In today’s NHL rumors, there are updates on the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, LA Kings, Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils, and Ottawa Senators.
Penguins Eyeing Zuccarello and Namestnikov
Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now is reporting Pittsburgh Penguins assistant GM Bill Guerin scouted the New York Rangers compared to Minnesota Wild match on Thursday and Kingerski believes the Penguins are looking at Mats Zuccarello and Vladislav Namestnikov.
Namestnikov would not be a rental which would qualify for the Penguins offering up their initially-round select if Rutherford landed the two gamers. But, that is also a prorated $8.5 million in wage which signifies the Penguins would have to transfer wage or mail it back again in any trade.
Bruins and Other Groups Intrigued in Jeff Carter
Shawn Hutcheon tweeted that sources encompassing the Boston Bruins are that they are kicking tires on Jeff Carter out of Los Angeles. Jonathan Davis is hearing that the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators go on to discuss to the Kings about Carter. Meanwhile, Dennis Bernstein says the Los Angeles Kings need to have to produce some traction on Carter if they hope to retain Trevor Lewis and Kyle Clifford in city.
Wherever Carter is supplied, the Kings will need to have to make certain he’s comfortable heading there due to the fact it was not very long ago that speculation was Carter would retire if he did not like the location he was despatched to. Because he doesn’t have trade defense, this is his only leverage or the Kings only have to call his bluff.
Jimmy Howard and Gustav Nyquist
Ted Kulfan is reporting that Ken Holland of the Detroit Red Wings doesn’t seem to be overthinking points when it will come to pending free of charge brokers Jimmy Howard and Gustav Nyquist. He’s not dealing with them as gamers that need to have to transfer due to the fact of their contracts but he is open to talking about the two. He may well or may well not make a transfer just before the deadline.
The belief on Nyquist is that if Detroit does not receive that initially-round select they are trying to get, they could possibly try to re-sign him which would likely expense the workforce all over $5-6 million for each season.
Kulfan is also reporting there has been no fascination in Thoams Vanek.
Predators Hesitant to Move Tolvanen
Larry Brooks is reporting the Nashville Predators are looking to strengthen the roster but are not eager to transfer Eeli Tolvanen for a rental. For instance, Brooks says a offer with the Rangers could not include Kevin Hayes or Mats Zuccarello. It would have to include Kreider.
Even although they aren’t eager to transfer Tolvanen to land Zuccarello, the Predators are fascinated in his services. So are the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and other folks.
Devils Attempting to Move Keith Kinkaid
Andy Strickland tweeted the Devils could possibly try to take benefit of a slender goaltender sector just before Monday and are looking to transfer goaltender Keith Kinkaid.
With Cory Schneider locked up very long-time period and with Mackenzie Blackwood all set to take on a much larger function, there is not a lot area for Kinkaid who is a pending unrestricted free of charge agent. He carries a affordable $1.25 million cap strike but his numbers have not been excellent.
Ryan Dzingel Will Be Traded
The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch studies that Ryan Dzingel a short while ago turned down a five-year extension offer well worth a lot more than $20 million. Which is a massive bump more than his earlier wage but apparently not plenty of to retain him Ottawa. He will be traded just before the deadline.
Darren Dreger wrote, “It’s Dzingel working day in Ottawa. Senators will get and ought to get good quality return. Difficult to say what it is…ranging for many picks to a best prospect. Boston and CBJ amid the suitors.”