On the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Detroit Red Wings, Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blues Jackets, Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Arizona Coyotes and Ilya Kovalchuk …
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Rick Nash‘s trade list may not matter as any team could ask permission to speak with and try to convince him. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Rangers traded Nash and Michael Grabner at the deadline and then re-signed them in the offseason.
Can see the Boston Bruins being interested in Grabner.
Nick Holden could be a nice depth acquisition from someone.
The Colorado Avalanche have some good young prospects on the blue line, but they aren’t ready for the NHL just yet. Think the Avalanche keep Tyson Barrie for now, unless someone makes a big offer.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are at 50 contracts. Kasperi Kapanen passing Josh Leivo on the depth chart may have the last straw for him and hence the trade request. Teams are interested in Nikita Soshnikov. Believe the Maple Leafs would retain salary to move out Matt Martin.
Teams are asking the Calgary Flames about defenseman Juuso Valimaki, but they aren’t moving him.
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins had two scouts each watching the Buffalo Sabres last week.
Multiple sources shot down Ryan O’Reilly trade rumors.
Arizona Coyotes Tobias Rieder is arbitration eligible and was a healthy scratch recently.
Ilya Kovalchuk will be an unrestricted free agent this year, and if he’s looking to return to the NHL, it’s believed he’s looking at New York.