Steve Kouleas: Rumors and Insight
We’re under 48 hours away from the trade deadline, so here’s some quick insight around the league, thanks to Steve Kouleas of The Score, of rumors concerning YOUR team.
From Steve Kouleas
Concerning Pronger to Leafs:
“There is no interest in Pronger from the Leafs. Toronto is three years away from getting a “Pronger-type” player on their roster. If Pronger is moved, Boston, San Jose, St. Louis and Philadelphia want him the most. The Sharks and Bruins have the most assets to trade. “
Concerning the Red Wings:
“I Just spoke to Ken Holland, and he told me ‘I expect to be on the sidelines Wednesday. We don’t have cap space for rentals, and I’m not planning on changing my goaltending situation'”.
Antropov to Columbus/Kaberle to Boston:
“Brian Burke is holding out for a first round pick for Antropov. The team closest to matching that offer is Columbus. It Antropov is being dealt to Columbus, the centre piece of the deal is a first round pick. Anything less, and there’s no deal. I do believe Boston is a possibility for Kaberle, especially if they don’t land Pronger. I give a 75% chance of Kaberle being traded by Wednesday.”
Sabres Selling Saga:
“The Sabres need help in the crease, but are known as being a cheap franchise. The Sabres could use another body up front and on the blueline…but….they’re known for being a cheap franchise. The only major move I see them making is moving Connolly because they feel they can’t sign him in the offseason. The selling of the Sabres continues.”
Montreal Mulling Offers:
“I’m hearing the Habs are working the phones. And the name Olli Jokinen is being thrown around. The Islanders appear to have backed off a Guerin trade to Washington. Rumblings are its because Garth Snow has a better offer somehwere else. That may be Montreal.”
Neil Out of Ottawa:
“There’s too much interest in Chris Neil by Cup contending teams, so he will be moved.”
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