What will the Toronto Maple Leafs do at the NHL Trade Deadline?
Sportsnet: Doug MacLean thinks the Toronto Maple Leafs need to trade for a defenceman at the NHL Trade Deadline. MacLean states, I think if they think they’re going to get into the playoffs and have a chance, they need some depth on the blue line. I think it’ll be a low-price guy, more of a depth type of guy, maybe a veteran guy that can come in and be that No. 5 guy.”
Will the Dallas Stars trade for Marc-Andre Fleury?
The Fourth Period: The Dallas Stars have spoken recently with the Pittsburgh Penguins about the availability of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. It’s unclear, at this point, if trade talks between the Stars and Penguins will continue throughout the month, or if the Penguins would have any interest in bringing Antti Niemi back in a package for Fleury.
Dmitry Kulikov likely to be traded
The Hockey News: Teams that lose out on the Kevin Shattenkirk sweepstakes could find a suitable alternative in Buffalo Sabres defenseman Dmitry Kulikov. Kulikov’s a left-handed shot. With many teams seeking right-handers, that could hurt his trade value. But for clubs seeking an affordable rental option, he could be a worthwhile short-term pickup.