NHL Rumors: Shumakov and Rangers … Coyotes Trade Talk From The Draft

NHL Rumors: Shumakov and Rangers … Coyotes Trade Talk From The Draft

The Arizona Coyotes had talked to the Buffalo Sabres about Ryan O'Reilly at the draft.


KHLs Shumakov hoping to land with the Rangers?

Aivis Kalnins: There is some belief that holdout Sergei Shumakov is hoping for CSKA to release him from his contract so that he could sign with the New York Rangers. The Rangers have shown an interest in signing him to an NHL contract.

Aivis Kalnins: As of yesterday Shumakov hadn’t reported to training camp and that CSKA is trying to trade him, but the asking price is high.

Alex Nunn: “Shumakov’s a no-brainer for rebuilding club w/ cap space really. It’s free scoring depth. Solid unit, soft hands, strong stride, good shot. He’s tough down low and cycles the puck well. Another right-hand winger.”

Trade talks from the Coyotes behind-the-scenes video at the 2018 NHL draft

Matt Layman of Arizona Sports: The Arizona Coyotes released a behind-the-scenes video from the 2018 draft and some of the trade talk that occurred on the draft floor.

Coyotes GM John Chayka was in trade talks with the Buffalo Sabres about Ryan O’Reilly and Pittsburgh Penguins about someone.

“We’re working with Jim , Pittsburgh on a few things,” Chayka said. “I guess as it relates our O’Reilly discussions, is there anything there that would entice you that you would consider to be an important piece that you’d like as part of that deal? … Yeah that’d be difficult to do just with what we’re also talking about with Pittsburgh, it all goes into the mix, I guess. I’m still working on it here so I just wanted to gather some information I guess to see if it’s helpful. But let me keep working on it and we’ll keep talking.”

The Sabres ended up trading O’Reilly to the Blues, and though trade talks between the Coyotes and Penguins were serious, they didn’t make a deal.

“This is real, yeah, there’s a deal here that could make some sense,” Chayka said. “But yeah, if I wanted to do a deal in 24 hours with Jim, I know I could get there. So it is real.”

The Penguins and Coyotes haven’t made a deal this offseason, and GM Chayka said in a radio interview in June that the report that the Coyotes told the Penguins they couldn’t trade for Phil Kessel because of financial reasons was inaccurate.