NHL Rumors: Flyers, Radulov and the Stars
Matt Read and Mark Streit of the Philadephia Flyers
On the Philadelphia Flyers …

Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post: (mailbag) Hard to say who the Philadelphia Flyers could trade at the draft. Hard to see anyone taking a flyer on Mark Streit. Someone could be interested in Matt Read. The Flyers would like to move a defenseman to create room for Ivan Provorov.

Guessing the Flyers top two lines next year – Brayden Schenn – Claude Giroux – Jake Voracek; Someone New – Sean CouturierWayne Simmonds.

The Flyers should target Jimmy Vesey when he becomes a free agent.

On Alexander Radulov

Chris Nichols of Today’s Slapshot: Darren Dreger on TSN 690 on the Alexander Radulov situation.

“But the last time I checked, which was a week or so ago, he still wants a ton of money. And he wants a two-year contract, and he wanted upwards of $7 million per year. There’s no one in the league, as far as I can tell, that’s going to be willing to pony up that money.”

On the Red Wings being one of the teams potentially interested in Radulov.

“There are teams with interest. And again, Detroit seems to have a million irons in the fire. I mean Kenny Holland , he’s working overtime to renovate that roster. They have interest in Radulov, but their interest is on a one-year term, and probably around 4, 4-5. I think that if Radulov is willing to come back down to reality, and look at a shorter term like a one-year contract, and around $4-5 million, he’ll find a home. But otherwise, if he’s going to stick to the two-year term, he’s going to wait.”

On the Dallas Stars …

Chris Nichols of Today’s Slapshot: Stars GM Jim Nill on SiriusXM NHL on talks to get captain Jamie Benn signed a contract extension before he would become a free agent after next season.

“We can start negotiations July 1, so I’ve touched base with his agent. We’re going to start doing that and move forward.”

Nill on what he could do to improve his roster for next year.

“If there’s a free agent out there, we do have room to add a free agent here on the back end or up front. If there’s somebody there that makes sense financially and term-wise, we’ll do it. But I don’t have to jump into the ocean and just start grabbing anything I can. I’m going to be pretty patient. Our organization is in a good spot right now.”