NHL Rumors: Vegas – Trades and Free Agent Window, Leafs, Wild, Preds...

NHL Rumors: Vegas – Trades and Free Agent Window, Leafs, Wild, Preds and Blues

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Minnesota Wild may have worked out a deal to protect Matt Dumba and Marco Scandella from the Vegas Golden Knights
On the Vegas Golden Knights …

Bob McKenzie: As mentioned the TSN 1050 – sense is that Vegas has made at least eight deals before teams submitted their lists on Saturday.

Bob McKenzie: Speculated teams include the Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild and Florida Panthers.

John Shannon: Two executives think that Vegas could have “at least a dozen” deals in place.

Steve Carp: Some teams had travel issues and were given some extra time this morning to try and work something out.

Chris Johnston: The Leafs were one of the teams talking with Vegas today as GM Lou Lamoriello had travel issues.

Bob McKenzie: Need to watch Vegas and the free agent negotiating window as they could acquire a player this way.

Bob McKenzie: Wild’s RFA Erik Haula could be a target of Vegas and could get a new contract with them.

Jim Matheson: Vegas talked briefly to free agent defenseman Kris Russell‘s agent to see if there was interest in signing with them.

Andy Strickland: It is safe to assume that Vegas contacted Kevin Shattenkirk‘s camp. He’ll likely wait until after July 1st to sign anywhere.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Bob McKenzie: Lots of speculation the Minnesota Wild have or will have a deal in place with Vegas to not select Marco Scandella and Matt Dumba in exchange for a prospect.

On the Nashville Predators …

Chris Johnston: Sounding like the Predators couldn’t reach a deal with the Golden Knights and GM David Poile expects to lose a forward.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Jeremy Rutherford: Didn’t sound like Blues GM Doug Armstrong was willing to give up any assets for Vegas to not select certain players. The price to do so is understandably high.

Jeremy Rutherford: GM Armstrong: “We’ve transitioned over the last two trade deadlines not to give up picks and to gain prospects and we’re staying down that path.”