NHL Rumors: Penguins, Maple Leafs, Capitals, Oilers and Blues

NHL Rumors: Penguins, Maple Leafs, Capitals, Oilers and Blues

Patrick Maroon
On the Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washinton Capitals, Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues …

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: It’s difficult not to see the Penguins moving Ian Cole at some point, but it won’t be until GM Rutherford gets what is looking for.

With Cole’s agent being involved, there might be the possibility of it becoming more of a sign-and-trade.

can see the Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche’s interest (from Jason Mackey’s report). If the Penguins are also looking for a goaltender, the Maple Leafs also have Calvin Pickard and Garret Sparks in the AHL. wonders if the Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers and may the New Jersey Devils would also be interested. Unlikely for Penguins to deal with the Devils though as they are in the same division.

There have been no contract talks between the Washington Capitals and pending UFA John Carlson.

Patrick Maroon could be the Oilers most likely trade chip. wonders if the Blues would be interested as they are looking for scoring depth.

On the Edmonton Oilers …

Chris Nichols of FanRag Sports: Pierre LeBrun was on TSN 690 and was talking about the Edmonton Oilers and how GM Peter Chiarelli is “working the phones like crazy.”

“The thing is, he’s not one trade away from fixing this. I think the answer is much, much more within the room than anything else. But it certainly would help to upgrade their blueline, which is I think an area where he’s looking at.”

Bob McKenzie on TSN 1050 on the Oilers.

“There’s no question. I think Peter Chiarelli wants to try to make a move,” noted McKenzie. “I’m not sure it’s the seismic blockbuster that people would anticipate or want to see for a team that’s struggling as much as the Edmonton Oilers are. I think he wants to try to create a spark, move one piece for another piece and see if that lights a fire under some support players.”