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Alright I made a whole new page for rumours around the NHL.


The Kings are considering trading Craig Conroy, who is a wonderfully underrated second-line center who makes a pretty reasonable $2.4 million per season. The Lightning supposedly is shopping Martin St. Louis and his $6 million ticket. The Stars will not be able to get involved because of their $2.5 million salary cap commitment to Eric Lindros.
-- Dallas Morning News
SI.com - Scorecard Daily - NHL Truth & Rumors: Oct. 26, 2006 - Thursday October 26, 2006 10:29AM

Tampa Bay Lightning Updated:10/22/2006
The New York Post suggests the Lightning may be forced to move Vincent Lecavalier and his $6.8 million salary in the near future to free up cap space.
(this came from sportsline.com but I was not able to find the exact link)
And to add apparently Edmonton is interested and the players names that came up were Hemsky, Torres and a draft pick.


If the rumors are correct, former Flyers head coach Ken Hitchcock may be back behind thebenchcoaching an NHL team before you know it. Several Southeast cities have been mentioned as Hitchcock's new possible place of residence. According to Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post, Hitchcock just might land in Florida because of his close relationship with the Panthers current head coach, Jacques Martin, who also moonlights as the team's GM. Having Hitchcock making the on-ice decisions in Florida will free up time for Martin to concentrate on his off-ice responsibilities.

Blackhawks to sign Perreault?

With injuries to Martin Havlat and Michal Handzus, the Blackhawks are now in the market for some additional assistance, reports the Chicago Daily Herald.
Two free agents who remain unsigned are Yanic Perreault and Jason Allison, both of whom interest the Hawks.

According to the paper, Tallon nearly signed Perreault during the off-season but was scared off by a stomach pull that still bothers the 35-year-old.
The Fourth Period :: Chicago Blackhawks ::Blackhawks to sign Perreault?

Senators, Bruins talking trade?
The Boston Bruins appear to be open to parting with winger P.J. Axelsson and the Senators could be a viable option, reports the Ottawa Sun.
The Sun claims the Senators had discussions with Boston about the possibility in the off-season and it's believed the Bruins would be interested in youngster Antoine Vermette
The Fourth Period :: Ottawa Senators :: Senators, Bruins talking trade?

Sergei Samsonov is not out of Montreal. At least not yet. Coach Guy Carbonneau dropped him to the fourth line in the late stages of Monday night's 4-1 loss to the Sabres, after which Samsonov told beat writers, "If that's the case, then obviously I'm not needed here." It took very little reading between the lines to figure out that Samsonov would prefer to be dealt.
SI.com - Scorecard Daily - NHL Truth & Rumors: Oct. 27, 2006 - Friday October 27, 2006 10:27AM
 

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What about Hitchcock going to Phoenix? Seeing how Pheonix is playing, I would not be surprised if Gretzky were to step down as head coach
 

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What about Hitchcock going to Phoenix? Seeing how Pheonix is playing, I would not be surprised if Gretzky were to step down as head coach
Despite the Coyotes' slow start, Gretzky said Tuesday he has no plans to resign as coach. That hasn't stopped speculation among league observers that fired Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock would be interested in being the Coyotes' coach.

When contacted by the Delaware County (Pa). Times, Hitchcock would neither confirm nor deny if he was interested in joining the Coyotes.

Coyotes General Manager Mike Barnett said, "there has been no discussion concerning Ken Hitchcock with this organization."

Hitchcock and Gretzky worked together for Team Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics, and Gretzky called Hitchcock to cheer him up after the Flyers made the coaching change.

"I had a nice conversation with 'Hitch,' " Gretzky said. "He's a great man, a die-hard hockey guy. He loves to compete."
If Gretzky won't resign will Mike Barnett Fire him... or convince him to step down?
 

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Ex-Oiler Petr Nedved, banished to the Flyers' AHL farm team a couple of kilometres from their NHL rink, may go to Russia to play, instead. Does that mean he forfeits the $2 million US he's owed by Philly? ...
The Sens are still sniffing around Boston checker P.J. Axelsson, a buddy of Daniel Alfredsson, and would give up forward Antoine Vermette to get the Swede. Obviously, new Bruins' GM Peter Chiarelli knows the Sens personnel better than anybody from working for them
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is going through the usual sophomore blues that seem to hit all young 'tenders. Hit Grant Fuhr, too. Remember? Lundqvist is giving up a bad goal almost every game this season, which is why they're struggling
The Bruins aren't happy with their goaltending, either -- Tim Thomas or Hannu Toivonen. You can bet they're looking at Vesa Toskala in San Jose, but there's no way the Sharks would want Glen Murray when they've got Jonathan Cheechoo as Joe Thornton's triggerman.
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The Coyotes have been shopping Boynton, whom they acquired from Boston this summer before signing him to a three-year deal at $2.95 million a year. The Sharks, on the other hand, are seeking to move Nabokov, who has four years to go on a contract under which he earns $5.375 million and has become expendable with the emergence of the cheaper ($1.375 million) Vesa Toskala.
RANGERS IN 7TH HEAVEN By LARRY BROOKS - New York Post Online Edition: Seven
Coyotes close to signing pro
By Matt Paulson, Tribune
October 28, 2006
In the market for a center to replace injured Steven Reinprecht, the Coyotes are close to signing veteran free agent Yanic Perreault to a one-year contract, multiple team sources said Saturday.
Perrault, 35, played for Nashville last season, compiling 22 goals, 35 assists and a minus-3 rating in 69 games. He had abdominal surgery in the offseason and is believed to be fully recovered. Excellent on face-offs and good on the power play, Perrault would be counted on to boost an offense that has scored two or fewer goals in eight of 11 games this season.
Coyotes close to signing pro | EastValleyTribune.com
 

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Flames interested in Conroy?
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The Calgary Flames may have interest in bringing back center Craig Conroy, currently of the Los Angeles Kings, reports the Ottawa Sun.
Conroy, who left the team as an unrestricted free agent to join the Kings two seasons ago, had good chemistry with Flames winger Jarome Iginla.

In 13 games with the Kings this season, Conroy has just one assist and is a minus-6 with eight penalty minutes.

The Atlanta Thrashers and Chicago Blackhawks are also rumored to be interested in the 35-year-old.
Flyers interim GM Paul Holmgren is said to be looking to make a blockbuster trade, and the Chicago Daily Herald claims Simon Gagne's name being floated as possible bait. While it's uncertain as to whether or not the Flyers would truly consider moving the goal-scoring winger, the club is believed to be shopping the likes of goalie Robert Esche (whom the Philadelphia Daily News reports will be in net tonight) and winger Mike Knuble (now injured for 2 weeks).
Meanwhile, the Blackhawks have offered supposedly the Flyers defenseman Jassen Cullimore for an unconfirmed return.
 

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According to several published reports, the Rangers appear to in serious trade discussions with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Citing sources, the Post reports Blackhawks defenseman Jassen Cullimore has been prominently mentioned, while Chicago is very interested in winger Petr Prucha.
The paper suggests the trade would involve more players, including Blackhawks 21-year-old defenseman Brent Seabrook and one of Rangers blueliners Darius Kasparaitis or Marek Malik.
The Fourth Period :: New York Rangers :: Rangers, Blackhawks talking trade
 

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Feaster preparing for big changes?

Lightning GM Jay Feaster is getting impatient, according to the St. Petersburg Times, could start to make significant changes to the roster.
The Times claims the upcoming four-game road trip could go a long way to determining if Feaster makes changes to trim the team's payroll, which is currently about $400,000 under the $44 million cap.

"Obviously, it's a constant evaluation process, but certainly we need to find some consistency in our game," Feaster told the paper. "That's what this has to be all about."

Tampa Bay, 10 points, sits last in the Southeast and two out of the East's eighth and final playoff spot.
The Fourth Period :: Tampa Bay Lightning ::Feaster preparing for big changes?

Flyers looking for proven help?

PHILADELPHIA — Sending defensemen Lars Jonsson and Alexandre Picard down to the Phantoms on Thursday raised a few eyebrows, but Flyers interim general manager Paul Holmgren insists the moves were not a salary dump to clear room for a possible upcoming trade.

By demoting the two players, the Flyers lowered their payroll to $40.1 million, about $4 million beneath the NHL salary cap.

That touched off speculation that the team will go after a proven player. One name being tossed around again is future Hall of Fame defenseman Brian Leetch, who's currently unemployed. The Flyers already made an overture to Leetch a few weeks ago, but according to agent Jay Grossman, money was never discussed.

Leetch hasn't been working out and says he would need at least a month to get into NHL shape.
Flyers looking for proven help? (phillyBurbs.com) | Philadelphia Flyers

A real possibility is Calgary's Roman Hamrlik. The Flames, whose scouts have been around the Flyers lately, are looking to make a deal. Detroit is looking to move Andreas Lilja, but he is not very mobile. The guy who took his job, Brett Lebda, is mobile.Mathieu Schneider is 37, but he would be a huge upgrade for the Flyers.
Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/03/2006 | Flyers Notes | Jonsson demoted; deal in the works?
 

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Hey Amanda have you heard the rumor they told on TSN that the Ottawa Senators were considering trading captain Daniel Aldfredson. The city Los Angeles came up as a team that was interested. Just wondering if you heard about it or could find any info on it?
 

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Hey Amanda have you heard the rumor they told on TSN that the Ottawa Senators were considering trading captain Daniel Aldfredson. The city Los Angeles came up as a team that was interested. Just wondering if you heard about it or could find any info on it?
I did hear about the trade John Muckler is saying that he will not be trading Alredsson. But you never know the trade could eventualy happen if Ottawa continues to struggle and are in need of some help. I have also heard that Calgary might be involved also.
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Hey Amanda!!

Great Job!!! :thumbsup:

Nice to see the requests as well, makes it interesting, doesn't it!!

Keep up the great work!!! :thumbsup:
 

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Hey Amanda!!

Great Job!!! :thumbsup:

Nice to see the requests as well, makes it interesting, doesn't it!!

Keep up the great work!!! :thumbsup:
Thanks!!!Yes requests make it interesting and gives me something to do lol
 

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Amanda said:
If the rumors are correct, former Flyers head coach Ken Hitchcock may be back behind thebenchcoaching an NHL team before you know it. Several Southeast cities have been mentioned as Hitchcock's new possible place of residence. According to Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post, Hitchcock just might land in Florida because of his close relationship with the Panthers current head coach, Jacques Martin, who also moonlights as the team's GM. Having Hitchcock making the on-ice decisions in Florida will free up time for Martin to concentrate on his off-ice responsibilities.
Hitch has signed on as a Pro Scout for the Flyers. No bench jobs for him for a while (at least until the end of the season - unless he pays his way out I guess).
 

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Deal with Calgary?

The Flames have sent a scout to the last several Flyers games. Friday night, Flyers scout Al Hill attended Calgary's game at Columbus. One player the Flames appear to be shopping is defenseman Roman Hamrlik.
Forsberg frustrated by calls (phillyBurbs.com) | Philadelphia Flyers

As the trade rumors continue to circle, one little tidbit of information that may be pertinent is that the Flyers sent pro scout Al Hill to Columbus Friday for their game against Calgary.

The Flames have had a scout at each of the last four Flyers games.

It’s looking more and more like the two squads could be trading partners.
DelcoTimes - With tantrum, Forsberg shows he cares
 

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Wow, I wonder who could be swapped in a deal Hamrlik?

Maybe Sami Kapanen or Geoff Sanderson. I have no idea if the contracts match-up or how much room either team has though.

Hmmm...
 

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I wonder what the flames are looking for? I dont think they really need any more defence because they have a pretty good bunch right now and they offense on paper looks really solid but doesnt look all that good in the games right now.
 

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Sources confirmed Saturday the Coyotes are getting serious about trading for goaltending help and have discussed possible deals with Buffalo and San Jose.
Coyotes rally for win, lose Comrie

Lightning plotting changes

Teams typically start seriously considering shaking up their rosters if they are still underachieving by Thanksgiving. As Tampa Bay headed out on a four-game trip last week, GM Jay Feaster made it clear he could be moving up that timetable.

After losing three straight, the Lightning responded by winning the first game on its trip 5-2 at Philadelphia. Boston, the Islanders and Pittsburgh were up next.

One problem with threatening trades is no-trade clauses written into contracts. Martin St. Louis, whose nine goals lead the team, is one, along with defensemen Dan Boyle and Filip Kuba. Brad Richards and goalie Marc Denis have clauses that kick in July 1.

The Lightning is close to the cap, so there will be no trading players for draft picks. With 11 players making less than $750,000, there are parts that could be interchanged
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Greased Lightning?
Tampa Bay general manager Jay Feaster recently noted that the Bolts' record will have to improve or team ownership will grow antsy for cost trimming with a lineup that it is only some $800,000 below the $44 million cap. If there is someone to go, it likely would be Vincent Lecavalier, with three more years on his deal at just over $7 million a year. "I know they looked for deals for him over the summer," said one longtime top decision-maker of an NHL franchise. "I know that for sure." Given how such a swap worked out for Joe Thornton last November, there should be a long line of takers for Lecavalier. "Yeah, maybe," said the source. "But he's no Joe Thornton."
No end to this Finnish line - The Boston Globe

Forsberg being delt?
Speaking of Forsberg, a source out of Detroit told the Daily Times the Flyers are listening to trade offers for their captain.

According to the source, the Red Wings have considerable interest and have had scouts at several Flyers games this season.

As many as five NHL scouts were slated to be present for the Flyers game against the Washington Capitals Saturday, including a representative for the Red Wings.

The source also said the Flyers have expressed interest in defensmen Mathieu Schneider and Andreas Lilja, although it wasn’t certain if they were being discussed in a deal for Forsberg.

If in fact the Flyers do move Forsberg, who is the face of the franchise, and don’t get at least some star quality in return, there is no doubt that a nuclear winter could be close behind for the Flyers.

Although, they might be having their hand forced by Forsberg at this point.
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WASHINGTON -- Senators GM John Muckler has apparently seen enough.

Sources told the Sun that Muckler -- who won't be at the Verizon Center tonight as the Senators try to halt their three-game losing streak against the Washington Capitals -- has been frantically working the phones to put together a deal for a No. 2 centre.

Muckler will be in Toronto for tomorrow's GMs meetings and there's plenty of talk the Senators will be among a group of teams looking for immediate help.

While issues such as arbitration and scheduling top the GMs' agenda, this is also where talk is expected to heat up as teams evaluate their needs.

Besides the Senators, management from Calgary, Columbus, Chicago, Phoenix and Philadelphia are all looking for an upgrade as the schedule shifts into high gear before the Christmas break.

A few options that might be available:

- The Kings would like to move C Craig Conroy and his $2.3 million salary. Sources say Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi and Muckler have held brief talks, and interest has intensified.

- Watch Coyotes GM Michael Barnett. He is close friends with Muckler from his days with the Oilers in 1980s and the two have tried to find a fit in the past. Shane Doan isn't a centre, but contract talks in Phoenix have been put on hold because it's believed he wants more than $5 million on a long-term contract. An unrestricted free agent July 1, he could be dealt and would certainly give the Senators an offensive boost.

- The Vancouver Canucks have C Brendan Morrison, but if the Senators are going to acquire him, they have to free up some cash.

"The sense around the league is something is going to happen in Ottawa," said another league source.


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Geez, you gotta imagine that adding a guy like Conroy, Doan or Morrison would wake any team up, even the Sens.

I don't think Morrison is going to leave Vancouver yet, maybe a little closer to the deadline but I think he's still means enough to the Canucks to keep him around a little longer.
 

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This is such a great thread. I always love reading about possible deals being done, or what some teams are looking for.
 
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