winger Ryane Clowe
is a person of interest to several teams, but has a steep price tag. (Alex Gallardo/AP)
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By Allan Muir
Davis Drewiske: Darren Dreger of TSN reports that the Canadiens have acquired the young defender from the Kings for a 2013 fifth-round pick. Solid depth move for Montreal.
Toronto Maple Leafs: Chris Johnston of Sportsnet says the Leafs are still in hot pursuit of Miikka Kiprusoff and also are in the market for a defender.
Boston Bruins: An NHL source told SI.com that Peter Chiarelli is still in shopping mode. "He's looking for a defenseman for sure, possibly another bottom-six forward."
Ryane Clowe: With Jaromir Jagr going to Boston, it's thought the Bruins are out of the running for Clowe. Several sources put the Rangers as the favorites to acquire the scoreless winger from San Jose.
Nate Schmidt: Not a trade, but multiple sources reporting the Caps have signed the offensive-minded defender that most ranked as the second-best of this season's NCAA free agent class.
Jaromir Jagr: Mike Heika reports a done deal. Jagr to Boston for two prospects and a pick. Details to come.
Derek Roy: Multiple sources have the Stars dealing the veteran center to Vancouver for a second rounder and a prospect. More to come.
Jaromir Jagr: Renaud Lavoie of RDS reports the Stars have told Jagr he will be dealt today. Frontrunners appear to be Boston and Montreal.
Marc-Andre Bergeron: Renaud Lavoie of RDS says defender Marc-Andre Bergeron is not on the ice at morning skate and should be traded today. Bergeron is useful as a power-play specialist, but not much else. UPDATE: Bergeron has been dealt to Carolina for the previously waived Adam Hall and a seventh-round pick.
Miikka Kiprusoff: Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun reports the Leafs have been given permission by the Flames to speak with Kipper in an effort to convince him to come to Toronto.
Robyn Regehr: Looks like Matheson was right. Regehr goes to Kings for two second-round picks. He'll bring veteran depth to Los Angeles, while the Sabres add a couple of quality assets to expedite their much needed rebuild. Looks like a win for both sides.
Jay Bouwmeester: It's a done deal. J-Bo is off to the Blues in exchange for a protected 2013 first rounder (if St. Louis fails to make the playoffs, it becomes a 2014 first and a 2013 fourth), defender Mark Cundari and goalie Reto Berra. A steal for the St. Louis? Sure looks like it.
Jason Pominville: TVA Sports' Patrick Caisse has reported the Sabres have asked Pominville for a list of eight teams to which he's not willing to accept a trade. The veteran center has an NTC for his contract, which goes through the 2013-14 season.
Michal Handzus: The San Jose Sharks somehow managed to swindle a fourth-round pick from the Blackhawks in exchange for the big, slow center. Nice job, Doug Wilson! UPDATE: Apparently the Jets were in on the bidding for Handzus, but weren't willing to go as high as a fourth.
Harry Zolnierczyk: Multiple sources confirm the estimable Harry Z is on his way to Anaheim. No word yet on the return for Philly, but given that he's managed to get in just seven games for the injury-riddled Flyers, it's a good bet it won't be much. UPDATE: Word just in that Jay Rosehill goes to the Flyers. This has massive playoff race implications. Your move, Panthers.
Jay Bouwmeester: TSN's Bob McKenzie disagrees with Jim Matheson's earlier report, saying the Blues are still in on Bouwmeester, as are the Red Wings.
Mason Raymond: Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun reports that the impending UFA was conspicuously absent from the Canucks' morning skate. UPDATE: Cancel the moving vans. Raymond has a sore shoulder and is out for tonight's game. Probably means he'll be staying the with Canucks at least until summer.
Toronto Maple Leafs: GM Dave Nonis told reporters that he expects "meaningful trade talks" to start tomorrow. He's looking to improve the team and will consider adding a veteran goalie, but he is perfectly comfortable moving forward with James Reimer and Ben Scrivens in net.
Columbus Blue Jackets: Darren Dreger of TSN says the playoff-contending Jackets (just double-checked--that statement is correct) are willing to move one of their three first-round picks to acquire a scoring forward.
Ryane Clowe: While we're waiting to see if Clowe comes out for morning skate with the Sharks, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun tweets that Minnesota is in on the bidding and reminds us of the trading history between the Wild and Sharks. UPDATE: Clowe is on the ice with the Sharks. Last one on. Funny guy. Mike Russo of the Star Tribune says the Wild have spoken to Clowe's agent, and to do that they would need permission from the Sharks. That suggests the Wild may be further down the path to acquiring Clowe than previously thought.
Jamie McBain: Darren Dreger of TSN says the Hurricanes could make the 25-year-old defender available. He's struggled this year, but is a toolsy kid. He should draw a lot of interest if there's anything to this.
Miikka Kiprusoff: Darren Dreger of TSN says the Flames and Leafs discussed Kiprusoff over the weekend and that talks continue.
Ryane Clowe: Multiple reports have the Flyers in hot pursuit of the San Jose winger.
Columbus Blue Jackets: Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch says the Jackets are looking long-term, but may be willing to deal pending UFAs Vinny Prospal, Steve Mason and Adrian Aucoin.
Buffalo Sabres: Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun tweets the belief around the league is that every player on the Sabres is available except Thomas Vanek.
Michal Handzus: Garrioch also says 3-4 teams are interested in the veteran center. He doesn't mention that the Sharks thought Scott Gomez was an upgrade over Handzus. He may move, but he's a low-rent option as a fourth-line center only.
Roberto Luongo: TSN's Farhan Lalji reports that the Canucks are involved in discussions with several teams regarding Luongo and that "talks are beyond the tire-kicking stage."
Ladislav Smid: TSN reports that the Oilers are close to signing the defender to an extension, which would take him off the trade market.
Toronto Maple Leafs: The Toronto Sun is reporting that the Maple Leafs are in deep on the Luongo discussions, with Tyler Bozak a likely piece of the return pie. The team also is pursuing defenders Jay Bouwmeester, Keith Yandle and Dmitri Kulikov.
Jay Bouwmeester: Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal says the Blues are out of the running, but LA might be in for J-Bo. He adds that the Oilers could be interested in Matt Bartkowski, who was offered to Calgary in the scotched Iginla deal.
Robyn Regehr: More from Matheson: "Take it to the bank: Regehr...will be a King at the deadline as a third blueline pairing player." Darren Dreger says the Sabres haven't been offered anything that would justify asking the vet to waive his NTC.
Curtis Glencross: Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun says the Sens are interested in the versatile forward. The Flames likely would ask for Ben Bishop in return.
Anaheim Ducks: Eric Stephens of the OC Register says the Ducks are kicking the tires on Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy, but will not overpay for a second-line center despite an obvious need.
Phoenix Coyotes: Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic notes that the Coyotes could be big players at the deadline, with nine UFAs on the roster. Among the names in play: Matthew Lombardi, Mike Smith, Steve Sullivan, Boyd Gordon and Raffi Torres.
Ryane Clowe: Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area says the Sharks have approached Clowe and asked him to waive his no-trade clause.
Buffalo Sabres: John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports that Sabres GM Darcy Regier "is listening to anything and everything." Sounds like the fire sale is on.
Frans Nielsen: Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald reports the Blackhawks are working on a multiplayer deal with the Islanders centered around the Danish pivot. Sassone also says the Hawks are looking for blueline help because they don't want to go into the playoffs with Johnny Oduya as their No. 4 defender.
Matt Cullen: Elliotte Friedman on CBC's Hot Stove suggested that the Wild may deal the veteran center. Don't believe it. Minnesota is going good and is headed back to the playoffs. The Wild won't blow out their second-line center. More likely event is Cullen re-signing with the team.
Raffi Torres: Friedman also suggested that Torres was available and one of his former teams, the Vancouver Canucks, was interested.
Jordan Leopold: He's off the market, headed to St. Louis for two picks. More here.
Jason Pominville: John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports that Pominville's agent has not yet been asked for a list of teams to which the player would accept a trade.
Ottawa Senators: GM Bryan Murray doesn't expect to make any significant deals to help his injury-ravaged team.
Jay Bouwmeester: Sportsnet's Gord Stellick believes the defenseman will be dealt to Edmonton, Detroit or St. Louis before the deadline.
Martin St. Louis: Pierre LeBrun of TSN is reporting that the Lightning will not trade St. Louis.
Lubomir Visnovsky: Arthur Staple of Newsday is reporting the Isles are close to a new deal with Visnovsky, which would take the pending UFA off the trade market.
Jay Bouwmeester: TSN's Darren Dreger said the defenseman could be on the move and that Detroit would be a likely landing spot...if they were willing to give up a prime goaltending prospect like Petr Mrazek or Jake Paterson.
Roberto Luongo: Damien Cox of the Toronto Star says the Maple Leafs have re-engaged the Canucks about obtaining the services of the veteran stopper.
Ryan Miller: Andy Strickland reports that Miller provided the Sabres with a list of eight teams to which he would not accept a trade. If my Grade 2 math serves me correctly, that leaves 22 options for Darcy Regier. Sportsnet's Darren Millard says the Sabres have discussed Miller with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Martin St. Louis: Multiple sources reporting that the Bruins, Red Wings and Rangers have contacted the Lightning about the 37-year-old winger. There's no confirmation he's on the market, but the rebuilding Bolts might benefit from the infusion of high-end youth St. Louis would generate.
Mark Streit: It's believed the Isles are trying to re-sign their captain, but Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie of TSN both believe he could be in play before the deadline.
Jarome Iginla: He's off the board now, on his way to Pittsburgh for a 2013 first-round pick and two college prospects. You can read about the deal here.
Jarome Iginla: The Calgary captain is a healthy scratch tonight. Meanwhile in Providence, Alexander Khokhlachev, Boston's 2011 second rounder, Jordan Caron (2010 first rounder) and Matt Bartkowski are all healthy scratches. George Johnson of the Calgary Herald says the deal could be a first round pick, Khokhlachev and Bartkowski for Iginla.
Ryan Whitney: Joe Haggerty of CSNNE has confirmed the Bruins are in discussions with Edmonton on a deal that would see Whitney and a forward come to Boston. Haggerty later suggested the forward involved could be Magnus Paajarvi, a big, skilled winger who would make a lot of sense for the Bruins.
Ryane Clowe: Darren Dreger reported on the NHL Network that San Jose GM Doug Wilson is looking for a first rounder, a second rounder and a prospect for the struggling UFA-to-be. The Bruins, Rangers and Canadiens are reported to be interested, but if Wilson sticks to that asking price, Clowe is unlikely to be moved.
Miikka Kiprusoff: Bob McKenzie reported on the NHL Network that there is a good chance Kiprusoff retires after this season. He has one year left on a deal that pays him just $1.5 million in 2013-14. This, along with earlier reports that he would retire if traded, seems to diminish the likelihood that he will be moved.
Ryan Whitney: Rumors are flying that the Oilers have traded the defender to Boston. As of 4 PM EDT, that's not true according to a team source. The Fourth Period says a deal is close, with the Bruins, Red Wings and Hurricanes the most likely trading partners.
Ryan Whitney: Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal says it was no coincidence the defender was back in the lineup against St. Louis last night. The Blues are a team thought to be looking for blueline help ahead of the deadline.
Brent Burns: Frank Seravelli of Philly.com says the Flyers have been scouting the Sharks not for Dan Boyle, but for versatile defender/forward Burns. Curiously, the Flyers need the most help on D, though Seravelli calls Burns "an unmitigated disaster" on the back end.
Jarome Iginla: Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times says the Kings are unlikely to be serious bidders for Iginla.
Miikka Kiprusoff: Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos says the Calgary keeper has told the Flames he will not report to another team if traded, citing family issues.
Jaromir Jagr: My sources tell me that the Dallas Stars are attempting to sign Jagr to an extension, so he is unlikely to hit the market before the deadline.
Miikka Kiprusoff: Darren Dreger of TSN says the Maple Leafs will be involved if the Calgary netminder becomes available. That hasn't happened yet, however.
Bobby Ryan/Sean Couturier: Dreger also suggests that talks have occurred between the Ducks and Flyers that might lead up to a trade in the offseason.
Ales Hemsky: David Staples of the Edmonton Journal says the Oilers should swap the veteran forward for a more physical winger.
Boston Bruins: Comcast Sports Net's Joe Haggerty says the team is actively looking for a veteran scoring winger, but it will not make top prospects Malcolm Subban or Ryan Spooner available in a deal.
Daniel Briere: Darren Dreger reported on TSN Radio that the Canadiens would be willing to trade a draft pick to the Flyers if Briere, currently out with a concussion, is deemed healthy by the deadline.
Curtis Glencross: Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald suggests Glencross could be a quality fallback if the Bruins can't work out a deal for Jarome Iginla.
Jarome Iginla: Sources tell CBC's Elliotte Friedman that Iginla is willing to go to Vancouver, as well as the four teams he previously listed. There are multiple reports that both the Penguins and Bruins feel Calgary's price is more than they are willing to pay.
Douglas Murray: Sources say the Penguins are on the verge of acquiring the San Jose defender.
Max Talbot: Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal thinks the Oilers should take a run at the Philly forward.
Dan Boyle: Matheson also notes that the Rangers and Flyers are in hot pursuit of the San Jose defender.
Rostislav Klesla: Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune believes the Penguins are targeting Klesla to fill a need on their third D pair.
Jarome Iginla: Renaud Lavoie of RDS says Iginla has submitted to Calgary management a list of four teams for which he'd be willing to waive his no-trade clause: Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles.
Keith Yandle: Mark Spector of Sportsnet reports that Phoenix is willing to move the veteran blueliner to bolster an offense that recently was shut out three times in a row.
Dustin Penner: Spector also believes the big winger has worn out his welcome in Los Angeles and is available.
Jordan Leopold: Spector believes the Flyers are targeting the Buffalo defender, and may also be willing to consider Edmonton's Ryan Whitney.
Ryane Clowe: Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports the Senators, Maple Leafs and Canadiens all have talked to the Sharks about the struggling winger.
Carolina Hurricanes: Chip Rutherford of the Raleigh News & Observer quotes Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford as being in the market for a depth defenseman.
Andrej Meszaros: John Boruk of Comcast Sportsnet believes the Flyers should shop the 27-year-old defender in an effort to land a high pick in this year's draft.
Derek Roy: Pierre LeBrun on TSN today that Anaheim has had at least one discussion with the Stars about the pending UFA and is definitely in the market for a No. 2 center. Saku Koivu would then move to the third line.
Marian Gaborik: Darren Dreger TSN today said multiple teams have made inquiries about Gaborik, but he feels that the $7.5 million he's due next year on his contract will make him tough to move.
Mike Komisarek: Darren Dreger of TSN reports that the veteran defender has waived his no-movement clause and has been placed on waivers. It's not expected he'll be claimed by another NHL team, but with several needing defensive depth it's not out of the question that he'll move on.
Daniel Alfredsson: Ian Mendes of Sportsnet says that Ottawa's playoff positioning means there's no chance the Sens will trade their veteran captain.
Ben Bishop: Marty McSorley of Sportsnet says it will take a second-round pick plus a prospect to pry the big backup away from the Senators. He lists Minnesota, New Jersey and Long Island as likely destinations.
Jarome Iginla: Bob McKenzie said on TSN's Insider Trading segment Tuesday night (link to come) that the ball is now rolling on the Iginla trade front. Pittsburgh, Boston and Detroit are known to be interested and could be good fits.
Jaromir Jagr: Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reports hearing from a league executive who suggested the Flyers might be interested in reacquiring Jagr to reunite him with Claude Giroux.
Jay Bouwmeester: LeBrun believes Bouwmeester is moved only if the Flames are completely blown away by an offer.
Derek Roy: Renaud Lavoie of RDS says there's been no progress in contract talks between Roy and the Dallas Stars and the veteran center may soon be in play.
Toronto Maple Leafs: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis told Hockey Central his team could move some picks to bring in some players. He added, "We have some UFAs; people have asked about them... We're perfectly prepared to keep them."
Bobby Ryan: Pierre LeBrun of ESPN and Eric Stephens of the OC Register believe that Ryan is unlikely to be moved before the deadline or during the summer.
Chris Stewart: Andy Strickland of truehockey.com says the Blues have to decide whether to re-sign their leading scorer, or deal him to fill a hole on the left side of their blueline.
Ryan Whitney: Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal says the Oilers should deal the veteran defender whether they're in the playoff race or not.
Ladislav Smid: David Staples of the Edmonton Journal says the Oilers have to sign the pending UFA or trade him before the deadline to maximize the return. Ansar Khan of mlive.com says the Detroit Red Wings are interested.
Vinny Prospal/Derrick Brassard: Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch lists these two Blue Jackets, along with R.J. Umberger and Adrian Aucoin, as possible movers ahead of the deadline. Only Brassard is unencumbered by some kind of NTC.
Ron Hainsey/Nik Antropov: Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press says the two pending free agents could be too good to trade, especially if the Jets remain in contention for the Southeast title.
Marian Gaborik: Larry Brooks of the New York Post says the Rangers are trying to move the struggling winger and his $7.5 million cap hit. CBC's Elliotte Friedman said Vancouver might be interested and that Gaborik's limited no-trade clause meant the Rangers had a list of 10 teams to which he could not be dealt.
Jarome Iginla: Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun says whispers about Iginla's availability may become more real if the Flames stumble during their current three-game road trip. Rob Rossi of triblive.com believes Iginla is not a fit for the Pittsburgh Penguins
Martin St. Louis: Damien Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times wonders if the classy veteran might approach GM Steve Yzerman about moving him.
Derek Roy: Eric Duhatschek of The Globe and Mail has the Canucks in the running for the Dallas Stars center.
Steve Ott: Pierre LeBrun of ESPN says Ott would be another alternative for the Canucks.
Dan Boyle: LeBrun
also believes that the Sharks are headed for a facelift, with veteran blueliner Boyle being the most likely player to move. A right-handed D, he'd be a good fit for the struggling Rangers.