In today’s roundup of blogosphere-generated NHL rumor goodness: Seven trade scenarios for Vancouver’s Cory Schneider, six for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and more Canucks-Panthers trade rumors. Enjoy!
BLEACHER REPORT: presented seven trade scenarios for Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider, which include shipping him to Phoenix for Kyle Turris, Tampa Bay for Steve Downie and Edmonton for Magnus Paajarvi, and six trade scenarios for the Toronto Maple Leafs, including Tyler Bozak for Kyle Turris, Bozak and Carl Gunnarsson for Artem Anisimov, plus Jason Spezza, or Paul Stastny, or Jordan Staal, or Scott Hartnell.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Sadly, Cory Schneider won’t be dealt in the foreseeable future, as things would really have to go tits-up for the Canucks to convince them to part with Schneider, especially early in the season. As for the Leafs, it’s no secret Brian Burke is seeking a top-six, “impact” forward, but I think we can rule out Spezza, Statsny or Staal, while Hartnell has a no-trade clause, which I doubt he’d waive to go to Toronto, and I’m not convinced the Flyers really want to part with him.
HOCKEYBUZZ.COM: “Eklund” followed up on his recent “Vancouver-Florida talking trade” rumor, claiming he’s heard of a goalie not named Roberto Luongo going to Florida and the Canucks being interested in David Booth.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Again, the Canucks are under no pressure to move Schneider, and the Panthers currently aren’t pressed to land a goalie. They’ve already got Jose Theodore as their starter, who was solid in the Panthers 2-0 season opener against the Islanders, and Jacob Markstrom is filling in as backup while Scott Clemmensen is sidelined. Sorry, don’t see a goalie deal happening there.