NHL Rumors IX: Penguins, Garrison, Ducks, Canadiens and Sabres

  • Rob Rossi: Hearing that Marc-Andre Fleury is not in play and that James Neal definitely is. GM Jim Rutherford is looking to find some cap space in other deals.
  • Will DePaoli: Rob Scuderi’s camp hasn’t heard from the Penguins if they are trying to trade him, but it’s not a secret that they are looking to clear some cap space.
  • Bob McKenzie: There is a legit chance that the Canucks trade defenseman Jason Garrison despite him having a full no-trade clause. He could reluctantly waive it for the right location.
  • Farhan Lalji: It is very possible that Garrison ends up with the Lightning and Ryan Kesler ends up with the Ducks.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Lightning and Canadiens could be potential landing spots for Garrison. The Lightning were interested when he was a UFA.
  • John Vogl: Sabres GM Tim Murray: “I’m not shopping our players. Truthfully, I have gotten calls on a couple of our players. I just said I’ll listen.”
  • John Vogl: Sabres GM Tim Murray: “I’ve tried to trade for a couple veteran players that I think will either A) and most importantly help our culture and B) bring some skill to our lineup. That is going, right now, nowhere.”
  • Kevin McGran: Leafs GM Dave Nonis on Jason Spezza and Ryan Kesler“I think everyone’s expecting (the top players) will be moved but I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re not.”
  • Hockey Central: The Canadiens are open to moving up or down in the draft.


  1. Alexander

    June 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm


    I think Penguins should trade Neal for 1-3 younger and cheaper forwards and picks, and perhaps 1 or 2 of them could be a top 9 guys right away. Perhaps Ducks (Smith-Pelly, Rakell, Etem) Predators (Wilson,Smith, Austin) Canucks (Horvat, Kassian, Gaunce) or Senators (Stone, Puempel,Hoffman) could be trade partners.

    Then they should try really hard to sign Matt Moulson to a 4-5 million and perhaps 2-3 years. Which is very similar to Neals contract.

  2. BackCheck

    June 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    As a Ducks fan Neal scares me. We need a top six center and a top 4 d-man, preferably with a right handed shot. Sooo, Neal isn’t a good fit for the Ducks.