NHL Rumors: Scouting TOR-ANA, DAL-NYR, EDM-TB … Rangers and Shattenkirk

NHL Rumors: Scouting TOR-ANA, DAL-NYR, EDM-TB … Rangers and Shattenkirk

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Could the New York Rangers consider trading defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk?
Scouting the Toronto Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks …

David Pagnotta: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Maple Leafs-Ducks game: Montreal Canadiens (2), Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, Carolina Hurricanes, Los Angeles Kings, Vegas Golden Knights, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Scouting the Dallas Stars and New York Rangers …

Sean Shapiro: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Stars-Rangers game: Carolina Hurricanes, Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues, Vegas Golden Knights, and Tampa Bay Lightning. The Jets sent their director of pro scouting. The Blues sent their VP of hockey operations.

Mark Scheig: The Blue Jackets have a scout watching the Stars-Rangers game.

Scouting the Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lightning …

Joe Smith: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Oilers-Lightning game: Vegas Golden Knights (2), New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders.

On the New York Rangers …

Chris Nichols of FanRag Sports: Elliotte Friedman on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio was talking about whether the Rangers could consider trading defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who they signed this past offseason to a four-year deal at $26.6 million.

“I think we’re at a point in time where just about anything is on the table, right,” conceded Friedman. “So why not. Why couldn’t that potentially happen. I would say that’s probably more unlikely, but I think the Rangers are going to look at a lot of things. I don’t think they’re going full ‘tear ourselves apart’ rebuild, but I think they’ll do anything that can give them some flexibility, give them some young pieces, and then let them say, ‘Okay, we’re going to take a shot at some things.’ “

Shattenkirk has a no-movement clause this year, and a modified no-trade clause for the final three years of his contract.