NHL Rumors VI: Maple Leafs, Reimer, Jets, Lecavalier, Ehrhoff and the Goalie Market

  • Nick Kypreos: James Reimer has requested to be traded. There was talk on the draft floor between the Jets and Maple Leafs. It could be revisited at a later date.
  • Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star: Neither the Leafs or James Reimer’s agent would comment on reports of Reimer requesting a trade. One of Reimer’s friends told the Star that he’s looking for a “fresh start.”Leafs pending UFAs: Nikolai Kulemin, Dave Bolland, Mason Raymond, Jay McClement, Troy Bodie and Paul Ranger.The Leafs have talked to pending UFAs Martin Brodeur, Milan Michalek and Dan Boyle.

    Kulemin is getting interest from the Penguins. Bolland and Raymond are getting interest from teams.

    “You’ve got competition. You’ve got other teams that want those same players,” Shanahan said at the draft. “I guess I’d be worried if I was reaching out to a player and he said no one else had called him. So there’s nothing definite. We’ll see. We’ll see where it ends up.”

  • Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: There is an outside chance the Jets re-sign Olli Jokinen. Source saying they could be looking at Jussi Jokinen. Brian Boyle and Derek Roy could be other options for the Jets.
  • Anthony Petrelli: A commenter on MLHS said that Philly Sports Radio 94WIP was saying that the Flyers have three offers from Vincent Lecavalier: Scottie Upshall from the Panthers, Tim Gleason from the Maple Leafs and draft picks from the Stars.
  • Tim Panaccio: The Flyers would be interested in Christian Ehrhoff, but would have to figure out their major salary cap issues first.
  • Andy Strickland: Talk is the Maple Leafs, Penguins and Islanders are looking at free agent goaltenders, likely looking for a 1A/1B tandem.
  • Andy Strickland: The Canucks, Flames and Capitals are thought to be looking for a No. 1 goaltender.
  • Andy Strickland: More talk that the Sharks are trying to trade Antti Niemi.

15 Comments

  1. Jen

    June 30, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Friendly heads up that Scottie “Upshaw” is actually “Upshall”

  2. Henrybemis

    June 30, 2014 at 10:59 am

  3. jeff

    June 30, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Why would the Stars give up cap space and pick(s) for Vinny?

  4. Johnny

    June 30, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Vinny for draft picks. Do it Hextall

  5. Ross

    June 30, 2014 at 11:24 am

    no way should the Jets want Reimer unless its straight up for Pavlec!! Hutchinson is ready this year and Hellybuck and Comrie will be ready in 2-3 years. Reimer will probably go for a 5-6th round pick

  6. jeff

    June 30, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I agree that Reimer’s value is low — because he is a goalie, and there are so many available and so few spots for them. But i think he would be a significant upgrade for Winnipeg right now. Jets should trade for him (giving up little) and buy out Pavlec right now.

  7. Ross

    June 30, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I think it is a toss up between Reimer and Pav, Pav has potential to be a lot better than Reimer but is way more inconsistent. The Jets have said time and time again they will not use a buy out, so no way that happens, if they did I would still prefer Montoya be brought back over Reimer, either way I still hope Hutchinson is given the opportunity to be our number one as I see him being better than Reimer, Pav and Montoya.

  8. Dan

    June 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Ehrhoff is a #1 on a lot of teams. The Sabre fans are up in arms, check out “diebytheblade.com” and turning on Tim Murray. There are AHL teams better than the Sabre’s…literally.

  9. Gordie

    June 30, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Ehrhoff poor defensively n not a #1

  10. ChrisC

    June 30, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    First question about Ehrhoff. Why would Buffalo not trade him for something? Anything? Cant tell me teams wouldn’t be lined up. Even a 2nd round pick next year.
    2nd question. Isnt there a cap floor teams have to be at. I realize some of Ehrhoff’s contract are on the books but Buffalo is no where near.
    Maybe big signings coming lol

  11. hotwings

    June 30, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Reimer, a 26 year old millionaire, looking for a fresh start — hilarious.

  12. jeff

    June 30, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Chris,
    Because if Ehrhoff retires with 1 year left on his contract, Buffalo would be given a $10m cap hit that season as a penalty for the contract they gave him.
    The acquiring team would face no penalty, only Buffalo.

    That is the only reason he was not traded.

  13. Adria Lang

    July 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    ANYONE WANT PHANEUF???? For FREE??? In fact, we’ll GIVE YOU money to take him away!

  14. Gus

    July 2, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I like how the flyers bury Lecavalier on the fourth line for most of the season and play him out of position for the the rest of the time and HE’S suddenly a bad player. He goes ANYWHERE else and gets 70 points next year.

  15. Gordie

    July 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Slow n a bad signing. 70 pts on a hipeless team if lucky otherwise washed up n should retire