New York Islanders seeking a top winger
The Fourth Period: The New York Islanders need offensive help for John Tavares. Management is exploring ways of improving the current roster and finding a winger to play alongside Tavares. The Islanders are believed to have interest in is Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene, who plays both center and the wing. If this season turns out to be a disaster for the Islanders, the likely of Tavares signing a contract extension with the team would be remote.
Will the Edmonton Oilers make a trade for a defenceman?
TSN 1040: Pierre LeBrun was asked if the Edmonton Oilers would be looking for a defenseman after they announced that Darnell Nurse would be for three months. LeBrun thinks if they don’t find more consistency defensively, certainly over the next month, it wouldn’t surprise me if that’s an area they looked again, yes.
Will the Buffalo Sabres trade Zemgus Girgensons?
Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman reports teams are calling the Buffalo Sabres about forward Zemgus Girgensons, but are being told by GM Tim Murray that they aren’t going to give him away. The Anaheim Ducks may have been interested in the offseason, but were asked for a young defenseman in return. The Ducks didn’t want to pay that much without another piece being involved.