NHL Rumors VI: Spezza, Kesler, Bailey, Gagner, Boychuk and Lecavalier

  • Bob McKenzie: Trade talk involving Jason Spezza is heating up. The Senators are talking with four teams, three from the West and one from the East.
  • Mark Lazerus: Hearing the Canucks are wanting Brandon Saad or Teuvo Teravainen in any trade for Ryan Kesler.
  • Will DePaoli: The Penguins are not serious contenders for Canucks Ryan Kesler.
  • Darren Dreger: GM’s are saying that Islanders Josh Bailey is a trade target. He has a contract that runs through 2017-18 and it would take a lot to get him. Arthur Staple: GM Garth Snow could easily trade Bailey for little return, but there is no chance of that happening.
  • Cap Geek: Oilers Sam Gagner’s no-movement clause kicks in on July 1st.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that due to their salary cap position, they might have to trade a roster player.
  • Jim Matheson: Matheson wonders if the Bruins, who are dealing with some cap issues, would be interested in a Martin Marincin for Johnny Boychuk trade with the Oilers.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers GM Ron Hextall said he’s trying to get them more salary cap space. Meaning, make an offer for Vincent Lecavalier.


  1. Jason

    06/25/2014 at 1:22 pm

    Why would it take a lot to get Josh Bailey? He looks more like a bust than a star. The guy has only topped more than 13 goals once in his career and a cap hit that is just too much for his level of production that doesn’t seem like it will improve any time soon. I don’t know too many teams that are looking for a wing to score 10-12 goals in their top 6, which is where his cap hit should indicate him to be slotted.

  2. Timmer2686

    06/25/2014 at 3:08 pm

    If the Canucks are really asking for Saad or Teravainen then the Hawks will not be getting Kesler. Why trade the youth/future for 31 year old with injury problems? It doesn’t make sense and would not be saving us any cap room to afford to keep him after we extend Kane & Toews for the max of 7 additional years.

  3. GCG

    06/25/2014 at 3:57 pm

    @Timmer2686, Kesler is 29 and has been healthy all last season. Plus his 5million per year for two more years gives you a better chance at a Cup over the next two years than without.

  4. ChrisB

    06/25/2014 at 4:53 pm

    I can see Hawks parting with Teuvo. Saad? not so much. Personally, I think the Ducks can offer the better return for Kesler. Other than that, I have no clue how this is going to play out. I can see something happening near the draft, but I can also see this stalling well into the summer.