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Flames willing to deal, but is anyone else?

As Calgary continues to struggle, GM Brad Treliving holds some sway over the defensive market. There are blueliners available, but few that are overly appetizing. Dennis Wideman’s played very well for them, one of the few who’s been above water during this ugly start.
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LeBrun: “No Evidence” on Stamkos-Flames Trade Link

On the possibility of a blockbuster trade between the Flames and Lightning involving Steven Stamkos:

“Well, listen. Certainly Treliving, I think, has been on the phone to a lot of teams, from what I can gather. But I have no evidence to suggest that Brad Treliving and Steve Yzerman have spoken, sadly. I know we wish that was true.

Flames trying to move Dennis Wideman

Change coming as Babcock looks to shake up Maple Leafs roster

By the end of the night it was clear that changes are in the air — with the precise details to be filled in soon. If Froese stays, one of Holland or Arcobello presumably has to be sent down … and Froese is definitely staying.

This is Babcock starting to shape the Leafs roster.

Murray looking to make a trade

D men who could be on the move

Blues GM Doug Armstrong would prefer to move Carl Gunnarsson, a No. 4-5 defenceman and pending UFA, but that would only bring back a Cam Atkinson-type player, should he deal with the Jackets. If St. Louis wants a Top 6 forward in return, they may dangle Shattenkirk, who has one year left on his deal beyond 2015-16.

Struggling NHL teams ponder change

The Anaheim Ducks are also on the clock. That team suffered a horrific start, putting coach Bruce Boudreau on the spot. Randy Carlyle is the best NHL coach currently not working, but the Ducks could turn to former Senators coach (and yesteryear Blues winger) Paul MacLean instead.

Ben Bishop should be able to secure a multiyear deal over the $6 million threshold.

After the 2016-17 season, some good goalies will be up for raises. Ben Bishop and Steve Mason, aces for Tampa Bay and Philadelphia, will be unrestricted. Based on their performance, age, and comparables, Bishop and Mason will be well within their rights to ask for multiyear deals over the $6 million threshold. Bishop helped backstop the Lightning to the Stanley Cup Final. Mason is coming off a very good season for a not-so-good Flyers team.

Ducks Could Play Andersen Trade Card

“The other thing too is, at some point in time, John Gibson’s got to play. So I wonder if – and I don’t know this for sure – but he’s got a really nice chip there in Frederik Andersen. Gibson’s signed long term, Andersen isn’t.

Lightning centre Steven Stamkos’ future up in the air

Will he stay or will he go?

The hottest topic in the NHL is the future of Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos, who is headed to unrestricted free agency July 1.

Brian Campbell’s future could hinge on how Florida Panthers finish this season

Even though it has been over five years since Brian Campbell joined the Panthers, he never really left Chicago.

Now in the final year of the eight-year, $57 million contract Campbell originally signed with the Blackhawks, some wonder if he’ll eventually return to play in Chicago — perhaps as early as next season.

Flames Won’t Pay Current Asking Price for Rychel

“I think Calgary is looking for a little help on the wings and is maybe willing to get a little bigger there. Columbus would like to trade Kerby Rychel, but they’re asking a lot – as they should. From what I understand, it’s a price that Calgary is not willing to pay at this particular point in time.

Red hot market for blueliners

The two teams that have the most phones ringing right now in the National Hockey League are St. Louis and Calgary. The reason? Both have solid, Top four defencemen they might be willing to trade for the right forward.

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