Around the Boards: Ilya to LA? Governors to talk 2 teams in T.O.? Lightning and Capitals holding pat?
  • David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail: At upcoming NHL governors meetings, expect talk of a 2nd team in Toronto to be brought up, regardless if it’s not currently on the agenda.
  • ESPN: Their rumors section is suggesting that if Ilya Kovalchuk becomes available, the LA Kings might have an interest, with Dustin Brown as part of a bigger package.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Add Scott Walker to the list of Carolina Hurricanes players that are available for trade, but don’t expect him to be moved until around the trade deadline. He’ll be owed $600,000 after the deadline.
  • Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersberg Times: Despite their recent struggles, don’t expect the Tampa Bay Lightning to start making moves. “One of the things that has happened here, in my opinion, the last few years, it has been panic at times,” he said. “You’re not going to see that. It’s slow and steady. It’d be nice to make three blockbuster trades and be first in our division two weeks from now, but it doesn’t work that way.”
  • Corey Masisak of the Washington Times: The Capitals now have a bit of Salary Cap flexibility with Nylander off of their cap numbers, but they are not expected to do anything just yet.
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Detroit Red Wings have lost another player to injury. Defenceman Jonathan Ericsson injured his left knee and will be out for at least 2 weeks.