We are going to start with the Calgary Flames. Roger Millions of Sportsnet was told by Jay Bouwmeester that the team has talked to him about a trade and there are 6 teams interested in him. Helene Elliott of the LA Times said the Los Angeles Kings might be interested in Bouwmeester but are concerned about his 6.8 million dollar cap hit next season. Millions also reported on another Flames defenseman. He said there have also been inquiries about Mark Giordano but he doesn’t see him getting traded.
Andy Strickland of True Hockey talked about a couple of teams. Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller‘s name has been picking up steam. Miller handed in a list of 8 teams he would not accept a trade to at the beginning of the season. Strickland also talked about the San Jose Sharks. He said that GM Doug Wilson will only trade Ryane Clowe if he gets exactly what he wants in return.
The Fourth Period talked about the Anaheim Ducks. According to them the Ducks are interested in the Dallas Stars Derek Roy and Washington Capitals Mike Ribeiro but nothing is imminent. The Capitals are reportedly looking for a high draft pick and top prospect in exchange for Ribeiro.
Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis talked to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. This is what he said:
“Last year I had a list of teams I kept in touch with. I did about half. Brian (Burke) did about half. That’s how we operated.
“Now, I pretty much talk to everybody. That’s the plan this year. We bring our hockey staff together. We want to hear everybody’s views on things. Then we get ready for what comes.
“You go into a trade deadline with certain expectations. But you never really know what the next phone call you’re going to get is. I don’t believe in untouchables. There’s always a price for any player. The question is: Is anyone willing to pay it?
“Right now, I can tell you I don’t have anything even interesting on the go. Nothing at all. But I believe there will be something for us to think about by Wednesday.
“Right now, we’re not close on anything.”
He also said there are no untouchables on the Leafs roster
“You always listen no matter who they ask about,” he said. “There’s a price tag for everybody. You just don’t get it very often.”
Topics: Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Dave Nonis, Derek Roy, Jay Bouwmeester, Los Angeles Kings, Mark Giordano, Mike Ribeiro, Ryan Miller, Ryane Clowe, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals