31 Thoughts rumor roundup
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Sources are saying that Ralph Krueger is climbing on the Buffalo Sabres list of potential coaching candidates. It’s believed that Jacques Martin is out. Dave Tippet may be more destined to the Edmonton Oilers. John Shannon reported that Todd Richards is out.
Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Jim Hiller isn’t expected back. The Nashville Predators are one team that is interested.
Some executives think the Evgeni Malkin trade rumors will die down.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon has a year left at $5.2 million. They’d ideally re-sign the 30-year old but he’s their best trade chip and there is already interest.
It would be a surprise is Wild winger Jason Zucker is back.
The Colorado Avalanche have always said if you’re trading for defenseman Tyson Barrie it will be a ‘hockey trade.’
The Nashville Predators would need to clear some space to sign Matt Duchene. The Montreal Canadiens would likely also be interested.
Talk that the New York Islanders are trying to get Brock Nelson re-signed.
The Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators are among the teams interested in Sweden’s Joakim Nygard, who intends to come over next season.
The Ottawa Senators will try to sign Thomas Chabot to a long-term extension after July 1st.