Ottawa Senators open to the idea of trading Erik Karlsson
TSN: Bob McKenzie reports the Ottawa Senators are open to the idea of trading Erik Karlsson by the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline. Ottawa Senators’ general manager Pierre Dorion has been, and still is, engaged in some level of trade dialogue for Karlsson with multiple NHL teams, certainly more than a half-dozen. The belief is that if the Senators receive an offer they believe is “acceptable,” Karlsson could very well be traded by Monday’s deadline. McKenzie believes the Tampa Bay Lightning are very interested in Karlsson. Would would the Senators want in return? Mikhail Sergachev? Brayden Point? Both? The Bolts are loaded with other prospects and picks and could deal in volume.
What teams have interest in Rick Nash?
TSN: Pierre LeBrun reports as many as five or six teams are believed to have pitched some offers to the New York Rangers for winger Rick Nash. “Nashville, Columbus, Dallas, Winnipeg and Boston” are among the clubs believed to have varying degrees of interest. The Jets aren’t believed on Nash’s 10-team trade list but maybe he’ll be open to that move.
Will the Winnipeg Jets make some trades?
Sportsnet: Mike Johnston reports the Winnipeg Jets will look to make a trade at the NHL trade deadline if the price is right. No-trade and no-movement clauses have hindered the Jets’ ability to pull off a trade. But either way, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff isn’t desperate to make a move. If no trade is made, “Our biggest deadline acquisitions may be after March 1 when we get [Jacob] Trouba back and hopefully Adam Lowry and Brandon Tanev and Shawn Matthias back, and Steve Mason and Michael Hutchinson, too,” Cheveldayoff said.