Predators and Maple Leafs called on Ferland … Extension talks after the season
Pierre LeBrun: Despite the increased interest in Carolina Hurricanes forward Micheal Ferland on deadline day, they obviously held on to him. Was told that the Nashville Predators and Toronto Maple Leafs were among the teams that called the Hurricanes with interest in the last hour leading up to the deadline.
Michael Smith: Waddell on the trade deadline: “We believe in this team, and that’s why we stuck with them.”
Blue Jackets didn’t ask about Lundqvist
On if any deadline trades fell through
Chris Nichols of Nichols on Hockey: Elliotte Friedman on Sportsnet 650 was asked if there any trades that may have fallen through on deadline day.
“Wayne Simmonds – I think Winnipeg thought they had Wayne Simmonds. They were preparing it and Wayne Simmonds had to waive his no-trade to go to Winnipeg, and it never happened. And instead he ended up in Nashville, and he didn’t have to waive his no-trade to go there. Philadelphia could deal him without any issue there, and he ended up in Nashville and did not end up in Winnipeg. I’m not trying to say that Wayne Simmonds rejected a trade to the Jets, because I think he would have done it, it’s just at the end of the day it never had to happen because the Flyers chose to send him to the Predators instead.”
Vancouver Canucks Alex Edler drew some interest. The Flames asked at one point, and the Pittsburgh Penguins inquired earlier in the year.