Will the New York Islanders trade John Tavares?
Sportsnet: Nick Kypreos was on TV discussing John Tavares. He believes the team will be fielding offers for Tavares. Kypreos feels if a contract extension is not signed in the newxt few days, the New York Islanders cannot take the risk the Tampa Bay Lightning took with Steven Stamkos and hope he re-signs with the team in the off-season as an UFA. Kypreos believes GM Garth Snow must trade Tavares before the NHL trade deadline.
Tampa Bay Lightning have interest in Rick Nash and Ryan McDonagh
TSN 1050: Darren Dreger was on the radio and he was asked what will the Tampa Bay Lightning do at the NHL trade deadline? Dreger feels the Lightning will go hard after Ryan McDonagh and will kick tires on Rick Nash. Dreger also feels the Toronto Maple Leafs will target McDonagh but not sure the Leafs will pay the price the Rangers are asking.
Latest Columbus Blue Jackets trade rumors
The Athletic: Aaron Portzline believes Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen should be a bold buyer and seller by the trade deadline. Pending free agent defenseman Jack Johnson requested a trade earlier this season and there are reports the Jackets could get a low first-round pick for him. “Boston, Toronto and Washington are said to be interested.” There’s also some interest in penalty-killing forward Matt Calvert, who’s also eligible for UFA status this summer.