Could the Penguins and Rangers have an interest in Zach Kassian?
“Zack Kassian, there will be teams interested in him. I could see Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers, but in fairness to Zack, I didn’t mind what we saw of Zack in the third and fourth game of the (Winnipeg) series.”
Staples notes that the 30-year old Kassian has three years left on his deal at a $3.2 million cap hit.
Potential landing spots for Seth Jones
Mike Johnston: The Columbus Blue Jackets will have plenty of big decisions to make this offseason. Forward Patrik Laine is a pending restricted free agent. Defenseman Seth Jones has a year left on his deal but has told the team he’s not interested in signing a contract extension with them at this time.
Jones didn’t have a great season and the analytics show him trending down. That said, there will be teams interested and he can help out almost any team.
A look at some teams who could be interested in trading for Jones.
Los Angeles Kings – Could be the leading contenders. Are deep with prospects and have a couple of extra draft picks.
Philadelphia Flyers – They may be looking to move some salary out, and find a replacement for Matt Niskanen.
Montreal Canadiens – Have extra picks in the second-, third- and fourth-rounds. The Canadiens have $24 million already committed to their blue line next season.
Detroit Red Wings – Have extra draft picks. The Blue Jackets may end up wanting players over draft picks. Dylan Larkin would the be Red Wings best trade chip.
Toronto Maple Leafs – They are a litte light on draft picks and prospects but could dangle Mitch Marner.