February 28, 2011
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Brad Richards said he has not given the club a list of teams to which he'd waive no-trade clause.
Stars would need to come to Richards with deal. He did not give them list of teams he'd waive no-trade clause for.
Wait, so he never said "just the Rangers"? Dean Lombardi's ears are tingling.
12:24 p.m. ET: More rumor control from George Richards, as Sportsnet reported earlier Monday that Stephen Weiss(notes) of the Florida Panthers would only waive his no-trade clause for the Toronto Maple Leafs. From the Miami Herald's Richards:
C Stephen Weiss laughs when told word is he would waive NTC to Toronto..."Haven't talked to anyone about Toronto. Or anywhere. False."
My, my ... laughing even!
12:18 p.m. ET: Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal providing needles to the Nashville Predators fans' balloons: "Forget the Predators getting Hemsky. Not happening." Boo.
"Howard was making about $750,000. And you know how GM Ken Holland likes to keep his goaltending costs down."