Vokoun to Caps? Hamhuis Would Like to Remain a Pred? Auld to Rangers? Kozlov Requests Trade …

  • TheFourthPeriod: The Vokoun to the Blackhawks for Huet, Crawford, and Versteeg rumor has been dismissed by several sources. An “unconfirmed” rumor has Vokoun heading to Capitals for Jose Theodore, one of either John Carlson or Marcus Johnsson, and a draft pick package.
  • Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Team USA (are) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (eventually) will be built around the same mold; younger, hungrier, and faster players. “Burke wants to bring the average age of his Leafs down while bringing its intensity up. He wants to change the culture both inside the dressing room and out on the ice.”
  • Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald: Marc Savard hopes GM Peter Chiarelli can land some scoring help by the trade deadline. Ray Whitney is one possibly. Harris thinks Teemu Selanne would be a good fit. On the blueline, Kaberle and Aaron Ward’s name keep coming up.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Teams looking to add a cheap backup goalie, could take a look at Alex Auld. Auld cleared waivers, and will be put on re-entry waivers. The NY Rangers are one team that will look at claiming him. Auld carries a $500,000 cap number, and would cost a team around $125,000 for the remainder of the season.
  • Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Until Tomas Kaberle comes out and says he’s “waiving his no-trade clause” or he “won’t be waiving his no-trade clause”, rumors will continue to surround the Maple Leafs Dman.
  • John Glennon of the Tennessean: Subject of many trade rumors, Dan Hamhuis is still hoping to be a Nashville Predator. He’d like to remain a Predator for the playoff run and hopefully sign a deal after the season. The Preds are in a bit a of cash strap right now which might be preventing them from locking Hamhuis up.

    “That’s kind of what we’re hoping for and kind of what we’ve heard — that the financial situation right now is not where it needs to be to get the deal done,” Hamhuis said. “We’re hoping that with making the playoffs and making the playoff run, that with some money generated from that, that maybe at the end of the season, something could be worked out.”

  • Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Unhappy with his lack of playing time, Thrashers forward Slava Kozlov has requested a trade. He’s been a healthy scratch of late, and the Kings, Bruins, and Red Wings could be interested.

    “I don’t know if I’m going to be on this team or another team,” Kozlov said. “If we can find a team which I like and which is good for me and my family I will go. If not, I’m going to be here. …

    With coach not playing me, what can you do? That’s why I feel I could go play for somebody that needs my help. Is so, I’ll waive my no trade clause.”

  • Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal: Article title “Rumours swirl as trade deadline looms for Edmonton Oilers” is a little misleading, no trade rumors mentioned.
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: A healthy scratch since January 19th, Shean Donovan could find himself in a different city after deadline day. Several teams have called the Senators about Donovan.

    1. ronny

      March 1, 2010 at 9:21 am

      It’d be awesome if the Caps got Vokoun, but I really don’t think the Caps will trade Carlson. Wouldn’t make sense.

    2. kyle huffstetler

      March 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm

      Carlson’s name needs to stop being tossed around in trade rumors. We arent going to ever intentionally let him go. The deal would make sense minus carlson plus Johnsson.