Will the LA Kings trade Jeff Carter?
The Fourth Period: The Los Angeles Kings are engaged in active discussions with other teams about the possibility of trading centre Jeff Carter.
Carter, 34, has three-years remaining on his contract after this season and has an annual salary cap hit just north of $5.272 million.
The Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators are among the teams interested in Carter, according to the Fourth Peeriod sources.
It’s possible the Predators up their efforts or reengage in talks for Carter after being unable to acquire centre Matt Duchene, whom the Ottawa Senators traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
What will happen with Mark Stone?
Sportsnet: Mark Stone now reigns as arguably the most enticing name on the trade market.
“The market is drying up on Mark Stone for the Ottawa Senators, for no other reason than because they’re ask is so high,” Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reported Saturday on Hockey Night in Canada‘s ‘Headlines’ segment. “They’d love to mirror the pieces that they got with Duchene. The difference is the prospects out of Columbus are regarded as maybe Bs and Cs, and what they’re looking for for Stone is grade-A — guys that actually can step in and play right away.
Kypreos states the teams that are interested in Stone, are Winnipeg at the top, followed closely by Calgary, and maybe Nashville and Boston on the outside looking in.