New York Islanders looking to trade Travis Hamonic for top-six forward
Newsday: Arthur Staple reports New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow is working the phones to land a high-end offensive talent. Possibilities includes Colorado’s Matt Duchene, Edmonton’s Jordan Eberle and Montreal’s Alex Galchenyuk. All three clubs seek to bolster their defense and Snow is believed willing to part with Travis Hamonic.
New York Rangers dangling Derek Stepan for top-pair defenceman
New York Post: Larry Brooks reports New York Rangers center Derek Stepan has considerable value in the trade market. He envisioned several scenarios involving Stepan, such as dealing him to the Carolina Hurricanes for Justin Faulk or shipping him to the Arizona Coyotes for assets that could be flipped to Winnipeg for Jets blueliner Jacob Trouba.
Boston Bruins seeking some offensive help
CSNNE.com: Joe Haggerty believes the Boston Bruins should consider investing in younger, longer-term assets such as Colorado Avalanche forwards Gabriel Landeskog or Matt Duchene. Possible short-term options via unrestricted free agency could include Dallas’ Patrick Sharp or San Jose’s Patrick Marleau. The Bruins were linked to Landeskog last season but the Avs’ reported asking price involved a promising young defenseman such as Brandon Carlo or Charlie McAvoy.