Larry Brooks: He is reporting the New York Islanders are looking to trade for defenseman and should have interest in Toronto Maple Leafs d-man Jake Gardiner who the Leafs have been dangling to teams.
Twitter: Tampa Bay star forward Steven Stamkos favored a tweet posted by The Hockey News that said, “Will the Leafs ever have their own LeBron?” This will fuel the Leaf trade rumor mill.
Yahoo Sports: There is a plethera of enforcers available as UFA’s this summer and does this indicate that fighting could be on its way out of the NHL? Notable enforcers available: Krys Barch, Paul Bissonnette, Sheldon Brookbank, Daniel Carcillo, Mark Fraser, Ryan Jones, Zenon Konopka, Shane O’Brien, George Parros, Aaron Rome, Mike Rupp, Jordin Tootoo, Kevin Westgarth, and Ryan White.
Cardiac Cane: Where will UFA Derek Roy sign? He has reportedly drawn interest from several teams, including the Nashville Predators, Carolina Hurricanes, San Jose Sharks, and Minnesota Wild.