A summary of several teams which could make moves at the trade deadline…A look at which Southeast division teams face becoming buyers or sellers…Is Ales Hemsky worth the risk?…Blackhawks won’t trade for a goaltender.
USA TODAY: Kevin Allen looks at several teams which could be active, either as buyers or sellers, at the trade deadline. Of note: Nathan Horton’s injury status (concussion) could determine if the Bruins become buyers, re-signing defenseman Jason Garrison seems the Panthers priority, the Senators are shopping for offensive help and could target Carolina’s Tuomo Ruutu, if Sidney Crosby can return to action this season, it’ll have a larger impact than any trade the Penguins could make, the Capitals might be aggressive again at the trade deadline, and the Jets won’t part with young assets at the trade deadline, but could move some veterans.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: David Shoalts suggests the temptation to make deadline deals could be strong for Capitals GM George McPhee, Florida GM Dale Tallon and Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: David Staples wonders if it’s worth the risk for the Oilers to re-sign Ales Hemsky, suggesting if they do it should only be a one-year deal.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Adam L. Jahns reports the Blackhawks won’t be shopping for a goaltender at the deadline, sticking with Corey Crawford and Ray Emery.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: As you can see, it was a light day for NHL trade rumors in the aftermath of the Super Bowl. Don’t worry, folks, with the trade deadline
two three weeks from today, I’m sure there will be plenty more rumors, and undoubtedly some trades, to ponder between now and then.