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Wants And Needs

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,

In order to prepare you for the chaos that looms, here is a primer on all 30 teams entering Tuesday’s free-agent free-for-all.

Tampa Bay Lightning

By moving Teddy Purcell, B.J. Crombeen and Nate Thompson in a chaotic gaggle of deals that saw Sam Gagner go from Edmonton to Tampa Bay to Arizona, GM Steve Yzerman cleared about $5 million US of cap space. Bolstering the blue line is the aim— perhaps Niskanen or the return of Boyle? — but centre Paul Stastny could be a target, too.

San Jose Sharks

Will Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau waive their no-trade clauses? Thus far, the answer is no, although teams such as the Stars and Leafs have kicked tires on Jumbo Joe. Having already traded away pending UFA Boyle, GM Doug Wilson has sent a strong message: This team is in rebuild mode despite a decade of consecutive playoff appearances.

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alwaysaurie's avatar

Thanks a lot for this, Paul.

Know many of us appreciate the work you’re putting in lately.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 07/01/14 at 09:38 AM ET

pautna's avatar

“Having already traded away pending UFA Boyle, GM Doug Wilson has sent a strong message: This team is in rebuild mode despite a decade of consecutive playoff appearances.”

Oh, wow! Nothing says “strong message” more than trading the rights to an aging, expensive and pending free agent that you weren’t going to re-sign anyway! Don’t forget they also let their color guy and a scout go too!! The rest of the team must be shaking in their hockey boots!!

Posted by pautna on 07/01/14 at 09:54 AM ET

WingFanFormerlyInLA's avatar

Wings make a move for Thornton?  Good lord, that would be about the worst move they could make.

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 07/01/14 at 10:52 AM ET

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