Connect
To Top

LeBrun: ‘Preliminary Discussions’ Between Caps, Hawks on Sharp Trade

Pierre LeBrun was on Edmonton’s TSN 1260 on Monday afternoon.

On if the St. Louis Blues are still one of the more interesting angles for potential trades:

“Every team is interesting, honestly. I don’t think anyone is planning to be quiet. I think that’s probably the most fascinating thing of all, is that I haven’t talked to a team source yet that’s said, ‘Yeah, we’re just going to keep our head down.’ No, every team source I talk to says they’re open for business.

“So (laughs) I think that’s what makes this an interesting thing. I mean, obviously the Stanley Cup champions from Chicago have some pressure on them right now to get their house in order. They’d like to sign Brandon Saad. They’d rather he not get an offer sheet, although he may get one, and Stan Bowman is on record as saying he’ll match it anyway.

“So the Hawks have started the process of looking at what they have out there in terms of trade partners regarding a Patrick Sharp trade. I know there have been at least preliminary discussions between Chicago and Washington – among other teams. That just happens to be one of the teams I know for sure have had discussions with Chicago. But again, very preliminary.

“Patrick Sharp carries a $5.9 million hit, so it’s no easy deal. And yet he’s still a very good player and he’s a champion, so there’s some real added benefit trading for a guy like that.

“So we’ll see where that goes. Obviously, from Chicago’s point of view, they traded away both their first and their second this year in all of those trades they made before the deadline in March to add depth to what ended up being a very good decision – they won the Cup again – but point being that I think in any Sharp deal they’d like to recoup a high pick of some sorts to help alleviate the lack of picks that they have.”

Source: TSN 1260/ Transcript: Nichols

Related TSS Reading: LeBrun: ‘Extremely Volatile’ Trade Chatter Level

Related TSS Reading: LeBrun: Oilers Discussed Offer-Sheeting Hamilton

Related TSS Reading: LeBrun: Capitals, Sharp Are A Fit

  • Pingback: Hockey News: Peter Chiarelli Speaks; Jarret Stoll in Trouble()

  • Pingback: Patrick Sharp Trade Rumors: Capitals Interested In Acquiring Winger From Blackhawks [VIDEO] | Sports Kanga()

  • Pingback: Patrick Sharp Trade Rumors: Capitals Interested In Acquiring Winger From Blackhawks [VIDEO] - FMSportsTalk()

  • Pingback: Patrick Sharp Trade Rumors: Capitals Interested In Acquiring Winger From Blackhawks [VIDEO] - SportsNewsFocus()

  • Pingback: Patrick Sharp Trade Rumors: Capitals Interested In Acquiring Winger From Blackhawks [VIDEO] | World24h Breaking News, Latest News and Current News from World24h.net Breaking news and video. Latest Current News: U.S., World, Entertainment, Health, …()

  • Pingback: Patrick Sharp Trade Rumors: Capitals Interested In Acquiring Winger From Blackhawks [VIDEO] – Eu Sports – Sports News ,Sports World()

More in From The Ice