Will the Ottawa Senators trade for Matt Duchene?
Ottawa Citizen: Ken Warren believes it’s time for the Ottawa Senators to seriously consider pursuing Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene. The asking price could be expensive. The Avalanche will want a piece of the Senators’ current blueline and a healthy piece of their future, which could involve promising prospects Thomas Chabot and Colin White. Duchene, however, could be worth it, He can play center or left wing, is in his playing prime and could provide a significant boost to the Senators offense.
Could Montreal make a trade for Thomas Vanek?
TVA Sports: Dave Morrissette notes Detroit Red Wings left wing Thomas Vanek could be available at the March 1 trade deadline. He wonders if Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin might bring him back for a second go-around with the Habs at the trade deadline.
New York Islanders seek top-line winger
The Fourth Period: New York Islanders GM Garth Snow’s priority is still the same; he wants to find a top-line winger to play alongside captain John Tavares. The price tag on a young, top-line NHL winger is high, and the Isles appear willing to move certain pieces from their roster in a package, if the right deal presented itself prior to the March 1 trade deadline. If it doesn’t, discussions will continue in the off-season.