Been pushing for Weiss for a while now.....get him on the cheap. Three solid centers down the middle next year, solves a lot of problems. makes a Richards buyout at the end of next year more feasible. His rights for nothing but picks. $5mm isn't absurd
Any injured player is a double edged sword, the cheaper the cost and higher the potential the more its worth the risk.
Your comment is as to Weiss, who may be discounted if he plays little this year, but may be buh bye to FL soon enough.
Like FL, I believe previously, recently, there was speculation about Vancouver, notably in connection with Gaborik.
That bonafide link established, I now ask, given Kesler is out, can/should we add and try to do Gaborik + for Kesler +, unless until they CLEARLY say unequivocally, his absence is not a factor, Kesler will not be traded.
Also, I believe I heard Graves knows Weiss from when he was a kid. I think they are family friends. Can anybody confirm this?
Anyway, I spoke to a few members of the Panthers on Wednesday and asked them "What's up with that number?" We'll do this randomly throughout the season.
9 Stephen Weiss -- No. 9
“I was pretty close family friends with Adam Graves and I would meet up with him at Maple Leaf Gardens when they were in town. And my uncle wore this number in college. You want to emulate people who you look up to. I wanted to be them, so I took their number.''
Poile said he would be open to trading Nashville’s first-round draft pick for a third straight season for the right offer.
“If there was something out there I could trade our first-round pick for that would clearly, to me, put us over the hump and take us to the next level — absolutely I would do it,” Poile said. “But I haven’t reached that conclusion yet.”
Another GM complaining about how hard it is to make a trade
“It’s as hard as its ever been or harder because of all these teams that are still in it,” said Chiarelli. “Teams feel like they only need to win three games and they’re back in it…and they are because of the condensed schedule. There’s more chatter and more talk because we were all in Toronto at the GM meetings.
“I’d like to be able to do it earlier [this month] but I might not be able to because the deal just might not be there. We hope to add [Carl] Soderberg [as well], but I don’t know if we’ll be able to. We’re trying.”
One thing that is also for certain: after talking to a large group of agents, executives and scouts over the last few weeks it’s pretty clear that the Bruins have told interested teams that young prospects Malcolm Subban and Ryan Spooner are on their “untouchable” list in trade talks. Other teams have inquired about both, but the Bruins won’t be entertaining any thoughts of dealing either one of them over the next two weeks.
Several sources have indicated to CSNNE.com that the Flames were asking for Subban as part of a potential package for Iginla as Calgary looks for an eventual replacement between the pipes for the aging Miikka Kiprusoff. But it will have to be a different set of assets discussed between Chiarelli and Calgary GM Jay Feaster that would potentially bring the Calgary captain to Boston in his search for a Stanley Cup.
A number of names out of San Jose are being tossed around including Dan Boyle and Ryan Clowe.
Sources close to the Sharks tell me teams are calling asking about these players more than the Sharks dangling them out there. Even though Clowe has struggled it will take a lot to get him out of San Jose. Again we’re talking substantial packages.
The reality is the Sharks have players other teams want.
As for Clowe, San Jose is trying to figure out how to keep him versus trying to move him. How badly he wants to remain in San Jose becomes the question? The Sharks need more Ryan Clowes, not less. If they don’t think they can re-sign him then it obviously increases the chances of him being traded.
to the above stories, thats why Gabs isn't going to be traded... we're still in the hunt and we need a goal scorer, what kind of players are we going to get back that can do what gab can do when hes on.. rather keep him.. only 18 games left..
i can see MZA signing, fasth, lingberg getting a work out and see if they can help us..
i dont see any drastic measures happening unless we give up a lot.. rather just ride this thing out with what we have then giving up a lot.. its already been a **** season and with the lockout/half season its worth putting our stock into next season then making foolish/crazy trades that prob wont put us over the top anyway..
Soderberg has been wavering back and forth for years about the NHL. The Rangers are looking at the Swedish option. Ottawa brought Silfverberg over for the playoffs last spring.
Yeah, it looks like Soderberg is finally coming over once his team is knocked out of the playoffs. Spooner has been getting some playing time as well with Boston's injuries and may also be an answer to some of their pp troubles. Not sure if they are willing to trust him for the playoffs though. It was surprising to see Peverley as a healthy scratch last game. I'm sure it's just Julien trying to light a fire under him as he's been pretty poor this year.
Why would the Bruins really be interested in Ryane Clowe? B's have no lack of toughness. Best Hybrid in the game in Lucic. Excellent mix of grit, power and playmaking in thier forwards. I truly think it was a move to generate more interest so the asking price was higher.
Would not be surprised at all if Clowe was targeted.
Definitely addresses team toughness. His stat line is troubling but that's also the only reason he's available.
I get that Boyle has really fallen off, but with losing him and Halpern who is gonna play center again? Miller back full time + Newbury with no other options? Sounds suspect.
If you did not read it or you missed it brooksie wrote an article back in January about 3 players playing with other teams (2 of them are centers) that are on the Rangers reserve list. Fast and Lindeberg, Fast's team is done, but needs permission to leave because he is supposed to play in the world cup or championship (whichever) and then Lindeberg's team is still playing (according to a recent brooksie article). Both of those players have contracts according to Capgeek.com and then the third player who's an RFA, but is on the Rangers reserve list is Zukes.