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Garrioch discusses the Coyotes’ fire sale and Anaheim’s attempts to snag Myers

A certain fan base that visits Kukla's Korner regularly reacted to Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney's suggestion that it would be "difficult" to part with Shane Doan and Oliver Ekman-Larsson, but that just about everyone else on his team's roster is available, means that OEL is  on the move, but even the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch doesn't belive that to be true--though he does have some news about the Coyotes' would-be fire sale:

In summary, captain Shane Doan won’t be going anywhere, defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson is doubtful to be moved (but could be) and if teams are willing to pay the price then pretty much everybody else is on the market. However, buyers should beware.

For example, centre Antoine Vermette will be going somewhere by the March 2 deadline and he’s highly-sought after. The talk amongst NHL executives is when the Senators made a call, the asking price may have been top-prospect Curtis Lazar or another high-end prospect.

For a rental? Thanks, but no thanks for the Senators, but that doesn’t mean some contender won’t pay it.

Defenceman Keith Yandle, a year away from unrestricted free agency, is also drawing a lot of interest. The Coyotes will want two pieces and a pick in return for him but Maloney hasn’t given teams interested an idea of just how big he wants those two pieces to be.

“If you can get Yandle at this deadline you can get him for two playoff runs,” noted a league executive. “This isn’t an easy move but you’re getting a guy who can play 20-plus minutes and is pretty good offensively.”

Garrioch continues, discussing the Leafs' possible attempts to move Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel, Martin Brodeur's retirement as a Blue, and this:

With the playoffs just over two months away, you can expect the Anaheim Ducks to step up their efforts to acquire Buffalo defenceman Tyler Myers. Anaheim GM Bob Murray doesn’t want Myers going to the Red Wings — or anywhere else for that matter — and has held regular talks with Buffalo. If the Sabres are going to move Myers, they want big pieces in return because the organization isn’t convinced he won’t be just fine down the road. The Ducks have the assets to make the deal and Buffalo GM Tim Murray can get the ball rolling on the deadline. “He’s got the bargaining chips and there’s a ton of interest in Myers,” said a league executive. The Avs have also sniffed on Myers.

There’s a lot of whispers Montreal GM Marc Bergevin has been looking for another defenceman. While the Habs have been happy with the acquisition of Sergei Gonchar, Bryan Allen was sent to the club’s AHL affiliate in Hamilton and last year’s playoff hero Mike Weaver had post-concussion syndrome, returned in December and was scratched for all but one game in January. The Habs would have interest in Washington’s Mike Green and Myers.

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I looked up Tyler Myers stats..2/10/12…53 penalty minutes, -12, 43 hits.  The good(-12) on Buffalo, the bad 43 hits for a guy 6’5”.  He might be big and shoot right…sell the farm for him?  I hope not, he doesn’t seem like the next Larry Robinson.  If it does go through, I hope he isn’t the next Willir Huber.

Posted by beertowndale on 02/01/15 at 12:17 PM ET

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Heh.  What if Yzerman swaggers right in and lands Myers?  Myers AND Hedman?

Oy.

Posted by SYF from A tall cool pint of Guinness on 02/01/15 at 05:56 PM ET

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Myers is 6’8,” too.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/01/15 at 06:11 PM ET

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