Friedman’s rumor roundup
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Former GMs Brian Burke and Doug MacLean agreed that a team would like to know 14 days before the trade deadline if a player was not going to re-sign with them.
Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray may not want to fire head coach Randy Carlyle in-season. He doesn’t like this route and may feel that Carlyle would deserve a full healthy roster to properly evaluate this situation.
The Carolina Hurricanes and pending UFA Micheal Ferland are not close in contract talks and he’s likely to be moved. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers make sense.
The Hurricanes are trying to re-sign Jordan Martinook.
Dougie Hamilton is a right-handing scoring defenseman with trade value. Contending teams are looking for this and the Hurricanes need scoring forwards.
St. Louis Blues forward Patrick Maroon is available.
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek is available.
Teams have called on the Jets about Jack Roslovic but they didn’t get very far.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are planning on bringing 2016 2nd round pick Yegor Korshkov to training camp next fall. The Leafs could be interested in KHL forward Sergei Andronov and defenseman Alexander Yelesin.
Two college free agents getting some interest – defenseman Connor Mackey of Minnesota State and forward Nico Sturm of Clarkson.
There will be teams closer to the trade deadline that will be interested in Vancouver Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto.
Teams that may be in on Hamilton
Chris Nichols of Nichols on Hockey: Elliotte Friedman on Sportsnet 590 on who could be interested in Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton if they made him available.
Friedman notes that the St. Louis Blues were close to acquiring him at the draft last year but it fell through.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are going to make another run at the Cup and would like to add, but there may not be a match between the two teams.
“To be honest guys, I wouldn’t be surprised – and I don’t have any evidence that they’ve talked about it, and I would tend to think right now that they haven’t – but it wouldn’t surprise me if a team like Toronto looked into something like that.”