Trade Deadline Fallout I: Ducks, Canucks, Flames, Predators, Flyers, Wild, Caps and Leafs

  • The Fourth Period: The Ducks and Canucks had serious trade discussions about Ryan Kesler. Sources say that the Ducks offered Sami Vatenen, a first round pick and another player.

    “We entertained multiple offers in multiple situations and none of them fit with our long-term vision,” Gillis told the media after the deadline. “When you’re under-performing like we are, you get calls from lots of teams about lots of players.”

    The Penguins were also after Kesler. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that the Penguins were not convinced that Canucks ownership was willing to have Kesler traded a day after Roberto Luongo was traded. Talks with the Ducks could continue after the season. Canucks GM Mike Gillis is believed to be interested in Kyle Palmieri and Emerson Etem.

  • The Fourth Period: The Blue Jackets, Bruins, Devils, Ducks and Penguins showed interest in Flames Mike Cammalleri, but they didn’t go higher than a third round pick.

    “I’d rather take a chance on keeping him here and signing him than giving him away on a terrible deal,” Burke said in his post-deadline press conference.

  • Sam Carchidi: The Predators got some calls on Shea Weber. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that he didn’t call the Predators about Weber. Weber is due a $13 million bonus on June 30th.
  • Chad Graff: “For those asking why Vanek only required one second rounder and Wild gave two for Moulson, the Wild didn’t have to give up a prospect.”
  • Chad Graff: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher on if Matt Moulson is just a rental: “You never know. … But this is a move to win now.”
  • Wes Gilbertson: The Flames have already reached out to Mike Cammalleri’s agent about continuing contract negotiations.
  • Adam Vingan: There were five teams that were interested in Martin Erat, but the Coyotes offer was the most serious.
  • Hope Smoke: Leafs GM Dave Nonis on TSN Radio: “I’m not against adding guys at the deadline. I feel the best time to improve your team is in June”

One Comment

  1. Canucks fan

    March 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Gillis is a joke. Does he not understand the position he is now in? Teams will not offer as mch as they did now for Kesler at the draft because everyone knowwwwwwws he has to deal him. AND teams want him now for a playoff push. The Ducks and Penguins could have very different plans come draft day. I am very worried we won’t get anything close to fair value. If Gillis turned out Etem and a 2nd rounder I’m going to be pissed. Etem will be a 30 goal scorer in this league