NHL Rumors: Rangers, Bruins, Sharks, Canucks, Stars, Senators and Blues

NHL Rumors: Rangers, Bruins, Sharks, Canucks, Stars, Senators and Blues

The St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators could be talking about Mike Hoffman and Derick Brassard.
On the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins …

Jim Matheson: Have been hearing that Rangers want Bruins Jake DeBrusk in any trade involving defenseman Ryan McDonagh.

On the San Jose Sharks and Boston Bruins …

Jimmy Murphy: Hearing that the Sharks may have some interest in Bruins forward Matt Beleskey. Joe Haggerty reported a while ago that the Bruins had some interest in defenseman Paul Martin when he was put on waivers. “Is there a match?”

On the Vancouver Canucks …

Rick Dhaliwal: The Canucks are receiving calls on defenseman Ben Hutton. Not sure how interested the Canucks are in moving him, but the number of healthy scratches is growing.

TSN Radio Vancouver: Pierre LeBrun said the Canucks and Erik Gudbranson are having general discussions with regards to a contract extension.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mike Heika: Though a lot of things can change in the next few months, but believe that Kari Lehtonen could return to the Stars next year at a reduced salary.

On the St. Louis Blues and the Ottawa Senators …

Lou Korac: Source is saying that the St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators are engaged in strong trade conversations. The Blues are targeting Mike Hoffman and Derick Brassard.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Sportsnet: St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong said back in December that they likely wouldn’t be in the market for a rental.

Armstrong was on Sportsnet’s Hockey Central at Noon yesterday and suggested again that they might be active at the deadline but not in the rental market.

The Blues could use some more offense and have been linked to Max Pacioretty and Mike Hoffman.

“I think we’re going to be active on hockey trades more than rental trades,” Armstrong said. “The reality is if you’re trading an unrestricted free agent at that time you’re going to get what you can get and sometimes that won’t come until the last second.”

Armstrong later added that once a ‘higher-name player’ gets traded, the trade market may take off.