Monday, January 30, 2012

Cool articles on TSN about rosters heading into the Trade Deadline

Minor League Trade.

The Calgary Flames have traded defenseman John Negrin to the Winnipeg Jets for winger Akim Aliu.

Negrin and Aliu are considered draft busts. Negrin has had one point in 26 games in the AHL. Aliu has 5 points in 13 games.

Tom Gleason off the Market

Tom Gleason, the name used often in rumors has been taken of the market. He has signed a four year extension with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Rumors Galore!

Not a specific team but a bunch of rumors!

Montreal Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier has not decided if he will be a seller or a buyer come Febuary 27th. Lots of rumors saying he wants a player like Derek Roy.

Lots of interest in Tuomo Ruutu. Philly, Toronto, Detroit have all been linked to him. However, the apparent asking price is through the roof. Apparently, Canes GM Jim Rutherford wants either two first rounders or a first rounder and an 'A' prospect (example: Joe Colbourne and a first rounder). The price will go down.

The Winnipeg Jets will be sellers. Lots of calls for players like Chris Mason, Nik Antropov, and Evander Kane.

Aaron Portzline is reporting: Expect a roster move today by the Blue Jackets as they have 12 healthy forwards and 6 defenseman. Jeff Carter could be close.

There's word that Jeff Carter wants out of Columbus but there's lots of worries on his contract. 10 Years $5.27 Million Per. (

Major Leafs and Blue Jackets Rumor.

Bill Watters and @IncarceratedBob both reported that the Maple Leafs would get Rick Nash and Kristian Huselius from the Blue Jackets for Mikhail Grabovski, Luke Schenn, Nazem Kadri and Mike Komisarek. 

According to Bill Watters:

Nash carries a $7.8 million cap hit until 2017-18. Huselius carries a $4.75 million cap and will be a UFA at the end of the season. Combined total for this year is $12.55 million.
Grabovski carries a $2.9 million cap hit this year and will be a UFA at the end of the year. Schenn signed a 5 year contract with a $3.6 million cap hit before this season. Kadri will have one more season after this year with a $1.72 million cap hit. Komisarek has a $4.5 million hit for the next 2 years. Combined total for his year is $12.72 million.