On the James van Riemsdyk trade to the Red Wings that didn’t take place
Anthony Mingioni: (on the due date confusion surrounding James van Riemsdyk and the Detroit Red Wings) The Detroit Red Wings had an interest in keeping van Riemsdyk if they had the ability to get him and not to turn him to another group after they got him. Getting him in the very first location was contingent on them having the ability to trade another gamer. Neither took place.
NHL Rumors: Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Vancouver Canucks
Logan Stanley on the trade demand report
Scott Billeck: Winnipeg Jets defenseman Logan Stanley on the report prior to the due date that he requested a trade: “Yeah, I’m not going to comment excessive about it. Obviously, I’m dissatisfied I haven’t played more, however I’ve been harmed for a huge piece of the season. It’s hard to come back in from injuries.
“The trade deadline’s behind us now and I’m focused on helping this team win hockey games and make a deep playoff run.”
College totally free representative defensemen and a goaltender that may intrigue groups when their seasons are completed
Chris Peters of Flo Hockey: Looking at a few of the leading college totally free representative defensemen and goaltenders who will get some NHL interest.
Jake Livingstone – RHD Minnesota State – “He likely tops out as a bottom-pairing defenseman, but there’s a lot to like in his game.”
Victor Östman – G – Maine – “There aren’t a ton of goalies that are especially enticing in this year’s college UFA market, which may increase interest in him though he still has the option to return to school.”
Sam Malinski – RHD – Cornell – “He’s below average in the size department, but he’s a right-shot defenseman with skill and those guys will always have a market…”
NHL Rumors: The Vancouver Canucks are nearly topped out for next year, and some College UFA Centers
Akito Hirose – LHD – Minnesota State – “A brilliant skater with good vision and offensive instincts, Hirose has had NHL interest after each of his three years at Minnesota State.”
Jacob Bengtsson – LHD – Lake Superior State – “I don’t think there will be a large market for him, but I could see a number of NHL teams inquiring.”