Will the Islanders make a trade for Stamkos or Hall?
New York Post: Larry Brooks wonders if GM Garth Snow is ready to make a big trade at the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline? Brooks believes the first order of business is to acquire a true top-line winger for John Tavares’ line and add depth to their defense corps, perhaps a puck-moving blueliner. The Islanders have the assets to trade for a top-tier winger. Will Snow make a big trade and go after Steven Stamkos or Taylor Hall?
Bryan Bickell hoping to be traded
Chicago Sun-Times: Bryan Bickell’s agent Todd Diamond remains hopeful of working out a trade for the Chicago Blackhawks winger. Several NHL teams could be willing to take a chance on Bickell if he wasn’t carrying a $4 million per season cap hit through 2016-17. The Blackhawks will likey have to retain salary to make a trade.
Are the Canucks looking to trade Alex Burrows?
The Fourth Period: Vancouver is trending toward a youth movement. Veteran forward Alex Burrows, understands his time with the team could be running out. “You think about it (future), but you want to be a good team guy,” Burrows told the Vancouver Province. Burrows, 34, has one-year left on his contract after this season. He owns a no-trade clause and would have to approve any deal the Canucks try to make.