Joe Thornton to the New York Rangers?
New York Post: Larry Brooks reports it’s unknown whether San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton is willing to come to New York and reunite with buddy Rick Nash with the Rangers. It’s expected Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton could kick the tires on Thornton.
Tampa Bay Lightning interested in Kevin Shattenkirk
Tampa Bay Times: Joe Smith reports Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman could be looking into signing Washington Capitals UFA defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. Yzerman could also check on UFA blueliners Karl Alzner and Cody Franson and could still consider the trade market to bolster their blueline.
Latest Alex Galchenyuk trade rumors
Montreal Gazette: There’s speculation restricted free agent winger Alex Galchenyuk could be shopped for a high-end defenseman but that will leave a hole in the Montreal Canadiens offense. If Galchenyuk isn’t shopped he won’t get a long-term extension from the Canadiens and don’t be surprised if his negotiations head to arbitration.