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By Dustin Leed (@D_LEED)
It reminds you of the plague or something.
Black – and orange – death.
Trade rumors sweep across the computer screens of Philadelphia fans everywhere around this time of the year, leaving most fans with visions of Webers and Ryans and Suters and Nashes dancing in their heads.
And while most of the aforementioned names are extremely unlikely to become Flyers, it’s usually the need – or want – of said team that gives these rumors legs.
And while I agree that Shea Weber, Bobby Ryan, Ryan Suter, and Rick Nash would make the Flyers a better team, I think it’s important to remember that each of these players would require significant sacrifice from Philadelphia.
It’s simple to understand the want for Shea Weber. He is the cream of the crop among NHL defensemen and his contract negotiations and recent relationship with the Nashville Predators has been questionable to say the least. The Flyers have a legitimate need for a top-pairing defenseman after t...
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It was a rumor than ran wild back in November, the Sabres were going hard after Bobby Ryan.
If you remember, I debunked that rumor by saying that Buffalo was a long-shot to acquire the American sniper and was unlikely to give up the pieces that Anaheim wanted.
Now, some seven months later, the rumors are back. Except this time, there is substance to them.
According to Elliotte Friedman...
Nashville GM David Poile has finally admitted what most of us already suspected by revealing that star defenseman Ryan Suter intends to test the open market on July 1st. The statement, as seen on Pro Hockey Talk, indicates that Nashville is still optimistic that they will be able to retain Suter's services but will have to do so after the defenseman explores other options.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Rob Rossi scared the s*** out of Wings fans. Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero apparently attempted to acquire the signing rights to Ryan Suter, but Predators GM David Poile informed Shero that the Preds want to hold onto Suter, let him test the UFA waters and circle back to Nashville:
Told #pens are looking into rights to Ryan Suter. They tried...
In my last article, Trading Rick Nash: it’s complicated! I outlined the variables and complications associated with the foregone conclusion in some league circles that Columbus Blue Jackets lone franchise player, Rick Nash, will be traded prior to or during the upcoming National Hockey League (NHL) Entry draft, scheduled for Friday, June 22nd.
The Columbus Dispatch’s stellar...
The Anaheim Ducks' Bob Murray knew that having rival general managers call and make offers for his star winger could make it an interesting first day at the NHL draft. Murray didn't count on his winger lashing out and hoping that recent trade rumors would come true. It was an eventful first round as the Ducks pulled a surprise with the No. 6 pick by taking fast-rising...
You wanna lure Bobby Ryan to Buffalo?
I have the best idea yet.
Fly him to Buffalo, introduce him to Rob Ray. Hand them a two-four of Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale. Hire him a Lake Erie fishing charter for the day. Then, let him pull the biggest walleye out of Lake Erie that he's ever seen in his lifetime. The next morning, load up the limo and haul Ryan and Ray...
On the same day that Pierre LeBrun reported that the Flyers continue to "aggressively pursue" a trade for Columbus winger Rick Nash, Bob McKenzie reported that the Anaheim Ducks are once again willing to listen to trade offers for Bobby Ryan after temporarily putting a hold on any such discussions when Bruce Boudreau replaced Randy Carlyle as coach last December.
from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer, The big names are coming fast and furious now: Rick Nash, Bobby Ryan, maybe even Jordan Staal.
For years, the Carolina Hurricanes sat in the corner and watched as NHL stars changed addresses, never willing to sit at the high-limit table. They’re sitting there now with a stack of chips, ready to make a play. They’re in the game, and...
The Anaheim Ducks wasted no time in reshaping their organization early on in the first round of the NHL Draft on Friday, trading top-pairing defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky to the New York Islanders for a second round pick in 2013 and selecting late-rising defenseman Hampus Lindholm with the sixth overall selection at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
In an ominous backdrop to...
Via RedWingsFeed, you and I already know that the players the Red Wings are particularly interested in signing and/or acquiring the signing rights to—like Zach Parise, Alex Semin and Ryan Suter—have either already chosen to explore unrestricted free agency on July 1st, or they’re still entertaining contract offers from current rights-holders insistent upon waiting things out...
The Ducks' Bob Murray knew that having rival general managers call and make offers for his star winger could make it an interesting first day at the NHL draft. Murray didn't count on his winger lashing out and hoping that recent trade rumors would come true. It was an eventful first round as the Ducks pulled a surprise with the No. 6 pick by taking fast-rising Swedish...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, • Bobby Ryan’s name has resurfaced in trade talks and one team that has some interest is the Philadelphia Flyers. This is nothing new. They’ve like the player for a long time.
The Anaheim Ducks aren’t shopping Ryan as much as teams are calling on him, circling back to them after he was out there for a while last November. ...
• The speculation...
From the NHL:
NHL ANNOUNCES 2011-12 ALL-STAR TEAMS
LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2012)—Center Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators have been voted to the First All-Star Team for the third and second time, respectively, as the National Hockey League today released voting results for its postseason All-Star Teams. Malkin received First...
Later today, be sure to stop by Tonight's Healthy Scratches official live blog following the 2012 NHL Draft! We'll be your one-stop shop for all the news about your favorite team from Pittsburgh.
Come chat with your favorite Scratches and some very special guests, including Sean Gentille, hockey editor for The Sporting News, as well as a pair of Bloguin's finest Devils...