Oilers will need to spend on a winger this offseason
Strome on the possibility of being traded
“I’ve been traded twice now. The third time wouldn’t be anything that I’m not used to. I love it here, though. I really hope I stay. I feel like I’ve lived in New York for so long, it’s my second home. The coaching staff and the management here, I think I’ve found a little bit of a home. Whatever happens, happens. It’s a business, but I think you just take everything in stride as an athlete.”
Markstorm on contract talks
“I’m just focused on the season,” Markstrom said at All-Star Game Media Day on Thursday when asked about ongoing contract talks with the Canucks. “Obviously, I want to stay in Vancouver, but I’m sure the people with the suits will figure it out with my agent. I’ve just got to play hockey, and if I play good, I’m sure I’ll get to stay.”
Pierre LeBrun: Have been told that there is still “lots of work to be done” on a Canucks – Markstrom extension.
It will be interesting to see what the number will be if/when it gets done.
Hughes agent on an extension
Rick Dhaliwal: The agent for Vancouver Canucks Quinn Hughes, Pat Brisson, on being in a good situation for an extension: “We can start talking with Canucks on July 1st. We will cross that bridge when we get there. He is sure building a case as a strong asset. We will see how it goes.”