Edmonton Journal: Several National Hockey League people feel the Toronto Maple Leafs will eventually be making a big push for Carolina Hurricanes Eric Staal.
“They could trade Carolina (Nazem) Kadri and (Jake) Gardiner on defence,” said one longtime pro scout. Staal, who just turned 30, has this year and next at an $8.25 million salary cap hit.
SI.com: Are the struggling Dallas Stars inclined to make a deal to get their once-promising season back on track? There were 11 scouts, mostly from Eastern Conference teams at the Stars last home game.
The Hockey News: With the LA Kings under cap crunch, Mike Richards could be available. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that Richards’ name has been “out there” and that the center may be available for trade.