The Ottawa Senators attempting to trade Nikita Zaitsev, and Tyler Myers didn’t nix a trade to Ottawa
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Ottawa Senators 31-year-old defenseman Nikita Zaitsev might utilize a modification of surroundings. Before cleaning waivers and being designated to Belleville of the AHL, the Senators had actually been attempting to trade him.
If Zaitsev discovers his video game in the AHL, and if there are injuries with the Senators, he might discover himself back with the Senators.
Zaitsev has another year left on his agreement at a $4.5 million cap hit. (He has a 10-team no-trade provision.)
Taj: Rick Dhaliwal on the Donnie and Dhali program: ” Myers name is out there however he did not shoot down a trade to Ottawa.”
Patrick Kane would make good sense for the Boston Bruins if they can make the cap work
Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now: One, non-NHL GM has actually heard Patrick Kane’s name shown up while out searching.
“The sharks aren’t necessarily circling yet, but his name has been coming up more lately and I can imagine it will a lot more as we go forward here,” the NHL Exec informed Boston Hockey Now Friday night. “Like I said, it’s basically scuttlebutt still but if I’m a legit Stanley Cup contender, I’m greasing the skids ASAP. I think he definitely gets moved and the price is only getting higher from here for a guy like him.”
The executive stated that the Boston Bruins getting Patrick Kane would make a great deal of sense, however their wage cap scenario would make it challenging to manage.
The Bruins presently have about $1.6 million in cap area with Derek Forbort and his $3 million cap struck on the LTIR.
If they might discover somebody to take defenseman Mike Reilly ($3 million cap hit) and forward Craig Smith ($3.1 million), it would be a start in developing some additional area.