Trade and Free Agent Rumors: Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Flyers, Devils, Oilers, Blues and Blue Jackets

  • Mike Zeisberger via twitter: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on any further trades: “Not much out there for us right now. But that could change quickly.”
  • Jonas Siegel via twitter: GM Nonis on Mike Komisarek: “What Mike has said is that if it’s in the best interest of the team he wouldn’t stand in the way but his preference is to try to get back in the lineup here in Toronto.” … “That to me is a lot different than coming into our office and saying ‘I want to be moved’. That never happened.”
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Red Wings Valtteri Filppula is looking for $4.5 million a season according to sources. That might be too much for the Red Wings, but what if Pavel Datsyuk returns to Russia when is contract expires at the end of next season? “They know that’s a possibility,” said one NHL executive.

    Flyers Daniel Briere is in play but may not waive his no-trade clause. He has family concerns. He carries a $6.5 million cap hit but only $5 million in salary for the next two seasons.Devils winger David Clarkson could be a $4.5 million guy on the open market this summer. Would be a perfect fit with the Oilers but he’s not moving cross-continent. Matheson thinks the Oilers should make a push for Sharks winger Ryane Clowe.

    It’s clear the Maple Leafs are shopping John-Michael Liles. He signed a four-year, $15.5 million deal last year. The Leafs might have to retain part of salary if they trade him.

    The Oilers and several other teams may be interested in Blackhawks winger Brian Bickell this summer when he becomes a UFA.

    Blues winger David Perron could become available. The Blues need a left handed defenseman to play with Alex Pietrangelo.

    The Blue Jackets will look to move R.J. Umberger and Derick Brassard for draft picks before the draft. Umberger has four years left with a cap hit of $4.6 million.


  1. Wunschkind89

    March 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Not sure why the Leafs don’t play Liles. He’s got more to offer than Gunnarsson.

  2. Leaf_Fan

    March 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Maybe not gunner, but def franson… he needs to be sent down to marlies, liles and komi are better than him!

  3. Wunschkind89

    March 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Lol are you serious? He’s got 13 points and is +11. Either you’re a hater, or don’t know what you’re talking about.

  4. Jeff

    March 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Im pretty sure he doesnt know what he is talking about.

  5. Jeff

    March 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Brassard will have few chances to prove himself, after another poor start to the season.

  6. AK2705

    March 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    send franson down?? komi, liles is better?? ru for real? on top of it all u just can’t send a player down, have u ever heard of waivers?? #2 ur a turd

  7. HitDog

    March 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Leafs need to start thinking about resigning Franson

  8. danny

    March 4, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    dude are you serious send franson down you must not keep track of stats, or you must be watching last years games on leafs tv. dumbass

  9. Christian

    March 5, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Would love to see the leafs get berglund or oshie out of STL

  10. eazy

    March 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

    anyone who says komi is better than franson is either retarded or brain damaged
    komi is not even good enough to play in the jrs
    he is the most overrated player in the league and doesnt deserve mo than $100 a season
    not kidding

  11. eazy

    March 5, 2013 at 11:48 am

    the leafs sould package a deal for kulemin and komi to pitts
    they want a winger to play with malkin and theres nobody better then his russian mate kuli
    as for komi they should offer him for practise pucks and eat half of his salary for the remainder of the year and get some picks in return

  12. eazy

    March 5, 2013 at 11:56 am

    leafs dont need anymore players
    they got to many in fact
    lups and frattin r comimg back shortly and there isnt they gotta loose another play from there roster
    kuli had a decent run but its his time to go

    kessel jvr lupul
    frattin kadri maccarther
    grabo bozak komorov
    orr mclement mclaren

    phanuef kostka
    franson frasier
    gunner gardiner

    thats the lineup it should be unless they trade for perry/getzlaf/ both of them lol!
    besides that we dont need any more fillers

  13. Ye

    March 5, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Lupul JVR Kessel
    Frattin Kadri Komarov
    MacArthur Grabo Kulemin
    McLaren McClement Orr

    Or swap Kom and Mac.
    Trade Bozak for anything.

  14. Jeff

    March 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    JVR is not a centre.

  15. eazy

    March 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    he can play centre and theyve been practicing him at the center position
    bozak they should trade or play him third line tops

  16. Rick Vidal

    March 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    honestly if Burke loved all the guys he has brought to Toronto lets send him komi/liles, bozak and a 2nd rounder for getzlaf =)

  17. Sergei

    March 5, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Kuli is an underrated player, he plays against the best on the opposite team and is still producing points. They might not be goals but he is still producing. Kessel can’t hit the side of a barn right now and he’s defensive skills are horrible they should have sent him down to the marlies to improve on his d. The new dougie looks good (kadri). I hope that if kuli does get traded he goes to Pittsburgh he’s work ethic is incredible.

  18. Sergei

    March 5, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I like the getzlaf move . That would make sense to me.

  19. Jeff

    March 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Send Kessel to the AHL?

  20. Bk1971

    March 6, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Trade everyone. Lol

  21. Bk1971

    March 6, 2013 at 4:27 am

    I like the getzlaf deal. Lets do it.

  22. Sergei

    March 6, 2013 at 7:08 am

    It was joke, kessels d is horrible. Over the years they said kadri had bad d and they kept him in the minors. Kessel is I the top 20 players in most giveaways this season.