On the Edmonton Oilers …
David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Hard to argue that the Oilers trading for Griffin Reinhart didn’t turn out well for them. The Vegas Golden Knights selected Reinhart from the Oilers in the expansion draft.
He recently signed two-year, $800,000 per year deal with Vegas. Could the Oilers look to re-acquire him for a late round pick? Vegas needs to move out some defenseman. Reinhart would require waivers if being sent to the AHL.
On the top five trade destinations for Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene …
Rory Boylen of Sportsnet: There is still plenty of time for someone to meet the asking price of the Colorado Avalanche for Matt Duchene. Five teams that could still be interested in trading for Duchene.
Los Angeles Kings – Could use some more speed and scoring. Duchene would once again fit in a No. 2 role.
Kale Clague and Paul LaDue are the Kings top young defensemen. The Kings might have to include 2017 first round pick Gabriel Vilardi.
Columbus Blue Jackets – The Blue Jackets could use another top-six center to go along with Alexander Wennberg.
Carolina Hurricanes – They lack a game-breaker and have plenty of defensemen. May not be an ideal fit in the Hurricanes lineup and the fact that Duchene is two years away from free agency may lessen their interest.
Brett Pesce, Jake Bean and Hayden Fleury could be made available.
Pittsburgh Penguins – The Penguins could use Duchene as their third line center or on the wing. Cap space would be an issue for the Penguins.