Are the Calgary Flames shopping Dougie Hamilton?
TSN: Pierre LeBrun comments on a trade rumor claiming the Calgary Flames were shopping defenseman Dougie Hamilton. While LeBrun said he doesn’t think Hamilton is on the block, he said he knows at least one team inquired into Hamilton’s availability.
Pittsburgh Penguins in no rush to trade Marc-Andre Fleury
The Hockey News: GM Jim Rutherford dismissed the idea of trading Marc-Andre Fleury, and said he wants to see how things play out this season with Fleury and Matt Murray. Creating further uncertainty over Fleury’s future is next June’s expansion draft. The Penguins can only protect one goaltender. Fleury also has a no-movement-clause. Rutherford’s options are: He can trade Fleury to one of the teams on his list before the March 1 nhl trade deadline or before the expansion draft, ask Fleury to waive his no-movement to be exposed in the expansion draft, buy him out before the draft thus making him a free agent, or cut a side deal with the Las Vegas franchise not to select Murray if he’s left exposed.
New York Islanders looking for a scoring forward
The Fourth Period: The New York Islanders are quietly poking around the NHL to see which top-six forwards may be available. With forward Mikhail Grabovski battling post-concussion syndrome, the Islanders need some scoring help for John Tavares.