Trade Rumors: O’Reilly, Streit, Antropov, Whitney, Regehr, Connolly, Penner, Postma and Gerbe

  • The Fourth Period: It’s looking more likely that the Avalanche will end up trading O’Reilly. Avs GM Greg Sherman has taken calls, but nothing is thought to be imminent. Adrian Dater tweeted last night:  “O’Reilly’s days as an Av have been over for a while now. He will not be back.” The Sabres, Panthers, Islanders and Maple Leafs are believed to be interested.
  • Bruce Garrioch via twitter: “Ducks scouts weren’t here because there r discussions between Sens and ANA. Bob Murray intends to try to keep Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf.”
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson names 6 UFA’s that could be traded: Mark Streit (NYI), Nik Antropov (WIN), Ryan Whitney (EDM), Robyn Regehr (BUF), Tim Connolly (TOR) and Dustin Penner (LA)
  • The Fourth Period: According to Winnipeg Free Press reports, Jets defenseman Paul Postma has been coming up in trade talks. Postma could be top 4 Dman. The Jets already have Dustin Byfuglien, Toby Enstrom and Zach Bogosian along the blueline. The Jets would likely look for equal value in a forward that is ready to play now.
  • Andy Strickland via twitter: Sources are saying not to be surprised if the Sabres move or attempt to move Nathan Gerbe. He’s been moved to the 4th line and hasn’t made much of an impact. Patrick Kaleta’s return from injury could make him expendable. Ville Leino could be on his way to having labrum surgery that would put him out for the year.


  1. Jeff

    February 13, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Mark, why does O’Reilly want out?

  2. hotwings

    February 13, 2013 at 9:55 am

    its because he doesnt want a bridge contract ala matt duchene/pk subban… more $$$

  3. hotwings

    February 13, 2013 at 10:00 am

    of those teams mentioned interested in o’reilly.. u gotta think the leafs make the most sense… i can see the sens getting into the action if they cant get s.weiss out of fla… the sens did a similiar deal w/ phx for disgruntled k.turris…

    maybe the leafs could part w. franson or macarthur…

  4. Jeff

    February 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Do we really know what Ryan is going to be? Does he have “IT” to be a #1 Centre?

    So young, its hard to tell. How do you give a guy like this a contract that last many many years, if you dont really know what you’ve got?

  5. Galactus

    February 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Part with Franson a border line NHL caliber dman for a promising 22 year old first line center? Are you crazy? You just can’t get 7th dman like that any more but 22 year old like O’Reilly are a dime a dozen.


  6. hotwings

    February 13, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    it would be a roster player such as franson.. such as macarthur…plus a prospect.. no one said straight up…

    franson is young as well… and has improved+slimed down this year… when he gets to play he is actually pretty good.. to is deep in defence, so calling him a 7th d is a stretch..

    try reading?

  7. Shark

    February 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Galactus, you’re the retard. O’reilly isn’t a first line center right now, and you’re a complete idiot if you think so. Second, Franson is worth more than a borderline/7th Dman.