The Anaheim Ducks have finally picked up their game, going 6-0-1 in the last seven games. Unfortunately, the extent of their first-half slump has them 14 points out of a playoff position despite their recent success, making a postseason appearance highly unlikely.
Just over a week ago, Ducks GM Bob Murray sparked speculation even further when he said that Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne were the only "untouchable" players on the roster. The meaning of this is anyone's guess.
Is Murray listening to offers, or is he actively shopping his big-name players? Or is he following in Paul Holmgren's footsteps and completely dismantling his franchise players, the "RPG" line? Only time will tell what tricks Murray has up his sleeve.
Recently, there have been a number of rumors that Sabre forward Derek Roy is being shopped. An article from BuffaloNews.com states that:
The Anaheim Ducks are believed to have looked at both Roy and Drew Stafford when general manager Bob Murray was in town in late November.
Assuming that the Buffalo Sabres have already been in discussion with the Ducks regarding Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, this article will explore nine other teams that should pursue these players as the trade deadline approaches.