Will Troy Brouwer sign with the Vancouver Canucks?
The Hockey News: Troy Brouwer recently told Vancouver’s News 1130 radio he’s thought about joining the Vancouver Canucks. “Family and friends, playing for my hometown, it would be an experience for sure,” Brouwer said. Lacking skilled depth on right wing, the Canucks could use the services of the 30-year-old Brouwer. The 6-foot-3, 213-pounder is experienced, durable, physical and has three 20-plus goal seasons on his resume.
Will the Boston Bruins trade 1st round pick for defensive help?
Boston Herald: Stephen Harris wonders if GM Don Sweeney, who has two picks in the first round of the upcoming NHL draft, might use the first one (14th overall) as trade bait to bolster the blueline.
The LA Kings will look to make some trades this summer
The Fourth Period: GM Dean Lombardi is expected to explore trade options on forwards Marian Gaborik, Kyle Clifford and Tanner Pearson, while defenseman Alec Martinez, who underwent shoulder surgery and is expected to be fully recovered by September, could be packaged for an upgrade on defense.