Rumors II: Rangers, Canucks, Leafs, Oilers, Bruins, Flyers and Hawks
  • Elliotte Friedman of SportsNet: The Rangers are looking to move at least one of their 50 contracts that they have on their books.Friedman thinks the Canucks called the Devils, Jets and others about Jacob Markstrom to see if they could get a draft pick for him.

    The Maple Leafs have asked around if anyone would part with a draft pick for Carter Ashton instead of risking losing him to waivers.

    Leon Draisaitl is likely to get a nine-game tryout.

    Teams have called the Oilers and Hurricanes to see if they are interested in adding a center.

  • Tim Panaccio: Sources saying that the Flyers could keep Sam Morin around for a few games next week before making a final decision.
  • Nicholas Goss: Looking like Matt Fraser is a lock to make the Bruins. Two spots could be open for Gagne, Caron, Cunningham, Pastrnak and Robins.
  • Chris Nichols of Nichols on Hockey: Darren Dreger on TSN 1290 radio talking about if the Bruins or anyone else could make a move or two.

    “It’s possible. We’ve talked about this before. I mean, you look at the usual suspects. You look at Philadelphia, you look at Chicago, you look at the Boston Bruins. To a degree, the Toronto Maple Leafs might be a team that is interested in shedding some payroll to get a bit more wiggle room, but all say the same thing – they’ve got enough room within that cap to comply.

    “Boston absolutely hit a home run, in my opinion, in getting Torey Krug and Reilly Smith signed onto deals that they did as restricted free agents. So they’ve now solidified their lineup. Would Pete Chiarelli prefer to have a bit more space and a bit more wiggle room? Of course he would. And I know that he’s open for business. I don’t believe that Johnny Boychuk is in play anymore. I think that all along, Boston has recognized his value. But when you’re up against it, you’ve got to listen to just about anything. I do think he would trade a defenseman. Bartkowski, McQuaid, someone like that. And maybe a forward.

    “So we’ll keep an eye on the Boston Bruins. I think Chicago for the most part will sit quiet. And Dave Nonis is one of those managers who always listens as well, but seldom makes anything happen, particularly at this time of the year.”