Edmonton Oilers looking to trade for a defenceman
Edmonton Journal: TSN’s Ryan Rishaug reports the Edmonton Oilers could be “big-game hunting” for a defenseman this summer. He noted the Oilers first-round pick (10th overall) in this year’s draft could be in play. Rishaug suggests Arizona’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Minnesota’s Matt Dumba and Buffalo’s Risto Ristolainen as trade options. Rishaug also brought up perhaps packaging that pick with defenseman Oscar Klefbom to pursue someone like Ristolainen.
Latest Carolina Hurricanes trade rumors
SiriusXM NHL Network Radio: Carolina Hurricanes GM Don Waddell was on the radio discussing his club’s offseason plans. Regarding speculation concerning the futures of winger Jeff Skinner and defenseman Justin Faulk, Waddell admitted teams have made calls about those two and other players on his roster. He said his staff intends to look at every position on his team. While they want to make changes, Waddell said they want to make sensible moves.
Latest St. Louis Blues trade rumors
STLToday.com: Jeff Gordon recently addressed some offseason speculation about the St. Louis Blues from his readers during a recent live chat. He suggests Pittsburgh Penguins center Derick Brassard could be a trade option, noting the center didn’t shine with the Penguins following a trade from Ottawa in February. He could become a salary-cap casualty. Gordon also thinks former Blues center Paul Stastny could seek $5 million annually on a three-year deal, making it difficult for the Winnipeg Jets to re-sign him. He also doesn’t see many goaltending options available that would be better than current Blues starter Jake Allen. He also speculates the Blues might look at bringing back gritty winger Ryan Reaves, now playing with the Vegas Golden Knights.