NHL Rumors VI: Oilers, Sabres and Maple Leafs

  • Ryan Rishaug: Getting the sense that the Oilers won’t be signing David Legwand. There is “lukewarm interest” from both sides. The Oilers are more likely to trade for a center.
  • Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal: On the Oilers potentially looking for a center through the trade route. Ryan Rishaug has previously said the Oilers could look to trade a defensemen, possibly Jeff Petry.

    “We’ll see what happens,” Rishaug told Team 1260′s Jason Gregor, “But I think that if the Oilers can address that centre spot with a quality person on a longer term deal and it costs them Jeff Petry, with the signings they’ve made and what they have coming, I think they would be comfortable moving Jeff Petry.”

    Elliotte Friedman noted before the start of free agency that the Oilers could have Jeff Petry’s name out there.

  • John Vogl of the Buffalo Sabres: Teams are calling the Sabres about some of their players, but they’d have to overpay if they were going get one of them.

    “Whatever other surprises come, come,” Murray said Wednesday. “That certainly won’t be me. It’ll be if somebody likes someone on our team.”

    Teams may be calling about Tyler Myers, Tyler Ennis, Cody Hodgson and Marcus Foligno.

    “I expect them all to be on the team,” Murray said in First Niagara Center. “Other teams want them, so they call and ask, and you listen. You listen only because they may do something crazy.

    “We don’t make the calls on those guys. We’re not looking to trade those guys. In saying that, when you get a call you listen, as if I would call another team on their good young player, of course they’re going to listen. You’re going to hang up. They’re going to say, ‘He’s crazy,’ or, ‘He’s actually willing to overpay.’ ”

    The Sabres interest in Steve Ott may have waned after some of the moves they’ve made.

  • Luke Fox of Sportsnet: The Maple Leafs spoke with Matt Moulson before he signed with the Sabres.

    “I did have a chance to talk to the Leafs. Obviously, growing up in Mississauga, you play a lot of attention to Toronto. I still do even now,” Moulson told Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s Brady & Walker Thursday morning. “Unfortunately it didn’t work out.”


  1. Chris

    July 4, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Petry is a 6/7 d man on a good team. Why would anyone give a good centre man for him? Maybe they can trade him for Gagner haha

  2. Andrei

    July 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Lecavalier for Petry. 😀

  3. SnowIsGarbage

    July 4, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Petry is better then you think, I’d say he is a #3/4 guy on a lot of teams. He’s taking a lot of heat over one bad season. Edmonton would be silly to let him go, he won’t yield a high-end #2 C like they need.

  4. Adam C

    July 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    **Petry is better then you think, I’d say he is a #3/4 guy on a lot of teams. He’s taking a lot of heat over one bad season. Edmonton would be silly to let him go, he won’t yield a high-end #2 C like they need.**

    But if packaged with another.. say a yakapov or other could get a 2C no probs.. I doubt they will ship yak out.. but who knows.. U are right that he wont get a 2C just himself but with the signings MacT has done, I think the oilers can give up another guy to make a trade happen..

    Another thing is that Arcobello may work out.. Slight improvement from Gags but still not big enough..

    Will see how things go

  5. Chris

    July 4, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Jeff Petry. Seriously. A middling d man at best. You are overvaluing him.

  6. Chris

    July 4, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Like where do you think he’d slide in if he played in LA, Chicago or St. Louis? Probably the press box.

  7. hotwings

    July 4, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    other teams exists, other than LA, Chicago and St. Louis, Chris. The hypothetical comparable your offer up is ridiculous. You are comparing a bottom 3 NHL team, to 3 teams in the top 5. BTW, LA found a place in their top 6 for Regehr, ex of the Sabres. You don’t have to be a Greek God to crack the D of those teams Chris.


  8. Chris

    July 4, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Yeah you’re right. Half the teams in the league are dying to dole out a top 2 centre to acquire Petry’s 17 points and -22 in 80 games.


  9. RobXV

    July 5, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Petry is still learning the game at the NHL level. Playing for a team that has been losing for a long time now its going to be hard to improve. If he was on “top teams” he would have a better chance to improve as a player and his trade value would be higher. I think petry will be a solid D soon. But for now he’s way to under valued to get anything good in return. I think the oilers should keep there young guys. They decided to take this route of rebuilding they shouldn’t give up now