Saturday's Latest Trade Rumors
This just in from all our favoites, Eklund:
- "I am pretty amazed at how much I am hearing Phil Kessel's name out there right now. I have heard a few teams that turned down a few offers. I do still think that Hossa for Kessel is the most likely scenario. The book on Kessel is that he is one dimensional. BUT HE IS 20! I talked to a source today who agreed with me noting another twenty-year-old who was given the same label: Steve Yzerman. Now I am not saying that Kessel will be anywhere near Stevie Y, but I do think he is FAR too talented to be traded for a rental player or some of the other player, even to teams Boston could play in the playoffs that he has been offered to according to reports.
- The Philadelphia Flyers had offered up Jeff Carter for Tomas Kaberle earlier this week, which was nullified when Kaberle refused to waive his NTC. They also spurned a one-for-one swap of Carter for Boston's Phil Kessel. One reason the Flyers would move him is he's apparently a little too care-free on the ice.
- ESPN.com wrote that Atlanta GM Don Waddell has confirmed to receiving calls regarding Marion Hossa from 10 teams, one of them being the Bruins.
- "The asking price for [Brain] Campbell is a player, a prospect and a No. 1 pick, according to the [Ottawa] Sun." - The B's are one of the teams to have made an offer.