NHL Rumors: Red Wings, Senators and Rangers

NHL Rumors: Red Wings, Senators and Rangers

Rick Nash and Kyle Turris
On the Detroit Red Wings …

Craig Custance of The Athletic: Both Andreas Athanasiou and the Detroit Red Wings are dug in and not moving from their offers/asking price. The more time Athanasiou misses, the harder it may be for him to catch up.

“How many guys through the years have missed camp and they never quite get it going?” pointed out one NHL source this week.

There may be more to their negotiations than just money, “whether it be playing time or treatment by coaches.”

The Red Wings aren’t actively shopping Athanasiou, but multiple sources are saying that they are listening. Teams are calling the Red Wings to see how interested they would be in trading him. The return would have to be for a player of similar age and upside, and not for a draft pick or someone in their late 20’s.

One GM said the asking price was a young, top-four defenseman or a young center.

If Athanasiou is not signed by December 1st, he’s ineligible to play in the NHL this season.

On the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers …

Sportsnet: Hockey Night in Canada Headlines

Elliotte Friedman: Both the Ottawa Senators and Kyle Turris would like to get a contract done. They appear to be close to the dollar amount – in the $6 million range – but the term appears to be an issue. The Senators may not be that interested in trading him with the season now underway.

Nick Kypreos: Some teams have told that Turris could be available for trade. Can expect the Senators to listen when teams call.

Elliotte Friedman: There has been almost no contract talks between the New York Rangers and pending UFA winger Rick Nash.

Nick Kypreos: The Rangers may be wanting to get Nash signed to a three-year deal at $3 million per similar to Eric Staal and the Wild. Patrick Marleau‘s three-year contract at over $6 million a season may raise the price. A good season could net Nash in the $5 million range.