancouver on Alex Edler… Wasn’t a chip Canucks really looking to move that much but if price is right…”
  • Dave Isaac: “Keep in mind, teams can now go above 23 on their rosters, but have to be cap compliant until playoffs. #Flyers roughly $2.45 M under.”
  • John Vogl: “One thing to note about the Sabres and trades: @capgeek says they have reached their limit on retaining salaries, so any deal is straight-up”
  • John Vogl: “Sabres looking at ‘couple names’ on waiver wire, getting calls on 25 percent of roster, GM tells team site “
  • Josh Yohe: “We know Pens are willing to deal Despres. Have to wonder where his value is right now. Physically gifted. Hasn’t put it all together yet.”
  • Louis Jean: “As I reported yesterday, #Ducks very interested in Kesler. Will a deal get done by 3pm Eastern or will it happen at the draft?”
  • Craig Custance: “If Canucks get the return they’re looking for, they do have the green light from ownership to make a Kesler deal today.”
  • Spector’s Hockey: “I don’t expect #Leafs to trade James Reimer at deadline. They need him in case Bernier burns out or gets hurt down the stretch.”
  • Darren Dreger: “When looking at Brodeur trade possibilities, important to note Marty doesn’t have to be number one. Just the right opportunity/change.”
  • Michael Russo: “BLOG: #mnwild talking to the Buffalo Sabres about Drew Stafford “
  • Louis Jean: “Told it seems unlikely OLli Jokinen will be traded by #Jets. To be continued.”
  • Bob McKenzie: “Getting a sense remaining Kesler options for VAN are PIT or ANA or not trading him at the deadline. Fluid process, tho. Still time.”
  • Nick Kypreos: “Hearing the Canadiens shopping Lars Eller today. Worst kept secret is Bergevin wants more size.”
  • Mark Spector: “Out of CGY, Hudler not out of play. Could help a lot of teams, esp CHI with Hossa hurt. Would love to move Wideman contract. Unlikely.”
  • Pierre LeBrun: “B’s still looking for a D-man, maybe get 1 or 2 depending on price… Options include likes of N. Schultz, Meszaros, Tallinder, among others”
  • David Pagnotta: “I expect Columbus to do more than simply trade Gaborik… They want a defenseman and could add a scorer. They’ve inquired about Cammalleri.”
  • Dale Lamontagne: “The New York Rangers have received several inquires regarding Brian Boyle, according to the New York Post.”
  • Rob Rossi: ” #Pens not sure if Kesler is still in play.”
  • Mark Spector: “Per @reporterchris, D Sami Vatanen being available should intrigue a lot of GMs. Also a sign ANA is clearing room for something big.”
  • Jim Diamond: “My guess is that Poile works out a deal to trade Legwand today. Whether or not he accepts it or not is a different story.”
  • David Pagnotta: “Colorado looking for veteran defenseman with term. Guys like McGinn, Parenteau among available players for a ‘hockey trade’”
  • Bruce Garrioch: “My friend Denis Potvin says Anaheim Ducks have made multiple phone calls on Jason Spezza. Still doubt he moves today.”
  • Nick Kypreos: “#Devils will try and move Brodeur. He told his GM last nite he wants out. Lou told him not great market but he’d try his best to do it.”
  • Chris Botta: “As of late last night, the Ducks, Kings and Sharks want you to believe they’re out on Vanek. That could change, of course.”
  • Pierre LeBrun: “As for any speculation about Kesler and Chicago, told by Hawks source that they are NOT in on that. Also not looking for a backup goalie”
  • Darren Dreger: “Nothing in the works, but if the Leafs do something today…it will be big or nothing. Let the Gardiner, Kadri rumours fly.”

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Morning Rumors II: Kesler, Bourque, Cammalleri, Callahan, Hemsky, Maple Leafs and Ruutu

  • Steve Simmons: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has told other GMs that he doesn’t have a deal for Ryan Kesler and isn’t likely going to be making one.
  • David Pagnotta: The Penguins are still in the mix for Canucks Ryan Kesler. They are also looking to add a defenseman. Sabres Henrik Tallinder could be a target.
  • Mark Spector: The Predators are not on Kesler’s list: Red Wings, Penguins and Flyers are.
  • Mark Spector: The Canucks wouldn’t trade Kesler within their division, ruling out the Ducks. They would like to send him to the East.
  • Farhan Lalji: (9:30 last night) Canucks GM Mike Gillis and Ryan Kesler’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, were talking at the arena.
  • David Pagnotta: Multiple sources saying the Canadiens have been working on a trade involving Rene Bourque.
  • Randy Sportak: Been told there is no truth to the Mike Cammalleri to the Blue Jackets rumors.
  • Ken Campbell: The Rangers and Ryan Callahan are still talking about a long-term extension. Too early to tell if it will get done.
  • Darren Dreger: No fewer than six teams have shown interest in Oilers Ales Hemsky.
  • Jim Matheson: Can scratch the Coyotes off the list of potential teams for Hemsky after the Erat trade.
  • Terry Koshan: Maple Leafs Dave Poulin reiterates that rentals are not an option: ”Nothing has changed for us over the course of the day or the past couple of days.”
  • Ken Campbell: The Hurricanes are getting some calls on forward Tuomo Ruutu. Could be moved in right deal.

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Morning Rumors VI: The Bruins Could Be Looking At …..

  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Stars Stephane Robidas may be a riskier pickup than some due to his injury, but he may only cost you a second round pick though.

    “A lot of teams covet [Robidas],” said the exec. “He’s a veteran right-hander that competes like a bastard. He’d be a perfect fit for the Bruins.”

    The Bruins top scout, Adam Creighton, watched three Blue Jackets games. The Jackets are looking to move Marian Gaborik. On the blueline, Nikita Nikitin and Jack Johnson would be natural choices for the Bruins.

  • Joe Haggerty: The Blue Jackets had two scouts at the Bruins – Capitals game.
  • CSNNE: The Bruins are looking to add at least one defenseman. They are interested in Andrew MacDonald but won’t give up a first round pick. Bruins potential targets: MacDonald, Chris Phillips, Dustin Byfuglien, Andrej Meszaros, Nick Schultz, Tom Gilbert, Henrik Tallinder, Christian Ehrhoff and Alex Edler.
  • Aaron Portzline: The Bruins interest in Marian Gaborik may just be insurance if other Eastern Conference teams are looking to add him.
  • David Pagnotta: As much as the Bruins are looking at defenseman, they are also looking for a top-six foward. Gaborik is one of the players being discussed. Pagnotta doesn’t think Gaborik is their No. 1 target.

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2013-14 NHL Trade Deadline Feature: Boston Bruins

Written by John Sheppard and can be followed at @jisheppard.

USATSI_7776882_154224518_lowresAs we are now back from the Olympic break and getting close to the trade deadline, it is time to take a look at the Boston Bruins.

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.

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Morning Rumors III: Senators, Bruins, Blues, Oilers, Sharks, Leafs, Canucks and Some Scouting

  • 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.

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Morning Rumors III: Sabres Edition: Myers, Ehrhoff Asked For List And Others On The Block

  • TSN Insider Trading: Sabres Tyler Myers is getting plenty of interest. The Maple Leafs, Ducks and Avalanche could be interested teams. The price could be high for him.
  • Craig Custance: The Sabres are getting calls on Christian Ehrhoff. He has a no-trade clause, but has submitted a list.
  • The Fourth Period: Christian Ehrhoff has a limited no-movement clause, and has already submitted his list. Teams looking for a defenseman include the Kings, Red Wings, Flyers, Blue Jackets and Bruins. For the right price, it’s believed that Tyler Myers could be had. Other Sabres on the block include Ryan Miller, Matt Moulson, Steve Ott, Henrik Tallinder, Cody McCormick and Drew Stafford.
  • Bob McKenzie: There is no guarantee that Ehrhoff will be traded, but the Sabres asked for a list of eight teams he doesn’t want to be traded too.
  • Bob McKenzie: Sabres GM Tim Murray is basically open to trading anyone on his roster. Teams that are looking for defenseman will be calling on Christian Ehrhoff and Tyler Myers.
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”Ryan Miller is not playing in Edmonton. I can’t see him playing anywhere in Canada for that matter”

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Evening Rumors: Kings Look AT Forwards and Dmen … Wings Looking For D … Risks/Rewards for Six

The Fourth Period: The Kings have shown interest in forwards: Matt Moulson, Thomas Vanek, Mike Cammalleri and Ray Whitney. On the blueline they have shown interest in: Andrew MacDonald, Henrik Tallinder and Dan Girardi. Multiple sources saying they even discussed a deal with Islanders involving both Vanek and MacDonald. The Islanders are looking for a 1st round pick or top prospect in a Vanek deal, and a defenseman and high draft pick for MacDonald. This is thought the Islanders had interest in Kings defenseman Alec Martinez earlier this year.

The Fourth Period: The Red Wings are looking for a veteran defenseman, but GM Ken Holland isn’t looking to give up top prospects or draft picks.

“What’s the expense of the rental,” Holland asked MLive. “When you’re one point up on the last playoff spot it’s hard to trade a top prospect or a first-round draft pick to rent a player.

“At the same time we’re always looking to upgrade. If there’s a hockey trade out there — I call a hockey trade a trade that affects your team going into next season – I’m obviously open to it.”

The Wings have spoken to the Canucks in the past about Alex Edler, and could have some interest in Christian Ehrhoff.

“I think this time of year you’re always looking for defensemen, but obviously there’s a lot of teams looking for defensemen,” Holland said. “We’ll see. It depends on what’s available. I don’t see us playing a big price on a rental. I don’t believe that’s the direction we should go but you never know when you get to Wednesday.”

Neil Greenberg of ESPN: Six potential trade candidates who come with a risk/reward proposition:

Thomas Vanek: Risk – “doesn’t do much in terms of puck possession.” Reward – “does a lot in terms of scoring.”

Ryan Miller: Risk – “is 33 years old, and, for goalies, that is near the end of the line.” Reward – “would be a candidate for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league’s best goaltender, if he played for any other team.”

Martin Brodeur: Risk – “Compared to Miller, Brodeur is well past his prime, and could very well be costing the Devils a playoff spot.” Reward – “Little.”

Mike Cammalleri: Risk – “Injuries.” Reward – “Despite playing for the Flames, who rank 26th in the NHL in goals per game (2.3), Cammalleri has 21 points in 41 games.”

Matt Moulson: Risk – Pessimists were right in that his goal scoring would decrease when not playing with John Tavares. Reward – “A team looking to bet that his shooting percentages will trend back to his career norms could end up with a steal at the deadline.”

Andrew MacDonald: Risk – “At even strength, the left-handed blueliner has been on the ice for 824 shot attempts against (team high) and the Islanders see just 43 percent of shots in their favor.” Reward – “There aren’t too many defensemen available who play more than 25 minutes per game, as MacDonald does.”

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Morning Rumors: Avalanche, Devils, Penguins, Kings, Islanders, Maple Leafs, Islanders and Sabres

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avs coach Patrick Roy on the March 5th trade deadline.

    “Sometimes you’re just afraid to say, ‘hey, if we bring this guy in and he doesn’t gel with our guys, are we a better team?” Even watching these (Olympic) games, I mean, look at the Finns: they don’t necessarily have a superstar, but they work hard together, and everything is possible. And our group is believing in each other, our group is working every day, our group is having fun playing together, our group is playing with that intensity and receptive to the teaching we’ve been doing, they’re receptive to the adjustments we want to make. I think it’s hard right now to think of making some changes. Joe (Sakic) and I are always going to be looking to have the best team that we can. But at the same time, it’s very, very dangerous to try to do too much. Am I comfortable to go with the team I have? The answer is yes. We’re going to have some tough decisions to make at the end of the year, we know this. Paul’s (Stastny’s) contract is up and we’re going to have to look at our options. But at the same time, our fans are very important to us and we want to give them the best we possibly can. Fans are coming to our games and having a blast, and we want to keep it that way.”

  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Will the Devils look to trade Martin Brodeur and/or captain Bryce Salvador?

    “I’ve been traded before. Once you’ve been traded, it takes a lot of that uncertainty off the way you look at it. You know the world doesn’t end when you get traded,” Salvador told The Star-Ledger.

    “But it may be a unique situation with Marty. We’ll see what happens there. For myself, at this point Lou hasn’t talked to me about anything.”

    Salvador could be traded if the right offer comes along.

    “Things can happen. It just depends on what the team does and what direction they go,” said the 38-year-old veteran, who has another year left on his contract at $3.25 million.

    “Every organization has to look at what they’re doing with the future. Last year Jarome (Iginla) got traded. Obviously it was a bit different because they knew they were out, but he was in Calgary his whole career. I’ve learned never to be surprised.”

  • Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Penguins are thought to be looking for a right winger to replace Pascal Dupuis, a bottom-six winger with grit and a veteran depth defenseman. Potential targets could be: Andrew MacDonald, Steve Ott, Brad Boyes, Matt Moulson, Lee Stempniak, Ales Hemsky, Henrik Tallinder and Marcel Goc.
  • Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Shinzawa thinks that Matt Moulson would be a good fit with the Kings. The Sabres will look for a first round pick for Moulson. Since the Islanders will now be sellers, GM Garth Snow’s first priority is to get a first round pick back to make up for the one he sent to the Sabres for Thomas Vanek.
  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: With Josh Harding still out indefinitely, and Niklas Backstrom not making a start since January 11th, the Wild may look to add a goaltender. Ryan Miller is available, but the Sabres will be looking for a big return, and Wild may only want to give up a big return if they would want to re-sign him long-term. Martin Brodeur could also be an option for the Wild.

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2013-14 NHL Trade Deadline Feature: Buffalo Sabres

Submitted by Cliff Hershley, on twitter at @CHershley

Sabres-deadlineComing into the 2013-2014 NHL season, the Buffalo Sabres were not expected to contend for a playoff spot. After a disastrous start of 4-15-1, The Sabres fired Head Coach Ron Rolston and longtime General Manager Darcy Regier. Pat Lafontaine immediately took over hockey operations and hired Ted Nolan as interim head coach. New GM Tim Murray was hired January 9th, and now must look at the direction the Sabres are headed in.

Thomas Vanek was traded in late October to the New York Islanders for Matt Moulson, a first round pick in 2014, and a second round pick in 2015. It should be noted that the 2014 pick is top ten protected and the Islanders can defer to 2015 if they choose.

As the trade deadline approaches, the Sabres have three players that will catch the eye of many other teams. Ryan Miller, Steve Ott and Matt Moulson will garner a lot of interest. The Sabres will be sellers at the trade deadline, as the playoffs are not a realistic option at this point in the season.

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2013-14 NHL Trade Deadline Feature: Los Angeles Kings

Submitted by Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period, on twitter at @DennisTFP

LA-KingsThe situation: A 9-1-0 run through early December had the Kings in position to take the lead in the NHL’s hotly contested Pacific Division but their Achilles’ heel, consistent offense has taken hold for the six weeks prior to the Olympic break. As a result, they’ve dropped to third in the Pacific behind the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks in the division. Pending a big rally in the season’s final quarter, they will start the playoffs on the road. While Los Angeles yields the lowest goals per game in the league, their 29th ranked offense and power play removes them from contender status unless there are significant changes down the stretch.

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Morning Rumors: Top Centers, Ducks, Rangers, Bruins, Avs, Wings, Coyotes, Leafs and Sabres

  • Tim Kavanagh of ESPN: Top five center trade targets: 1. David Legwand – The Blackhawks and Red Wings could inquire. 2. Steve Ott 3. Sam Gagner 4. Olli Jokinen 5. Nazem Kadri
  • The Fourth Period: The Ducks are looking for a stay-at-home defenseman. Talks could heat up next week. The Ducks have talked to the Rangers about Dan Girardi. The Rangers are still trying to re-sign him, but if they can’t get a deal done, they will likely look to trade him. They could also look at Andrew MacDonald, Henrik Tallinder, Dmitry Kulikov and Nick Schultz. The Bruins, Avalanche and Red Wings also have some interest in Girardi.
  • Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Coyotes GM Don Maloney on the inconsistent Coyotes:

    “I really look at it and say it comes back to the leadership in your locker room,” Maloney said. “This is not a condemnation of (captain) Shane (Doan). I’m not pointing a finger at Shane whatsoever. This is the collective group … this group that’s been here for the last four, five years, that knows how we have to play and the focus we have to put in to have that group drag along the rest of the players. And that’s what has me doing a lot of soul searching right now.”

    Maloney may be looking to increase their offense but …

    “I don’t expect any massive changes with us,” Maloney said.

  • Hope Smoke: James Mirtle on TSN Radio: ”If the Leafs were being outshot by 2 a game then that’s ok. This is an extreme. They’re getting outshout by 8-9 a night” … ”This is a problem that is ingrained in this team and that’s the main thing they need to fix to become a top 10 team in the league” … ”I think the problem is three pronged: the blueline needs an upgrade, the system is a problem & they lack two way forwards”
  • Hope Smoke: James Mirtle: ”I don’t expect Reimer to be here next year. They’re going to lose good players this summer. Maybe Kulemin too”
  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Linus Omark has not yet reported to the AHL after being waived by the Sabres last week. Omark has said in the past that he would rather play in Sweden than in the minors.

    “I’m not really sure what the exact next steps are,” Epp said, “just trying to figure out where he can go, where they can reassign him, where they want to have him, where he’s going to be best-suited for them and their situation.”

    The Sabres could assign him to a Swedish team.

    “There’s a chance they could assign him there,” said Epp, who hopes to have a resolution in the next few days. “There’s a chance he’ll still report to Rochester and a chance they’ll have him back in Buffalo. Who knows right now? It’s kind of up in the air.”

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Morning Rumor Round Up From the Past Few Days

  • Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Blues Chris Stewart name is in the rumor mill. There were rumors that the Rangers and Senators have inquired. Stewart has another year left at $4.2 million, which may appeal to some teams who don’t want to pay the rental price for Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson and Mike Cammalleri. The Blues are deep up front and have some RFAs they’ll need to give raises too.

    Sabres Ryan Miller is said to be looking for “Henrik Lundqvist money” (7 years and $59.5 million).

    The Senators would like to add a scoring winger and have a surplus of offensive-minded defensemen.

    The Blue Jackets have shown interest in Ryan Callahan, but not as just a rental.

    The Canadiens have made several attempts to land P.A. Parenteau.

  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Frans Nielsen will be out for a month with a broken hand.
  • Travis Yost: (Feb. 10th) Senators GM Bryan Murray: ”..there’s a couple of guys on our team who seem to be a target for other managers. they are not people that I want to move.”
  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: The Bruins could use some more speed and a “big, strong veteran defenseman that can block shots and throw bodies around in the defensive zone.” Those types of top-pairing guys are tough to find. They could trade a could trade a couple non-first round picks for Andrew MacDonald, but he’s not the big Dman they would prefer.  They won’t be interested in Dan Girardi if the Rangers want a first round pick. The Senators won’t be dangling Chris Phillips to anyone. The Bruins could consider someone that has term on his contract. Haggerty mentions Mark Giordano, but they would have to give up some good assets to get him. Henrik Tallinder, Willie Mitchell and Mark Stuart could all be available, but they are not really an upgrade to their current top-six.

    “There are really not that many players available, so beggars can’t be choosers really at this point,” Chiarelli said. “With each passing game, I see our D maturing, I see them making fewer mistakes, and it makes it a little easier on me. But I always feel that we need eight good NHL defenders going in to the playoffs.

    “While I’m certainly not going to replace [Dennis] Seidenberg, he’s too good and those players aren’t available, you’d like to think that there is a player with a little bit of Seids’ [Dennis Seidenberg] defending that we could find, and [that could] help us. But this year’s been a story about our depth, and I’ve been happy with it.”

  • Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: The Canucks have been struggling and will be without Mike Santorelli for the rest of the season, and their blueline has dealt with injuries to Dan Hamhuis, Kevin Bieksa and Chris Tanev. GM Mike Gillis isn’t losing faith in the team though.

    “We’re going to be all right,” Mike Gillis valiantly predicted.

  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Stephen Weiss continues to rehab from sports hernia surgery. He will be skating with the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers instead of skating on his own and his hoping to be able to return to the lineup on Feb. 26th.
  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: (Feb. 9th mail bag) Panaccio hasn’t heard any rumbling of the Flyers looking for offense leading up to the trade deadline. He doesn’t see the Flyers doing anything major until the summer. The Predators have stocked up on young defenseman and they could be willing to trade Shea Weber this summer. If it happens, the Flyers will be a major player. He won’t be moved at the trade deadline as the Predators will be able to get more at the draft.
  • Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald: Flames Shane O’Brien is waiting for a trade as he’s playing in the AHL.

    “Obviously, I believe I’m an NHL player,” O’Brien is saying Thursday afternoon from Abbotsford where — after an uninterrupted 528-game stretch in the National Hockey League — he’s again skating in the minors. “So I’ve got to work hard, play hard. Hopefully, some teams see me and are willing to give me another chance. I’m only 30 years old, so I feel I’ve got a couple good years left in me, anyway.

    “Obviously, I realize I’m a (team’s fifth or sixth defenceman) and I’m going to play against the bigger, tougher lines. I’m OK with that.

    “I feel that I can be a regular in the NHL again.”

    O’Brien has another year left on his deal that pays him $2 million. GM Brian Burke has told O’Brien that he’s trying to trade him.

  • The Fourth Period: TVA Sports reported that Devils GM Lou Lamoriello met with Martin Brodeur to discuss his playing future. Brodeur has indicated that he’d be willing to accept a trade if it were to help the team. The Blackhawks and Wild are reportedly interested according to TVA Sports.
  • The Fourth Period: The Panthers and Canadiens have talked several times throughout this season. TFP reported at the end of January that the Canadiens showed interest in Brad Boyes and Dmitry Kulikov.
  • David Pagnotta: (Feb. 8th) The Blue Jackets will be looking to be buyers by the trade deadline. They will also have to decide whether to keep or trade Marian Gaborik.
  • David Pagnotta:  According to Aaron Portzline, there have been no contact talks between Marian Gaborik and the Blue Jackets.
  • Ben Kuzma:  Elliotte Friedman said that Canucks owner Aquilini was with the team on their last road trip. He’s obviously concerned about his struggling team.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Devils and goalie Martin Brodeur will have some decisions to make leading up to the trade deadline.

    The issue is for Brodeur is two-fold: whether, a) he would feel comfortable leaving the Devils and joining a new team three-quarters of the way through the season; and, b) whether there is a playoff contender with the need for a goaltender of his pedigree to start at least half of its games.

    The Wild or Predators could be an option. The Blue Jackets sent two scouts to watch the Rangers on Thursday and Friday to likely watch Ryan Callahan.

  • Pat Pickens of SportsNet: P.A.Parenteau was a healthy scratch last week and has been in the rumor mill, but adds he hasn’t had an issue with head coach Patrick Roy.

    “I have a really good relationship with him,” Parenteau said. “He’s a really good communicator.

  • Jonas Siegel of TSN: Leo Komarov is eyeing a NHL return.

    “I want to get back,” Komarov said of the NHL. “It’s a big goal for me for next season. [But] I’m going to see how it’s going to work out. Dynamo is playing pretty good right now so it’s like everything is good there too, but I really enjoyed it in Toronto. It was really good.”

    Komarov will be a UFA and is open to returning to Toronto. He hasn’t received any offers yet.

  • The Fourth Period: (Feb. 7th) The Oilers and Flyers could be talking about a deal. Top members of the Flyers management scouted the Oilers game in New Jersey. Last year at the draft they talked about a Braydon Coburn deal. The Flyers have been interested Jordan Eberle and Ales Hemsky in the past. The Oilers have been linked to Coburn, Sean Courier and Luke Schenn. The Oilers have been shopping Hemsky, Ryan Smyth and Sam Gagner. They are also getting interest in Eberle and Nail Yakupov.

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