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NHL Rumors III: Marchand, Laich, Green, Gaborik and Weaver

  • Matt Halman of CBS Boston: Bruins Brad Marchand has three year left on his contract, and has a no-trade clause. Halman thinks the Bruins have some serious decisions to make regarding Marchand, if he’s to continue in their top-six.

    “He was ineffective against Chicago and Toronto in the 2013 playoffs and he earned a pass for the way he played against New York and Pittsburgh. He got off to a rocky start in 2013-14 (four goals in the season’s first three months) and he got a pass because he was strong enough the rest of the year to finish with 25 goals, he avoided league discipline all season and his playoff track record was pretty strong. Then he erased all the goodwill with a playoff run to forget. Marchand not only failed to produce, but he also took boneheaded penalties, and his yapping both inspired Montreal and even made Detroit a little more motivated than they otherwise should’ve been, considering the talent disparity for that series.”

  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: The Capitals used one of their compliance buyouts on Jeff Schultz last summer. Brooks Laich (three years and $13.5 million left) and Mike Green (one year at $6.083) are the Capitals leading candidates for a buyout this offseason. Assistant GM Don Fishman doesn’t expect the Caps to use their last compliance buyout. If they were to buyout Laich, he’d be required to pass a physical, something he failed at the end of the season.
  • Hope Smoke: Elliotte Friedman: “I expect Gaborik would stay. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re working on an extension with him”
  • L.A. Lariviere: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin wouldn’t say if Mike Weaver will be back next year.

13 Comments

  1. CaseyW

    June 3, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Marchand gets traded.

    To Winnipeg:
    B.Marchand, C.Kelly, N.Svedberg

    To Boston:
    E.Kane

    Talks of Marchand and Kane being involved in a trade been around for awhile now.

    Marchand is a Top 6 Forward 50+ point scorer(25g28a53p)
    Kelly has been a great 3rd Line center for years(9g9a18p)
    *With the emergence of C.Soderberg, C.Kelly becomes expendable.
    Svedberg won the 2012-2013 AHL GOY Award(Goalie)

    Kane is a Top 6 Forward 40+ point scorer(19g22a41p)

    Thoughts??

  2. CM

    June 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

    This will never happen. Kelly is going to centre the fourth line and Thornton wont be resigned. Why would Boston trade a better forward, and an NHL calibre goalie and a great specialty player for Kane? Makes zero sense and if Boston ever did this I would light up the Bruins Blog with wtf were you thinking posts. Boston could get better for Marchand or Svedburg alone one for one.

  3. CaseyW

    June 3, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Marchand gets traded.

    To Winnipeg:
    B.Marchand, C.Kelly, N.Svedberg

    To Boston:
    E.Kane

    Talks of Marchand and Kane being involved in a trade been around for awhile now.

    Marchand is a Top 6 Forward 50+ point scorer(25g28a53p)
    Kelly has been a great 3rd Line center for years(9g9a18p)
    *With the emergence of C.Soderberg, C.Kelly becomes expendable.
    Svedberg won the 2012-2013 AHL GOY Award(Goalie)

    Kane is a Top 6 Forward 40+ point scorer(19g22a41p)

    Thoughts??

  4. MattB

    June 3, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Good value… Marchands antics got the better of him in the Montreal Series and wouldnt be upset at all if he were moved.
    @CM we already have a fourth line center in Campbell. Svedberg is RFA and wont resign to be a backup. This also saves us 2.7 against the cap.
    @CaseyW Good trade!

  5. CaseyW

    June 3, 2014 at 11:06 am

    @MattB, Thanks
    @CM, Read matts post he gets it.

  6. happygilmour

    June 3, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Hey #2)CM. Kelly a 4th line center… ahahahha… idiot.
    Hey #1)Good trade never knew kane was available, I wish PC pulled the trigger on this.

  7. happygilmour

    June 3, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Also highly doubt well see Gaborik in a Kings sweater next year.

  8. Antonio

    June 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I doubt Winnipeg would do that, Kane is simply valued too high by every GM in the league because they know his potential. Where as with Marchand you already know exactly what you get. My other concern is that Winnipeg already has Hutchinson wrecking the AHL this year as well as Connor Hellebuyuk Turning pro this year. I think Boston would have to get a lot more creative to get a deal done for Kane because of this.

  9. markus

    June 3, 2014 at 11:38 am

    What will happen to Iginla and Erikkson this offseason?

  10. Isles

    June 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    CM,
    Kelly is not a Fourth line center.
    Antonio
    The rumors on a possible Kane departure started in the Jets office and apparently the asking price for Kane isnt greatly significant, this trade makes sense in many ways.

    For Boston
    Frees up roughly 2.7m for Boston in helping resign Krug, Smith, Iginla
    Adds speed and strength to an already strong Bergeron, Smith line
    For Winnipeg
    Add a talented winger that plays tough offensively
    Add a veteran center that can play both ways and be an effective pk’r
    Add arguably one of the best goalie prospects still in the AHL

    Good trade

  11. Chris

    June 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I’m not a fan of either team. I think that other teams will give up more than a Marchand, Kelly and a depth goalie.

    I think Winnipeg want a top 6 guy back and they should. Why would they give up a potential top line winger for guys who are not starters in their positions?

    I think Winnipeg would be looking for at least one of the following:

    a young blue chip prospect of the Huberdeau, Griffin Reinhart, Drouin caliber

    a young NHL player who is a top 6 or a top 4 guy…so somebody of the caliber Ryan O’Reilly or Brayden Schenn.

    a high draft pick (like the 1st overall this year).

    The players I mention are for examples only. I’m not proposing trades for these players. But I think this is what any GM would want for a big, young, physical goal scoring winger.

    @happygilmour

    Gaborik might win the Conn Smythe this year. He’ll be back in a Kings uniform. More chance of them buying Richards out and using the cap space on Gaborik. He’s been ridiculous on that team. He’s proven to be an excellent fit while Richards has dropped way down the depth chart.

  12. ChrisB

    June 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I’m with Antonio and Chris on this. As I said in another post, there is no way Kane is dealt, without Chevy getting exactly what he wants for him. I don’t think theres enough substance in this to get it done. Chevy will be unemployed if any potential Kane deal ends up burning the Jets.

    If Kane goes public stating he wants out, that’s a different story. But so far, that hasn’t happened.

    The rumours that Kane is on the table may have started in the Jets office, that doesn’t mean they are 100% willing to move him. While making Kane available will let them see what other teams are willing to give up for him(if it eventually comes down to that), it also is a clear message to Kane basically saying “If you really want to play here, grow up, we’re fed up with your off ice crap.”

  13. ChrisB

    June 3, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Not to mention both Marchand and Kelly have NTC’s, although Marchand’s is a modified one. Not sure of the stipulations involving either, but do either of them waive for Winnipeg? Maybe Kelly, if he’s forced to, since there probably isn’t much demand for him. Not sure Marchand does.