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Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: One agent thinks there are less than 20 players that are “untouchable.” A team may not want to pay what the Senators are asking for Erik Karlsson, but it doesn’t mean that his name isn’t being talked about.
No-trade and No-movement clauses are affecting what the Winnipeg Jets would like to add. The Jets have interest in Mike Hoffman, but they are on his no-trade list. The Jets have moved on.
Though he does have a no-trade clause, defenseman Alex Edler could be a sleeper trade for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
A few teams have been scouting Panthers Nick Bjugstad.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were one of a few teams that were asking the Canucks what it would take to get Chris Tanev, who is now out. The cost would be high.
The same could be said for Arizona Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson.
The Maple Leafs are interested in Detroit Red Wings center Luke Glendening, but maybe not for a draft pick due to being at 48 contract and not wanting to get back to 50. Maybe Josh Leivo would be part of a deal.
The Nashville Predators have shown some interest in Red Wings Tomas Tatar. Some teams may be more interested in Gustav Nyquist as he only has a year left on his deal as opposed to two with Tatar.
The Columbus Blue Jackets talked to the Senators about Derick Brassard and the Chicago Blackhawks about Artem Anisimov. Doubtful the Blue Jackets will meet the asking price for Brassard. Anisimov has a no-movement clause, and the Blackhawks may prefer to keep him.
Would the Bruins or Calgary Flames be interested in Patrick Sharp?
The Washington Capitals and pending free agents defenseman John Carlson seem to be okay with waiting until after the season to talk extension.
Think the Red Wings, Flames, and Colorado Avalanche looked at Nikita Soshnikov before the Maple Leafs traded him to the Blues.