GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12: Ryane Clowe #29 of the San Jose Sharks during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 12, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Sharks 2-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Kevin Kurtz at CSN California reports that the Sharks have approached Ryane Clowe’s agent about the possibility of waiving his no-trade clause, and a deal could happen as soon as today.
Kurtz, who says Boston, Montreal and the Rangers appear to be the most likely destinations for Clowe, adds that Sharks director of pro scouting John Ferguson, Jr. was in Philadelphia for the Bruins-Flyers game on yesterday afternoon, then he flew to Montreal for the Canadiens-Rangers game last night.
Clowe, who has yet to score this season, is in the final year of his contract that pays him $3.625 million.
...so the Rangers would rather spark their offense by trading for a guy with zero goals, instead of jump starting the entire team by sending Aaron Asham out on the ice to pummel Max Pacioretty last night. Makes sense.
...on the plus side, maybe Sather can get the Sharks to take Pyatt off his hands.
...with the Rangers already not having a first round pick this year due to the Nash trade, I'd hate to see them trade another pick for someone who is essentially a rental for a team going no where fast.
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