The Blue Jackets and Predators have made offers for Matt Duchene
TSN: Will Avalanche GM Joe Sakic finally trade Matt Duchene? The Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators have both made offers to the Colorado Avalanche for forward Matt Duchene. The New York Islanders offered defenceman Travis Hamonic, a first-round pick and a prospect to the Avalanche but were turned down. The Blue Jackets would send defenceman Ryan Murray in any deal for Duchene.
Where will Patrick Marleau go?
CSN Bay Area: Kevin Kurz cites TSN’s Darren Dreger saying the San Jose Sharks have offered free-agent forward Patrick Marleau a two-year contract. The long-time Sharks star is reportedly going through his options with his family.
Latest Montreal Canadiens trade rumors
The Fourth Period: The Montreal Canadiens have been in constant communication with Alexander Radulov and Andrei Markov, but the Habs do not appear close to re-signing either one of them. Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is interested in bringing in unrestricted free agent defenseman Karl Alzner, and while solidifying the blueline is a priority for the Habs, they also want to add a top-six scorer to the lineup, especially if they lose Radulov.