NHL Rumors VIII: Gaborik, Kesler, Isles, Leafs, Jets, Oilers, Blues, Pens, Brodeur and Habs

  • Pierre LeBrun: The Kings and Marian Gaborik could be closing in on a deal. It could be done in the next 48 hours.
  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Hearing the Kings and Gaborik are talking three years and in the $5.5 to $6 million per season range.Contract extension talks with Kings and coach Darryl Sutter could be underway.

    Friedman thinks the Canucks have offered the Panthers the No. 6th pick, Hunter Shinkaruk and another piece, likely a roster player not named Ryan Kesler.

    Bruce Garrioch reported that Kesler would only go to the Blackhawks or Penguins. It’s not a long list, but it does include the Ducks.

    Friedman wonders if it would take a three-team deal to get Kesler where he wants to be.

    The Islanders are telling people they’ll move the 5th overall pick for a player who can help now. Other teams are in “stealth mode” like the Maple leafs. “Dave Nonis is like a baseball GM, throwing 25 players on the waiver wire to hide the one he really wants to move.”

    The Maple Leafs won’t make a deal for the sake of making a deal, but they are testing the market. They want to add depth up front and make adjustment to their blueline. Teams are getting laughed at when they ask about Morgan Rielly. Teams are calling about Jake Gardiner and James van Riemsdyk.

    Two teams to watch: Hurricanes and Jets.

    The Jets are willing to trade Evander Kane. Zach Bogosian’s name has come up.

    The Flyers are never afraid to be bold and could look to move up in the draft.

    Rumors of the Oilers trying to move up in draft have cooled.

    Lots of talk of Jason Spezza going to St. Louis. Friedman adds Eric Staal would look good in a Blues uniform. Patrick Berglund’s name comes up.

    Penguins Kris Letang won’t be traded unless it’s a ridiculous offer.

  • Randy Miller of NJ.com: Miller lists five possible landing spots for Martin Brodeur: 1. Washington Capitals 2. Minnesota Wild 3. Pittsburgh Penguins 4. New York Islanders 5. Edmonton Oilers
  • Darren Dreger: Teams are throwing names at Penguins GM Jim Rutherford for James Neal. What is the trade value for a 30-40 goal scorer?
  • Jimmy Murphy: Source saying talks between the Canadiens and Mike Weaver are status quo.


  1. Jeff

    06/24/2014 at 6:16 pm

    If im Dale Tallon, im looking at Bieksa and/or Hamhuis.

  2. Jeff

    06/24/2014 at 6:18 pm

    Possibly 3 years and $18m for Gaborik? WOW. Who would have guessed that 3 months ago?

  3. hankbemis

    06/24/2014 at 9:17 pm

    they should rename the no-trade clause the teenage girl clause, bc that’s what these players end up sounding like. i know it’s in their contracts… eliminate it bettman, it’s making half to two-thirds of your league look bad.

    there obviously should also be more drastic punishment for the late hits and hits to the head. that prust hit on stepan was disgusting, he should get much more than two playoff games for a hit that flagrant, especially considering stepan missed one. the key is for the teams to care too.. if their players are suspended for 20 games, that’ll get their attention and you’ll finally see some self-discipline.

  4. hankbemis

    06/24/2014 at 9:38 pm

    making teams look bad i mean, because players refuse to go to certain markets, which just hurts those markets more, and leads to things like “revenue sharing” and “emergency rescue funds” or whatever they call that dumb idea

  5. steveieieie

    06/24/2014 at 11:13 pm

    Letang is a good player but already over payed….His stroke makes his contract untradeable

  6. hotwings

    06/25/2014 at 7:52 am

    Even though they are overpaid, they should still have some rights associated w/ their employment. Players also have families and other personal concerns and should indeed have the option to fight for a no movement clause.