Monday, February 26, 2007

Bertuzzi, Guerin updates.

The frontrunners for Todd Bertuzzi's services seem to be Anaheim, Detroit and Montreal.

Bill Guerin is being pursued by Buffalo, Toronto and Ottawa. Should Toronto and Ottawa lose out on Gary Roberts, look for one of these two teams to make a push for him.

Gary Roberts looks to be headed to Pittsburgh, but as of Monday night he is still a Panther. There are conflicting reports that he will be playing for Toronto by tomorrow.

Dainius Zubrus cannot come to a contract extension with the Washington Capitals and will be traded by tomorrow. Carolina, San Jose and Edmonton are said to be interested.

Pittsburgh and Phoenix have been talking about the availability of players such as Curtis Joseph, Owen Nolan, Georges Laraque and Yanic Perreault.

Martin Gelinas might be going to Edmonton instead of Vancouver as Edmonton has put in a late bid.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Jason Blake sweepstakes?

According to Greg Logan, Jason Blake is being shopped to several Western Conference teams. The starting price is a 1st rounder and a mid to lower tier prospect, and several of the deals are rumoured to be:

Vancouver has offered a 1st rounder and Daniel Rahimi.

Detroit has offered a 1st rounder and Evan McGrath.

San Jose has offered a 1st rounder in 2008, Derek Joslin and a 7th rounder.

There has been no information on the packages offered by Dallas, Nashville or Edmonton. Stay tuned for updates.


Friday, February 23, 2007

Oilers after Salei?

Rumours from Edmonton are swirling that the Oilers are heavily pursuing Ruslan Salei from Florida. The Panthers are very close to selling off their team, and are looking for young players in return. Salei could be the answer to their powerplay quarterback woes.

The Vancouver Canucks are very close to getting Martin Gelinas. The deal may come down to a 3rd rounder going the other way, but if the bidding gets heated, the Canucks may tempt the Panthers with their surplus of 2nd rounders.

George Laraque is close to being dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

There has been talk that Aaron Miller may be headed to the New York Islanders.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Buffalo Blockbuster?

There have been rumours from Buffalo that the Sabres are building a package to acquire Bill Guerin. With recent injuries to Ales Kotalik and Maxim Afinogenov, the Sabres are lacking depth at the right wing position. St. Louis is looking for top prospects or pick to come their way, and Marek Zagrapan's name has come up often.

According to local radio reports, there is a possibility of Eric Weinrich coming back to the NHL. In 10 games for the Duck's affiliate in Portland, he has accumulated 6 assists and 6 PIMs. He could be a late addition for the Ducks' lineup.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Bergeron to Islanders

The Oilers have traded defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron to the New York Islanders for Russian prospect defenceman Denis Grebeshkov. Could this be the precurser to something bigger from the Oilers? Source

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Forsberg to Nashville - done.

Peter Forsberg goes to Nashville for Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent, a 1st round pick and a 3rd round pick. The 3rd rounder is conditional. As per TSN. Source

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sturm Sweepstakes

Marco Sturm is being actively shopped by Boston. The impending UFA could be an attractive option to teams that are looking for offensive help and speed. Teams that have shown interest are Vancouver, Nashville, Tampa Bay and the New York Rangers.

The Minnesota Wild have targeted Aaron Miller from the LA Kings to boost their defense. The Kings are looking for prospects or picks in return.

According to reports in Boston, Red Wings scouts have been spotted at Bruins games recently. This has fueled rumours of a trade between the two teams, and the most talked about player is Glen Murray.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Potential Forsberg deals

According to sources in various NHL cities, these are the rumoured deals on the table for Peter Forsberg:

Nashville has offered a 1st rounder, a 4th or 5th rounder and one of Ryan Parent or Cody Franson.

Anaheim has offered Bobby Ryan and a 3rd rounder in 2008.

Vancouver has offered Alexander Edler, one of their 2nd rounders in 2007 and another 2nd rounder in 2008.

Detroit has offered a 1st rounder, Valteri Filppula and Igor Grigorenko.

Atlanta has offered a 1st rounder, Ondrej Pavelec and Boris Valabik.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Bertuzzi to Montreal?

A source in Montreal has confirmed that the Canadiens are interested in acquiring Todd Bertuzzi. Bertuzzi, who should come off the IR this week, would add toughness and grit to a soft Montreal team. The Canadiens also freed up some cap space this week by waiving Sergei Samsonov.

League sources have hinted that the salary cap will only rise by 1-2 million dollars next year. Attendance issues in Nashville, Chicago and New Jersey are some of the reasons behind this.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Satan to the Avalanche?

Several sources from Colorado indicate that the Avalanche are very interested in acquiring Miroslav Satan. Colorado is looking for more offense, and Satan may be the answer. The Islanders are looking at a package that involves Wojtek Wolski, Brett Clark and a 5th rounder.

Lasse Kukkonen could be on his way out of Chicago. The young defenseman has been recently scratched for several games and does not fit into coach Denis Savard's plans. Teams that are lining up for his services include Edmonton, Toronto, Tampa Bay and Dallas.

The Canadiens have discussed a package deal with Phoenix that could involve Ladislav Nagy, Oleg Saprykin, Sergei Samsonov and Alexander Perezhogin exchanging teams.