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.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

NHL Trade Deadline News & Rumors / It's Finally Here!!!


Raffi Torres - He should be traded today, but the Blue Jackets only want draft picks back. Who has spare picks to trade? It will most likely be a 2nd round pick.

Ray Whitney - I am thinking I was right about his ego. Unless he becomes more willing to work with the situation, he won't be traded. The LA Kings are really hot on him.

Dan Hamhuis - Everyone and their dog has put him somewhere already. But yet he's still a Predator. He will be traded, I'm sure of it. Bruins, Devils, Flyers & Leafs have all been interested.

Ethan Moreau - The Oilers are really going to pull the plug on this guy. It's either Toronto, Pittsburgh or the Kings.

Dwayne Roloson - Like I have said all along, the Flyers need a guy like Roloson and he even has Chris Pronger vouching for him. If you want a playoff warrior, you want Roli. But the Blackhawks want in on Roli, so it may just be a bidding war today.

Wojtek Wolski - Surprisingly, he's on the block. He's one of the "bigger" names that are on the market and he will fetch a nice draft pick and a good prospect. The Coyotes may have interest in him.

Carlo Colaiacovo - I couldn't even tell you who would want him. If he garners more than a 3rd round pick, I'd be surprised. He's not much of an impact guy.

Brad Boyes - He just might be the most in demand guy today. He's young and still has some good years left. The Kings, Rangers, Habs and Capitals are interested. Stay tuned, he should be traded today.

Peter Mueller - Another guy a lot of teams are going to want. But how much is too much for Mueller? The Oilers, Avs and Kings are interested.

Carey Price/Jaroslav Halak - Neither of them are going to be traded. If one of them actually does, it's going to be Carey Price and not Halak.

Cristobal Huet - The Hawks are trying to deal Huet. So far, no takers. The Flyers are an obvious choice, but I guess we will see who wants him.

Sheldon Souray - The big bomb is, from what I know, is going to be a New York Ranger by the deadline. Glen Sather is under fire and he's trying to save his job. Landing Souray may just calm down the masses.

Nathan Horton - I still hear Horton to Edmonton. Andrew Cogliano and Linus Omark are the guys the Panthers are requesting. I'm still trying to find out more.

Slava Kozlov - Boston is still the only place I have heard him going to. If he goes anywhere else, than I'm surprised.

Colby Armstrong - It strange to hear him going to Calgary because I just don't see it. I have also heard he's going back to Pittsburgh. Again, don't see it. I have no idea where he could end up.

Drew Stafford - I was asked last night about him. All I could say was I heard Stafford to the Oilers for Tom Gilbert and a high pick or a good prospect. But, I doubt it's true.

Andrew Cogliano - The only two teams really interested in him are the Phoenix Coyotes and the Florida Panthers. I could see one of them nabbing him today.

Teemu Selanne - The New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers have shown a lot of interest in Selanne. They could use his scoring touch.

Alexander Frolov - He should be traded today. I keep hearing Montreal, Rangers and now the Thrashers have called about him. But look for the Kings wanting a scoring forward in return. FLrolov ins't cheap and they won't give him away.

Scott Niedermayer - I was told the Devils, Flyers and Rangers have been pushing for him. But Bob MacKenzie says Niedermayer isn't going anywhere. Bob's not wrong very often.

Lubomir Visnovsky - The Devils and the Bruins want Visnovsky. I would suspect that one of them will make a deal for him today.

Brooks Orpik - The Pens need to clear a little space so they can make a more bold move than the Poni deal. Orpik is the odd man out. The Blackhawks are interested in him.

Robert Lang - The Coyotes are asking too much and the Capitals could use him. Will either team budge?

Maxim Afinogenov - The word is that the Capitals really would like to acquire Afinogenov. I know it will involve a pick. Do the Caps do it? Ovechkin hopes so.

Mike Comrie - The Panthers, Capitals, Kings, Rangers and the Devils have all called Edmonton about Comrie. I could see him traded today.


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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NHL Trade Deadline News & Rumors / The Day Before The Madness

I will be in and out today (kids school field trip) and may not update the site a quick as I would want. But have no fear my friends, follow me on Twitter for up to date NHL news and Rumors.

These are the guys most likely to be traded or be involved in a lot of action/talk today;

1- Ethan Moreau (The Oilers are trying hard to make a deal to send him away. The Kings and Leafs are interested. The Oilers will take anything in return.)

2- Ray Whitney (A number of teams want his services. But he can be picky as he can decide where he goes. The one place I heard he likes is the Penguins. But are they willing?)

3- Lubomir Visnovsky (The Devils and the Bruins want Visnovsky. I would suspect that one of them will make a deal for him today.)

4- Alexander Frolov (He will be traded before tomorrow's deadline. I keep hearing Montreal and the Rangers as the two main teams interested. But look for the Kings wanting a scoring forward in return.)

5- Paul Kariya (I am not kidding when I say he wants to be a Canuck. He wants to retire in Vancouver and Vancouver needs his skill to get to the "next level".)

6- Teemu Selanne (The New Jersey Devils have shown a lot of interest in Selanne. They could use his scoring touch.)

7- Raffi Torres (He was once dubbed useless, and he's now coveted. The Penguins and the Flyers are after him.)

8- Scott Niedermayer (After his gold medal leading run, teams want him again. I was told the Devils, Flyers and Rangers have been pushing for him. I was also told by my friend in Anaheim, he will be traded. I think I'll trust him.)



The Boston Bruins (The want a defenseman. How far will they go to get one? Is it Visnovsky? Is it Ryan Whitney? Is it Dan Hamhuis?)

The Edmonton Oilers (They need to shed some salary. Moreau, Pisani, Souray, Visnovsky, O'Sullivan, Cogliano, Comrie and Staios are the choices.)

The Pittsburgh Penguins (They would like to acquire a winger for Sidney Crosby) **EDIT** They acquire from Toronto Alex Ponikarovsky for Luca Caputi and Martin Skoula.

The Atlanta Thrashers (They want to add another forward. Is Frolov the guy?)

The Florida Panthers (They have some big time salary to shed. When a team is in rebuild mode they will take just about anything. Horton, Dvorak, Reinprecht and Allen area all expendable.)

The Nashville Predators (Dan Hamhuis is up for sale and I'd expect this team to do some additional wheeling and dealing.)

The Columbus Blue Jackets (The are only looking to add draft picks. Anyone is up for grabs if the other team is offering picks.)

The New York Rangers (Silently waiting for a good deal to come around. I hear it's close, but no one wants Wade Redden and he will be in any deal.)

The New York Islanders (The have an extra goalie and are willing to deal. They are leaning to trading Roloson. He has a higher value than Biron.)

The Montreal Canadiens (They also have a goalie to deal. Carey Price is the odd man out now. Halak impressed the Habs at the Olympics.)



Brad Lukowich (Vcr)
Ryan Oulahen (Det)
Enver Lisin (NYR)
Aaron Voros (NYR)
Anders Eriksson (Phx)
Chris Chelios (Atl)
Nick Boynton (Chi)

Monday, March 1, 2010

The NHL Trade Deadline Looms

Once again it's almost the NHL Trade Deadline. Who is going to be traded??? Who is going to be sitting there on a crappy team after it's all said and done???

The guys on this list are, in my opinion, sure fire trades. Don't worry critics, I won't be 100% right. You'll have lots to chop up to throw back at me. ; )

Paul Kariya will be traded to the Vancouver Canucks. My guy there tells me both parties want this deal. Kariya retiring in Vancouver is what builds Stanley Cup stories. The Canucks need a story.

Kyle Turris wants to be traded and I'd expect the Coyotes to fulfill the wish. He's frustrated and he wants out.

Andrew Cogliano to the Coyotes is more than rumor. It's pretty real. The Oilers are just hesitant, but will be willing to deal before the deadline is up.

Keeping with the Oilers, the name Nathan Horton keeps going around the Oilers office. There has been interest there by the Oilers for a long time. With the Florida Panthers fire sale, is this the chance the Oilers were hoping for?

Ethan Moreau and Steve Staios will be traded before the NHL Deadline. The Oilers are adamant to get rid of them. Sheldon Souray and Lubomir Visnovsky are gaining interest, but the Oilers are asking a lot for either of them.

Dan Hamhuis will be traded by the Nashville Predators. No one is really sure where yet. He is getting a lot of interest. I'll keep you posted.

Aaron Ward to Boston is really getting serious. My friend is Boston tells me that they really want his "type" on the team for a playoff push.

Ray Whitney is on the move. Word has it he needs a new contract form the other team BEFORE he waives with the Hurricanes. He better not be a prima donna or he may not go anywhere.

Brooks Orpik has been linked to a number of teams over the Olympic break. But what I know is that the Black Hawks really want him for the playoffs. Can the deal get done?

Andy Sutton is most likely to be traded in the next 24 hours. I keep being told he's going to the Calgary Flames or the Colorado Avalanche. Let's see who the Islanders choose to deal with. **EDIT** Wrong. He was traded to the Ottawa Senators.

Dwayne Roloson is getting a huge pitch from former teammate Chris Pronger. It appears that Pronger is begging the Flyers to make a deal for Roloson. He says if your going to battle in the playoffs, you want Roloson to march along with you.

**EDIT** The Roloson to Flyers is real. When will it get done?

**EDIT** Slava Kozlov to the Bruins is also a real possibility. The Bruins have Marc Savard pitching for him.

**EDIT** Robert Lang to the Capitals may just get done today. A high to mid draft pick is what the Coyotes want.

**EDIT** Lubomir Visnovsky to the Boston Bruins is close to done. From what I heard, Brad Marchand and a 3rd round pick plus some salary to the Edmonton Oilers for Lubomir Visnovsky. The 3rd may turn into a 2nd round pick depending on how desperate Boston is for his services.

**EDIT** Sheldon Souray is rumored to be headed to the New York Rangers. Wade Redden is to be included in that deal. The Oilers don't want Redden.

**EDIT** Maxim Afinogenov will be on the move. It's not when, but where. I'm sure the Thrashers are not asking for a lot.