- Ryan Rishaug: Getting the sense that the Oilers won’t be signing David Legwand. There is “lukewarm interest” from both sides. The Oilers are more likely to trade for a center.
- Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal: On the Oilers potentially looking for a center through the trade route. Ryan Rishaug has previously said the Oilers could look to trade a defensemen, possibly Jeff Petry.
“We’ll see what happens,” Rishaug told Team 1260′s Jason Gregor, “But I think that if the Oilers can address that centre spot with a quality person on a longer term deal and it costs them Jeff Petry, with the signings they’ve made and what they have coming, I think they would be comfortable moving Jeff Petry.”
Elliotte Friedman noted before the start of free agency that the Oilers could have Jeff Petry’s name out there.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo Sabres: Teams are calling the Sabres about some of their players, but they’d have to overpay if they were going get one of them.
“Whatever other surprises come, come,” Murray said Wednesday. “That certainly won’t be me. It’ll be if somebody likes someone on our team.”
Teams may be calling about Tyler Myers, Tyler Ennis, Cody Hodgson and Marcus Foligno.
“I expect them all to be on the team,” Murray said in First Niagara Center. “Other teams want them, so they call and ask, and you listen. You listen only because they may do something crazy.
“We don’t make the calls on those guys. We’re not looking to trade those guys. In saying that, when you get a call you listen, as if I would call another team on their good young player, of course they’re going to listen. You’re going to hang up. They’re going to say, ‘He’s crazy,’ or, ‘He’s actually willing to overpay.’ ”
The Sabres interest in Steve Ott may have waned after some of the moves they’ve made.
- Luke Fox of Sportsnet: The Maple Leafs spoke with Matt Moulson before he signed with the Sabres.
“I did have a chance to talk to the Leafs. Obviously, growing up in Mississauga, you play a lot of attention to Toronto. I still do even now,” Moulson told Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s Brady & Walker Thursday morning. “Unfortunately it didn’t work out.”