Friedman rumor roundup
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: According to sources Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi met with Jamie Benn on Monday and was to meet with Tyler Seguin yesterday. The meetings were to clear the air CEO’s Jim Lites’ comments and that they went too far and were too personal.
The Calgary Flames are looking for a left-handed defenseman.
Flames GM Brad Treliving and Michael Frolik had to know that agent Allen Walsh was going to send out the tweet as he always consults the player or talks to the team first. The Flames won’t trade Frolik unless it improves them by acquiring a player or giving them extra assets to them move to improve.
Believe that the Vancouver Canucks are seeing if there is any interest for Nikolay Goldobin.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to add.
Are the Philadelphia Flyers going to be buyers or sellers?
The New York Rangers will be sellers but likely closer to the deadline.
The Carolina Hurricanes have spoken with pending UFA Micheal Ferland. If they don’t work out a deal he’ll likely be moved.
It doesn’t sound like there are ongoing talks between the St. Louis Blues and pending free agent defenseman Joel Edmundson.
Don’t think the Edmonton Oilers are finished making moves. The future of forward Jesse Puljujarvi in Edmonton is uncertain.
The Vancouver Canucks haven’t held talks with pending UFA defenseman Alex Edler, who would like to stay in Vancouver.
“What a great city. The fans and everything. From the time I came here, I saw how exciting it was to step on the ice every night. I have said many times that I would like to stay if they want me.” Have you had that conversation yet? “No, we haven’t talked.”