NHL Rumors: Ducks, Panthers, Devils, Rangers, and Capitals

NHL Rumors: Ducks, Panthers, Devils, Rangers, and Capitals

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The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils could be part of the Erik Karlsson trade talks to take on a contract like Ryan Callahan.
On the Anaheim Ducks …

Amir Basu: Elliotte Friedman on his podcast on the Anaheim Ducks: “It’s going to be mostly a quiet summer for them, they’re going to work on an extensions with John Gibson and Adam Henrique. They’re going to take care of internal business.”

On the Florida Panthers …

Amir Basu: Elliotte Friedman said that the Florida Panthers have looked at the idea of trading Nick Bjugstad. The Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild have shown some interest.

On the New Jersey Devils …

David Pagnotta: The Devils, along with the Rangers, are a team that could help out in a potential Senators – Lightning trade. The Devils have been involved the trade talks.

Chris Ryan of NJ.com: The Devils could be involved in the Erik Karlsson trade conversations as team that could take on player to help the others clear some salary.

The Senators are looking to move Bobby Ryan, and the Devils have the space but they would need to get a good asset. Ryan has only recorded 58 points in the past 124 and hasn’t lived up to his contract and could use a fresh start.

The Lightning have Dan Girardi and Braydon Coburn with a year left on their deals, and Ryan Callahan has two years left. The Devils would need to also get a future asset or two.

On the New York Rangers …

Larry Brooks: Continue to believe that Ryan Callahan would help the Rangers. If the Rangers were going to work out a deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning for him, the Rangers would also need to get more than a draft pick back if they are going to help out the Lightning load up.

On the Washington Capitals …

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Restricted free agent Tom Wilson didn’t file for salary arbitration, which is probably a good sign that they could be fairly close on a deal.
Tarik El-Bashir: Capitals GM Brian MacLellan on Wilson: “I would like long-term …I’d prefer to keep him around for as long as we can.”