In today’s Quick Shifts we’ll take a look at the latest trade rumors in the lead up to the March 5th trade deadline. With the NHL back in action, the hockey world was already buzzing with news of who is and isn’t in play at the deadline.
- There are conflicting reports as to the status of Ryan Miller. The Associated Press reported yesterday that Sabres GM Tim Murray is fielding offers for their star goaltender and will likely trade him at next week’s deadline. However, the Score later reported that the Sabres will likely not trade Miller and are instead working on a contract extension. Seems to be the type of situation where Miller is staying put, unless the right deal is presented to Buffalo. [ The Score ]
- Martin St. Louis was not happy being left off the Team Canada roster (he eventually replaced an injured Steven Stamkos). So much so, according to a tweet from Nick Kypreos, he asked for a trade shortly after the snub. St. Louis has likely changed his mind since being called in as a replacement, but that may not stop some teams from inquiring with Tampa Bay on deadline day. There was supposedly a deal in place between the Rangers and the Lightning that would have Ryan Callahan going to Tampa, but that deal has yet to materialize. [ The Score ]
- The Newark Star Ledger is already starting their Marty Watch. It remains to be seen whether career Devils goaltender, Martin Brodeur will ask for a trade in the approach to the deadline. The paper also speculates that Devils captain, Bryce Salvador could also be put on the trade block as well. Albany Devils coach, Rick Kowalsky is confident that Keith Kinkaid is ready for the NHL and can be a solid back up for Cory Schneider, if Martin Brodeur is traded. [ The Star Ledger ]
- According to Darren Dreger, there is a 99% chance that Ryan Callahan will be traded from the New York Rangers sometime between now and the trade deadline. Bob McKenzie confirmed that there were no talks between Camp Callahan and the Rangers during the Olympic break. According to Dreger, the St. Louis Blues have shown the most interest in completing a trade. [ NY Rangers Blog ]