A short list of players available … Bruins could look at? Parise not talking contract anymore … Oils close on Sutton deal … Knuble could get interest

  • Kevin Paul Dumont of the Boston Globe: The Bruins could look at Hurricanes defenseman Jaroslav Spacek and forward Tuomo Ruutu. If the Ducks make Bobby Ryan and/or Corey Perry available, the Bruins might be interested. For Ryan it may take one of Milan Lucic or David Krejci and prospect Doug Hamilton. Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke to the USA Today: “Prices are inflated, and there is [only] one Stanley Cup parade at the end of the season. The trade deadline is a pit of quicksand.”
  • Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli believes “it’s a short list” of players that will be available at the trade deadline, and there may not be a lot of movement. Many teams are still in the playoff race. The asking price for players is high. Chiarelli wonders in the talent pool is thining out, and teams are re-signing their top pending free agents instead of trading them or letting them walk at the end of the season.
  • Mark Everson of the NY Post: Devils forward Zach Parise won’t be talking about his contract situation anymore. He wants to focus on hockey and not be distracted by negotiations, if possible. GM Lou Lamoriello is telling teams he isn’t trading him.
  • Nick Kypreos via twitter: Kypreos is hearing the Oilers and Andy Sutton are close on a 1 year deal in the $1.75 million range.
  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Several Western Conference teams might show some interested in Capitals forward Mike Knuble. Knuble was a healthy scratch on Thursday. He would cost a team a 3rd round pick. Gormley wonders if they could include Jeff Schultz and a pick or prospect for a gritty 2nd line forward like Dominic Moore, Tuomo Ruutu or P.A. Parenteau.


  1. hotwings

    February 12, 2012 at 9:37 am

    as a leaf fan, im not optimisitic that we burke can pull of a blockbuster and get back a top 3 forward… id be fine if we can get some well scouted prospects of some 1sts for some of our expendable assets.. macarthur.. connolly… lombardi.. kuliman..

    macarthur seems to be the only one with any value these days… maybe some team might take colby armstrong for a 2nd rounder.. thatd be ok too…

  2. Jeff

    February 12, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Hot Wings: No complaints here, though I wouldn’t want to make too many changes. This team can still finish strong, which is important for the development of some of these young players.

  3. Jeff

    February 12, 2012 at 9:45 am


    And The fans of the American Maple Le….errr…Toronto Maple Leafs rejoice!

    Surely the target of Burke and Nonis this summer.

  4. Wunschkind89

    February 12, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I love Parise, but seriously, the Leafs need more size. If they’re not careful, they will challenge the Habs of being the hobbits of the NHL.

  5. D

    February 12, 2012 at 10:08 am

    it would be sick to see parise in a leafs uniform. im confused with what the leafs should do. on the one hand, they’ve got the first legitimate shot at getting into the playoffs in years. that being said, if they lose a majority of the second line after this season, then we’re going to end up right back in the basement of the league. burke isnt the type to go for just one playoff run (unless you’re a contender), i could see him making a sacrifice now to add assets for the future

  6. Big A

    February 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Wow I would love to see bobby Ryan for lucic… I hate the bruins but only because of how dirty the team is and how disrespectful their fans have been to the country who gave this sport to the world.

  7. JD

    February 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Yeah, Boston is going to trade Lucic or Krecji….

    Most of these writers have zero integrity today and will say anything to get readers

  8. Wunschkind89

    February 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Isn’t Dumont the same guy that said Krejci is worth a 1st-round pick and a top prospect? The guy is a homer. Throw in a 1st-round pick in that proposed package and Anaheim will at least listen then.

  9. JD

    February 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Why would the Bruins even consider trading Krecji?

    They won the cup last year and will be right in contention again this year. They arent going to touch their core. Most of these writers have as much insider knowledge as me or you

  10. Wunschkind89

    February 12, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I dunno why they would, but, Ryan is a definite upgrade over Krejci. That said, the team is playing really well. If they want to make an addition, I’d think a Tuomo Ruutu would fit in really well for Boston.

    And Dumont really is a homer.

  11. princewill

    February 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Why wouldn’t the Bruins trade krejci if the price is right? The guy has been struggling lately and this team wants Seguin as a top line center some time soon. I agree Krejci + Dougie is a lot but Bobby Ryan is an elite talent in this league. You gotta look at the fact horton might be done for the year too. I would do Krejci and a pick for Ryan but not Krejci and our top prospect.