NHL Rumors V: Flames, Maple Leafs, Luongo, Kiprusoff and Torres

From twitter unless otherwise noted

  • The Fourth Period: Source said that the Flames are close to trading defenseman Cory Sarich. The Flames are also getting interested in Anton Babchuk, Curtis Glencross, Alex Tanguay and Lee Stempniak. Some teams have looked at Mike Cammalleri, but the Flames aren’t close to moving him.
  • Darren Dreger: The Maple Leafs and Canucks had more talks today about Roberto Luongo. Sounding like the Canucks are looking for more than the Leafs are willing to give up. Leafs will decide tomorrow on whether to acquire either Luongo or Miikka Kiprusoff or do nothing.
  • Bob McKenzie: After the Canucks acquired Derek Roy, they let the Leafs know that the parameters on a Luongo deal have changed. They no longer require a center in a deal. The Canucks still think they need to get something tangible back for Luongo to help them into the playoffs. That may still be an issue for the Leafs.
  • John Shannon: IF the Maple Leafs are talking to Miikka Kiprusoff about an contract extension … IF … source says: “They can certainly discuss it,but nothing is binding.”


  1. Jeff

    April 2, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    No doubt Canucks needs have changed.

  2. Wunschkind89

    April 3, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I honestly have no idea why Nonis is even looking to upgrade the goalie position. There’s far more important needs to address.

  3. Mr. Slade

    April 3, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I wish the Leafs would focus on a top 2 defender. I’d prefer a trade for Yandle. If the Leafs are going to give up anything, they should seek a young player in return. Leave the goaltending alone! I like the Scrivens-Reimer pairing. Let them get the experience on the playoffs. Tough to gain experience if they are sheltered after earning a spot (hopefully, anyway).

  4. Mr. Slade

    April 3, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Perhaps I am naive, but I think Reimer has earned that #1 spot. I also think Scrivens has some potential, just has to stop going down early.