NHL Rumors: Deadline Fallout – Roundup of Friedman’s 31 Thoughts

NHL Rumors: Deadline Fallout – Roundup of Friedman’s 31 Thoughts

The Montreal Canadiens didn't back down from their high asking price for Max Pacioretty.

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: It’s believed that the Montreal Canadiens asked the Los Angeles Kings for Tyler Toffoli, Gabriel Vilardi and possibly more.

The Senators asked the Minnesota Wild for Charlie Coyle plus more.

Pacioretty might have been okay with going to Florida, and believe that the Canadiens were looking at Vincent Trocheck.

Pacioretty met with GM Marc Bergevin after the deadline, and it seems that he’s okay with not being traded, with sources saying he’s now “excited” and “refreshed.”

Teams asked the Canadiens about Brendan Gallagher, and those conversations didn’t last long.

The Vegas-Ottawa deal that would have involved Erik Karlsson and Bobby Ryan may have fallen apart becauseĀ of the price adjustment to include Ryan and his contract.

Believe the San Jose Sharks were willing to take on Ryan’s contract in a Karlsson deal. Not sure what they were offering.

The Washington Capitals looked at both Karlsson and Ryan McDonagh.

Believe that the Nashville Predators were more than tire kicking on Karlsson.

A couple of sources said the Toronto Maple Leafs were looking to acquire another first-round pick.

Think the Pittsburgh Penguins were looking at McDonagh.

The Panthers, Rangers, and Wild talked about a three-team trade that would have seen McDonagh end up in Florida.

doesn’t believe the Maple Leafs were close to landing McDonagh.

Teams were asking the Calgary Flames about Rasmus Andersson, Adam Fox, and Jusso Valimaki.

The Vancouver Canucks were hoping to be able to after Mikael Backlund in free agency. He re-signed with the Flames.

There has been some talk that a team offered the Buffalo Sabres a deal that included a first-round pick for Evander Kane several days before the deadline, but that team later pulled it off to work on something else.

Almost all teams that traded their first-round pick, all players had term left on their deal. Rick Nash and Paul Stastny were the only rentals that netted a first.

There wasn’t a trade market for goaltender Robin Lehner.

Believe that the Blues may have been trying to trade the first-round pick they received from the Jets for Stastny into a center.

The Anaheim Ducks and Winnipeg Jets were two of the teams that were interested in Rick Nash.

The Ducks may have also had interest in defenseman Jack Johnson.

Before the LA Kings acquired Tobias Rieder from the Arizona Coyotes, they were looking at Detroit Red Wings Gustav Nyquist.