On the Los Angeles Kings …
John Hoven: Sharp carries a $5.9 million cap hit and the Kings have $3.3 million in cap space now. If the Kings put Matt Greene on the LTIR, trade Andy Andreoff, and the Stars retain some salary, a Sharp trade could work.
Dennis Bernstein: The Kings won’t pay a big price, but they need another top-six forward.
Frank Seravalli: GM Dean Lombardi on trading for a forward now: “I don’t see it. Things can change. I just don’t see the answer (out there). We’ve got to bear down.”
Dennis Bernstein: “Anyone saying Kings don’t have a path to another deal is not accurate. Takes some work but I don’t think they’re closed for business.”
Helene Elliott: “Wondering if there’s more coming from the Kings after they got Bishop. They need goals, not goalies. Curious to hear Lombardi’s reasoning”
On the Minnesota Wild …
Eric Engels: From what [Engels] has been told, don’t rule out the possibility of the Wild acquiring Evander Kane.
Eric Engels: The Wild had considered Kane earlier, but [Engels] received a text (after above tweet was made) from an executive who said “not going to happen.”
Eric Engels: The Wild still have some options out there and the feeling is they’re not done.
Dane Mizutani: GM Chuck Fletcher said they were not going to give up any of their top prospects in any trade.
Craig Morgan: Source saying there have been no discussions about Hanzal signing a contract extension before he become a free agent on July 1st.