Rumors: Bruins, Leafs, Olympics and Kaberle
  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: (mailbag) Haggerty doesn’t think the Bruins should trade Chris Kelly. He thinks trading Loui Eriksson might be the right move, but his trade value may not be that high. If they are able to get some value for him, bringing in someone that plays a physical game is something they could use. Dustin Byfuglien makes sense. He’s right handed shot and can play both the wing and defense. He also has one year left on his deal. Haggerty isn’t sold on Troy Brouwer and Zack Kassian. Curtis Glencross could work, but only at the right price for the 31-year old winger. Nick Foligno is the type of player they’d like, but he’s a left handed shot and the Blue Jackets may not be ready to throw in the towel just yet. Chris Stewart may end up being the guy as the Bruins need to make a move.
  • Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Trade talk increases as the U.S. Thanksgiving nears as teams realize what they have and need. GM meetings start tomorrow, so talk will increase. Nonis suggested in the summer that it might take 20 games to sort a few things out, mainly their defensive pairings. Reviews on Stephane Robidas’ play have been mixed, and they have to be concerned with how Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly are brought along. Not saying the Leafs have any trades that are on the front burner, but the trade market is changing around the league.
  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: There is a chance that the NHL goes to 2018 Winter Olympics, but there may not be a large appetite to stop the season for the players to go to the other side of the world. Owners may be growing tired of watching their player risk injury. Bill Daly:

    “An Olympics in South Korea is probably a lower priority just simply because they don’t play the game, it’s not endemic there, it’s a long way away, it’s a lot of travel, it’s a big hole in the season. I’m not even sure the appetite is the same from the South Korea organizing committee to make hockey a big deal.”

  • Renaud Lavoie: Tomas Kaberle’s PTO with the Rangers AHL affliate in Hartford. Should know more today if they will offer him a contract.