A trade and re-signing would ideal for the Canucks
Luke Fox of Sportsnet: In an ideal world Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler would waive his no-trade clause to allow the Canucks to deal him for some assets before the trade deadline and then re-sign with them on July 1st.
Nick Kypreos said a three-year, $17 million deal might be enough to get him re-signed.
Round up on the Blue Jackets, Flyers, Senators, Hurricanes, Kings, Panthers, and the Blues
“The problem with trading him is he’s your No. 1 goalie,” a league executive told Postmedia on Friday. “You need him if you’re going to go anywhere in the playoffs. It would be hard to win that trade.”
There may not be big market for him though. Would the Philadelphia Flyers be willing to do a sign-and-trade?
Teams are watching the Ottawa Senators and their pending free agents Mark Stone, Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel. It’s believed the Senators will try to re-sign Stone and Duchene and listen to offers on Dzingel. The Senators will meet with Stone and Duchene’s camp in the next few weeks. One or all three could be moved if not re-signed.
The Los Angeles Kings don’t want to trade Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Quick. They will listen on forwards Ilya Kovalchuk, Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Carl Hagelin, Nate Thompson, and Kyle Clifford and defensemen Alec Martinez and Jake Muzzin.
Rumor out there that both Artemi Panarin and Bobrovsky will end up in Florida.
St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong could be on the hot seat. He’ll be looking to make some moves before the deadline.