Could the Blackhawks trade Artemi Panarin?
Chicago Sun-Times: The Chicago Blackhawks will have to free up salary-cap space to re-sign winger Artemi Panarin. The suggested options are to trade goalie Corey Crawford or defenseman Brent Seabrook as one of those moves would give the Blackhawks enough cap space to sign Panarin. The third option is to trade Panarin for an affordable return of talent.
The Buffalo Sabres are looking to make some trades
The Fourth Period: It’s unclear what moves are on the horizon for GM Tim Murray and the Buffalo Sabres, but the team has been taking and making calls. The Sabres have received interest in forwards Evander Kane, Zemgus Girgensons and Marcus Foligno, while defensemen Josh Gorges and Cody Franson are believed to be available — Gorges has a limited no-trade clause and can list up to 14 teams he will not accept a move to.
Will the Avalanche trade Gabriel Landeskog or Matt Duchene for a top Dman?
The Fourth Period: Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic knows his team needs to make multiple moves in order to change its fortunes around. Trade chatter surrounding young stars Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene will escalate in the coming weeks, though a move involving either player is not guaranteed. The Avs have wanted to bolster its blueline, but it’s unclear if the team will swap out a young star forward for a young star defenseman.