*-> The New York Islanders are considered the front runners for Matt Duchene, they need to show John Tavares their serious in the next season otherwise they'll lose their franchise heart and soul. The Islanders have a few defensive prospects but even more so they have some high end forward prospects they might be able to dangle to the Avs along with some picks.
*-> Alexei Emelin could be out the door in Montreal with two gritty defensemen brought in the past few days. Montreal could use the cap relief from Emelin's heavy cap hit.
*-> The Chicago Blackhawks are looking at a small minor upfront addition. They don't appear to be looking at something major today but the Hawks are known to go all in if they see something that can add and is a fit. Patrick Sharp has been on their radar but the cap hit might not be swallowable.
*-> Doesn't look like Mark Streit is willing to waive his no trade clause for the Flyers. He'd like to stay in Philly but what happen's if the Flyers tell him that they wont be resigning him?
*-> The Tampa Bay Lightning might be willing to move Tyler Johnson for a defenseman today. The Hurricanes keep coming up every time a center is mentioned.
Coffee time be back soon...