NHL Rumors: Avs, Jackets, Preds, Canes, Pens, Wings, Knights, Coyotes, Leafs and...

NHL Rumors: Avs, Jackets, Preds, Canes, Pens, Wings, Knights, Coyotes, Leafs and Markov

Pekka Rinne and Matt Duchene
On the Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Vegas Golden Knights, Arizona Coyotes, and Toronto Maple Leafs …

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Matt Duchene may not like the idea reporting to the Colorado Avalanche’s training camp, but the Avs have made it known all along that he may not be traded.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have the pieces to get a deal done quickly with the Avalanche. The Blue Jackets felt they were close to a deal earlier, but Avs GM Joe Sakic didn’t think it was enough.

Duchene wouldn’t mind ending up with the Nashville Predators. Some players heard rumors of a Duchene for P.K. Subban rumor this offseason. With Ryan Ellis out for a couple of months, the Predators aren’t trading a top four defenseman. Not a surprise if the Avs inquired about the Predators top four defensemen.

thinks the Avs are looking for defensemen like Carolina Hurricanes Noah Hanifin. Hurricanes GM Ron Francis isn’t really looking to move top assets for a player that could leave in two years.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are back looking for a center.

Detroit Red Wings center Riley Sheahan‘s name may be talked about, but there is nothing specific tying him to the Penguins as of now.

The Vegas Golden Knights have 11 defensemen on one-way contracts.

Belief is the Red Wings offered Andreas Athanasiou a two-year deal at just under $2 million, and that a one-year offer is significantly lower.

thinks the Arizona Coyotes are one of the teams that talked to Jaromir Jagr.

wonders if T.J. Oshie‘s eight-year, $46 million deal is comparable for a potential Toronto Maple Leafs – James van Riemsdyk extension. The Maple Leafs may not be looking to trade him.

On Andrei Markov

Igor Eronko: When asked if he regrets not being able to play in 1000 NHL games, defenseman Andrei Markov responded: ‘Why do you think I’m done there?’