Will the Carolina Hurricanes trade Micheal Ferland?
TSN: Pierre LeBrun reports that Carolina Hurricanes forward Micheal Ferland is available. LeBrun states it doesn’t necessarily mean that he’ll get dealt by the 2019 NHL trade deadline but he is an unrestricted free agent on July 1 – remember he was part of that deal with Calgary. He’s a difference-maker.
The thing is, I don’t think the Hurricanes feel they can lose him for nothing on July 1. They either have to get him signed, or they will deal him. They have started talking to teams. Both sides, in terms of Ferland’s agent and the team, have not talked in over a month.
What will the Columbus Blue Jackets do with Sergei Bobrovsky?
TSN: Pierre LeBrun reports there’s a meeting today between Sergei Bobrovsky and the Blue Jackets organization and I think that’s going to be key in how this plays out over the next few days.
Bobrovsky controls his own fate in many ways. He has a full no-trade, a full no-move, he decides if he wants to get dealt before next month’s deadline or if he wants to play out the year and head into free agency.
Speculation is Bobrovsky was upset after Columbus gave him an ultimatum. Either you sign an extension or Bobrovsky has to accept a trade to a team as the Blue Jackets don’t want to loose him for nothing.
If Bobrovsky allows a trade to happen, the teams interested would be
the Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders.