The latest Oilers rumors plus updates on Mats Zuccarello, Patrick Sharp, Braydon Coburn and more.
Latest Oilers rumors.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jonathan Willis cites reports claiming the Oilers are getting trade inquiries about defenseman and team captain Andrew Ference. David Staples cites a rumor from TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavioe claiming the Oilers were looking at goalies and checked out Toronto Maple Leafs tandem Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer.
SPORTSNET’s John Shannon reports the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins have interest in Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry.
Updates on Zuccarello, Sharp, Coburn and Jokinen.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports contract talks between the New York Rangers and Mats Zuccarello are back on and the two sides are closing in on a four-year deal at $4.5 million per season.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jim Matheson reports the Chicago Blackhawks lack a first and second round pick in this year’s draft. If they decide to trade Patrick Sharp before the June draft to shed salary, Matheson believes they’ll want a first or second rounder as part of the return.
CSNPHILLY.COM: Tim Panaccio reports the Flyers are receiving calls about defenseman Braydon Coburn. They hope to move him by Monday.
TSN: Jonas Segal reports the Toronto Maple Leafs are showcasing recently-acquired center Olli Jokinen in hopes of moving him to a playoff club by the trade deadline on Monday.
Roundup of rumors from USA Today.
USA TODAY: Kevin Allen reports the Boston Bruins are expected to make a move by the trade deadline. They’re linked to Buffalo’s Chris Stewart and Dallas’ Erik Cole…Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders “are, or should be” seeking blue line help. Notable rentals include Edmonton’s Jeff Petry and Arizona’s Zbynek Michalek…Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Roman Polak seems most likely to be traded. Center Tyler Bozak and defenseman Dion Phaneuf could be…The Florida Panthers could move pending UFA forwards Tomas Kopecky and Scottie Upshall.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: No notes from me tonight as I’m busy with other projects gearing up for tomorrow’s trade deadline. Hopefully there will still be some decent talent on the move Monday. As always, feel free to comment on these and other speculations.