Sunday NHL Rumor Roundup (Part Two) – February 23, 2020

by | Feb 23, 2020 | Rumors | 39 comments

Twas the evening before the NHL trade deadline…Check out the latest on the Hurricanes, Rangers, Red Wings, and Oilers in the rumor mill.


TSN: Frank Seravalli reports the Carolina Hurricanes were shopping around for a defenseman to replace the sidelined Dougie Hamilton. With Brett Pesce getting injured against Toronto last night and potentially out long-term, their priority is adding to their blueline. They’ve been linked to New Jersey’s Sami Vatanen and Toronto’s Tyson Barrie, among others. The Canes have an additional first-round pick in this year’s draft, though team owner Tom Dundon isn’t keen on shopping futures for rental players. Given their needs, it’s difficult to imagine them hanging onto both first-rounders.

Could the Carolina Hurricanes make a pitch for Toronto’s Tyson Barrie? (Photo via NHL Images)

Seravalli adds the Hurricanes are also willing to shop pending UFA forward Erik Haula. Pierre LeBrun reports they’re hoping UFA defenseman Zach Bogosian chooses to sign with them. Darren Dreger yesterday reported Pittsburgh and Arizona were also among those interested in Bogosian. Toronto, Calgary, San Jose, and Boston are also among the tire-kickers.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Perhaps the Hurricanes will part with one of their first-round picks if they can get a defenseman with term remaining on his contract. Minnesota’s Jonas Brodin or Matt Dumba frequently surfaced in trade chatter earlier this month, though that speculation cooled as the Wild try to remain in the playoff chase. Philadelphia’s Shayne Gostisbehere was another topic of trade rumors, but he’s not worth a first-rounder. Montreal’s Jeff Petry has also been linked to the Canes, but it’s believed the Canadiens set a high asking price. Could a first-round pick tempt them?

The Hurricanes were also in the market for some goaltending depth before Saturday’s game. While James Reimer could be sidelined for a lengthy period, there’s no word as to how long Petr Mrazek could be out. GM Don Waddell is prepared to call up AHL goaltenders Alex Nedeljkovic and Anton Forsberg for the time being.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Canes were linked to Chicago’s Robin Lehner and Corey Crawford. Given the latter’s full no-movement clause, Lehner seems the most likely trade candidate. Whether he heads to Carolina before tomorrow’s deadline or somewhere else remains to be seen.


TSN: Darren Dreger tweets hope is fading for a new contract between the New York Rangers and winger Chris Kreider. If there isn’t a shift in negotiations soon, he’ll remain the top player on TSN’s trade bait board for tomorrow’s deadline.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Kreider’s been linked to the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, and St. Louis Blues. The most likely contenders could be the Avs and Stars. 

The Bruins’ acquisition of Ondrej Kase on Friday probably takes them out of the bidding. I’ll be very surprised if the Rangers ship Kreider to the Isles, while I’m not sure the Penguins have the assets to swing it. The Blues, meanwhile, could wait for winger Vladimir Tarasenko’s return from shoulder surgery in March. 


MLIVE.COM: Ansar Khan reports Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman remains in the market for draft picks as the trade deadline approaches. He hoped to move pending UFAs such as Mike Green, Jimmy Howard, Trevor Daley, and Jonathan Ericsson, but their struggles in this disastrous season hurt their trade value. Their best trade chip could be Andreas Athanasiou, but the decline in his performance this season means the Wings will be selling low.




  1. The Bruins probably could’ve had Kase tomorrow if they wanted him and waited to see how Kreider & the Rangers talk went ……. Rangers could sign Kreider after trading period is over but would they take the chance of losing him for nothing

    • @ joeman

      If the Blueshirts doen’t have a deal in place by morning with Krieder ..he has to go …IMO.

      They have been working on this day for a while now …I am sure they are running this right to the hilt to get the best offer….100%

      There is no way …IMO… he goes untraded if not signed by mid day …hes the biggest trade chip in the Trade LOTTO !

      Id be shocked if he resigns !

      I think the Rangers goalies are playing so good that they can make the playoffs without Krieder and could benefit more moving forward with the trade pieces coming back in the long run ..IMO

      Nothing against the player at all…

      @ NYR4LIFE

      What AAV are you thinking Krieder will get if he resigns and at what term ?

      $8 million for 7 years ??

    • Los Angeles:

      1) Very strong interest in Kreider

      2) Very strong interest in Barrie

      3) Offering 4 Draft Picks for Kreider but NOT a 1st Round Draft Pick (2 2nd’s, 1 3rd & a 4th)

      4) Want a Top 4 Defenseman (Barrie) and are offering same Picks as above

      From what I have been told Kreider has signed a new contract with the Rangers

      5) Carter NOT being traded

      6) Lewis being shopped with lots of interest (COL, SJ, ANA & ARIZ)

      7) Schaller being shopped with some interest (BOS, MON & OTT)

    • BOGOSIAN to the Bolts


      Frank Seravelli

      • @ Kal El: thumbs up to that signing ! He’will contribute and become a factor as the playoffs progress.

  2. I’d like a glendening and maybe bogo on the pens.

    • Bogo and JJ the third line pairing for the Penguins?!?!? Pengy will have conniptions

      • Well if healthy one or the other are scratch

      • Yes I would😡

        Jimbo can go to one trade partner for his depth D add and depth Fwd add…. both UFAs


        Call them and see what the ask is for the combined Grant and Del Zotto

        Seems media is talking mid-late rounders for each

        Laffy & a 5th??

    • That would only cast a guy like ZAR and $$ so that is a good move for PITTS.

      Bogo should see Pitts as his best chance to win a cup. Sid’s been there a few times before. Imagine the playoff battles between Wilson and Bogo in the corners or in front of the net. Would certainly be entertaining.

      • Zar is already an equal player or better. If it was a pick or c prospect sure. Otherwise pass

    • @ Chrisms

      Id like Hainsey back with the Pens …for a mid round pick ..

      What do you want the Pens to do with Shultz ..
      I hear the Canes are looking ??
      Anything interest you there ?

      Do you want him to move on or resign him next year !

      • Instead of boho? Sure. More late round… 5-6. But same thing as above. They would hopefully be a scratch if team healthy

  3. Just an update for everyone.

    This is what I am hearing.

    New Jersey:

    1) NOT trading Palmieri

    2) NOT trading Vatanen

    3) Strong interest in Kreider if Kreider doesn’t resign with Rangers

    4) Willing to trade 2 1st Round Draft Picks for Kreider

    Kreider from what I have heard has signed a new contract with the Rangers

    5) Want to resign Domingue (Negotiating new contract)

    6) Want to shop Zajac but Zajac has envoked NTC and doesn’t want to get traded

    7) Shopping Simmonds with lots of interest (TOR, BUF, DET, PHI, PITT, NYR & NYI)

    8) Shopping Schneider with some interest (MON, OTT, TOR & BUF)

    9) Shopping Subban with little interest (BUF & DET)

    10) Want 2nd and/or 3rd Round Draft Picks

    Much more news as well but too much to type

    If anyone is specific just ask and I’ll post

  4. Los Angeles:

    1) Very strong interest in Kreider

    2) Very strong interest in Barrie

    3) Offering 4 Draft Picks for Kreider but NOT a 1st Round Draft Pick (2 2nd’s, 1 3rd & a 4th)

    4) Want a Top 4 Defenseman (Barrie) and are offering same Picks as above

    From what I have been told Kreider has signed a new contract with the Rangers

    5) Carter NOT being traded

    6) Lewis being shopped with lots of interest (COL, SJ, ANA & ARIZ)

    7) Schaller being shopped with some interest (BOS, MON & OTT)

  5. An update for everyone to follow up John

    Vatenen is likely to go for a mid round pick to Ottawa

    Palmieri is going for a 2nd to Anaheim

    Kreider has strong interest in New Jersey but gets signed as a guide to the liberty statue

    Zajac loves is president of his condo resident club and will not move to another home

    Domingue has opened a beach bar in Jamaica!

    Simmonds actually gets traded for waaaay to much

    Schneider and his cold blue eyes go nowhere

    Subban… is the face of the devils and is signed for ten more years.


    • Sigh

      Colorado not interested in price. Not even drew carey is interested.

      I. Um. Can’t even comment on the non material John left me after that.


      • Hey John…. ZOLTAN …

        What are you seeing in the crystal ball for the

        If Iam hearing what Iam hearing about the Leafs right now …Shannahan has to fire Dubas ASAP ..this can not go on ..

        please bring back Hunter PLEASE!

    • Chrism, Lmao…

  6. Here are 2 more updates.



    2) NOT INTERESTED in Kreider for a 1st Round Draft Pick(s)

    3) Want to resign Burakovsky (Negotiating new contract)

    4) Shopping Nieto with some interest (ANA, SJ, ARI & LA)

    5) Shopping Wilson with some interest (BOS, NYI & NYR)

    6) Shopping Barberio with little interest (MTL)

    7) Want 2nd or 3rd Round Draft Picks for Nieto, Wilson and/or Barberio


    1) Shopping Anisimov but no interest

    2) Shopping Boedker but no interest

    3) Shopping Anderson with little interest (CHI & DET)

    4) Shopping Ennis with some interest (EDM, CGY & VAN)

    5) Shopping Hainsey with some interest (BOS, NYI & NYR)

    6) Want any Round Draft Picks and/or a Top 4 Defenceman

    7) Pageau is resigning (Currently negotiating between 5-6 a year)

    8) Want to resign Namestnikov & Borowiecki (Negotiating new contracts)

    9) Want to resign Brown, Duclair & Tierney (Negotiating new contracts)

    This is what is actually being discussed.

    Have a good day

  7. John, I hope you’re not considering a career switch to psychic … I looked into it and saw no future in it

    • ba dum bump!

    • He might have a shot as a comedian

  8. Here’s what I think Dubas can fetch if he finds a sucker on deadline day….

    Barrie….2nd and two third rounders
    Nylander….Top 4D and 1st rounder
    Kapanen….two second rounders and a prospect
    Kerfoot….2nd, 4th and a prospect
    Ceci….4th round pick

    • BOGOSIAN … the BOLTS!!!


      Cernak injured !

    • @ Frank

      I think unfortunately Dubas …is the SUCKER …you speak of !

      • Everybody by now knows that Dubas can be bullied into accepting junk so IMO, put Dubas on Waivers

  9. Kal El,

    I have heard that Toronto wants a 1st Round Draft Pick for Barrie.

    So far no team has offered them a 1st Round Draft Pick.

    Three teams have offered several 2nd & 3rd Round Draft Picks and several prospects.

    Toronto will likely wait up to the 3pm Deadline to get what they want.

    Barrie WILL NOT be a Leaf after the Deadline.

    • @ John …aka …ZOLTAN …

      Anything …NON BARRIE …

      You had a lot to say for some other teams ..dont hold out on me !


      • If he REALLY wants to make an impact, give Pengy the lowdown on JJ

      • The NY media has this Kreider guy thinking he’s Mark Messier, if he turned down 7 million a year that’s crazy, what’s he think he’s worth? He’s old, has only a few good years left.

  10. Detroit sitting out Green and Anthanasiou tonight.
    Looks like they will be going somewhere tomorrow

  11. Nick Cousins going to either Stars or Blues. Negotiating with both of them.

    Tyson Jost going to either Flyers or Avs. Negotiating with both of them.

    Bogosian is now a BOLT.

    Ristolainen going to Carolina?

    Caps, Bruins and Stars want Kovalchuk.

    Hoffman was talking to Oilers but talks broke down.

    Avs and Jets want Haula.

    • @ PENGY

      I wont tell you I told you so …BUT I TOLD YOU SO!!

      LOL !!!

      Kovi to the Caps !

      • Ya just got the text from # 1 Son on that

        Not only a good add for them in talent …

        Caps got bigger again….

        Their team already huge and tall…. just increased average height and weight …. adding Kovy at 6’3” , 222 lbs


  12. Kovi to the Caps? Oh Wow…now that’s interesting. They just snagged Brendan Dillon and now Kovi? Oooooooooh Ya !

    This is the good stuff !!

  13. 2nd and 3rd rounders for barrie,,,as per above mentioned….kal el or john
    I can’t see it. but I would welcome it very . very much !!

    I am very interested to see what Carolina can pull off tomorrow.
    Talk about injuries, both elite defenseman out, and a goaltender issue..

  14. What about a scenario involving Athanasiou going to Colorado for Tyson Jost? Both guys could use a change of scenery. Maybe the Avs throw in a draft pick, which Yzerman wants, and the Red Wings add a defenceman like, say, Mike Green (with retained salary). Power play units could see Makar QB-ing alongside Girard, and Green QB-ing the second unit.

    Or has Green slowed down too much to be a puck mover even on a third pair and second PP?

    • Nevermind, apparently Mike Green was just traded to the Oilers…