NHL Rumors II: Bruins and Boychuk, Red Wings and Capitals

  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has a couple of open trade conversations still ongoing with fellow NHL teams, and it’s a safe bet it involves at least one of their defensemen. If the Bruins are forced into making an emergency salary cap maneuver this summer, then Johnny Boychuk would be the most likely trade chip with his $3.36 million cap hit. He should get plenty of  interest.
  • The Fourth Period: The Bruins have a salary cap issue and have RFAs Reilly Smith, Justin Florek, Jordan Caron, Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski left to sign. Multiple sources are saying that they could look to trade Johnny Boychuk and is $3.36 million salary. The Flames, Wild and Avalanche are said to be interested. Boychuk’s limited no-trade clause expired on May 31st.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive.com: Detroit Red Wings General manager Ken Holland will continue exploring the trade pissibillties for a right handed shooting defenseman. Mike Green of Washington might be the most viable candidate, and he’s probably available after the Capitals signed Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik. Injuries have hampered Green in recent years, but he’s a tremendous skater who produces offense and can quarterback the power play.

    Other potential trade targets that could cost more to acquire, include right-handed shooters Tyler Myers (Buffalo), Dustin Byfuglien (Winnipeg), Cody Franson (Toronto) and Jeff Petry (Edmonton) and lefties Keith Yandle (Arizona) and Alexander Edler (Vancouver).

  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: The Capitals made an effort to re-sign center Mikhail Grabovski, but at five years and $5 million per season, MacLellan said the Caps decided the money was better spent on two defensemen than one. With $1.1 million in cap space the Caps still have some room to sign a free-agent center, but unless they plan on adding a fourth-liner like Michal Handzus or an enforcer like Zenon Konopka, they’re more likely to seek depth down the middle through a trade.

    The Caps now have a few extra defensemen to shop around, starting with Mike Green, but his one-year, $6.25 million salary may be a bit restrictive. Dmitry Orlov [2 years, $4 million], John Erskine [1 year, $1.962 million] and Jack Hillen [1 year, $700,000] all could be dangled in an attempt to land a center.


  1. Max

    July 3, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Wings wont trade at all. Holland likes this team and is complacent with them barely making the playoffs. It is time someone holds him accountable for not getting the job done. I’m tired of my fellow wings fans saying he’s the best GM and he tried hard but the players didn’t want to sign here. He needs to put on the big boy pants and make a trade. If it costs us Tatar who cares? Mantha is bigger and better. Last I checked Tatar was absolutely worthless in the playoffs against the bruins.

  2. Max

    July 3, 2014 at 11:04 am

    My comment didnt post

  3. Parminder

    July 3, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    It’s nor fair to put all the blame on Holland, he’s still the best GM to my eyes. Wings were rejected by free agents, I don’t blame him. More than half the fans are blaming him, he did resign quincey because he knows better than all of us. He’s there at training camp and he probably made the choice after discussing it with Babcock. Why not blame him too right? *exageration They’ll pull of a trade and if you lose hope, than you clearly aren’t a fan of this great organization.

  4. wing man

    July 3, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    @Max, Get a life man we’ve been spoiled for the past two decades. It’s about time we started using our young guys. Also say Tatar isn’t good because of how he(a rookie ) Did in 5 playoff games is just retracted. Oh and Mantha is way better? Sure is potential is extremely high but he’s never played a game in the NHL. Quit going by what you see online when it’s obvious you’ve never see the kid play before you ignorant ass so called Wings fan.

  5. Max

    July 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    You losers crack me up. First off wing man I’ve been to development camp for 3 straight years so definitely did not come up with this from reading online. Thanks for you input though. Tatar’s size, or lack there of, is what I was referring to when mentioning the playoffs. For his career he would be better suited on a team with some bigger forwards to protect him. Thus the reason I believe the wings should trade him. We need size up front and a top four d-man. Nyquist I personally believe is better than Tatar so trade Tatar for a big forward and top four d-man. Put Nyquist on a line with a big physical forward and you will see Nyquist put up even better numbers than this past year. Plus to put your ignorance in check I have seen Mantha play quite a few times and I am telling you he is better than Tatar. But keep drinking the Holland Kool-aid and don’t look at the facts.

  6. Stars fanatic

    July 3, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Wings fans crack me up! Face it you losers gave up Nill and are now stuck with the retard Holland. Nill was the brains behind the wings success back in the day. With him gone Holland is a nobody.

  7. Kane and Toews the $12 million couple

    July 3, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Hawks got the best of them all with Bowman! All you turds will get beat by the Blackhawks! Detroit Sucks and when did Dallas get a hockey team???

  8. Anonymous

    July 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I know you’ve only been a fan since 2010, Kane and Toews. So I’ll just say that Dallas got a team in 1993.

  9. Jordan

    July 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I’ve been a wings fan all my life and I personally think Holland should make a couple moves this offseason. Hes more than likely to trade for a top four defenseman. Mike green sounds like a good deal. Also instead of trading our Young’s guns like YlTatar , Nyquist and Jurco, we should trade Johan Franzen and maybe Jakub Kindl. Franzens lack of offense this season was crucial. He had a few good games but we’ve all seen him play better. And we probably wouldn’t lose much by trading kindl.

  10. Red Wings

    July 4, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Quincey? Who’s idea was it to bring back Quincey? I was looking forward to getting rid of him but NO… Ken Holland is a bad manager who won’t ever do anything to help the team. He is somehow scared of trading because he is “confident in this team”. Yes, the same team that barely made the playoffs the past few years and hasn’t gone to the conference finals for a long time. Wings fans, it’s time to Fire Holland. #FireHolland #FireHolland # FireHolland

  11. Wheelz

    July 5, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Max, what playoffs were you watching? I think the whole team was worthless against Boston. Holland needs to man up and go out for trade for a RH d-man. You have like 50 million forward prospects down in GR. Not too mention Abdelkader, helm, and Andersson are expendable. Today’s NHL is younger and fast. Bring up the 18 year olds and see what they have. Worse case scenario send um back down to GR. Im still lamenting the face they signed Quincey for $4.25mil/year. Such a reactionary signing by Holland, whats next?..Sign Cleary to a multi-year deal worth $4 mil. I think Holland needs to come up with a new approach. Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the Salary Cap Era!

  12. Wheelz

    July 5, 2014 at 10:11 am

    a package deal that would send Kane and Byfulgien to Detroit for 2-3 prospects, draft pick and NHL ready player (IE Helm, Abdelkader, Andersson)…MAKE IT HAPPEN HOLLAND!!!!!

  13. BillyD

    July 7, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Trading off Tatar or Jurco will be necessary in any trade that happens unfortunately. I would love to see Kindl leave with them. I see people like Jordan offering up Franzen. You could probably find a team to take him too, but you will most likely end up with more of the same numbers for more money. Who does that help?

    As I didn’t grow up with hockey (started watching in ’98 at the age of 13), I don’t have a full appreciation or understanding of why the Red Wings need a right-handed defenseman; however, I do see a need for a bigger guy to protect the younger, smaller prospects. I was hoping this would be addressed during the draft with a Draisaitl or Kempe, but it didn’t happen. Probably for good reason that I just don’t see too. Anyway, this doesn’t seem to be on Holland’s radar, and I wish I could ask him why. I’m sure I would learn something.

  14. Red Wings

    July 7, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    But really, who the fuck wanted to bring back Quincey?