In today’s rumor rundown there is news on a possible trade coming out of Edmonton involving Cam Talbot although there are also whispers bordering head mentor Ken Hitchcock. In New York, with the Islanders, there are talks about who could be on the go and who the Islanders could focus on. Lastly, TSN’s Bob McKenzie opinions on the trade rumors out of Florida bordering Jonathan Huberdeau.
Talbot on the Go Out of Edmonton
It’s been rumored due to the fact Mikko Koskinen signed his a few-12 months extension with the Edmonton Oilers that goaltender Cam Talbot could be on the go out of Edmonton but the chatter has gotten much louder after yet another Oilers reduction on Wednesday. As is currently being noted by TSN, there is a chance Oilers goaltender “Cam Talbot could be heading East in advance of February 25’s trade deadline.”
TSN Insider Darren Dreger noted the Oilers are in “trade discussions” with the Philadelphia Flyers who are at the moment playing younger Carter Hart. Hart labored with Talbot throughout the summertime and is a massive fan, viewing the Oilers veteran netminder as a true mentor to his game and NHL job. Dreger mentioned talks are preliminary but there is undoubtedly anything to them.
There are other noteworthy bits bordering the Oilers which include Ken Hitchcock not coaching the group at today’s observe and allowing assistant mentor Glen Gulutzan just take in excess of and that led to speculation he’s available to move down. Andy Strickland tweeted, “The rumor of Ken Hitchcock is considering or experienced regarded as stepping down is wholly untrue. He’s often taken in techniques from the stands in the past. Watched observe up substantial after running a prolonged conference.
Brock Nelson Not Fascinated in Leaving Islanders
Andrew Gross of Newsday is reporting that New York Islanders pending 1st-line center Brock Nelson is not nervous about the trade deadline and does not determine he’ll be traded by the New York Islanders. “Everybody is joyful with currently being here and profitable game titles and we’d like that to keep on,” explained Nelson.
The Islanders are speculated to be among the the busier groups in the NHL with players like pending UFAs Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle and Robin Lehner potentially on the trade block. There is also news the Islanders could be interested in grabbing Ilya Kovalchuk from the LA Kings.
With how nicely the Islanders have been playing, they have an exciting condition on their hands. They could have been sellers considering how quite a few free of charge agents they have but they are playing nicely and marketing just prior to the postseason does not make a large amount of sense.
Bob McKenzie Responses on Huberdeau Rumors
There have been rumors in Florida that Jonathan Huberdeau could be a trade applicant out of Florida in an effort to make room to get Artemin Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky. Bob McKenzie experienced a Wednesday evening Tv set hit on NBCSN and commented on the Huberdeau speculation.
“I believe that that Huberdeau has been instructed by the Panthers, ‘We’re not attempting to trade you. We’re not buying you.’ You in no way get the entire detail exactly where a group states, ‘Under no situations will we ever trade you,’ for the reason that you know in some cases it just requirements to transpire. But I think he’s been confident in the limited expression anyway.”
McKenzie does not believe that the Panthers want to give up Huberdeau for a few of rentals so a trade that would consist of Huberdeau likely to Columbus for either or equally of these players does not make much sense.
Elliotte Friedman’s Groups to Watch
Elliotte Friedman explained on his latest edition of 31 Feelings, groups that could be wanting at massive named rentals consist of the Calgary Flames, New York Islanders, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets, Boston Boston, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks.