Canucks, Maple Leafs, Kings, Flames
In today’s NHL rumor roundup, Patrik Allvin discussed the Bo Horvat trade and his willingness to complete other deals before the NHL trade deadline. Meanwhile, an insider has linked a number of teams as trade destinations for Patrick Kane.
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Will the Los Angeles Kings add a goaltender before the deadline? Finally, will the Calgary Flames be the next big team to buy?
Allvin open but unlikely to trade his 3 franchise stars
There have been talks about goaltender Thatcher Demko’s trade security in Vancouver and it should come as no surprise to anyone why considering the Canucks general manager doesn’t immediately quash speculation that he would be open to trading anyone. who of his team, including Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes, or their starting goaltender.
Thatcher Demko, Vancouver Canucks (Amy Irvin/The Hockey Writers)
Allvin sat down for an interview on the Got Yer Back podcast with TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun and TSN Edmonton reporter Ryan Rishaug and was asked about the potential for more trades. He didn’t say what was next, but hinted he was open to offers. Asked about his three stars, he replied:
“Regarding the players you mentioned [Pettersson, Hughes, Demko], I mean, they are elite players in the league. For us, you need something significant in return to even consider moving one of these pieces. They are still young, at the perfect age, and I believe they have a bright future in the National Hockey League. »
A number of insiders are wondering how likely a Demko trade is. Few can understand why the Canucks would make the move, but insiders like Elliotte Friedman aren’t ruling it out.
Brock Boeser is a player who may not be considered a star in the franchise but is generating a lot of interest. TSN’s Darren Dreger notes that teams want to know how much salary the Canucks are willing to keep in any deal. Because he has a fixed term on his contract, the withheld part of the salary is a bit difficult to navigate. Dreger said, “I’m sure the Canucks are saying, ‘Well, that’s fine, but make your best offer and we’ll decide if it can be justified or not after that. There is no guarantee that Boeser will move before the deadline.
Potential landing spots for Patrick Kane
Frank Seravalli elaborated on Patrick Kane’s trade status in a recent Daily Faceoff article and wrote: ‘If Kane is traded, his relatives are wondering if he’s going to want to move twice, so the security of an extension can be very important to him. He notes that the New York Rangers, Vegas Golden Knights, Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils and Dallas Stars could all be suitable.
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As for the Maple Leafs, Seravalli notes that Toronto is close to the border with Buffalo. He adds: “And he could skate alongside Auston Matthews, possibly the two best American-born forwards of all time on the same line. I wonder what that would do for a long-suffering fan base? »
Kings being selective on a goalie
Despite what Pierre LeBrun said was a clear need to add a goaltender, he reports the Kings aren’t looking to add just anyone. During the Insider Trading segment, he explained, “…they have to attend [to] the goalkeeper position, but I’ve been told that they aren’t that much interested in waiting UFAs like Cam Talbot or Antti Raanta.
LeBrun explained how the Kings see better options available in the offseason and could continue to ride the hot hand of Phoenix Copley who is 15-3 since being called up. The other options are Cal Petersen (who was demoted) and Jonathan Quick who is 37.
Flames plan to add after All-Star break
Anthony Di Marco of The Fourth Period writes: “I’ve heard over the past few days from people close to the situation that while it’s not a slam dunk, GM Brad Treliving and his team are leaning to add to their roster after the NHL All-Star break. Suggesting they want to score deep, he mentioned Philadelphia Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk, Ivan Barbashev of the St. Louis Blues, Tyler Bertuzzi of the Detroit Red Wings and Nick Ritchie of the Arizona Coyotes.
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