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Going to take a lot to get big Buff out of Winnipeg

GMs Expect High Asking Price For Drouin

Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Monday morning.

As part of a larger conversation on Jonathan Drouin:

“A lot of the GMs are overseas for the world junior tournament. I’ve been texting a couple – ‘What do you think?’ They’re saying the price is going to be high. I think they expect that. He’s still only 20 years old. He’s still a third overall pick. I spoke to one team yesterday that admitted that year, they had him ranked ahead of Nathan MacKinnon.

Seems quiet where Travis Hamonic of the New York Islanders is concerned

Manny Malhotra is on a tryout with the Blue Jackets farm team

Agent for Drouin asked Lightning for trade

Agent for Drouin asked Lightning for trade

Could the Stars target Ericksson or Edler?

If Boston is open to it and hasn’t re-signed Loui Eriksson, I think he would be a player that would be a good fit as a rental. (although making that deal after the Seguin trade might be tough to pull off). If San Jose or Vancouver is struggling, I’d inquire about Brent Burns or Alex Edler and put up some of the young guns as bait. That’s just barstool talk, but now I can say that I said it first if it ever happens.

http://www.sportsdaydfw.com/dallas-stars/starsheadlines/2015/11/17/heika-loui-eriksson-good-fit-rental-boston-open-move

Teams Interested In Trading For Barrie

“But one thing I kind of did realize was that if Colorado is going to trade somebody, the name that a lot of teams want to talk about is Tyson Barrie. Now I don’t think Colorado is there yet. But he’s a restricted free agent at the end of the season with arb rights, and some teams can see how this might end up being a problem for the Avalanche.

http://www.todaysslapshot.com/from-the-ice/friedman-teams-interested-in-trading-for-barrie/

Could the Avs and Leafs make a deal?

If it’s true and Matt Duchene is available, the Leafs should be all over the Avalanche in trying to make a deal. The Avs need defence badly. I’d move Dion Phaneuf and Kadri for Duchene in a heartbeat and even eat a little salary if need be. Would you do that? Would Joe Sakic?

http://www.torontosun.com/2015/11/14/simmons-says-will-be-interesting-to-watch-treatment-of-should-be-hall-of-famer-lindros

Avs would want Zibanejad and Chabot for Duchene

Are Big Changes on the Horizon for the Colorado Avalanche?

I’d been hearing a few rumors recently involving the Avalanche, rumors of Sakic calling around the league to gauge interest in any possible trades to help his club, which entered Thursday’s road contest with the Boston Bruins at 5-9-1, just one point ahead of cellar-dwelling Edmonton in the Western Conference.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2588099-are-big-changes-on-the-horizon-for-the-colorado-avalanche

Could the Sharks trade Marleau?

Who will stay and who will go in Maple Leafs’ rebuild?

The question Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock must be asking himself: Why aren’t these guys getting my message?

The coach beats himself up after losses like Saturday’s 4-0 decision to Pittsburgh.

“I don’t care what you do for a living, if you have kids. Every day is not easy. You’re supposed to respond,” Babcock said. “To me, the greatest thing about sport, it mirrors life and the teams you want to watch and the teams that you’re proud of to be associated with, they just keep coming. No matter what happens, they’ve got people who step up and respond.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2015/11/01/who-will-stay-and-who-will-go-in-maple-leafs-rebuild.html

Could the Pens look to trade Crosby?

* Now’s the time for the Penguins to trade Sidney Crosby. The No-Longer-Kid is on the downside of his peak and won’t achieve his heroics of yesteryear. Still time for the Pens to cash in on a return. Who’d be realistic trade partners? How about the Canadiens, Maple Leafs or Kings?
http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/fischlers-one-timers-what-the-penguins-should-do-with-crosby-and-defending-julien/#.VjaK8TqEWmc.twitter