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from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Easy to figure out what names are available in Edmonton, most of them are pending unrestricted free agents, led by winger Ales Hemsky, who I hear is getting decent traction on the market.

It’s a guarantee he gets dealt before Wednesday. He’s a nice Plan B for those teams that strike out on Thomas Vanek or Matt Moulson. Hemsky can still play, I actually thought he looked good in Sochi for the Czech Republic.

Veteran winger Ryan Smyth is also a pending unrestricted free agent and could move. I think he’d be a terrific addition for one of the top contenders. He’d accept a fourth-line role on a Cup contender and his character goes without saying.

Nick Schultz is also an unrestricted free agent and will likely be moved as a depth defenseman addition to a contender. 

more trade talk around the league, some you may have heard of, some not...

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SYF's avatar

If the Wings want an Angry Chipmunk-esque netfront presence they seemed to be missing since they got such a raging hard-on for shots from the points, Ryan Smyth might be a look-see as a rental.  Neither Bert nor Bucktkets seem to have anywhere near the courage and relentless determination of Homer when it comes to being a persistent pimple-in-the-ass of goaltenders everywhere in the NHL.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/28/14 at 04:00 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I’d be shocked if Hemsky moves.

A Hemsky trade has been “imminent” for YEARS now, and never materializes.  I don’t see how this year will be any different.

Posted by Primis on 02/28/14 at 05:56 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

If the Wings want an Angry Chipmunk-esque netfront presence they seemed to be missing since they got such a raging hard-on for shots from the points, Ryan Smyth might be a look-see as a rental.

I agree. Maybe Edmonton would take Ferraro for Smyth. Or better yet, how about Tootoo for Smyth?

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 02/28/14 at 06:38 PM ET

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