Teams desire the Stars to maintain wage
Pierre LeBrun: There are groups that will have an interest in Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin however would like the Stars to maintain wage or take an agreement back, wich was why he wasn’t declared.
Canucks won’t move high choices
Thomas Drance: Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Rutherford: “It’s not the cycle we’re in to trade high draft picks.”
World Cup of Hockey?
Pierre LeBrun: NHL Deputy commissioner Bill Daly stated that NHLPA executive Don Fehr raised a couple of weeks ago the World Cup of Hockey.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman stated it’s not on the front-burner however it’s some the NHL and NHLPA might take a look at, at some time.
Predators need to extend Forsberg, not trade him
Dan Rosen of NHL.com: (mailbag) Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg is a pending UFA and would draw a larger trade plan if it’s a sign-and-trade. That might land the Predators an NHL gamer and a high draft choice. If it’s simply a ‘rental’ trade, it would likely be a possibility and/or a draft choice.
That stated, signing the 27-year old need to be a top priority. Question is, does he wish to re-sign? If he won’t sign prior to the trade due date, should they keep him if they remain in the playoff race?
A blue line and 2 goaltending choices for the Oilers
The Fourth Period: Elliotte Friedman stated the Edmonton Oilers might be trying to find a goaltender, a left defenseman, and a third-line center. GM Ken Holland stated on HNIC that he’d like to be a purchaser however they require to begin winning.
The Oilers don’t have a great deal of wage cap area to deal with.
It’s not understood who the Oilers are taking a look at, however if they might get the Montreal Canadiens to maintain some wage, defenseman Ben Chiarot ($3.5 million) might be an alternative. It’s thought the Canadiens are trying to find a first-round choice for Chiarot. Would GM Ken Holland wish to move his first-round choice?
Goaltending choices might be pending UFAs Joonas Korpisalo (Blue Jackets) and Marc-Andre Fleury (Blackhawks).