NHL Rumors: Deadline Fallout – Pacioretty, Maple Leafs, Penguins, and Ducks

NHL Rumors: Deadline Fallout – Pacioretty, Maple Leafs, Penguins, and Ducks

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Max Pacioretty didn't request a trade. Toronto Maple Leafs weren't interested in Mike Green
Pacioretty didn’t ask to be moved …

Eric Engels of Sportsnet: (entire article is worth reading) Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty on getting through the trade deadline after being surrounded by trade rumors.

“It’s no surprise my name is out there, and I don’t know what else you guys want me to say other than I’m ready to go home and get a good night’s sleep. It’s been an emotional couple days here and I’m happy to be still a part of this team, and obviously moving forward everyone has to hold themselves accountable for where we’re at right now and I definitely do so.”

Pacioretty didn’t ask to get out of Montreal.

“I did not ask for a trade.”

Eric Engels: “I had odds that Pacioretty would move before the deadline at 50-50. I’d say he’s 99% traded before July 1. I have to give myself a 1% margin.”

Leafs were not interested in going Green …

Lance Hornby: Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello when asked about the report that Mike Green blocked a trade to the Leafs: “that’s an unfair question for Mike Green, but we were not interested”.

Penguins and Hornqvist working out an extension …

Bob McKenzie: Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist is expected to sign a five-year contract extension with a $5.3 salary cap hit today.

William DePaoli: Contract talks between the Penguins and Hornqvist’s agent heated up on the weekend. The Penguins were willing to go five years helped get the deal done.

Penguins had interest in Benn …

Jonathan Bombulie: RDS reported yesterday that the Pittsburgh Penguins had some interest in Canadiens defenseman Jordie Benn.

Ducks didn’t want to move their first …

Eric Stephens: (on the Ducks press conference after the deadline) It seemed that Ducks GM Bob Murray was willing to trade their 2018 second-round pick, but teams were asking for their first. Murray didn’t say who they were looking at, but he wouldn’t move it for what was available.