NHL Rumors IV: Jets, Avs, Jackets, Ducks and Maple Leafs

  • Bob McKenzie: Sense that Jets are open to considering a trade for any player, including Evander Kane.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Avalanche are shopping P.A. Parenteau. He has two years left at $4 million a season.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Blue Jackets need to figure out what they are doing with R.J. Umberger. He asked for a trade on May 3rd. He has three years left at $4.5 million per year. The Blue Jackets last resort would be to buy Umberger out, but they hope they are able to trade him.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Ducks are looking for center to play behind Ryan Getzlaf. Looking at Ryan Kesler, Jason Spezza etc. They are in a good position to make a trade with eight NHL defenseman and a bunch of prospects.
  • Mark Spector: The Ducks will choose from Senators Jason Spezza or Canucks Ryan Kesler.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “You get up this morning and rival teams are wondering what Spezza’s trade list looks like.” … “The same applies to Kesler and the Canucks and Thornton and the Sharks. It’s going to be a captivating time” … “We speculate annually on what might happen. This is the 1st year in a long time where we can guarantee something big will happen”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “Not a lot of talk about Reimer at the moment to be honest.” … “We know what the Leafs’ needs are. They’d like to add a top 9 F & they’re always in the market for a C.” … “I don’t know what interest the Leafs have there [RE Brad Richards].” … “I know the Leafs want to improve their defensive core & add some experience that’s why D.Boyle’s name continues to surface” … “In speaking with those close to Boyle last week he has a tonne of interest in joining the Leafs” … “Some of the things Toronto is focusing on & Nonis is willing to listen. If someone has a trade offer, he’s willing to wheel & deal


  1. Jeff

    06/17/2014 at 2:19 pm

    Parenteau is solid.

  2. Nick

    06/17/2014 at 2:27 pm

    Leafs need Stastny, Boyle, and Callahan

  3. Jeff

    06/17/2014 at 2:28 pm

    Thats all? LOL

  4. Jeff

    06/17/2014 at 2:28 pm

    Only 17-18m in Annual Salary!

  5. Nick

    06/17/2014 at 2:37 pm

    Or just one or a pair, taker down a notch there bucko

  6. Nick

    06/17/2014 at 2:42 pm

    also there is no way dan boyle will be making 6.6m again, the kid is 37

  7. Johnathan

    06/17/2014 at 5:17 pm

    What people have to understand is that this off-season there is some teams with cap that are going to make hockey decisions as opposed to just sign the best player or players available , and over spend on a player like Ryan Callahan , he’s the ideal guys to play on the right in Toronto or edmonton , but as oppose to Edmonton for example just signing Callahan , will should happen is the oilers trade gagner , and a top pick , get Phaneuf , then the leafs should trade Clarkson to a team with cap or a team that need a 3rd line grinder or a second in some games or scenarios , and they sign brad Richards , it’s not about what the next big move is , its about the type of players you need , and the leads needs a proven puck moving center , but not for 6 m , I would make a safe offer from 4.2 to 5 m a year max

  8. Clarky

    06/19/2014 at 9:33 pm

    Leafs should get: Kevin Bieksa, Eric Staal, Dan Boyle

  9. Forward Thinker

    06/22/2014 at 1:51 am

    The leafs have little to offer to fill all the holes they have. They need to bite the bullet and look to rebuild through the draft and develope their talent. Same with Canucks but not as dire.