With only a few hours remaining until the NHL trade deadline, here are the latest rumours from around the league on potential deals:
The Boston Bruins have struggled to score goals this season, averaging only 2.63 goals per game, and are hoping to add some offence as they make a push for the playoffs.
Despite the fact the Leafs don’t know where they’ll pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, they don’t seem content to wait until the off-season to move one of the best snipers in the league. Renaud Levoie of TVA Sports has been told the Maple Leafs hope to move Kessel prior to the 3 p.m. EST deadline.
The Edmonton Oilers have supposedly been keeping a close the Toronto goaltenders the past few weeks. Edmonton’s current state between the pipes leaves much to be desired, and Jonathan Bernier, the Maple Leafs’ embattled goaltedner, has reportedly been made available for a trade.
Despite rumours surfacing on Friday that Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp may be traded out of town, Elliotte Friedman confirmed that Sharp will not be traded before Monday’s trade deadline during Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday.
According to Friedman, Sharp has a limited no-trade clause in his contract. In that clause it states that, if asked, Sharp would have to present a list of 10 teams to the general manager within 48 hours of being asked.
“As far as I can tell that list was not asked for by 3pm Eastern today, which means he would not have to submit it before the trade deadline on Monday,” Friedman said. “In other words, Patrick Sharp is not going anywhere right now.”
The Leafs are expected to be one of the busiest teams on deadline day. According to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox, the most likely Leafs to be dealt before Monday’s deadline include Olli Jokinen, David Booth and defenceman Korbinian Holzer.
But one new name has recently emerged as a possible trade candidate. According to Cox, the Leafs are open to listening to offers on goaltender Jonathan Bernier, but it would take a steep price to acquire the 26-year-old goaltender.
Martin Havlat, LW, New Jersey Devils
The Devils have already traded veteran forward Jaromir Jagr to the Florida Panthers earlier this week and Martin Havlat could be next. The 33-year-old was a healthy scratch Saturday when New Jersey faces the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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