NHL Trade Deadline Day is here. Check out the latest on Ryan Callahan, Marian Gaborik, Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson and more.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: James Mirtle with a listing of 40 players believed in play today.
COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Aaron Portzline reports the Blue Jackets could peddle Marian Gaborik for a defenseman after losing blueliners Fedor Tyutin and Ryan Murray to injury.
CSNNE.COM: Joe Haggerty reports the Blue Jackets were in discussion with the Boston Bruins involving a deal which could send a defenseman and possibly a forward heading to Boston. Haggerty speculates Jack Johnson and Nikita Nikitin could be on the Bruins’ radar.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Doesn’t make sense for the Blue Jackets to ship a defenseman to the Bruins if that’s what they’re also in the market for.
NEW YORK POST/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/NORTHJERSEY.COM: Today could be D-Day for Ryan Callahan and the New York Rangers. It’s widely believed the Rangers could trade Callahan if he’s unsigned before today’s 3 pm ET trade deadline. The Vancouver Canucks aren’t considered a destination for Callahan. Chances are remote the Rangers ship Callahan to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Martin St. Louis. The Rangers are believed to have some interest in Oilers winger Ales Hemsky. The Rangers and Callahan are reportedly $500K per season apart on a new deal.
NEWSDAY: Arthur Staple reports the Sharks, Kings, Ducks, Bruins and Penguins are believed among the clubs interested in NY Islanders winger Thomas Vanek.
NORTHJERSEY.COM: Tom Gulitti reports trade destinations for Martin Brodeur are shrinking after the Minnesota Wild acquired Ilya Bryzgalov yesterday from the Oilers. GM Lou Lamoriello remains tight-lipped as to his plans for Brodeur.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: Mike Harrington reports the LA Kings could be a prime destination for Sabres winger Matt Moulson. Other Sabres in play include Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, Tyler Myers, Christian Ehrhoff, Henrik Tallinder, Drew Stafford and Zenon Konopka.
MIAMI HERALD: Following the Florida Panthers acquisition of Roberto Luongo, George Richards wonders what the future holds for Tim Thomas and Scott Clemmensen.
MLIVE.COM: Ansar Khan reports the Detroit Red Wings continue their search for a top-four defenseman but they aren’t seeking a rental player. Possibilities include Vancouver’s Alexander Edler and Buffalo’s Christian Ehrhoff and Tyler Myers.
CSNPHILLY.COM: Tim Panaccio expects the Flyers will shop Andrej Meszaros after acquiring Andrew MacDonald yesterday from the Islanders.
TWINCITIES.COM: The Minnesota Wild’s acquisition of Ilya Bryzgalov gives them some cap space for other moves. It’s also reported Wild winger Torrey Mitchell has requested a trade.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Chip Alexander reports the Carolina Hurricanes’ re-signing Anton Khudobin raises more questions about Cam Ward’s future with the Hurricanes. Several teams are also reportedly interested in winger Tuomo Ruutu.