On the Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators …
Darren Dreger: Have heard that the Colorado Avalanche were considering two options in the potential three-team trade with the Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators: Four draft picks and a prospect (high draft picks) or two prospects and a first and third-round draft pick.
Pierre LeBrun: Don’t believe that the Predators talked to Kyle Turris’ camp about a potential contract extension – talks didn’t get that far.
On the Ottawa Senators …
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: So Kyle Turris was almost traded on Friday, and his future with the team remains cloudy. The Senators and Turris are not close to a contract extension either.
Turris is looking for a seven-year contract at around $6 million per season, with the Senators offering similar money but only for five years.
It is believed that the St. Louis Blues had some interest in Turris during the pre-season this year.
There are several teams that are looking for centers. The Avs don’t appear to be one of the teams that would be interested in the 28-year old center.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: GM Pierre Dorion has been trying hard to acquire Matt Duchene from the Avalanche. The three-way deal died on Friday, but it doesn’t mean the door is completely closed for the Sens to acquire Duchene.
Turris reaching a contract extension is one part that would likely have had to happen for the three-team trade to get done.
The Avalanche and Senators are heading to Sweden tomorrow, so Dorion and Sakic can continue talking.
The Predators are heavily interested in Turris.
If the Senators really want to acquire Duchene, they are going to have to find another trade partner that has the assets that the Avalanche want.
The Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, Predators are among the seven or eight teams that have shown some interest in Duchene.