Will the Winnipeg Jets trade Michael Hutchinson?
The Fourth Period: Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has been weighing a number of options this season, and could end up dealing goaltender Michael Hutchinson this season. The San Jose Sharks are exploring the market for a backup goalie, while the New York Rangers could be in play if goalie Antti Rantta, who left Saturday night’s game with a lower-body injury, is out an extended period of time.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will NOT trade James van Riemsdyk
The Toronto Star: Damion Cox believes it would be a mistake for the Toronto Maple Leafs to trade left wing James van Riemsdyk. While acknowledging the cost of re-signing the skilled winger to keep him out of the 2018 free-agent market (between $6-$7 million), Cox believes the Leafs will have the cap flexibility to do so. He feels van Riemsdyk has played his way into the club’s future plans.
Will the Senators make a trade for Thomas Vanek?
The Hockey News: If the Detroit Red Wings decide to put Thomas Vanek on the trade block, the Ottawa Senators will express some interest. Senators GM Pierre Dorion continues his search for forward depth. He’s seeking someone who can have an immediate impact under coach Guy Boucher.