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Douglas Murray to Practice with Flames

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Image from Michael Miller via Wikimedia Commons

The Calgary Flames have announced that defenseman Douglas Murray will practice with the team on a try-out basis.

Murray, 35, played in the NHL most recently last season with the Canadiens. It is highly suspect that he could help an NHL team at this point of his career.

Glencross Traded to Washington

Curtis Glencross has been traded to the Washington Capitals, Darren Dreger reports.

The Flames received a 2nd and 3rd round pick in return for Glencross.

In 53 games this season, Glencross has 9 goals and 19 assists.

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.

Kuc: Blackhawks Interested in Sekera, Glencross

Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Blackhawks are interested in Andrej Sekera of the Hurricanes and Curtis Glencross of the Flames.

Both potential UFAs, Sekera is a strong bet to be moved before the deadline, and it’s looking like a Glencross move is getting more and more likely.

Glencross Likely to Be Traded by the Deadline

The Calgary Flames are entertaining offers on Curtis Glencross. While he isn’t the flashiest player, he provides a well-rounded game that is suitable to the intensity of the playoffs.

Glencross was asked by the Flames to provide a list of teams that he would be willing to play for. He wasn’t willing to provide exact teams, but Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun believes that the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are interested in acquiring him.

When asked about his future with the team, Glencross maintained a level of uncertainty.

“It’s tough right now. It’s not only my decision. There’s a coaches’ decision and upstairs’ decision,” Glencross said. “Where we are right now, I don’t really know what’s going to happen.”

HNIC: Franson, Shanahan, Phaneuf, Stewart, Tanev

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Image from Leech44 via WIkimedia Commons

From a HNIC segment last night with Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox:

Cox reports that the Leafs aren’t looking to add pieces to improve the team’s chances at this season’s playoffs any longer. They are, however, looking to sign Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli, two players UFA-eligible after this season.

He also notes that while general manager Dave Nonis’ future is foggy at this point, president Brendan Shanahan isn’t a candidate to take over that role.

Cox notes that the Leaf player that teams ask about most is Morgan Rielly. Elliotte Friedman speculates (and he’s clear this is speculation), if the Leafs and Kings would consider a trade involving the large contracts of Dion Phaneuf and Mike Richards.

Friedman says that the Nashville Predators may have some interest in Chris Stewart of the Sabres. He mentions that the Flames have been linked to Stewart for some time. Stewart has been in trade rumors virtually since the moment the Sabres acquired him in the Ryan Miller deal last season.

Friedman says the Canucks and steady RD Chris Tanev are expected to begin serious contract talks this week. Tanev will be a RFA this summer.

Could Flames Trade Hiller or Ramo?

Image from Michael Miller via Wikimedia Commons

Image from Michael Miller via Wikimedia Commons

Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun suggests it’s very likely the Flames will trade one of Jonas Hiller or Karri Ramo before the trade deadline.

Sportak notes that Joni Ortio, who shut the Canucks out on 36 saves Saturday night, has a one-way contract for 2014-15, so the Flames likely have views of him being one of their top two goalies in the near future.

Karri Ramo’s contract is up after this season. Jonas Hiller has one more season with a cap hit of $4.5 million.

  

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