Morning Rumors and Notes: Flyers, Predators, Red Wings, Flames, Panthers, Canada, Sweden and Russia

  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: (mailbag) Panaccio would not include Samuel Morin in a Shea Weber trade. He would give up a couple first round picks and/or Scott Laugton and more for Weber. Panaccio thinks the Flyers may only make one deal at the deadline, maybe an upgrade to the blueline but it won’t be significant.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: (mailbag) The Red Wings haven’t said if Henrik Zetterberg will require surgery to repair his herniated disc. He’s still in Russia as he’s not able to fly yet, but is expected to later this week. There are only five teams that are currently out of the playoff picture which will increase the asking prices: Buffalo, Florida, Islanders, Edmonton and Calgary. If the Red Wings were going to bring in someone, they would have to send out salary. If Zetterberg ends up being put on the LTIR or is out for the season, they would get some extra cap space. If Zetterberg is out, Khan could see them looking for a scorer. There are not a lot of options and there would be several teams bidding against them: Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson, Mike Cammalleri and Brad Boyes. Khan doesn’t think the Blue Jackets will look to trade Marian Gaborik. If made available, his $7.5 million salary cap hit is likely too high for the Wings. Khan doesn’t see the Wings trading for Brian Campbell. The Wings have some interest in Islanders Andrew MacDonald.
  • Matthew Coller: Sabres GM Tim Murray said there have been no trade talks during the Olympics so far.
  • Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald: Injured Flames forward Curtis Glencross skated several times before the Olympics, and more will be known on his status when the team starts practicing again on Wednesday.
  • Chris Johnston: Team Canada won’t announce if there are any lineup changes until after Wednesday’s morning skate.
  • Helene St. James in USA Today: Sweden’s Erik Karlsson crashed in to Henrik Lundqvist at the end of practice. Lundqvist was crouched down for several minutes before skating over to the boards. They say he is fine.

    “That’s a tough thing,” Alfredsson said, “because he really wanted to catch Loui on the breakaway and threw himself down, and Henrik was trying to make the save, and they just pummeled each other. We can laugh at it now because it wasn’t too serious, but it gave everybody a big scare.”

  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers Tomas Kopecky didn’t play for Slovakia yesterday as he probably has a concussion. He took an elbow to the head.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov: Russia’s Ilya Kovalchuk is not practicing with the team today. Viktor Tikhonov is skating in Kovalchuk’s place along side Pavel Datsyuk and Alex Redulov.


  1. Brent

    02/17/2014 at 1:46 pm

    Anyone associated with the Flyers who think they could pull off a trade for Shea Weber for only a few 1st round picks and/or Scott Laughton as the centerpieces of a deal is laughable.

    He is only one of, if not the best all-around defenseman in the game today.

  2. ryan

    02/17/2014 at 3:34 pm

    @ Brent…. I’m a huge PHI Flyers fan who lives in the area and unfortunately has to watch Tim Pinaccio as our CSN resident “expert”.

    I question whether he actually watches the game or just listens to the nation guys and angry/uneducated fan rants.

    I’m with you, and dont get me wrong I would take it if Homer could pull that trade off, but I have been preaching the following trade proposal since last season and I still think it could work:

    Coburn, B Schenn and (Morin OR 1st) and 3rd….

    I think NSH would want someone in their prime with some D skill to not completely deplete this years team, and coburn isn’t a fan favorite in PHI, but is a big 29 yr old D man with a smaller cap hit and skates well…

    You throw in B Schenn who is one of the few young guys that haven’t been signed to an extension, and we alreayd have Giroux, Vinny, Coots(for at least 3 years) not to mention Laughton coming up.

    PHI wins because they can spare one piece offensively(especially a C) and they just essentially replace coburn with Weber.

    NSH wins replacing Weber with a quality D man and have some future picks/prospects that can help build the team along with a young promising C in Brayden Schenn.

  3. ryan

    02/17/2014 at 3:38 pm

    Just to clarify, I would love to keep Morin and give up picks or Laughton instead, but if Morin was a must for NSH I wouldn’t hesitate.

  4. Stonecoldstevemason

    02/17/2014 at 5:30 pm

    I think Holmgrem might have other plans for Coburn, maybe Edmonton?

    If so, a trade will might to be something more along the lines of:
    B.Schenn, L.Schenn, 1st, mid level forward prospect

  5. Itstime

    02/17/2014 at 7:11 pm

    To Nash – kadri phaneuf reimer 1rst in 14& 1rst in 15

  6. Itstime

    02/17/2014 at 7:14 pm

    To Nash – kadri phaneuf reimer 1rst in 14& 1rst in 15. To leafs- weber

  7. Mark

    02/17/2014 at 8:27 pm

    Kadri, Gardiner, 1st and 3rd picks for Weber

  8. Brent

    02/17/2014 at 9:43 pm

    Listen, I hear what you’re saying, but your offer still hinges on a “promising” player. Don’t get me wrong, Schenn is a good young player, but if Nashville accepted anything less that Giroux, or a combination of Couts and Voracek, plus picks and prospects, they’d be stupid. And yes, I think Shea is better than Giroux.

    Plus, I think they could get much better offers elsewhere than what you proposed.

  9. hotwings

    02/18/2014 at 2:35 pm

    hopefully Poile in Nash pulls off a Weber deal… their d would still be amongst the top 10 in the league without Weber and the youth factor definitely has their d-core surging in the next few years… A few teams would be crazy enough/able to get into a bidding war for Weber — Edm, Philly, NYR,…

  10. Brad

    02/19/2014 at 4:00 pm

    The Predators would ONLY trade Webs if they got RIDICULOUS amounts of offensive skill in return. That’s what they need and they’d never trade him for MORE defense… Maybe the Flyers need to realize that 1.) They don’t have enough for him and 2.) Nashville isn’t trading him in the first place…

    So that’s that…