NHL Rumors: New York Islanders, and the Edmonton Oilers

Is Lamoriello considering Patrick Kane?

Stefen Rosner of NYI Hockey Now: At the NHL trade due date, the New York Islanders will have $10.895 million in offered cap area, enough to suit Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. The Islanders might likewise get the Blackhawks to keep some income.

The asking rate for Kane might not be as high as lots of believe. It might cost an initially, 2nd and a leading possibility. Last year Claude Giroux chose an initially, 3rd and a leading possibility Owen Tippett.

Kane is much better than Giroux, so that is why it might cost a 2nd and not a 3rd. The Islanders leading possibility is Aatu Raty, however he ought to be consisted of.

Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello might not wish to move his draft selects as they’ve traded their first-round choices in the previous 3 drafts.

Tab Bamford: Patrick Kane has “been on Lou Lamoriello’s radar” considering that Lou was the GM of the New Jersey Devils. He has actually wished to obtain Kane for many years and he has actually asked the Blackhawks about Kane while he has actually been with the Islanders.

Will the Edmonton Oilers take a perform at Erik Karlsson?

TSN: Darren Dreger keeps in mind that the Edmonton Oilers blue line was an issue heading into this season and it continues to hold true.

“The Oilers require a leading defenceman. Now, do they get wild and insane and attempt to swing for the fences and attempt to participate Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks? It appears difficult that they might do that however there’s some around the company with interest.

The issue is that their essential veteran defencemen in Darnell Nurse and Cody Ceci are playing excessive and their more youthful men like Evan Bouchard and Philip Broberg aren’t rather all set yet. As we saw, Bouchard was benched in a 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Monday.”

Upgrading the Oilers’ blue line will be a top priority for GM Ken Holland.

Lowetide: “I don’t know that the Oilers will target Erik Karlsson, but if you look at Ken Holland’s history that’s a good match for his preferred procurement path. Older, big name, available.”


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