Archive for February 28, 2015

Report: Caps and Hawks Have Discussed Sharp

According to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, the Capitals and the Blackhawks have had trade talks surrounding Patrick Sharp.

After this season, Sharp has two seasons left on his contract at a cap hit of $5.9 million.

Hawks Acquire Timonen From Flyers

The Blackhawks have acquired Kimmo Timonen from the Flyers in exchange for a 2015 2nd round pick and a conditional 2016 pick the Flyers announce.

Timonen, 39, has missed the entire 2014-15 season due to blood clots, but is expected to return this weekend.

Pierre Lebrun reports the Blackhawks are still after a forward. John Shannon reports that Sam Gagner, as well as the oft-mentioned Antoine Vermette, is in the mix.

Chicago had an extra second rounder in this year’s draft – a compensatory pick for losing 1st rounder Kevin Hayes to free agency.

Pierre Lebrun gave some details on the conditional pick:

Report: Carolina Willing to Eat Significant Salary to Move Semin

Dave Pagnotta of the Fourth Period reports that the Hurricanes are willing to retain a significant part of Alexander Semin‘s salary to facilitate a trade.

Semin has three seasons left beyond 2014-15 at an annual salary and cap-hit of $7 million.

Pagnotta: Chicago Wants Vermette Deal Done Now

Dave Pagnotta of the Fourth Period reports that the Blackhawks would like to get a deal done for Antoine Vermette as soon as possible.

Yesterday, Bob McKenzie classified Chicago as the team most eager to make a move and Vermette as the player most in demand.

Leafs Trade Clarkson for Horton

Image from Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia Commons

Image from Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia Commons

The Toronto Maple Leafs have done the unthinkable: they’ve moved David Clarkson‘s contract. The Leafs take on the contract of the injured Nathan Horton from the Blue Jackets.

The NHL insures contracts up to five years in length, so Nathan Horton’s seven year contract came out of Columbus’ pocket even though even he doesn’t suit up for them again. With Clarkson, the Jackets get a player who could potentially be a third-line winger at the NHL level. As Toronto is a cap-ceiling team, they can replace Horton’s cap-hit with cap hits of an equivalent amount.

After 2014-15, Clarkson has five seasons left at $27.5 million ($5.25 cap hit). Horton has five seasons at $26.1 million left ($5.3 million cap hit).

Insider Trading: Vermette, Blackhawks, Capitals, Leafs, Bruins, Petry

From February 26th’s TSN Insider Trading:

Bob McKenzie says the Blackhawks definitely want to use the money available from placing Patrick Kane on LTIR on a player with to term on his contract beyond this season. He says, at this point, the Hawks are the most interested team in making a deal before the deadline, and that Antoine Vermette is the player most in demand throughout the league. The Blackhawks are seriously interested in Vermette, but also Curtis Glencross and Cam Atkinson.

Pierre Lebrun reports that Capitals are interested in Erik Cole, Curtis Glencross and Joffrey Lupul.

Darren Dreger says there’s no guarantee that any of Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf or Tyler Bozak are traded before the deadline, there is “a lot of interest and activity” surrounding the trio.

Pierre Lebrun says the Boston Bruins have been looking for a winger for over a month. They’ve been in on Chris Stewart for a while now. They are also interested in Erik Cole, Cam Atkinson and Curtis Glencross.

Darren Dreger says a Jeff Petry trade talks haven’t produced a satisfactory offer as of yet, and re-signing is unlikely at this point, so GM Craig MacTavish continues to wait.

Report: Capitals Close to Acquiring Glencross

According to Andrew Walker of The Fan 590 radio show, the Washington Capitals are closing in on a deal to acquire forward Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames.

The Capitals were not on Glencross’s original list of preferred teams to be traded to, but Walker confirmed via twitter that the veteran forward would waive his no-trade clause and accept a trade to Washington.

Glencross, 32, is a UFA at the end of the season and is a hot commodity amongst playoff contenders despite his lack of playoff experience.

Panthers Acquire Jaromir Jagr

Image from Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia Commons

Image from Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia Commons

The Panthers have acquired Jaromir Jagr from the Devils for a 2015 2nd round pick and a 2016 conditional third round pick. The Devils get to choose between the Panthers’ 2016 3rd round pick and the 2016 3rd round pick the Panthers acquired from the Wild in the Sean Bergenheim trade.

The Panthers will be Jagr’s eighth team in his career.

The Panthers currently sit two points behind the Bruins for the final wildcard spot in the East.


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