Blackhawks have flexibility
Ben Pope: Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman on their offseason plans: ” is not going to preclude us from doing anything. We have some flexibility. That was a big part of the Duncan Keith trade… We’re going to be able to pursue some players if it works out. We’re also having some trade conversations.”
Charlie Roumeliotis: GM Bowman: “We’re going to be able to pursue some players if it works out. We’re also having some trade conversations with teams. We’re in a spot where we can do some things relative to the cap.”
Sabres Reinhart getting lots of interest
WGR 550: Elliotte Friedman on WGR radio on the Buffalo Sabres and Sam Reinhart: “I’ve heard there’s a ton of interest in Sam Reinhart. The ask in return from the #Sabres has been a first round pick and a prospect. There’s a lot of situations Buffalo will have that will allow the team to move him whenever that happens.
Charlie O’Connor: Sabres forward Sam Reinhart would be a good fit for the Philadelphia Flyers. would be okay with the Flyers moving their first-round pick, No. 13, in a package for Reinhart.
Interested teams not getting Eichel info
WGR 550: Elliotte Friedman on WGR radio on the Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel: “When you’re trading Jack Eichel, the #Sabres have to get back the best prospect or prospects they can get in return. Buffalo wants to make a picks and prospects type of deal.”
NHL Watcher: Elliotte Friedman on WGR The Instigators: “I think Carolina has circled around there too, I don’t know what would be in the offer, they like to be in on everything.”
Larry Brooks: The New York Rangers have still not been given access to Jack Eichel’s medical records from the Buffalo Sabres. So, they are obviously not close to a deal at this point.
Michael Russo: Get the sense that it’s the same for the Minnesota Wild as well.
Don’t understand how a team would consider giving up such a high return without seeing the medical records for a $10 million player with a neck injury.
Mike Harrington: Eichel’s no-movement clause doesn’t kick in until next July, so they would still have control through next year’s draft.
They shouldn’t obviously wait that long.