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The Edmonton Oilers aren't actively shopping Benoit Pouliot, but have spoken with teams about him
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Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: League executive said that the players want to go to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but the owners don’t. Alex Ovechkin has already said he’s going.

Head coaches Paul Maurice in Winnipeg and Dan Bylsma in Buffalo are believed to be on the hot seat.

The Philadelphia Flyers would like to trade defenseman Andy McDonald, but he carries a $5 million cap hit through 2019-20.

Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka is overvaluing his players and it’s not sitting well with other GMs.

The Edmonton Oilers aren’t actively shopping forward Benoit Pouliot, but they have talked to teams about him. He has two years left at a $4 million cap hit.

The Boston Bruins would be open to trading forward Jimmy Hayes.

Trying to make a trade isn’t easy again.

“It’s the same old thing,” a league executive told your correspondent Saturday. “The standings are so tight, nobody’s out of it and there’s so much parity that it’s hard to make a trade. It’s really no different than other years,”

New York Islanders GM Garth Snow is trying to find a winger for John Tavares. They need to find one if they want him to remain with the organization past next season.

The Islanders have been trying to trade winger Nikolay Kulemin.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been trying to trade Peter Holland and his $1.3 million contract. GM Lou Lamoriello isn’t asking much for him.

The Montreal Canadiens have been trying to find a defensive partner for Shea Weber.