Penguins scouting Wild? O’Reilly unlikely for Rangers … Dmen for Senators

  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: The Penguins scouted the Wild earlier this week. The Penguins are looking for a top-6 forward and may have been looking at Pierre-Marc Bouchard and/or Devin Setoguchi.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers have called the Avs about Ryan O’Reilly, but it’s unlikely they will go after him. The asking price of what O’Reilly is looking for will keep them away. The Rangers will have 3 prominent RFAs that they’ll need to re-sign this summer, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Senators GM Bryan Murray isn’t giving up on the season, but he won’t give away their first round pick or a top prospect for a defenseman. Matheson wonders if they’d be interested in Ryan Whitney. Other defensman that may be available are: Tomas Kaberle, Roman Hamrlik, Mike Komisarek, Marc-Andre Bergeron and Jonathan Blum. Matheson thinks the Oilers should keep Whitney, but if they got a third rounder or better back, they might have to consider it.

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  1. #1 by Mike at February 16th, 2013

    Pittsburgh – Nikolai Kulemin

    Toronto – Prospect and mid-late draft pick

    Kulemin clicked with Malkin during lockout.

  2. #2 by John at February 16th, 2013

    Where’s all the info about the sharks? they have been terrible for two weeks and there’s no trade rumors?

  3. #3 by hotwings at February 16th, 2013

    i cant see the leafs dealing w/ pitts… i think any deal involving kulie would have to involve someone like ryan o’reilly coming back… pitts doesnt really have anyone attractive to the leafs atm… and a prospect + late pick… anyone can provide that… and why do it with someone in your conf who you might have to meet if u make the playoffs?

    i wonder if the leafs might be trade partners w/ the sharks… the sharks D are older than dirt… maybe in the offseason more likely?

  4. #4 by harry at February 16th, 2013

    to minnesota: patrice cormier and a 2nd round pic

    to winnipeg: cal clutterbuck.

    what do u think?

  5. #5 by harry at February 16th, 2013

    or what do u think of this

    to calgary: brooks orpik, matt cooke

    to pittsburgh: Lee stepniak and 3rd round pic?

  6. #6 by Mike at February 16th, 2013

    @Harry you obviously have no clue what you’re talking about.

    @hotwings Penguins have multiple young assets they could give up for Kulemin. Kulemin hasn’t produced to his potential the past 2 years, a change in scenery could be perfect for him, plus he played well with Malkin.

  7. #7 by harry at February 16th, 2013

    um k

  8. #8 by hotwings at February 16th, 2013

    ya but you cant do pitts any favours since they may meet the leafs in the first round… prospects can be had anywhere… plus, nonis mentioned that he wants to see his youth develop in TO, ie: avoid watching steen, rask develop into stars elsewhere… u can put kulemin in that category… he is still young, lots of potential.. i dont think he needs a change of scenary… he is effective in others ways… this season is different for the leafs.. they arent sellers…

  9. #9 by Mike at February 16th, 2013

    @hotwings I understand where you’re coming from. Leafs have a chance at playoffs. Even so, Pittsburgh could still offer up Boychuk, Jeffrey, or Kennedy. All are roster players.

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