NHL Rumors: Oilers, Predators, Sabres, Rangers, Flyers, Canadiens and Golden Knights

NHL Rumors: Oilers, Predators, Sabres, Rangers, Flyers, Canadiens and Golden Knights

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Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid
On the Edmonton Oilers …

Kevin Allen of USA Today: Connor McDavid‘s agent Jeff Jackson said in an email that a McDavid contract extension with the Oilers won’t be done this weekend.

Brian Lawton: “Working on 2 rumours involving @EdmontonOilers Draisaitl @Avalanche trade for Duchene & @SanJoseSharks interest in him. Lot of moving parts!”

Brian Lawton: “Just to clarify earlier tweet. 2 potential alternatives 2 re signing Draisaitl. 1 trade, 2 Offer Sheet. I have confirmed more than 1 team.”

Darren Dreger: Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli on Leon Draisaitl rumors: “We are not trading him. I have talked to nobody nor will I.”

Darren Dreger: GM Chiarelli on offer sheets:  “we have tons of cap space and will match any offer sheet. I have said that before.”

Ryan Rishaug: The Oilers are looking to add a depth right winger that is on an AHL/NHL deal, as well as a depth defenseman who is on the same type of deal.

On the Nashville Predators …

Ryan Kennedy: Hearing that RFA Ryan Johansen asked the Predators for a long-term deal at $8.5 million.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Bill Hoppe: GM Jason Botterill said that they will continue to talk with Brian Gionta.

On the New York Rangers …

Darren Dreger: The Rangers have had ongoing talks with Ondrej Pavelec.

On the Philadelphia Flyers …

Jordan Hall: Flyers GM Ron Hextall doesn’t think they will do anything in free agency aside from adding a goaltender. He wouldn’t comment on the reports they will sign Brian Elliott.

Tim Panaccio: If the Flyers hadn’t signed Jordan Weal, Hextall said he would have looked to sign a veteran free agent. That won’t be happening now.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

Eric Engels: As of early evening last night, the Canadiens and Andrei Markov are at an impasse.

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

Steve Carp: Vegas GM George McPhee said they are still looking to trade some players and talks continue.