IBN NHL Trade Deadline Special : Updated Rumors
posted Feb 28 2016, 10:21AM
posted in NHL, Rumors

The trade deadline is upon us and teams (like the Hawks & Panthers) have already started the trading frenzy.

But hold on tight, NHL teams are far from done! Here is the latest buzz in the hockey world.

Big Trade Alert

Eric Staal (C, Hurricanes) to the Rangers <> 2nd round Pick x 2 + Aleksi Saarela

Kris Versteeg (RW, Hurricanes) to the Kings <-> Valentin Zykov + Conditional 5th round Pick

Brooks Laich (C, Capitals) + Capitals 2016 2nd Round Pick + Connor Carrick to the Leafs <-> Daniel Winnik + 2016 5th Round Pick



First off, let's talk about IBN's favorite team : The New York Islanders. Two rumors have emerged concerning the John Tavares-led team, first one is linking Isles with winger P.A. Parenteau (RW, Leafs) according to Gary Lawless. And according to Brian Lawton, they are also linked to Coyotes' winger Mikkel Boedker (LW, Coyotes).

Also according to Brian Lawton, a name has recently been brought-up ... Jordan Eberle (RW, Oilers) ! No team has been linked to the winger yet but there's a strong chance that he will generate significant interest in the hours leading to the trade deadline. --- #IBN **UPDATE** Bruins / Senators / Flyers pursuing heavily 

According to Darren Dreger, the Stars are looking to add players, especially on their blue line. The focus is on Kris Russell (D, Flames) and Dan Hamhuis (D, Canucks).

Re: Yakupov. According to Sylvain St-Laurent (RDS, tweet in french), the Senators have shown interest in former 1st overall pick Nail Yakupov (RW, Oilers).

Re: Eriksson. Darren Dreger reports that the Bruins have made an offer to re-sign swedish winger Louis Eriksson, still no sign of him accepting this new deal in Boston ... In fact, still according to Dreger, Bruins might even keep Eriksson as their own rental. 

  • Drouin (Lightning) #IBN **UPDATE** Habs / Flyers / Ducks / Wild all 4 teams in pursuit as of 9:22 AM (Ducks & Habs have best offers on table according to sources) Yzerman being smart not showing his hand yet... stay tuned on this one


Yesterday's rumors

  • First, let's talk about the biggest fish (by far) out there : Louis Eriksson (LW, Boston). It has been rumored for days that the Swedish winger would be one of the hot commodity's at the trade deadline as long as he didn't re-sign with the Bruins. According to Darren Dreger, the extension talk has gone quiet which only means that there's a good chance to see him wear a different jersey in the coming 48 hours. Which jersey ? Pierre LeBrun thinks that the Wild will be a team to watch.


  • After a long battle with GM Steve Yzerman, Jonathan Drouin (LW, Tampa) may finally get what he wants : Get out of Tampa. According to Brian Lawton, the Senators are on the prowl for the highly touted prospect ... but they are not the only team in the mix. Our very own Incarcerated Bob is reporting three more teams in the hunt for the troubled FWD --- Avalanche / Habs / Flyers (Wild dropped out to pursue other trade targets earlier in day)




  • Is Nail Yakupov (RW, Edmonton) the first of Oilers' former #1 overall picks out of Edmonton ? He is gathering interest according to Darren Dreger ... that confirms what IBN reported earlier today. Seems like this could be that last move in a semi-shakeup for Oilers at deadline, before another high draft pick comes to town in July



  • Bob McKenzie says that Jonas Brodin (D, Minnesota) is a player who's name is often mentioned in trade rumors but also adds that is more a matter of testing the market than really trying to move him.  



  • Kris Russell #Flames (Defenseman) drawing interest from (Stars / Islanders / Bruins / Penguinsshould go early tmrw.. #IBN

  •  Hartnell (LW, Blue Jackets) to Predators picking up steam once again, deal appears to be very close to completion. Blue Jackets want Kevin Fiala... if deal between CBJ/Preds breaks down expect Bruins/Penguins/Caps to jump in mix #IBN



More to come as rumors/trades break -- Keep updated on Twitter @IncarceratedBob & @IBNincarcerated

Incarcerated Bob
It's the man they love to "HATE" - Started from the bottom in the sports world with Boomer & Carton (WFAN in NY) giving picks at an accuracy rate that...