Hockey News: Martin Jones to the Sharks; Brandon Saad to Columbus

The Bruins have traded a goalie to the Sharks and they didn’t get fleeced in the deal. [Today’s Slap Shot]. San Jose wasted no time in signing him a new contract. [Puck Daddy]

In the biggest shock of the trading season, the Blackhawks have traded Brandon Saad to the Blue Jackets. [CTV]

The rumors of Dougie Hamilton not being liked have been greatly exaggerated. [Comcast]. The Flames have signed Hamilton to a new contract. [Globe and Mail]

We also learned that Kevin Bieksa is only slightly more valuable than Zac Rinaldo. [The Province]

Kevin Bieksa (Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)
Kevin Bieksa (Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)

The Penguins were in on Saad but it didn’t work out. [Pensburgh]

Boston is interested in Bryan Bickell because of course they are. [The Score]

More details emerge in the Mike Richards story. [ESPN]

Despite his buyout, Alex Semin wants to stay in the NHL. [Sportsnet], [RMNB]. Should the Caps be interested? [Washington Post]

Martin St. Louis, not good in the room? [DK on Sports]

The Oilers have traded Boyd Gordon. [Edmonton Journal]

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(Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Vladimir Tarasenko is the focus for the Blues right now. [The Score]

The Islanders and Anders Lee have come to terms on a new deal. [Toronto Sun]

Are the Flyers looking to sign Michal Neuvirth? [Broad Street Hockey]

Could the Maple Leafs have their eye on Matt Beleskey? [Editor in Leaf]

And finally, Don Cherry will be throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game. [Sportsnet]