NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Senators, Maple Leafs, Flames, Jets and Oilers

NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Senators, Maple Leafs, Flames, Jets and Oilers

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What the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers are thinking leading up to tomorrow's NHL trade deadline
On the Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers …

TSN: TSN’s Insider Trading the night before the NHL trade deadline …

Pierre LeBrun: Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin will continue to try and make a deal. His offer for Martin Hanzal wasn’t good enough. He tried for Brian Boyle and offered the Lightning a second round pick. He checked in on Alex Burrows, as well as Jannik Hansen. The Canadiens are not on Hansen’s list of teams he’d accept a trade to.

Darren Dreger: The Ottawa Senators have a deal on the table for Curtis Lazar, a second round pick, which isn’t enough. They still see him as a good young developing player. GM Pierre Dorion will want a top draft pick or a top prospect to move him.

Bob McKenzie: The Toronto Maple Leafs have extra cap space to be creative. They could use around $13 million in LTIR space. They can take on a bad contract to get a premium asset. Can’t say absolutely that they make big waves at the deadline, but they won’t be sitting around. The extra space gives them a big opportunity to do something.

Pierre LeBrun: The Calgary Flames have talked internally about Radim Vrbata. They may not make a move in net, but it’s something to keep an eye on. The Flames could also look to improve their blueline.

Darren Dreger: It could be relatively quiet in Winnipeg. There is interest in pending free agent Drew Stafford, and he’s going to be traded tonight or tomorrow. The Jets are interested in adding a defenseman, but that market has gone cold. They had some interest in Kyle Quincey, but there doesn’t seem to be a fit there.

Bob McKenzie: The Edmonton Oilers have two needs – a veteran backup goalie like Jaroslav Halak or Michal Neuvirth, and a depth/third line center. Getting another center would allow them to play Leon Draisaitl as a winger with Connor McDavid.