A list of possible trade candidates, plus the latest on the Senators and Red Wings.
ESPN.COM: Craig Custance listed the top 20 rental players heading toward the April 3 trade deadline and their potential trade value. Anaheim’s Corey Perry, Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson, New Jersey’s David Clarkson, Calgary’s Jarome Iginla, Washington’s Mike Ribeiro, Phoenix’s Mike Smith, NY Islanders Mark Streit, and Dallas’ Jaromie Jagr topped the list.
Others included the Islanders’ Lubomir Visnovsky, Toronto’s Clarke MacArthur, the Kings Dustin Penner, Dallas’ Brenden Morrow, Ottawa’s Sergei Gonchar, Colorado’s Milan Hejduk, Phoenix’s Steve Sullivan, Detroit’s Ian White, Tampa Bay’s Nate Thompson, Florida’s Stephen Weiss, Buffalo’s Robyn Regehr and Winnipeg’s Nik Antropov.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Custance isn’t saying all the aforementioned will be available by the deadline, he’s just evaluating their trade value if they were to hit the market.Of those players, I don’t expect Perry, Alfredsson, Clarkson, Smith, Jagr, Streit, MacArthur, Morrow, Gonchar, Hejduk, Sullivan, or Weiss to be available. Iginla is a maybe, depending of course upon the Flames position in the standings and his willingness to waive his movement clause. As for the rest, it wouldn’t surprise me if they were available by the end of this month, depending of course on where their respective teams sit in the standings by then.
OTTAWA SUN: Bruce Garrioch believes the Senators could have interest in center Matt Cullen if the Minnesota Wild shop him by the deadline.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher sounded reluctant about moving Cullen. His trade status could depend upon where the Wild are in the standings by the end of this month.
NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White has been a healthy scratch since February 25, but he said he hasn’t reached the point where he’d ask for a trade.
SPECTOR’ S NOTE: With Carlo Colaiacovo due back soon from injury, don’t be surprised if the Wings shop White, possibly for a scoring forward.