On players on the trade market …
Darren Dreger of TSN: The Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens could be sellers sooner than later.
Detroit Red Wings – Teams will be interested in pending UFA, right-handed defenseman Mike Green. It’s well known that Petr Mrazek is available. Tomas Tatar might interest teams. Tatar has three years left on his deal at a $5.3 million cap hit. The asking price is thought to be a prospect and draft picks.
On the Vancouver Canucks …
The 28-year olds cap hit is under $4.5 million through 2020. The return could be significant for the Canucks.
TSNs Mike Johnson on Tanev’s trade value.
“He would get great value. There would be large demand for Chris Tanev and his services around the NHL, that’s for sure,” Johnson said. “He’s a first-rounder . From a good team that’s going to pick 28th or 29th, at the bottom of the first round? I think so.
“Or maybe not the best prospect, but the third or fourth best prospect in an organization.”
Elliotte Friedman has reported teams calling the Canucks about Tanev have said there is no guarantee that the Canucks will trade him, with Friedman adding he doesn’t think he’ll get moved unless they get a great offer.
One issue for the Canucks is the timing isn’t great as he is good now, but they aren’t a competitive team.