Interest in Ott … Leafs put Rosehill and Boyce on waivers … Carter made more sense than Nash … Blue Jackets notes … Kuznetsov injured

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: There is lots of interest in Stars forward Steve Ott. The Canucks really like him, the Leafs and Flyers may be interested too. The Stars like Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk, but it would take more than Ott. The Flyers and Kings had talked a van Riemsdyk for Jack Johnson deal a few weeks ago.
  • Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Not buying that the Kings are interested in Maple Leafs defenseman Luke Schenn. They dealt Jack Johnson due to their depth on the blueline, and not to bring in a $3.6 million cap hit for 4 more years who’s been a healthy scratch.
  • Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Jeff Carter made more sense to LA than Nash because they want to make sure they have the cap room for Jonathan Quick.
  • Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The Sharks are contacting teams to see if there is any interest in Antero Niittymaki. If someone says they’d claim him, he’d go on re-entry today or tomorrow.
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Since the Blue Jackets have traded centers Jeff Carter and Antoine Vermette, the chances of them trading Derick Brassard are much less. The Canadiens and Lightning have been sniffing around Brassard.
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: There could be a strong market for Blue Jackets center Sammy Pahlsson. They’d be lucky if they got a 2nd round pick, probably a 3rd or 4th rounder.
  • Terry Jones via twitter: Today could be the D-day for Oilers Ales Hemsky. At some point the he needs to make a call. (I’m sure he’s referring to Hemsky signing a contract extension or not)
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: There will be no supplementary disciplinary for Flyers Scott Hartnell for last night’s kneeing incident on Magnus Paajarvi.


  1. Joey

    02/24/2012 at 11:54 am

    BRUTAL news for the Capitals, if it is a serious Knee Injury.

  2. Jeff

    02/24/2012 at 11:55 am

    Trade Prediction: JVR and Dustin Brown switching teams (with others invovled for salary reasons etc)?

  3. Wunschkind

    02/24/2012 at 12:22 pm

    Seriously, what is with this “Schenn a healthy scratch” shit? He’s missed a whopping 3-games all year, and for all we know, he was made a healthy scratch once or twice because of a potential trade. It’s not like he was sitting in the press-box for 3-weeks straight due to dreadful play. The rest Bernstein said makes sense, however.

  4. AJ

    02/24/2012 at 12:52 pm

    @Joey: Is he really injured, or is it just that the KHL wants to create a scenario to keep him to itself?
    Yes it sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it is also known they want to keep him there and if he’s offered a long-term future there, he’ll stay.

    @Jeff: Kings and Flyers might as well switch jerseys soon 😀 Or imegine the headlines: “Kings are loading up on concussed ex-Flyer left wings 😀
    Seriously, I can see that in the summer JVR is no use for anyone atm.

    I could actually see an Ott+Jack Campbell for JVR trade. Dallas could wait him out and fills a need, as well as the future franchise goalie on the other end. It might be the curse of Campbell’s career though given the Flyers’ goalie voodoo 😀

  5. Lennycle7

    02/24/2012 at 1:16 pm

    As small of news as it is, Boyce on waivers is rediculous. I know, I know, he’s got a goal and an assist this year. But the team plays so much better when he’s in the lineup. At such a small cap hit, a team looking for some depth and an energy player for the playoffs would be smart to pick him up. I’d like to see the leafs winning percentage with him in the lineup vs. without. I think people would be very surprised.

  6. Phil

    02/24/2012 at 4:43 pm

    Your love for Boyce is admirable Lennycle7, he only has 2 shifts per period..if that. And the leafs cant win with him.