NHL Rumors VI: Blues, Bruins, Panthers, Capitals, Predators, Hurricanes and Oilers

  • Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: The Blues will be looking for offense this offseason, likely through the trade market. Senators Jason Spezza is looking for a fresh start. The Ottawa Sun said the Senators could look at Patrick Berglund. The Sens want a first round pick, with the Blues holding No. 21. Ryan Kesler could also be an option. Vincent Lecavalier could be a fallback option. The Flyers won’t get much in return for Lecavalier. CSN Philly said that the Predators, Senators, Panthers, Stars and Flames could be landing spots for Lecavalier.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Bruins are another team that has eight NHL defenseman, and are likely to move at least one of them. Re-signing Jarome Iginla is a priority and will affect what other moves they can do.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “The Panthers are still shopping that 1st overall pick. Doesn’t mean they’re going to move it, but Tallon is taking offers”
  • Chuck Gormley: Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said they could move up or back from their No. 13 draft slot.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators GM David Poile said if the Predators were to trade their first round pick, it would be for a top six forward.
  • Chuck Gormley: Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said they will try to get Mike Green back on track rather than trading him.
  • Bob McKenzie: Under the right circumstances, it is believed that Hurricanes Cam Ward would waive his no-trade clause. He is available.
  • Jim Matheson: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said that getting back into the second and third round won’t be easy as teams are more willing to give them up at the trade deadline.


  1. ross

    June 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    If Tallon really wanted to trade the pick he would also be making offers not just taking. Florida is obviously keeping the pick

  2. Jeff

    June 17, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    He likely has a target list, and has made those teams aware.

  3. Jeff

    June 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Plus, it would be silly for him to trade BEFORE draft day, when timing (lack thereof) is leverage for him. He will get his best offers on Draft day.

  4. Canucks fan

    June 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I would say a GM making offers would most likely not be in a position of leverage compared to one fielding offers..

  5. Rob C

    June 17, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    As a Blues fan, I’d rather have Kesler than Spezza.

  6. Dean M.

    June 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    On Yahoo today “On TSN 1260 Tuesday morning, Dreger said that Spezza will refuse a trade to the Islanders, the Predators, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Florida Panthers; as well as to any of the other six Canadian teams in the league.”