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The Toronto Maple Leafs are getting closer to signing Kasperi Kapanen

A collection of quick twitter notes as the 2019 NHL draft gets underway.

Maple Leafs and Kasperi Kapanen getting closer

Chris Johnston: “It sounds like Kasperi Kapanen and the are getting closer on an extension.”

Maple Leafs and Andreas Johnsson‘s camp meet

Darren Dreger: “Told Leafs gm Kyle Dubas met with Jarrett Bousquet, agent for Andreas Johnsson today. More discussions to come.”

Golden Knights and William Karlsson talks progressing

Pierre LeBrun: “There’s been much progress in talks between William Karlsson’s camp and the Golden Knights and barring a last-minute hiccup I think we’ll see a long-term deal wrapped up in the next week or two for the top-line forward”

Avs-Canucks trade talks continue

Adrian Dater: “More buzz I’m hearing about Barrie and Canucks. Tanev name has bubbled up. More rumblings as I hear them.”

Carter trade talk increases

Dennis Bernstein: “Increased chatter on Kings C/RW Jeff Carter. Nothing imminent yet.”

  • David Pagnotta: “Some denials out there but also told Carter in play yet again.”
Ducks likely not interested in moving any of their top picks

Eric Stephens: “Been quiet around Ducks. Not likely 9, 29 or 39 will be in play for any immediate roster help. Maybe draft position movement but they typically stay at their spots and choose.”

Bruins looking at Jason Zucker

Shawn Hutcheon: “Some close to the situation saying are kicking tires on Jason Zucker.”

Flames could move a defenseman by the start of free agency

Murray Pam: “ D TJ Brodie may be on the move this weekend or prior to July 1.”

Canadiens should look at Brodie

Dan Robertson: “I’d have to think Calgary’s T.J. Brodie would be a good trade target for Bergevin. 29 year old LD, skates well, one year left on deal at $4.65M. Maybe Juulsen the other way?”

  • Pierre LeBrun: “I do believe the Habs have inquired. Really they need to be looking at all the top 4 LHD options on the market.”