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The Nashville Predators trade center David Legwand to the Detroit Red Wings for Patrick Eaves, Calle Jarnkrok and a 3rd round pick.
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- 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.”
- 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.
- Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that there have been a lot of trade calls this week, but wouldn’t say who was drawing the most interest.
- John Glennon: Predators GM David Poile said that at this point, David Legwand won’t traded. Poile hasn’t taken any offers for Legwand.
- Mark Spector: Spector thinks the probability of P.K. Subban being traded to the Oilers is “none.”
- John Vogl: Islanders Thomas Vanek on going on the road right before the trade deadline: ”You pack a few extra clothes for sure. That’s just reality, I guess.”
- Bruce Garrioch: The prices on the trade market are likely to decrease leading up to tomorrows 3:00 PM EST deadline.
- Arthur Staples: (as of early afternoon yesterday) Things were all quiet with the Islanders.
- Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: ”Whether Gardiner is traded over the next two days or not, I don’t think there is a long future for him in Toronto due to Carlyle”
- Seth Rorabaugh: “I’m not sure there’s a realistic trade the Pens can make to make them a hands-down favorite to win the Cup. Injuries/cap killing them.”
- Bob McKenzie: A Jaroslav Halak trade to the Wild is a rumor that won’t go away. Adrian Dater: “If Minny gets Halak it’ll destroy team chemistry IMO. Nothing against him, but Kuemper has support of room. Halak hasn’t earned it”
- Dan Tencer: Tencer thinks the Oilers can get a second round pick for Ales Hemsky, retaining some salary to do so.
- Igor Eronko: Evgeni Kuznetsov will report to the Capitals after his KHL’s last game, which is today.
- Pierre LeBrun: The Rangers priority is resolving the Ryan Callahan situation, but they are monitoring the Ryan Kesler situation.
- Brian Wilde: Canadiens Andrei Markov has a modified no-trade clause and would likely say no to a trade to the Oilers. The Kings is a more plausible destination.
- Chad Graff: Gary Bettman said they are “very focused” on Minnesota hosting an outdoor game. He visited Target Field and TCF Bank yesterday.
- Michael Russo: Bettman said he continues to receive interest in expansion from Seattle, Vegas, Kansas City and Quebec City.
- TSN: Sources telling Darren Dreger that the Senators are ‘quietly gauging interest’ in Jason Spezza. Spezza has a no-trade clause. Spezza has one-year left on his deal and carries a $7 million salary cap hit. He has a salary of $4 million next season.
- Pierre LeBrun: The Stars won’t be looking at rentals, looking for hockey deals.
“Correct, we’re not going to be in the rental market,” Stars GM Jim Nill told ESPN.com Monday. “But if there’s a hockey deal that makes sense, we’ll look at it.”
“We’re open for business, I’m always looking at things, but I’m not rushing to do something just to move a body to get a pick,” said Nill.
LeBrun thinks the Blackhawks will stand pat. Can always change quickly though.
The Red Wings are among the teams interested in Christian Ehrhoff. He’s a $4 million salary cap hit, but is only owed $17 million over the next seven seasons.
Nothing new to report on Chris Phillips one-year offer from the Senators. He’s believed to be looking for a two-year extension. The Bruins could be interested, but it’s not known if the Senators would want to trade him to a division rival.
The Bruins are among the teams interested in Andrew MacDonald.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Wild seem like a fit for Martin Brodeur. Darcy Kuemper has looked really good, but what if he falters or gets hurt? Niklas Backstrom has battled injuries all season and Josh Harding has his MS flare ups. They looked at Ryan Miller before he was dealt. Jaroslav Halak could be an option. Two questions are: Does Lamoriello want to trade Marty and will the Wild give the Devils what they would want for Marty? Viktor Fasth could be available. Same with Tim Thomas, Justin Peters and Ilya Bryzgalov.
- Pat Pickens of SportsNet: Top 10 rental players: 1. Thomas Vanek 2. Jaromir Jagr 3. Ryan Callahan 4. Andrew MacDonald 5. Brad Boyes 6. David Legwand 7. Matt Moulson 8. Ales Hemsky 9. Chris Phillips 10. Mike Cammalleri
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: He hasn’t officially been recalled by the Predators, but Pekka Rinne could be returning to the team with week after his second rehab start with Milwaukee of the AHL.
“Now I’m looking forward to getting back to Nashville and hopefully get some ice time there and help the guys make the playoffs,” Rinne told reporters in Milwaukee.
- Bill Hoppe: Sabres GM Tim Murray on interim coach Ted Nolan: ”If he wants to be here, I want him to be our coach.”
- John Vogl: Sabres Predsident Ted Black when asked if Pat LaFontaine resigned to avoid being fired, ”As per comments at the press conference and as was in the release yesterday, Pat resigned.”
- George Richards: There might be some news regarding Panthers management, but there is nothing to confirm just yet. Richards has been hearing some things the past few days.
- Bob McKenzie: The Canadiens put Davis Drewiske on waivers yesterday.
- David Alter: Maple Leafs Dave Bolland ruled himself out tonight.
- NHL Player Safety: Capitals Dmitry Orlov will have a phone hearing today for his hit on Flyers Brayden Schenn.
How many games do you think Orlov SHOULD get? How many games do you think he WILL get?
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: After the Blues and Sabres trade, the Blues for sure will not have an interest in Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald since they likely won’t have a first round pick in the next two drafts. Reports have the Kings and Sharks interested in MacDonald. A half dozen teams have inquired about Thomas Vanek. Islanders GM Garth Snow will be looking for a goaltender this summer.
- David Pagnotta: The Islanders haven’t reached out Andrew MacDonald regarding a contract in a while. Asking price is high, but they are set on trading him.
- Darren Dreger: Sounding like Chris Phillips wants a two year contract extension. The Senators prefer a one-year deal.
- John Vogl: Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan on a contract extension: ”Right now I can’t even discuss that. It’s such an emotional roller coaster.”
- The Fourth Period: Sources saying the Blackhawks are extremely interested in Ryan Kesler. The Penguins put an offer on the table and the Red Wings, Flyers and Blue Jackets are also interested. The Blackhawks are also interested Martin Brodeur.
- Will DePaoli: The Canucks were scouting the Penguins AHL team on Thursday.
- Mark Spector: Doubtful that Kesler would accept a trade to the Maple Leafs.
- Rob Tychkowski: The Predators could send Devan Dubnyk to the AHL when Pekka Rinne returns this week. Interesting as Dubnyk is on a one-way deal and Carter Hutton is on a two-way. Hutton has started 10 of their last 11.
Written by Justin Ritzel and can be followed at @justinritzel.
Despite sitting atop the National Hockey League standings for a better part of the past two months, there is a shred of doubt of the legitimacy on whether the Anaheim Ducks are true Stanley Cup contenders. Perhaps it is their quick playoff exit in the first round of the 2013 NHL Playoffs, or head coach Bruce Boudreau’s lack of playoff success, but the question remains on whether these Ducks can compete with the likes of Chicago, St. Louis, or Los Angeles in a seven-game series.
During his tenure as General Manager in Anaheim, Bob Murray has made exactly one blockbuster trade. The deal was the one that shipped future Hall of Fame Defenseman Chris Pronger to the Philadelphia Flyers for Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa, and a first round draft pick that the Ducks used to select forward Kyle Palmieri. Suffice to say, Murray has been reluctant to take a big swing via trade, electing to fill holes with low-level deals instead.
Morning Rumors IV: Canucks, Oilers, Panthers, Wild, Stars, Canadiens, Islanders, Sharks, Preds and Many More
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: It’s believed the Penguins, Blackhawks and Red Wings are interested in Ryan Kesler.
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish may find a taker for Ales Hemsky by Wednesday.
The Oilers made a pitch for Andrei Markov. They might be willing to give Markov a three-year extension. If the Canadiens trade him, they would want a prospect and a pick.
The Panthers will talk with Tom Gilbert about an contract.
The Wild may now look at Martin Brodeur and Tim Thomas.
The Stars will likely trade Ray Whitney, possibly to the Coyotes. The Stars are also looking to trade Erik Cole, Vernon Fiddler and Stephane Robidas.
Speculation is the Canadiens have offered P.K. Subban a seven-year, $49 million deal. Subban may be looking for something in the $8-$8.5 million per season deal.
Islanders GM Garth Snow is looking for a first, second and prospect for Thomas Vanek. The Kings have been sniffing around.
Several teams have inquired about Sharks Dan Boyle, but will likely wait until free agency if he hits the market.
The Predators will likely trade David Legwand and are shopping Matt Cullen.
Rangers Ryan Callahan is asking for seven-years and $6.75 million as he knows he can get it on the open market.
Teams may look at Flames T.J. Galiardi.
Hurricanes Ron Hainsey could be moved by Wednesday.
There is limited interest in Capitals Martin Erat.
If the Kings don’t land Thomas Vanek, they could move on to Mike Cammalleri. The Canucks have been sniffing around Cammalleri.
The Bruins had talked to the Rangers about Dan Girardi before he signed.
Top 5 Sellers: Sabres, Oilers, Islanders, Predators and Flames.
Top 5 Buyers: Blues, Canucks, Kings, Rangers and Red Wings.
Top 5 Targets: Vanek, Kesler, Moulson, Cammalleri and Callahan.
- Harvey Fialkov: The Panthers will be shopping and ditching expiring contracts.
- Harvey Fialkov: Source saying the Panthers could trade Brad Boyes for the right price, then possibly re-sign him July 1st.
- Harvey Fialkov: Panthers pending RFA Dmitri Kulikov has played better of late and could be in demand.
- Jason Brough: The Panthers ownership have given GM Dale Tallon permission to spend to the cap.
- Nick Kypreos: Brad Boyes could remain with the Panthers if they can get a deal in the $2.5 to $3 million range.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Brad Boyes and the Panthers are in talks about a new deal.
“I would like to stay,” Boyes said. “There have been talks back and forth. We’ll see what happens.”
Defenseman Mike Weaver, a pending UFA, could be traded by Wednesday.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Predators GM David Poile.
“I talked to almost everybody before the Olympic break; I’ve probably spoken to half of the teams this week,” Poile told ESPN.com Friday afternoon.
“Everybody knows from my standpoint what we have available. I’m certainly aware that we’ve come from nine points out of the playoffs to four points out. That gives us a chance to make the playoffs. I know we have to leap over some teams to do it, so the odds are against us, but hope springs eternal.
“From my standpoint, I don’t consider myself a buyer, I don’t consider myself a seller. I could just be neutral given where we are.”
Poile on Shea Weber.
“We’re not trading Shea. We’ve told that to everybody. People ask and it’s their right to ask, but we’re not trading him,” Poile said firmly.
The Ducks might be willing to trade one of their goalies, with LeBrun guessing Viktor Fasth. He has another year left at $2.9 million.
The Capitals are still trying to trade Martin Erat.
“The only thing I’m working on that has to be done is moving [Martin] Erat,” Caps GM George McPhee told ESPN.com Friday morning.
“There are some teams interested. He still wants out. I’d love to be able to do it this weekend. But we’ll see.”
The Flyers are interested in both Ryan Kesler and Alex Edler. The Canucks would likely ask for Brayden Schenn, and LeBrun isn’t sure if the Flyers would be into that. The Penguins, Red Wings and Blue Jackets could be other teams interested in Kesler.
Tyler Myers could be had for the right price.
Ales Hemsky could be plan B for teams that don’t get Matt Moulson or Thomas Vanek.
The Sam Gagner to LA Kings deal fell through as the Oilers wouldn’t eat any of his salary.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: (before last nigh’s trade) Sabres GM Tim Murray.
“There’s still good interest in another four or five guys,” he said. “Nothing specific — kicking tires.”
Christian Ehrhoff has been getting interest. The Sabres would have to be weary of an early retirement and having the salary cap recapture affecting them.
“Part of the return would have to, I guess you could say, recapture the recapture,” Murray said.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings GM Ken Holland continues to talk with teams. He’s not interested in paying a high price for a rental. Ryan Kesler would interest the Wings, but the price will be high. Teams would be asking the Canucks for players like Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and Danny DeKeyser. It is unlikely that they would want to part with any of them. Holland may be more interested in adding a defenseman, with Alex Edler possibly being a better Canuck option. The Sabres are open for offers on Tyler Myers and Christian Ehrhoff.
Morning Hits: Sabres Pay Salary Difference, Entry-Level Deals, Rinne, Perreault, Yakupov and Bolland
- Corey Masisak: The Sabres now have 18 first and second round picks from the 2012 to 2015 drafts. No team in the past two decades have had more than 15. There is still the chance that they could get 20 to 22 before the deadline.
- Bob McKenzie: The Sabres will pick up the difference between Ryan Miller’s and Jaroslav Halak’s salaries. The $1.75 million difference is actually $288,000 for the remainder of the season.
- CapGeek: Today is the first day that teams are able to sign entry-level contracts to start in 2014-15. Meaning: a bunch of entry-level deals will be signed in the next couple weeks.
- Josh Cooper: Pekka Rinne: ”I had a blast tonight, and feel even better now, since I don’t have any symptoms and my body is feeling good and I’m feeling fine.” … ”I think that was the main goal, just get that game conditioning. It was quite an easy game for myself.”
vEric Stephens: Ducks Mathieu Perreault left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
- Joanne Ireland: Oilers Nail Yakupov said there was no cracked bone in his foot. He left practice in a walking boot, but didn’t rule out playing tonight.
- Paul Hendrick: Maple Leafs Dave Bolland is day-to-day and won’t play tonight against the Canadiens.
Hockey Central panel discusses whether the Edmonton Oilers will trade Sam Gagner. The 24-year will carry a $4.8 million salary cap hit through 2015-16.
Doug MacLean thinks it’s time for him to move on. Is he a No. 2 or No. 3 center?
MacLean thinks possible destinations are the Kings, Predators and Devils. Scott Morrison thinks possible destinations are the Kings and Predators.
Who do you think should go after Gagner, and what should they give up for him?