NHL Trade Rumors: 10 Teams Brenden Morrow Would Waive His No-Trade Clause for
He was named team captain prior to the 2006-07 season, when the team asked incumbent Mike Modano to step down from the position.
He’s a hard-working, physical player, but has a reputation around the league for being an honest guy.
He’s the quintessential leader for an organization on the ropes.
And yet, according to CBC Sports, he may be on the trading block.
I don’t see it happening, but if push comes to shove the following are 10 teams that Morrow would waive his no-trade clause for.
NOTE: Morrow has two years left on his contract. He will make $4.1 million this season.
St. Louis Blues
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The Blues splurged on Jamie Langenbrunner and Jason Arnott in the offseason in order to bring in some proven veterans to compliment their talented young corps.
After a mediocre start, St. Louis fired Davis Payne and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock—a man with 15 years behind the bench.
The Blues are all in and experience is the theme here.
If Morrow becomes available, the Blues will make a push for him.
While they are a potential playoff team, they are years from being a contender and Morrow is 32. He doesn’t have that long to wait.
They’d really have to twist his arm to get him to come to Missouri.
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Morrow's game would dovetail with Minnesota’s hard-hitting, defensive style.
It would also be a way for Minnesota to get back at Dallas for taking Mike Modano, a former Stars captain, away from the State of Hockey (think about it).
Similar to the St. Louis situation, however, Minnesota is a potential playoff team, but they’re still rebuilding.
Morrow would be a great fit in their system, but he wants to win now.
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The upstart Oilers could use some veteran presence to help them through the season.
This is the first time the organization has had a target on their back since 2006 and many of these youngsters have yet to feel the pressure of being a winning team in a hockey-mad market.
Edmonton will have to prove that their hot start is a trend rather than a fluke in order to woo Morrow to Alberta.
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The OC has become a destination for players on the brink of retirement to end their careers (see: Jason Blake, Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu).
Morrow would thrive under Randy Carlyle’s defensive system and could help the Ducks, another Western bubble team, make a splash in the playoffs this year.
New York Rangers
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Morrow would not balk at an opportunity to play in the Big Apple alongside stars like Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto, Ryan Callahan and Marc Staal.
The Rangers are underachieving this season and would be willing to make a dramatic move if Morrow were interested in joining their team.
Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Leafs have had a great start, but are struggling on defense and could use a responsible player like Morrow.
Brian Burke has proven that he’s willing to take dramatic measures to turn Toronto into a contender, as exemplified in the Phil Kessel deal.
Morrow would be a great addition in Toronto and he’d love to play in a packed arena after spending the last few years seeing fans in Dallas lose interest in the Stars.
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Morrow is a difference-maker who could get Vancouver’s season back on track and possibly be the piece they need in order to avenge their Game 7 fiasco last season.
Morrow would love to join the defending champs and Boston wouldn’t have to do much to fit him under the cap.
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After a year suffering through cap casualties, the Hawks look ready to return to the finals this year.
Chicago is a big market full of rabid hockey fans.
This would be a great spot for Morrow.
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Sounds crazy, but Montreal may be the best fit here.
It’s a defensive system and Morrow is a player that could get them over the playoff hump.
He’d thrive in a big-time building like the Bell Centre.
Like many other teams expecting to contend this season, the Habs would have to move some money around, but Morrow’s leadership and experience would greatly help this club.
Tom Schreier is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report. He covers hockey and baseball.
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