Dan Hamhuis trade update: Well…there is none

Here’s an update on the Dan Hamhuis to Philadelphia trade rumors: he hasn’t been traded yet, and there’s no deal in place. So essentially, we’re in the same boat as before.

Last night, a flurry of activity led many to believe
that a deal was close to being made that would send Ryan Parent to
Nashville in exchange for Hamhuis, with possibly some other players
mixed in.

This morning, there is still no word on that trade other
than a deal has not been made. Comcast Sportsnet reporter Tom Panaccio has this quote
from GM Paul Holmgren:

Rumblings out of
Canada that Hamuis to Flyers deal done but not announced. “Not true at
all,” says Flyers GM P. Holmgren this morning.

course, there’s no denial that the two teams have been in trade talks
but this won’t be an easy transaction to make. The Flyers have limited
cap space and a limited amount of players they can trade; nearly half
the team has no trade clauses.

Still trying to find out where the
“rumblings” are coming from that Panaccio mentions. I have to see
anyone say that the deal was done, pending an announcement. We’ll keep
you updated.

Isles claim goalie Berube off waivers

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The New York Islanders have claimed goalie Jean-Francois Berube off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings, the club announced today.

Berube won the Calder Cup last season with AHL Manchester, but the 24-year-old has yet to appear in an NHL game.

That the Isles claimed Berube could be evidence that Jaroslav Halak will not be ready to start the season after all.

If that’s the case, Berube would back up Thomas Greiss, with Stephon Williams expected to go to the AHL.

The Isles open their regular season Friday at home versus the Blackhawks, then play the next day in Chicago.

Leafs claim Corrado from Canucks, waive Panik

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have claimed one of the more intriguing players placed on waivers — former Vancouver defenseman Frank Corrado.

Corrado, 22, was waived by the Canucks on Monday. The former OHL standout had appeared in 28 career games for Vancouver — including 10 last year — but was squeezed out of an NHL spot following the emergence of Ben Hutton, who surprised many onlookers by making the 23-man roster.

Canucks GM Jim Benning will receive criticism for losing an asset like Corrado for nothing. Several Vancouver pundits warned of exposing a young, promising d-man to waivers and those warnings ultimately proved accurate.

With Toronto, Corrado could push for playing time as the club indicated on Monday veteran d-man Sephane Robidas wouldn’t be with the team to start the year. That would leave the the Leafs with seven healthy blueliners: Dion Phaneuf, Jake Gardiner, Roman Polak, Morgan Rielly, Matt Hunwick, Martin Marincin and Scott Harrington, who can go to the minors without having to clear waivers.

Petter Granberg, another defenseman, is currently on IR.

In a corresponding move to the Corrado claim, the Leafs put forward Richard Panik on waivers. Panik, who Toronto plucked off waivers from Tampa Bay last year, appeared in 76 games for the Leafs, scoring 11 goals and 17 points.