Afternoon rumors involving the Wild, Ducks, Canucks, Blue Jackets, Hurricanes, Rangers and Capitals

  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Sources are Wild center Mikko Koivu has a separated shoulder and will be out 4 to 6 weeks. Coach Mike Yeo called it an upper-body injury and that he’s listed as ‘week-to-week.’ GM Chuck Fletcher has been looking to make a trade before calling someone up. Goaltender Josh Harding maybe the only player who could bring back a top 6 forward. The Wild could look at Rangers Wojtek Wolski and Erik Christensen. The Blue Jackets may have taken Derick Brassard off the market after Scott Arniel’s firing. Possible rentals for the Wild are: Ales Hemsky, Vinny Prospal, and Tuomo Ruutu.
  • Kukla’s Korner via twitter: Doug MacLean said on Fan 590 that he’s heard talk on Ducks tough guy George Parros possibly being traded to Vancouver. Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie says that the Canucks and Ducks have not had a single conversation regarding Parros.
  • Bill Watters via twitter: If the Hurricanes are unable to sign Tim Gleason and Tuomu Ruutu to contract extensions, they could move them before the trade deadline. Watter’s thinks they could both bring back a minimum of a 1st round pick.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers could look at bringing back Vinny Prospal from the Blue Jackets if the asking price is reasonable. Brooks thinks the Rangers should also see what it would cost to get Dominic Moore from the Lightning.
  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals defenseman Jeff Schultz has found himself a healthy scratch for 13 of their past 15 games.

    “I just want to play, that’s what it comes down to,” Schultz said. “Whether it’s here or somewhere else, I just want to play.”


  1. Captain Ahab

    January 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    For the Canucks to take Parros the Ducks would have to include another “good” player. I have said for some time that the Canucks are not built to withstand the grind of the playoffs, especially meet the Bruins in a 7 game final. The attrition rate as was shown last year takes its toll but it would help immensely to have someone to put Thornton in his place and to keep the skilled players from being “cheap shotted” all the time. Parros would be a welcome addition especially if someone like Cory Parry could be included.

  2. Captain Ahab

    January 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    The trade I would like to see no matter what happens with Anaheim is for the Canucks to trade for Hal Gill from Montreal. Gill salary isn’t too much for the Canucks and Gill is big enough to move or tie up people in front of the net as well as being a stay at home defenseman he would be perfect so that Bieksa or Edler could rush the puck without worrying about who is behind them.

  3. hotwings

    January 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    there is no way canucks are getting corey perry, or any other team for that matter.. the nucks dont have the movable assets to get that trade done…

  4. AJ

    January 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    So, Vancouver needs Parros, but they have a condition to take him and that would be Corey Perry?

    What kind of upside-down world is that???

  5. Mark Easson

    January 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Perry is not going anywhere

  6. Shane N

    January 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Corey Perry is not going to Vancouver. If he were to go anywhere, it may be to a team like Minnesota for a few prospects and or draft picks. Also, it is more likely for Bobby Ryan, mostly because he is not following an MVP year. As for Parros “putting Boston in it’s place” the only person who actually cheap shots is Marchand, as is evident by his suspension. Thornton, however, was quadruple teamed. Explain that please. Just my two cents. Also, be interesting to see where guys like Stefen Kampfer and Zach Parise (who I think could head to Vancouver in a package deal for Corey Schneider) end up.

  7. hotwings

    January 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    parise wants to goto a winner, but i dont think vancouver can really pay for his services… minny, toronto and los angeles seem to be legit options… he might have the best chance of getting to the cup finals if he goes to an eastern team like toronto… the western conf is too stacked…

    hopefully burke can land bobby ryan or zach parise.. if he cant land either of those, then i dont think we can go very deep this year in the playoffs..

  8. Ben S

    January 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Interesting the notes there on Josh Harding being moved to pick up a fwd to help the Wild get by without Koivu. I was only recently speaking to a mate who follows TBL and is desperate for a goalie. I proposed Harding and she threw Lecavalier as someone who could go the other way. Big call but TBL do need a goalie….

  9. Darryl

    January 16, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    If Canucks were to trade Booth in a Parise deal they would have the room to sign Parise.

    Could be a possibility, but probably a long shot.

    I see Parise going to an unrestricted free agency and getting way too much money on the open market

  10. hotwings

    January 17, 2012 at 1:21 am

    i think if you are nj management, you have to get something in return for parise, because of the kovalchuk deal. if they can get a 1st and a 2nd/3rd for him, or something like a 1st, and 1 or 2 prospects… then i think that helps them out money+cap wise in the coming years…

  11. Wunschkind89

    January 17, 2012 at 10:45 am


    he might have the best chance of getting to the cup finals if he goes to an eastern team like toronto

    You have a funny way of spelling Boston. 😛