MARCH 1/10 - (Fla) trades Jordon Leopold to (Pit) for a 2nd Round Pick

MARCH 1/10 - (STL) trades G Hannu Toivonen and D Danny Richmond to (Chi) for G Joe Fallon

MARCH 1/10 - (Edm) trades D Denis Grebeshkov to (Nash) for a 2nd Round Pick

MARCH 1/10 - (Atl) acquires F Evgeny Artyukhin from (Ana) in exchange for D Nathan Oystrick and a conditional pick in 2011

MARCH 2/10 - (Ott) acquires D Andy Sutton from (NYI) in exchange for a (SJ) 2nd round pick

MARCH 2/10 - (Chi) acquires D Nick Boynton from (Ana) for future considerations.

MARCH 2/10 - (Pit) acquires Alex Ponikarovsky from (Tor) for Luca Caputi and Martin Skoula.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Trade Freeze Day - DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!!!

Today at 3:00 pm eastern the NHL trade feeze is on. After that time no NHL team may make a trade until after the Olympics are over.

Steve Stamkos is the next in line for the Team Canada Olympic hockey team. If another player goes down, Stamkos is in. From what I have heard, Marty St. Louis is next in line after Stamkos.

Jay Bouwmeester is the next defenseman to get picked if any one of the current roster on Team Canada goes down. Good for him, he deserves to go.


Lots of interest for Paul Kariya from teams in the East.

The Oilers Fernando Pisani is also gaining some interest. Stay tuned on who it is.

Robert Lang hs a few teams in the East wanting him. But is Phoenix willing to part with him? You bet they are.

The Coyotes have had interest in Kyle Turris from the Edmonton Oilers. Could Mike Comrie and Pisani be in this deal?

Also with the Oilers, Mike Comrie has had interest from the Predators, Rangers, Habs, Sens and the Coyotes.

The Preators are looking into Frolov, O'Sullivan, Fedotenko and Comrie.

**The Predators and the Canadiens are pushing hard for Alex Frolov. I hear a deal may be done today.**


(C) Matt Cullen from the Carolina Hurricanes has been traded to the Ottawa Senators for (D)Alexandre Picard and a 2nd Round pick.

**UPDATE: Jonathan Cheechoo has been put on waivers by the Ottawa Senators**

**UPDATE: The Calgary Flames, Jamie Lundmark has been put on waivers**

**UPDATE: The Red Wings, Brad May has also been put on waivers.**

**UPDATE: Donald Brasher has cleared waives. I guess the New York Rangers are not happy with the big guy.**

**UPDATE: It's 1:17pm EST and still no big deals done. Lot's of action, yet it's a slow day. Stay tuned. Just under two hours left till the freeze.**

**UPDATE: It's 3:16pm and no big trades went down. Nothing. Strange.**

**UPDATE: There is some deals coming through. Stay tuned.**

**UPDATE: Jody Shelly has been traded to the New York Rangers for a 6th round draft pick. The pick becomes a 5th round pick if they re-sign Shelly.**

**UPDATE: The Wild have traded (D) Kim Johnsson and a Nick Leddy for the Blackhawks (D) Cam Barker.**

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What I Heard Today - NHL Rumors and News (Frolov/Visnovsky/Auld/Turco)

I said it yesterday and I'll say it today, I believe that Alex Auld will be the one that's traded from the Dallas Stars, not Marty Turco. There just isn't a market for an expensive and old goalie.  I may be wrong, but I'd be surprised if he's traded.

The Edmonton Oilers, Lubomir Visnovsky has garnered some interest from the Devils, Capitals, Rangers and the Penguins. With Sheldon Souray on the mend, it seems like teams are wanting Visnovsky now. Will he go to one of those teams? Anyone's guess right now.

The Los Angeles Kings, Alexander Frolov is also gaining a lot of attention. The teams that I have heard interested are Capitals, Flyers, Oilers, Canadiens, Rangers and the Stars. Expect a bidding war for his services. When motivated, he's dynamic.

UPDATE: It does appear like Jeff Carter is going to be the replacement for the injured Ryan Getzlaf.  I reported it yesterday and it seems that I won't get credit for another piece of news. Figures.

The Edmonton Oilers are fielding offers for Mike Comrie. No word yet on who it may be.

Alex Frolov is still being inqired about by Caps, Flyers, Oilers, Habs, Rangers and Stars

I will update this later on tonight. Stay tuned.

Today's Musings - Trades/Rumors/News


Today was a interesting day. Here is what went on.

TRADE: Lethonen for Ivan Vishnevskiy and a 4th round draft pick. Waiting to see if it's true. (via @ajcthrashers) With this tweet, Eklund's Sources was the first to report it in full. Others were close, but we had the 4th round pick added to the deal before anyone else. Search the hashtag #Thrashers if you don't believe me.

- Getzlaf went and had an MRI done on his ankle. Speculation was running wild and I received some info stating that Steven Stamkos, Jeff Carter and Brad Richards are the 3 guys that are the "black aces" for Team Canada. I am told that Jeff Carter is the leading "black ace".  But from what I heard, Getzlaf may just be OK after all. Stay tuned "black aces".

- Jay Bouwmeester to the Penguins really has some legs. My guy in Pittsburgh says that they want a solid puck moving defenseman. JayBo fits that bill. I have also heard that if the Pens can't get JayBo, they will try and cut a deal for the Edmonton Oilers, Lubomir Visnovsky.

- I received this tip but I am not quite buying it. It sounds far fetched. I have been told the Pens are talking Mark Eaton, Ruslan Fedotenko and a 2nd rd pick for Flames Jay Bouwmeester. But Pens need more cap space.

- Then I was told the Calgary Flames would only want to part with Cory Sarich and that JayBo was not for sale.

- I have heard that Tuomo Ruutu from the Carolina Hurricanes is on the block. Not sure yet who wants him.

- From what I know, the Vancouver Canucks want another 2nd line forward and a 2nd pairing defenseman. Who are they looking at? I don't know.

- The more I hear Temmu Selanne's name... the more he's becoming a hot commodity. Saku Koivu, not so much. The Caps, Pens, Devils and the Sens all have interest in Selanne.

- I was also informed today that Kyle Turris wants to be traded. He's tired of wasting away in the AHL when he could be earning an NHL pay cheque on another team.

RANDOMS: Steve Ott to the Oilers, Carlo Colaiacovo to the Lightning, Flyers or Thrashers.

- STUPID RUMOR OF THE DAY: I was told this and almost peed in my pants from laughter. Steven Stamkos to the New York Islanders for a 1st round pick AND John Tavares. This will never happen in a million years.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Welcome to Eklund's Source

Welcome everyone to Eklund's Source. I am the inside source for most of the infamous Eklund's rumors and news over at HockeyBuzz.com. I'm not proud of being his source, but I am. I hate hockeybuzz and all that it stands for. To think he has the nerve to charge people $20 of their hard earned money. What an ass.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the site.

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