In our second Sunday installment of the NHL rumor rundown, we glance at the Tampa Bay Lighting and their curiosity in a Sabres defender, the Penguins are actively hunting for a proper-handed defenseman many thanks to a couple speedy accidents, the New York Islanders mentor thinks they’ll hold all of their core fellas and a person new Oiler is hoping to conclusion his occupation in Edmonton when a ton of other names are perhaps on the move.
Tampa Interested in Ristolainen?
Andy Strickland is reporting the Tampa Bay Lightning could be hunting to increase a major-tier defenseman and have their eyes on Rasmus Ristolainen out of Buffalo. He suggests of the communicate, “Speculation of Rasmus Ristolainen to Tampa Bay will not seem to be to go absent.”
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) February 24, 2019
Thinking of some of the moves teams in the Eastern Conference have manufactured so much heading into the trade deadline, — the Blue Jackets, Bruins, Capitals and many others — it’s not shocking to see that Tampa is hunting to react. They could even now be the preferred out of the East, but factors received a large amount additional intricate for them in excess of the previous 48 hrs.
Penguins Seeking for a D-Person
After dropping each Kris Letang and Brian Dumoulin to harm on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins could be in the market for a defenseman. Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now experiences that a person of his sources advised him that ahead of the game even finished, the Penguins ended up hoping to find a proper-handed d-guy in trade.
Kingerski stated, the Penguins may be circling back to Anaheim Ducks defenseman Brandon Montour or could have curiosity in Colin Miller or the Vegas Golden Knights. Montour has a calendar year left at a $3.387 million cap hit and Miller has been a wholesome scratch of late in Vegas. Miller signed a four-calendar year, $15.5 million extension in the offseason and the Golden Knights could not be shy about shifting that contract.
Montour has garnered some curiosity close to the NHL and when the Ducks are not browsing him, they are listening to provides. The Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, and New York Rangers are amid the teams that have revealed some curiosity.
Islanders Possible to Continue to keep Their Core
The New York Islanders ended up a crew greatly mentioned when it arrived to some large names on the trade market. As gamers like Duchene and Dzingel have arrive off the board, the chatter looks to be slowing. This is also genuine as much as what the Islanders will do with a range of their pending totally free agents, some of which ended up perhaps rumored to be moved.
Andrew Gross of Newsday tweeted that Islanders mentor Barry Trotz stated regarding the deadline and as it pertains to his crew, “I assume there’s not likely to be a large amount of movement for us. We come to feel we have received a superior core team and we have received superior chemistry in that and Lou is operating the phones and hoping to make improvements to our hockey crew.” He added, “I don’t assume there’s likely to likely to be a entire large amount of deletions. We have faith in in Lou, Lou has received terrific knowledge. He’s operating diligently to attempt and make improvements to our hockey club and if there’s a proper healthy, he’ll make the move.”
A lot of Edmonton Oilers Rumor Rapid Hits
The latest (and also oldest) Edmonton Oilers veteran participant, Sam Gagner stated on After Hours, “Hopefully I can phone Edmonton property for the rest of my NHL occupation.” He is undoubtedly excited to be back with the crew he started out his NHL times and the Oilers are glad to have him taking into consideration he’s potted two targets in a few video games due to the fact coming back.
“With any luck , I can phone Edmonton property for the rest of my NHL occupation.” – Sam Gagner on After Hours #LetsGoOilers
— Eric Friesen 🏒 (@EricJFriesen) February 24, 2019
Sticking with the Oilers, it seems as though there is loads of curiosity in winger Alex Chiasson prior to Monday’s deadline and the Oilers will move him for the proper value. Ryan Rishaug of TSN suggests just about anything a lot less than a third-rounder though and he stays set. Rishaug also suggests the Oilers are delighted enough to move Matt Benning and Alex Petrovic and are inclined to cling on to Zack Kassian.
He also stated, “While factors can change in 24 hrs, does not seem like any conversations have been experienced with Russell camp about perhaps waiving his NMC. Due 4M following season, 1.5 the following in salary. Don’t assume they are hunting to move him proper now.