Happy Sunday everyone. Today’s smorgasbord of Trade Rumors will take us from Pittsburgh to Winnipeg and all over the NHL landscape. Buckle up and let’s go.
Penguins On the Hunt
Perennial contenders Pittsburgh are looking to get themselves loaded for the playoffs. According to Pittsburgh Hockey Now they are targeting teams out West to deal with. At forward they are interested in Minnesota forward, Jason Zucker. They are interested in the UFA rental department, specifically Alec Martinez (1 year left), and Brenden Dillon. Additionally on Sportsnet, the Penguins were linked to Tyler Toffoli.
Alec Martinez Likely Next to Go
If I had to pick the next player to be traded, it would be Alec Martinez. Sounds like there are a number of suitors and Chris Johnston said on Sportsnet last night Winnipeg are in the mix. You can include the Leafs and Panthers in that mix as well.
Not Available Habs
Earlier in the week rumors surfaced that Tomas Tatar was available in Montreal. Well pump the brakes on that one.
Oilers Getting Slick
The Oilers will be buyers at the deadline, but I wouldn’t expect a major move like say Chris Kreider, although if they give up Jesse Puljujarvi and their 1st, it could happen (remember Kreider’s has a list and will he ok the deal?). It’s more likely that Edmonton will target guys like Ilya Kovalchuk and maybe Kyle Palmieri for the playoffs.