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NHL Rumors II: Nash, Gardiner, Stamkos and Stastny

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Brooks says the Rangers won’t be looking to trade Rick Nash this offseason.

    But I’m here to tell you that a trade is not happening. Nash has a no-move clause in his contract in force through the end of this season that management has no intention of asking him to waive and No. 61 has no intention of volunteering to forfeit.

    Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will each receive a $2 million salary with a $5 million bonus in 2020-21, the year the next lockout could happen.

    Brooks thinks the Islanders should be interested in Jake Gardiner if he’s still being dangled by the Maple Leafs.

  • Adam Proteau: “FWIW, after that Stamkos piece went up, a good source said he really thinks Stamkos could go to Leafs in ’16 & said it’d take a max contract.”

“It was financially prudent not to get caught up in high dollars for Paul Stastny,” Reid said. “Are the Avs better than last year up front? Well, Nathan MacKinnon is not a rookie anymore. So, yes, they are better.”

The Avs could have traded Paul Stastny at the deadline, but they didn’t like the offers they received. They also didn’t the idea of breaking up the chemistry they had.

“We knew we couldn’t get to what he got in St. Louis,” Sakic said. “It was his right, and he’s going home. I had a pretty good idea of what was going on with Paul. I knew there was a great possibility he was going to move on.”

10 Comments

  1. Chris

    July 13, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    No way Leafs trade Gardiner unless it’s for a big return. Getting rid of Gunnarson only underscores the fact that the Leafs have committed to having Gardiner and Rielly as their puck movers and that Gunnarson was expendable.

    No way the Leafs go down to just Rielly unless it’s a big piece coming back like Strome or Reinhart.

  2. raithen

    July 14, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Who on the Isles are the Leafs interested in that they’d give up on Gardiner?

  3. Tak

    July 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Stamkos is not going to the Leafs.

  4. raithen

    July 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Tak, would you mind if I borrow the keys to your time machine? It’s awesome that you’re able to know exactly what’s going to happen in a couple of years — can you share any more of your wonderful insight?

  5. hankbemis

    July 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    i think what tak is saying is that, given that he could command the same deal almost anywhere elsewhere, why would he go to the leafs?

  6. kckrebs

    July 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Exactly Hank. Steve Yzerman is quietly doing a fantastic job. His prospects are developing into good NHL players. He had 2 guys up for the Calder last year and likely has another potential winner this year in Drouin. Stevie will get what he deserves, and it will be from the lighting. Leaf nation just loooves to dream though!!

  7. Tak

    July 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Raithen, if I really need to explain myself, then you’re probably a Leafs fan. But seriously, do you think Tampa would let him go? Seriously?

  8. Antonio

    July 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    What you are not considering is that tb only has his rights for so long. So tb may not have a choice in a few years. I agree that Stamkos will be a leaf in a few years.

  9. Ty

    July 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Tav, Because stamkos hometown is Markham and a lot of players try and play where they grew up or whoever they watched while growing up. Toronto is one of the best markets to play in and every player knows that (except for gorges). And no teams like (Boston, Chicago, LA, St. Louis, Anaheim, etc) won’t have the cap needed to sign Stamkos for a 7 or 8 year 10+ million dollar contract. That’s why you idiots

  10. Ty

    July 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Plus it doesn’t really matter if Tampa wants to let him go lmao, he can go wherever ye fuck he wants. The beauty of July 1st