Posted on: March 8, 2010 3:04 pm

Odds & Ends: March 8

  • Jordan Eberle, the Edmonton Oilers' first round pick in 2008, could make his NHL debut this season. The Regina Pats, forward's junior club, are out of the running for the playoffs, and their season ends on Saturday. Eberle is expected to join Edmonton's AHL affiliate, Springfield, at that time. [Sources: Edmonton Journal]
  • Flames coach Brent Sutter is still fending off gossip suggesting his sudden departure from New Jersey and hiring in Calgary was a planned one. "[Coaching in New Jersey] became difficult because of other people, people more important than the game. Did I expect to be in Calgary after I resigned? No. It was such a quick turnaround because they were given permission within five days to talk to me. They wanted a coach in place and they had a timetable they wanted to adhere to." [Source: New York Post]
Posted on: March 3, 2010 3:04 pm

Trade deadline passes

The 3 p.m. deadline has come and gone.

We've had 15 trades go through thus far, and are awaiting details on a move involving Toronto's Lee Stempniak.

There still may be deals out there that we are unaware of at this point. The NHL central registry tends to get backlogged. Be sure to check our our Trade Tracker for all official deals going forward. 
Posted on: March 3, 2010 2:58 pm

Infection knocks Souray off trade block

Rumblings earlier today suggested there were teams considering trading for an injured Sheldon Souray. TSN says chances of him moving are extremely slim.

The defenseman has checked into a hospital with an infection. The severity is unknown, but it may be serious to end his season. Souray recently had surgery to fix a broken hand suffered during a fight with Calgary's Jarome Iginla in late January.

Posted on: March 3, 2010 2:49 pm

Whitney staying in Carolina

TSN reports Carolina Hurricanes forward Ray Whitney will not be traded today.
Category: NHL
Posted on: March 3, 2010 1:36 pm

Kaberle willing to waive no-trade clause

Tomas Kaberle may be in play after all.

TSN reports Kaberle informed the Toronto media he is willing to waive his no-trade clause if presented with the right situation. Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke has agreed to, at Kaberle's request, to inform him of any trade offers.

Burke previously stated he would not be the one to ask Kaberle to waive his clause.
Posted on: March 3, 2010 1:12 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2010 1:42 pm

Odds & Ends: Deadline Day, 1:10 p.m.

  • Is Tomas Vokoun off the block? Or does Florida Panthers coach Pete DeBoer have one heck of a poker face?  DeBoer told the Sun-Sentinel Vokoun will start in net for the Panthers against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Posted on: March 3, 2010 12:48 pm

Hamhuis staying in Nashville?

Barring an outstanding offer to the Predators, Dan Hamhuis is expected to remain in Nashville.

According to, Predators GM David Poile turned down three offers for the defenseman. The pitches were believed to have come from the New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs

Poile told each team Hamhuis would not be moved unless he received an offer that "knocks his socks off."

Posted on: March 3, 2010 11:57 am
Edited on: March 3, 2010 12:37 pm

Colorado looking to move Wolski?

Have the Colorado Avalanche placed Wojtek Wolski on the trading block? Sun Media and the Denver Post have suggested as much.

Wolski's name has only surfaced in rumors within the past 24 hours.

UPDATE: TSN speculates there could be a deal between the Avalanche and Coyotes, with Colorado receiving Peter Mueller in return for Wolski.

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