NHL Rumors VII: Greene, Draft, Marleau, Hartnell, Gionta, Isles, Stamkos and Ekblad

  • Darren Dreger: Kings and Matt Greene closing in on a four year, $10 million contract extension.
  • Jimmy Murphy: Wouldn’t be surprised if the Bruins tried to trade up at the draft.
  • Gare Joyce: The Jets and Canucks have made series plays for the Panthers 1st overall and Sabres 2nd overall pick.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks Patrick Marleau said he wants to stay, and that he expects him and Joe Thornton to be back “at this point.”
  • Aaron Portzline: Have been told that Scott Hartnell’s no-movement clause goes with him to Columbus.
  • HabsLinks: Brian Gionta’s agent tells La Presse: “The Canadiens indicated they would like Brian to return next year.”
  • Randy Miller: Flyers GM Ron Hextall on Brayden Schenn after they signed him to a two-year deal yesterday: “If you look at that left wing spot with Giroux, there are 3 candidates there. Brayden has spent time there.”
  • Jim Matheson: “Just spitballing here: NYI has No.5 pick in play for immediate help. Could Tor offer Dion Phaneuf? Isles need D-man badly.”
  • Dan Rosen: Steven Stamkos told Lightning coach John Cooper that his leg is back to 100 percent.
  • Scott Powers: The Blackhawks and Adam Clendening are getting closer on a new deal.
  • Gare Joyce: Joyce has a hard time seeing Aaron Ekblad as a great fit for the Panthers or Sabres.


  1. Jeff

    June 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I would trade Dion for that #5 pick in a heartbeat, and i like Dion’s game more than most.

    The valuation would look more like this: T

    rading Dion for the #5 pick and $7m worth of cap space.

  2. rob

    June 24, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I can see ekbald falling 3rd overall to oilers if panthers keep the 1st overall

  3. Rick Akin

    June 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Agree with Jeff . This would obviously mean that the Leafs are contenders for Connor McDavid next year. I like that. Even with Phaneuf in the fold, the Leafs are, at best, a bubble team. Go for it and make that trade !

  4. ChrisB

    June 24, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    So glad I’m not a Leaf fan, because there’s no freaking way I’d trust Nonis with $7m extra cap space.

  5. steveieieie

    June 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Trade Phaneuf for anything…Pylons, a bag of bucks, etc.

  6. steveieieie

    June 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Trade Phaneuf for anything…Pylons, a bag of bucks, etc.

  7. RobXV

    June 25, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Leafs won’t trade Dion for a pick straight up..
    I see Dion + 8th for a top 4 D and 5th.
    Other then that I don’t see it happening

  8. nick

    June 26, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    sabres tanking patton.rommell proud.haha