Kings – Iafallo getting close
Pierre LeBrun: The Los Angeles Kings and pending UFA forward Alex Iafallo are closing the gap on an extension. Things are looking positive for the sides reaching a deal soon. There is still work to get done but they are progressing.
Flames GM on the season and deadline
Lance Hornby: Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving: “We still have a lot of hockey in front of us, a steep hill. The word (on the Flames’ year) is ‘disappointing’, but we’re not ready to do an autopsy on the corpse right now. We have a job to do today (to improve assets if trades are there).”
Panthers may not be done
David Dwork: A few league sources have said this morning that it’s sounding like the Florida Panthers may not be done making moves.
Panthers GM Bill Zito has been doing a good job at keeping things close to his chest.
Golden Knights could use some scoring
Steve Carp: Believe the Vegas Golden Knights need to add some additional scoring before the deadline.
St. Louis Blues forward Mike Hoffman and his $4 million cap hit could be an option. The Blues are not in a position to retain salary so a third-team would need to be involved. Also, would the Blues trade within the division?
Quiet in Minnesota so far
Michael Russo: As of around 10:00 am (ET) the Minnesota Wild don’t have anything cooking.
Will the Flyers make a move or not
We’ll see if defenseman Erik Gustafsson is moved.
For the Flyers to trade forward Scott Laughton, they would ‘have to be knocked over by offer.’
Darren Dreger: “Teams haven’t been shy in shopping their cap space. NJD, Det and SJ have all been used as a broker to remedy cap issues to this point. The NYR have approximately $9 mil in space and are among those clubs willing to facilitate financially complex trades as well.’