NHL Rumors: Scouting ARI-DAL, BOS-STL, VAN-CHI … Sabres, Hurricanes, and Wild

NHL Rumors: Scouting ARI-DAL, BOS-STL, VAN-CHI … Sabres, Hurricanes, and Wild

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It doesn't sound the Buffalo Sabres are interested in moving Ryan O'Reilly
Scouting the Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars …

Mike Heika: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Coyotes – Stars game: Nashville Predators, Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, Columbus Blue Jackets, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, and the Boston Bruins.

Scouting the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues …

Shawn Hutcheon: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Bruins – Blues game: Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Vegas Golden Knights and the Winnipeg Jets.

Scouting the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks …

Jeff Paterson: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Canucks – Blackhawks game: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars, New York Islanders, Vegas Golden Knights and the Arizona Coyotes.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Die By The Blade: Sabres GM Jason Botterill on WGR radio shot down the idea of trading forward Ryan O’Reilly. Botterill believes O’Reilly is part of their future, though he adds that there is no guarantee. A trade appears unlikely.

On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Cory Lavalette: Coach Bill Peters was asked if goaltender Cam Ward would interest teams at the trade deadline: “That’s a bad rumor. … We want to add, not detract.”

Cory Lavalette: Peters later added that the Hurricanes wanting to add players is not a rumor and that “It’s right from the horse’s mouth. … We have lots of picks.”

On the Minnesota Wild …

Sarah McLellan of the Star-Tribune: Coach Bruce Boudreau when asked if he sees the Wild trading a defenseman or two before the trade deadline.

“You need a seventh ‘D’ anyways,” he said. “So somebody’s going to sit somewhere. You can go down through every team, someone’s sitting for a length of time. Unfortunately, the only difference is you don’t like it to be a young guy.”