Scouting the Montreal Canadiens and Florida Panthers
Stu Cowan: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Canadiens-Panthers game: Los Angeles Kings (2), Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, and Nashville Predators.
Goldobin’s name hasn’t come up, but ….
TSN 1040: Darren Dreger on Vancouver Canucks Nikolai Goldobin: “I haven’t (heard his name in trades). But when you’ve got coaches and seldom-used players, then normally those are players of interest. Or at least players the GM is willing to listen to. I haven’t heard his name..but every team has that type of player”
Friedman rumor roundup
The Edmonton Oilers would like to add a forward without giving up a major young piece for a rental. They’ve looked at New York Rangers Mats Zuccarello. The Rangers would likely want a prospect and second-round pick like they got for Michael Grabner.
The Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks are among the teams interested in Carolina Hurricanes Micheal Ferland.
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Derick Brassard is likely on the move. He wasn’t interested in the Winnipeg Jets last year. The Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks make some sense.
Pontus Aberg could be the next Anaheim Duck traded.
A few teams have been watching St. Louis Blue defenseman Jay Bouwmeester.
Detroit Red Wings Nick Jensen could be a rental acquisition for someone.