Damien Cox: Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf will be difficult moves that will take time. But Tyler Bozak, Cody Franson will fit the needs of many teams right now. Same for Roman Polak and Joffrey Lupul.
The Hockey News: Trade rumors persist over the future of Arizona Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle. The Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa believes Yandle, a Boston native, would be a perfect fit with the Boston Bruins. It could cost the Bruins Torey Krug, “maybe another young roster player, a pick and a prospect” to land Yandle.
TSN: Bob McKenzie believes trade talk could start picking up in the NHL around the All-Star weekend in Columbus. McKenzie speculates the LA Kings could be the first team to make a significant move, perhaps on defense. He notes Carolina Hurricanes stars Eric Staal and Cam Ward have given no indication they want to waive their no-trade clauses.