Will the Vancouver Canucks trade Ryan Miller and Alex Burrows?
TSN: Earlier this season, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning said he wouldn’t ask pending UFAs Alex Burrows and Ryan Miller to waive their no-trade clauses. Bob McKenzie reports, however, that situation might change. If the Canucks decide to sell, and if there’s interest in Burrows and/or Miller, Benning could go to those players, explain what’s being made available to them and see if they’re willing to waive their clauses.
Montreal Canadiens looking for a scoring forward
TSN 1050: Bob McKenzie was on the radio and was asked about the Montreal Canadiens inability to not score. McKenzie feels the Habs will make a trade to add a scoring forward. He just does not believe it will be Matt Duchene as the asking price is too high.
New York Rangers looking for puck-moving right-side defenceman
New York Post: Larry Brooks reports the New York Rangers need a big-minute, puck-moving right-side defenseman, but argues against them overpaying for that player at the NHL trade deadline. If they’re going to pursue someone like St. Louis’ Kevin Shattenkirk, he suggests it’s better to wait until free agency in July, when all it will cost them is money. He also suggests blueliners such as Winnipeg’s Jacob Trouba, Calgary’s Dougie Hamilton, Nashville’s Ryan Ellis or Anaheim’s Brandon Montour might be available.