Scouting the Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues
Adam Kimelman: Scouts listed to attend the Flyers-Blues game last night: Minnesota Wild, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, New York Islanders and the Detroit Red Wings.
Michael Augello: The Maple Leafs sent pro scout Rick Olczyk to watch the Blues-Flyers game. Both teams could be sellers at the trade deadline.
Scouting the Ottawa Senators and Carolina Hurricanes
Bruce Garrioch: Scouts listed to attend Sunday’s Senators-Hurricanes game: Winnipeg Jets, Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators, Vegas Golden Knights, Minnesota Wild, St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Canadiens GM on the trade deadline
Pierre LeBrun: “Bergevin hasn’t lost the mindset he entered the season with. Team is in a reset. Yes they’re surprising people, but that won’t deter what his plan is. So I think any trade he makes has a long term feel to it. Could help team now but must also help team long term within that
Arpon Basu: Bergevin later said that they’ve even thought about potentially trading veteran players for future assets. It’s a possibility.
Eric Engels: GM Bergevin said that their top prospects are not available.
“Right now it’s way too early to talk about that. Other general managers – nobody has started talking about trades. And that’s usually 10 days before, a week before, so we have a long ways to go for that. Again, I’m going to listen. If I think it makes sense, I’ll do it. But I’m not going to start mortgaging the future because I what’s coming with the World Junior – who they’re going to be asking for – and I’m not moving these kids. So it’s going to be a short conversation I think.”