Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Copy: DallasDave Deadline Day Morning Chatter


Hey Guys,

Happy Trade Deadline Day, tough to tell how busy it will be with so many trades already completed, but it should be an interesting day nonetheless. Here's the latest.

Nick Kypreos is reporting that Tomas Kaberle has presented a list of teams he's willing to go to. Personally I haven't heard this, so we'll see what happens. If true, Burke says that the list must be at least 10 teams long. This is interesting, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the New Jersey Devils will be in on this one.

As I reported a few days ago, the Rangers are working on a deal to get Sheldon Souray out of Edmonton. Oilers are shopping Andrew Cogliano also, though it's unclear if he'll be included in a deal with New York. Looks like the Rangers may have to give up a very good prospect to get it done.

The Roloson to the Flyers deal is still very much alive. I'm told the trigger won't be pulled until certain things play out, I'm thinking this hinges on if the Flyers get Hamhuis or not.

Speaking of Hamhuis, he seems to be the prize of the day. New Jersey Devils are in on this, as are the Flyers obviously, as are the St. Louis Blues and Phoenix Coyotes among others.

As mentioned yesterday, the St. Louis Blues sent out a leaguewide email and fax saying that Brad Boyes and Carlo Colaiocovo are available. The Toronto Maple Leafs are believed to have interest in Boyes, but aren't willing to give up much. The Blues offered Boyes and Colaiocovo as the main pieces for Hamhuis, which Nashville denied.

Brian Burke and co in Toronto will be busy today trying to fetch returns for Lee Stempniak, Wayne Primeau and Garnet Exelby. The Leafs hold their cards close to their chest, so it's tough to know exactly what they're doing but sources say they'll be trying to add a few warm bodies today via trade. As mentioned, Kaberle is also apparently in play.

I reported a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday, that the San Jose Sharks are interested in John Michael Liles from the Colorado Avalanche. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see this one go down today, though the Avalanche are trying to get Joe Corvo out of Carolina.

The Bruins have talked to basically every team in the league regarding Michael Ryder, there aren't many potential suitors.

Despite being scratched last night, the Blue Jackets are not trading Brassard.

Raffi Torres is now the hottest commodity up front. Flyers, Habs, Kings, Predators, Thrashers, among others interested. 2nd round pick at least to be in the deal, which puts the Flyers at a disadvantage.

Ray Whitney to the Kings seems likely today, Whitney is expected to let loose on contract demands as the deadline approaches.

As I reported a few days ago, Dennis Seidenberg is all but gauranteed to be traded today. Ton of teams interested.



  1. agreed with the brassard point. there's no way they move him. dallas dave has been nailing stuff for a little while now. great post!


  2. usually I avoid reading much into rumours but dave has been hitting a lot of these out of the park. I trust him.