Brooks says that the only deal that would make sense would be to swap Boyle for Marian Gaborik, but that deal is not on the table.
In terms of Gaborik, Brooks says that “there is essentially no league-wide chatter regarding Gaborik.”
Darren Dreger said this morning that there has been no talk with Boyle or his agent about a trade and that, as part of his no-trade clause, he submitted his list of eight teams that he would not go to before the season.
On Sportsnet, Mike Keenan said that he didn’t understand why the Sharks would move Boyle at this point.
Keenan said that if he were to get traded, he would think that Boyle would end up with the Rangers, saying “I like the Rangers because Staal is out of the lineup. Del Zotto would be his partner, he would help the power play.”
Doug MacLean said that Boyle would help the Rangers, has a big cap hit for next season that could be a problem, but that they should go for him if he is available.