Latest on Curtis Glencross, Sean Bergenheim, Dennis Seidenberg, Antti Niemi and more.
Glencross on his way out of Calgary?
CALGARY SUN: Wes Gilbertson reports Flames forward Curtis Glencross was asked by management to provide a list of potential trade destinations. Glencross has a full no-trade clause and must waive it if the Flames are to move him before the March 2 trade deadline. Glencross is also a pending UFA and said he’s had no contract extension talks with management. Randy Sportak lists the Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning as teams Glencross could help win the Stanley Cup.
CALGARY HERALD: Kristen Odland reports Flames GM Brad Treliving claims Glencross hasn’t requested a trade and praised the winger’s professionalism amid trade speculations. Treliving declined to comment on possible trade talks he might be having with other clubs.
NICHOLS ON HOCKEY: Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman believes several teams, including Boston, Pittsburgh, Winnipeg, Tampa Bay, Chicago and perhaps Washington, could have interest in Glencross.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Glencross ultimately controls his fate. If the Flames can’t find a deal with any of the clubs on his list, or he’s unwilling to broaden his list, he’ll finish the season in Calgary. He’s been hampered by injuries and hasn’t produced much offense since returning to action in late-December. Still, perhaps a change of scenery could do him some good. I expect the Flames will want a decent draft pick (second rounder) and perhaps a prospect in return.
Growing interest in Panthers’ Bergenheim.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Gary Lawless reports the Winnipeg Jets seek a top-nine forward and the Florida Panthers seek depth on defense. He notes winger Sean Bergenheim has requested a trade from the Panthers while the Jets have extra defensemen like Paul Postman, Jay Harrison and Adam Pardy. He also notes the Jets have interest in Toronto’s Daniel Winnik as well as perhaps Columbus’ Matt Calvert. The Boston Bruins were also rumored to have talked to the Panthers about Bergenheim but with both clubs battling for a wild-card berth it’s unlikely they’ll make a deal.
CBS SPORTS: Chris Peters cites reports from ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun claiming the Jets, Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks reportedly have interest in Bergenheim.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Bergenheim is a solid two-way forward with good puck possession numbers, which could make him a decent depth forward. However, he’s struggled through injuries and his playing time has been reduced this season. The Panthers probably won’t want much in return (a draft pick perhaps) to move him.
Latest on the Bruins, Flyers and Sharks.
CSNNE.COM: Joe Haggerty reports Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg is willing to waive his no-trade clause if approached to do so and if the deal made sense for both sides.
CSNBAYAREA.COM: Kevin Kurz reports San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi isn’t paying attention to the trade rumors swirling about him in recent weeks.
CSNPHILLY.COM: Tim Riday reports the Philadelphia Flyers’ re-signing of defenseman Nick Schultz is a logical move if the club’s intent is to trade a defenseman currently under contract. It’s well known the Flyers have been unsuccessful thus far in attempts to trade Braydon Coburn, and for the right deal could move Andrew MacDonald, Nick Grossmann and Luke Schenn.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: No word on which clubs could be pursuing Seidenberg or who the Bruins are trying to shop him to…As I’ve frequently said, the Sharks won’t trade Niemi unless they fall out of playoff contention. They’ll want a decent return if they do shop him…It seems only a matter of time until Coburn gets deal, either at the deadline or this summer. I don’t see much of a market for MacDonald (expensive contract), Grossmann or Schenn.