Preds want to talk, Weber doesn’t … Miller wants to stay, other Sabres on the Block … Smyth getting interest … New Leafs lines … Glencross out

  • Dave Lozo via twitter: Predators defenseman Shea Weber has said the Predators want to talk but he doesn’t want to during the season. Weber added: “It’s a place I love to play. If we can keep guys around and keep getting better, then it’s a place I want to stay.”
  • James Duthie via twitter: Ryan Miller: “I have not and will not ask for a trade. I will fall on the ‘sabre’ before that. Please no one ask me again.”
  • Dan Tencer via twitter: Pierre McGuire said that one Eastern Conference team as “significant” interest in Oilers Ryan Smyth. If the Oilers get a good deal for Smyth, they could trade him at the deadline and re-sign him in the offseason. In the end, it would be up to Smyth if he want to be moved.
  • David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Staples wonders if Sabres underachieving forward Drew Stafford would look good in an Oilers uniform. Reports from Pierre LeBrun have Stafford, Derek Roy and Brad Boyes on the trading block.

    “[A trade] will be the next move for the Buffalo Sabres if Darcy Regier has his way. I’ve talked to other teams around the league over the last week. Regier is doing his homework. He’s talking trade with teams. What he’d like to do is move a top 6 forward in return for a top 6 forward. Easier said than done. Drew Stafford, Derek Roy, Brad Boyes – those are names that I’ve been told are in play for the Buffalo Sabres. Not every team in the league is going to want to move a top 6 for a top 6, but that’s what he’s trying to do.”

  • The Fourth Period: The Oilers have been scouting the Maple Leafs lately. It’s believed that Leafs GM Brian Burke has interest in Sam Gagner and Ales Hemsky.
  • Jonas Siegel via twitter: New Leafs lines: Lombardi-Bozak-Kessel. MacArthur-Grabovski-Kulemin. Lupul-Connolly-Kadri. Crabb-Steckel-Brown. New defensive pairings: Phaneuf-Schenn. Gunnarsson-Komisarek. Gardiner-Franson. Aulie. Mark Masters via twitter: Colby Armstrong and John-Michael Liles stayed out for the entire practice.
  • Vicki Hall via twitter: Flames forward Curtis Glencross his heading back to Calgary to have his knee evaluated.


  1. AJ

    January 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    a.k.a. if they keep Suter and they improve the offense (e.g. Radulov back) Weber stays. Otherwise he’s out.

  2. D

    January 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    breaking up lupul and kessel, mr. wilson are you retarded?

  3. Old_Gaffer

    January 18, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    i agree , splitting up lupul and kessel is just fucking dumb !!!

  4. hotwings

    January 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    kessel and lupul both have 1 point in the last 4 games… its not that big of a deal.. they have great chemistry, but the leafs need to find a way to win and put more pucks in the net.. hopefully it works out…

    its gonna be interesting to see what happens in nashville.. if suter doesnt resign, then i think weber is gonna goto free agency… i wonder why suter hasnt resigned… maybe he wants out and maybe earn bigger money elsewhere…

    id hate to be a buffalo fan.. ryan miller seems to have lost his marbles/competitive edge… he seems really rattled.. all those players crashing his crease this year is bordering on comical… i dont know how many teams will want their spare parts who are under performing this year… derek roy might fetch a good return.. i wonder if philly has scouted their d-men…

  5. MrBen

    January 18, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I’m not really worried about the Leafs forward lines. I’d like to play around with things and see if they can find something else that works.
    I’m interested in the new defensive pairings. I really like them. I think these are what the pairings should’ve been all along. My only change is to trade Gunnarsson when Liles is ready to come back and play Liles and Komisarek as the 2nd pairing.
    I’m ready to see something new.

  6. Wunschkind89

    January 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    That’s gotta be the most stacked Leafs 3rd line I’ve ever seen lmao.