On the Block:
Zack Kassian (only for a very good top 6 forward non-UFA)
Draft picks (my 1st, Florida's 2nd, my 3rd, 4th, and NJ's 4th)
Top 6 forward
Top 4 d-man
Fire Benning. Fire Linden. Fire Desjardins. Hire competent people.
The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Nail Yakupov and defenseman Ryan Whitney to the Philadelphia Flyers for forward Brayden Schenn, defenseman Luke Schenn and a conditionnal 2014 3rd round pick.
We have no doubt that Nail will be an elite talent at the NHL level but we didn't feel he was a right fit in our team philosophy. As for Ryan, we would like to thank him for his years but we weren't planning to bring him back next season. Brayden and Luke will both be important part of our core in the future and we are excited to have them in our organization. Brayden will be the perfect fit behind Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Luke will be in our top 4.
We confirm this deal. We love Yakupov's potential and Whitney will help our D-corps this season and going into the playoffs. We wish the Schenn's the best of luck in frigid Edmonton. We feel we've got better versions of these players.
All That's Old Is New Again; Coyotes acquire Lombardi
The Phoenix Coyotes continued to add depth for a playoff run, acquiring centre Matthew Lombardi from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for their 4th round selection in the upcoming Entry Draft.
"Matthew had his best seasons as a Coyote, and we're confident he can come here and return to form." Coyotes GM TribalPhoenix stated in a release.
"With the size and two-way presence Matthew brings, we are very happy to add his versatility and offensive upside to a playoff push. We felt depth at centre was something that needed to be addressed, and this is a great acquisition when you consider the price point."
Gonchar looks to be moved pending his NMC being waived, but Milan Michalek and Peter Regin are still very available. I am undecided on moving Alfredsson but will make my decision tomorrow so get your offers in. I have a load of forward prospects I'd consider moving for NHL players, but I'm not interested in older guys or any UFA's. I'm working night shifts so I'll reply to you all in the morning. Thanks guys.
We are looking to continue our rebuild effort in Columbus. While we are looking for packages based around top prospects/picks, we are welcoming current (young) NHL talent that can fit in on our roster as we ship out some current players.
Available for teams looking to bolster their Top 6 for the playoffs.
Available for trade in regards to our blueline
We have a surplus of D prospects (Erixon, Cole, Murray, Moore, Savard, Goloubef) that we would consider a D for F prospect swap.
As a Pens fan, that Philly deal pisses me off. Giroux-Yakupov would be ridiculously scary.
As the GM of the Kings, I'll further promote the fact that gagne, Penner, Bernier, and Loktionov are available. Looking to improve on what we have at LW and D. If possible we'd also like to get back into the first round with some package.