In our next Sunday installment of the NHL rumor rundown, we glimpse at the Tampa Bay Lighting and their desire in a Sabres defender, the Penguins are actively looking for a correct-handed defenseman many thanks to a few rapid injuries, the New York Islanders mentor thinks they’ll maintain all of their core men and just one new Oiler is hoping to close his occupation in Edmonton while a ton of other names are perhaps on the go.
Tampa Intrigued in Ristolainen?
Andy Strickland is reporting the Tampa Bay Lightning may be looking to increase a prime-tier defenseman and have their eyes on Rasmus Ristolainen out of Buffalo. He claims of the converse, “Speculation of Rasmus Ristolainen to Tampa Bay will not feel to go absent.”
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) February 24, 2019
Looking at some of the moves groups in the Jap Conference have manufactured so much heading into the trade deadline, — the Blue Jackets, Bruins, Capitals and other individuals — it’s not shocking to see that Tampa is looking to react. They may even now be the favourite out of the East, but matters acquired a large amount far more sophisticated for them over the past 48 several hours.
Penguins Wanting for a D-Gentleman
Just after dropping both of those Kris Letang and Brian Dumoulin to harm on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins may be in the current market for a defenseman. Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now studies that just one of his resources told him that just before the sport even ended, the Penguins have been seeking to uncover a correct-handed d-gentleman in trade.
Kingerski claimed, the Penguins may possibly be circling back to Anaheim Ducks defenseman Brandon Montour or may have desire in Colin Miller or the Vegas Golden Knights. Montour has a calendar year remaining at a $3.387 million cap strike and Miller has been a nutritious scratch of late in Vegas. Miller signed a four-calendar year, $15.5 million extension in the offseason and the Golden Knights may not be shy about shifting that agreement.
Montour has garnered some desire all-around the NHL and while the Ducks aren’t browsing him, they are listening to offers. The Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, and New York Rangers are between the groups that have shown some desire.
Islanders Most likely to Hold Their Main
The New York Islanders have been a staff seriously talked over when it arrived to some huge names on the trade current market. As gamers like Duchene and Dzingel have come off the board, the chatter looks to be slowing. This is also correct as much as what the Islanders will do with a number of their pending cost-free brokers, some of which have been perhaps rumored to be moved.
Andrew Gross of Newsday tweeted that Islanders mentor Barry Trotz claimed regarding the deadline and as it pertains to his staff, “I feel there’s not heading to be a large amount of motion for us. We experience we have acquired a very good core team and we have acquired very good chemistry in that and Lou is doing the job the telephones and seeking to enhance our hockey staff.” He extra, “I really do not feel there’s heading to heading to be a complete large amount of deletions. We believe in in Lou, Lou has acquired great knowledge. He’s doing the job diligently to try out and enhance our hockey club and if there’s a correct fit, he’ll make the go.”
Tons of Edmonton Oilers Rumor Brief Hits
The most recent (and also oldest) Edmonton Oilers veteran player, Sam Gagner claimed on Just after Hours, “Hopefully I can call Edmonton house for the relaxation of my NHL occupation.” He is absolutely psyched to be back with the staff he started out his NHL times and the Oilers are happy to have him considering he’s potted two aims in 3 video games because coming back.
“With any luck , I can call Edmonton house for the relaxation of my NHL occupation.” – Sam Gagner on Just after Hours #LetsGoOilers
— Eric Friesen 🏒 (@EricJFriesen) February 24, 2019
Sticking with the Oilers, it sounds as though there is plenty of desire in winger Alex Chiasson prior to Monday’s deadline and the Oilers will go him for the correct selling price. Ryan Rishaug of TSN implies nearly anything considerably less than a 3rd-rounder though and he stays place. Rishaug also claims the Oilers are happy plenty of to go Matt Benning and Alex Petrovic and are inclined to hang on to Zack Kassian.
He also claimed, “While matters can modify in 24 hrs, does not audio like any discussions have been experienced with Russell camp about perhaps waiving his NMC. Due 4M future year, 1.5 the future in salary. Really do not feel they are looking to go him correct now.