The Lightning may have inquired about power forward Wayne Simmonds and Micheal Ferland
TSN: Darren Dreger on TSN 690 said that it’s not going to be easy for the Tampa Bay Lightning to upgrade at the trade deadline given their $1.7 million in salary cap space.
They don’t have any big holes that need to be filled and they can look for some added depth.
Dreger believes that they have inquired about Philadelphia Flyers Wayne Simmonds and Carolina Hurricanes Micheal Ferland. Adding a power forward that can play in their top-six/nine would be a huge asset.
“The question is, are they willing to part with anyone off their roster. If I look at Ferland in Carolina, I believe that’s what Don Waddell is trying to there, is bring in some scoring back. When you talk about their available defense, that’s kind of why the Toronto Maple Leafs shied away from Brett Pesce or Dougie Hamilton, even though they’re right-shot guys – and specifically that’s what the Leafs wanted – it was because Don Waddell needed a roster player from Toronto.”
Not sure if the Lightning would want to do that but they would be interested in that type of player or a No. 7 or 8 depth defenseman.
The Colorado Avalanche will be the market for adding offense
TSN: Darren Dreger on TSN 690 said that the Colorado Avalanche will be looking to add some more offense and could get into the rental market. They need more offense at forward.
The Senators may now be looking to extend Dzingel, but if they don’t like the numbers he is after, they could move him.