NHL Rumors: Duchene, Sharp, Vanek, Ferraro, Kovalchuk, Williams, Kunitz and more

NHL Rumors: Duchene, Sharp, Vanek, Ferraro, Kovalchuk, Williams, Kunitz and more

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The Carolina Hurricanes could be after Matt Duchene
On Matt Duchene …

B.D. Gallof: Hearing that the Avs Matt Duchene will be traded to either the Columbus Blue Jackets or the Carolina Hurricanes. Don’t think the Islanders are in on Duchene anymore.

Jimmy Murphy: Keep hearing that the Penguins and Avalanche are talking about Duchene.

On Patrick Sharp

Jay Zawaski: Source confirms that the Blackhawks will sign Patrick at a “big discount” which could be under $1 million.

Bob McKenzie: Won’t be a surprise is Patrick Sharp returns to the Blackhawks [today]. The Flames are another team that is interested.

Platinum Seat Ghosts: Darren Dreger: “Patrick Sharp is a name I’d keep an eye on with regard to the Calgary Flames.”

On Thomas Vanek

Michael Russo: The Florida Panthers are one of a handful of teams that are interested in Thomas Vanek.

On Landon Ferraro

Darren Dreger: Landon Ferraro is getting interest from the Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers and the Vegas Golden Knights.

On Ilya Kovalchuk

Larry Brooks: “My understanding is that Kovalchuk is frustrated by process but no decision has been made regarding return to KHL. If Kovalchuk does return to KHL, he will be free to sign with Rangers as UFA next 7/1 with zero going back to Devils.”

On Justin Williams

Andy Strickland: Sounds like Justin Williams wants to stay in the East.

On Chris Kunitz

David Pagnotta: Chris Kunitz is getting lots of interest and is going over his options.

Joe Smith: The Lightning are one of the teams interested in Kunitz.

On Tyler Pitlick

Ryan Rishaug: Tyler Pitlick is getting interest and could get a multi-year deal at over a $1 million per season.

On Jhonas Enroth

Ryan Rishaug: Goaltender Jonas Enroth is getting interest from several teams. He could get a one-way deal from a team in the Eastern Conference.

On Alexander Burmistrov

David Pagnotta: The Vancouver Canucks are one of multiple teams that are interested in Alex Burmistrov. He is looking to sign a one-year deal to prove himself.