NHL Rumors: Kings, Bruins, Rangers, and Islanders

NHL Rumors: Kings, Bruins, Rangers, and Islanders

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The New York Islanders could be interested in Jordan Eberle
On the Los Angeles Kings …

Dennis Bernstein: The LA Kings did have some interest in Patrick Sharp, but his hip injury/issue lessened their interest. The Nashville Predators might still be interested.

On the Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins …

Jimmy Murphy: Updating the Zdeno Chara, Bruins – LA Kings talk. As mentioned Monday night, call was EXPLORATORY. If they were able to do something, it would have to be money in, money out.

On the New York Rangers …

Steve Zipay: Rangers GM Jeff Gorton on the St. Louis Blues and Kevin Shattenkirk: “We had conversations and at some point we decided that it wasn’t in our best interests to go forward.”

Steve Zipay: Gorton: “Just to add a piece to do it because he have the space, I don’t think that would be the brightest thing to do.”

On Kevin Shattenkirk …

Dan Rosen: Kevin Shattenkirk said that he didn’t do a sign and trade as he doesn’t want to rush free agency. It’s his right and he seems intent to testing the open market.

On the New York Islanders …

Arthur Staple of Newsday: Two sources have said that Islanders GM Garth Snow is not looking for rentals partially due to the high asking price for them.

He’s looking for an impact forward like Matt Duchene or Jordan Eberle. To acquire either, it would cost prospects and a roster player or two.

“I really like, when you sit down and look at everyone healthy in two, three weeks, hopefully we’re a pretty darn good team,” Weight said. “And we’ve battled teams without those guys. So I’m comfortable. Doesn’t mean we’re not going to do anything. The prices are pretty high right now around the league.

“I believe we can go into Thursday with a good team, a playoff team. I believe that. We have to go and prove it, but that’s what I believe.”