Scouting the Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders
David Pagnotta: With the Toronto Maple Leafs at MSG past night, GM Kyle Dubas took in the afternoon Islanders-Wild and was in GM Lou Lamoriello’s suite.
Scouting the Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins sport on the weekend
Dennis Bernstein: David Pagnotta noted that a Montreal Canadiens scout viewed the overall sport which is not the usual plan as scouts normally go away early in the 3rd interval. Speculating that they had been concentrating on Kings players.
Trade communicate may be impacting Carter, and Phaneuf is not going wherever
Dennis Bernstein: Los Angeles Kings ahead Jeff Carter could aid a contending workforce and thinks that the trade communicate has impacted his sport this year. A fresh start off with a contender may be refreshing for him. A trade ought to internet the Kings a few of assets, which shouldn’t prohibit any deal.
Dennis Bernstein: Defenseman Dion Phaneuf has a no-motion clause and he’s not going wherever.
Offseason trade and give sheets
Chris Nichols of Nichols on Hockey: Darren Dreger was on WGR 550 conversing about provides and likely trades this offseason.
Present sheets may not just be major named players, but potentially lessen-tiered give sheets as effectively. Teams near the leading that will be limited to the cap contain the Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, and Calgary Flames.
“What I imagine is going to take place – and this is just my intestine instinct below – these groups are also the groups that are most hungry to acquire. So I’m not suggesting that you’re going to see major, young items trades between now and February 25, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we start off viewing some definitely important trades on an once-a-year foundation at the draft.
“I imagine this year’s draft and that weekend could be substantial in terms of some of the items that are acquiring moved. I just really do not see how these groups have a selection.”