Will Kris Russell sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs?
TSN: Rumors are going around that Kris Russell has not closed the door on signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs. It is reported that the Leafs offered a 4-year contract to Russell yesterday and he has not turned down the offer. He is still deciding on what to do? Darren Dreger reports there are 4 teams that are interested in Russell and he could be waiting for a better deal from another team.
Leafs trying to trade Joffrey Lupul
The Fourth Period: GM Lou Lamoriello is trying to trade Joffrey Lupul. Lupul, 32, owns a limited no-trade clause and can list up to 15 teams he will not accept a trade to. With Lupul’s $5.25 million salary cap hit and his history of injuries, he has been almost untradeable.
Are the Vancouver Canucks looking to make a trade for Evander Kane or Gabriel Landeskog?
The Province: Jason Botchford is reporting the Vancouver Canucks were quietly looking to “move a player on an unappealing contract along with a valuable asset for a forward. Botchford speculates that the Canucks should target Buffalo Sabres left wing Evander Kane or Colorado Avalanche center Gabriel Landeskog.