Toronto Maple Leafs interested in Chris Kreider
New York Post: Larry Brooks reports the Toronto Maple Leafs are believed to be among the teams that have inquired on New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider.
Brooks reports that the Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators are also believed to have expressed interest, but writes that Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton will only trade the winger if he receives “an offer he cannot refuse.”
Kreider, 27, has 24 goals and 44 points in 59 games this season. He is currently on pace for a career-best 33 goals and 61 points this season and is averaging a career-high 17:33 of ice time with the Rangers.
Kreider has an 11-team no-trade list in his contract.
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Source: Ottawa Sun
Mark Stone is having a career-year with 28 goals, 34 assists and 62 points in 59 games. A sixth-round pick in the 2010 NHL draft, he’s a homegrown product and the Senators not only respect what he does on the ice, but also in the dressing room where the club needs his leadership.
The indications are the offer that Ottawa has made was strong and Stone was advised to give it strong consideration.
If Stone does go on the market, then “every team” contending for a playoff spot will make a pitch for him.
GM Pierre Dorion has no shortage of interest in Matt Duchene, but the talk in league circles was that the asking price is high. Why wouldn’t it be?
It’s believed the Nashville Predators have been the most aggressive team in the pursuit of Duchene along with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Reports have linked the New York Islanders to him as well while the Jets could circle to Duchene if they aren’t able to get Stone out of Ottawa.
It’s believed the Sens want to re-sign the Ryan Dzingel, 26, for about $4 million per season. A league executive told Postmedia on Wednesday that Dzingel is looking for a five-year deal worth $5 million per-season.
He has 22 goals and 44 points in 57 games, so he has every right to ask, but the Senators believe they’ve got young players in the system who can play that role and will likely move on from Dzingel. Yes, this could change depending on what happens with Stone and Duchene.