Will the Flyers trade Wayne Simmonds?
The Fourth Period: Wayne Simmonds name has started to pop up in the trade rumor mill. Simmonds, 29, has one-year left on his contract after this season, with a $3.975 million salary cap hit, and owns a 12-team no-trade clause. Simmonds is the Flyers’ most valuable asset and trading him with one-year remaining on his contract would certainly maximize his return. Simmonds will see his salary climb significantly on his next contract, which could price him out of Philadelphia, and may be one of the reasons for moving him.
Edmonton Oilers looking for goalie help
TSN: With Edmonton Oilers starting goaltender Cam Talbot sidelined by injury and backup Laurent Broissoit struggling, Frank Seravalli reports Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli is working the phones in search of a netminder. He lists Buffalo’s Chad Johnson, Winnipeg’s Michael Hutchinson, Philadelphia’s Michal Neuvirth, Toronto’s Calvin Pickard and Detroit’s Petr Mrazek as potential trade targets.
Blues looking to trade Carl Gunnarsson
The Fourth Period: The St. Louis Blues are limited in the salary cap department, and while various reports suggest they’re interested in adding a second- or third-line winger to the roster, they’ll likely need to move a roster player in any deal for depth up front. The Blues could dangle defenceman Carl Gunnarsson, who has one-year left on his contract after this season and owns a $2.9 million cap hit to land the winger they want. Gunnarsson does not have any no-trade protection.