NHL Trade Deadline Chart

 

Photo courtesy of Kaatiya 1. C Vincent Lecavalier Suitors: MTL, ATL, LAK, CHI, EDM, OTT % of trade (5%) Reportedly 6 teams have inquired about Lecavalier 2. D Jay Bouwmeester Suitors: WAS, PHI, TOR, VAN, NJD, BOS, EDM, ANA,¬† OTT, CAL % of trade: (55%) Top D-Man on the market 3. D Chris Pronger, Suitors: FLA, VAN, TOR,¬† PHI, NJD, BOS, SJ, STL % of trade (70%) One year left on his contract. 4. Scott Niedermayer Suitors: PHI, NJD, VAN, BOS % of trade (45%) 5. D Tomas Kaberle Suitors: PHI, VAN, LAK,¬†WAS, NJD, BOS, FLA % of trade (45%) 6. LW Martin St. Louis Suitors: PIT, MIN, NYR, VAN, EDM, SJ % of trade (10%): Asking price: Two top tier prospects/draft pick/roster player.¬†Rangers expressing significant interest. Sources indicate St. Louis nixed a trade to Pittsburgh 7. RW Milan Hejduk Suitors: ANA, PIT, VAN, NYR, EDM, BUF, MTL % ofRead More »

Monday’s Rumor Mill; Tkachuk Bruins top target?

 

Boston media wants Tkachuk: The Boston Bruins have been linked to St. Louis Blues forward Keith Tkachuk for about a month now and Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe suggests the Bruins need a lefty to play the goal-line position on the power play. Of the players available at the March 4 trade deadline, St. Louis power forward Keith Tkachuk would be the most instant upgrade according to Shinzawa. It‚Äôs believed there has been a lot of pressure from the media to acquire Tkachuk. Tkachuk has submitted a list of 6 teams he would accept a trade too. Boston is on it. Pittsburgh I‚Äôm told is likely not on it because of where they are in the standings. According to reports, The Bruins also remain in talks with the Edmonton Oilers about forward Eric Cole. Islanders rebuilding through the draft: Garth Snow’s philosophy is building through the draft as theRead More »

Mats Sundin signs with the Canucks

 

The Mats Sundin saga is finally over. The unrestricted free agent has agreed to a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks that’s pro-rated for $10 million. The Rangers were believed to be Sundin’s first choice with the Canucks his fall back option but the Rangers could not move enough cap space to accommodate Sundin.

Around the NHL

 

Senators need to keep Jason Speeza: The Ottawa Senators have been very in trade discussions regarding numerous players and they need to decide what thety want to do with Jason Speeza. The Senators have always had some question marks but in the past they could always count on Spezza, Heatley and Alfredsson to carry them offensively. While the three have combined for 55 points this season, Jason Speeza only has 7 goals and 9 assists this season. There is speculation that the Senators may explore the possibility of moving Speeza but it might not be the smartest decision. They need to continue to build around Heatley and Spezza. Heatley would be a totally different player without playing with a dynamic center like Spezza Nikolai Khabibulin off the trade block?: Any trade talks regarding Nikolai Khabibulin has been put on the backburner. Khabibulin has responded to the competition of the HawksRead More »

Penguins fall to Canucks 3-1

 

Pavol Demitra scored twice, Daniel and Henrik Sedin had three points each as the Vancouver beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 Saturday afternoon at Mellon Arena. The Penguins came into the game winning 7 of 8 but failed to generate much offense against the Canucks tight defensive system. Pittsburgh only had 11 shots through two periods. Mike Zigomanis scored the Penguins only goal 22 seconds into the third period. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby were each held scoreless for the second time in three games. Defenseman Phillipe Boucher led the Penguins with 26:17 minutes of ice time. Twenty-five seconds into the game, Matt Cooke threw a hip check on Alexander Edler that started a mini-brawl that included two fights and two ejections. Jannik Hansen and Matt Cooke were ejected. Full analysis in the morning

NHL: Demitra out up to four weeks with rib injury

 

Vancouver Canucks forward Pavel Demitra will be sidlined for up to four weeks with a rib injury. Demitra has two goals and one assist in six games with the Canucks this season. Fantasy Buzz: When healthy Demitra wasn’t much more than a 50-55 point player. Drop him and add another forward. David Booth is a attractive option. Available in 60% of the leagues on ESPN.