Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Trade Deadline: 9:30AM

*-> Teams looking add some young offense might turn today to Colorado who appear to be giving up on Mikhail Grigorenko. He appears to be ready for a last chance situation and with Patrick Roy out of the picture the Avs might move him for whatever they can get. He's got size and skill but just hasn't put it together yet.

*-> The Toronto Maple Leafs have been looking hard at defensemen but only on the hockey trade level not a rental. The Leafs are still content if they manage to miss the playoffs.

*-> The Buffalo Sabres have started the wheels in motion to move out a defenseman by bringing in depth defense in the minors yesterday.  Cody Franson and Dmitri Kulikov are the two likely options with Dmitri Kulikov being the leagues runner up after the Brandon Smith deal yesterday.

*-> The Los Angeles Kings are looking at scoring and it looks like Thomas Vanek is the guy they covet mainly because of his cap hit. The Kings don't have much to work with.

*-> The Vancouver Canucks are shopping Philip Larson to teams looking for a cheap offensive d-man option as they would love to give some of their younger prospects the chance to sign down the stretch.

*-> Jarome Iginla will be moved today it's known but the interest isn't exactly what Joe Sakic or Iginla hoped.  There's talk the Flames would love to bring Iggy home but they arn't willing to talk prospects and only late picks.  The Bruins have also been willing to bring back Iggy but they too are not willing to part with anything of note. Both teams aren't exactly what Iggy was hoping for with this most likely being his last shot at the cup and both teams being heavy underdogs.

*-> Florida might be willing to revisit Jiri Hudler to avoid disrupting chemistry.

*-> The Islanders will be doing something today but nothing major yet. The feeling out of Long Island is they have to make a deal to try and get in otherwise they lose out on the Barclays money. They also as mentioned before they need to show not only their waning fanbase and Johnny T that they are serious about winning.

*-> St. Louis were expecting more chatter around Vladimir Sobotka after they leaked his availability around the league. Nothing at all brewing on that front.

*-> Mike Ribeiro is not being talked about but the Nashville Predators would be willing to move him for minor league depth. He's expiring and teams at this point know what they get with Ribeiro so someone desperate for offensive help on the powerplay up the middle could take a bite.

*-> Montreal is still in on Duchene this morning...

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