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The Blue Jackets are starting to draw the attention of the league now, and for all the wrong reasons.
At 0-7-1 after a crushing 4-3 loss to Ottawa on Saturday, the Blue Jackets took a day off today. They’ll get back to work on at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, giving them a day to get ready for a rematch with Detroit.
But the questions swirling around the franchise aren’t taking a break. How many more can this team lose? How much longer can coach Scott Arniel keep his job? For that matter, what about GM Scott Howson? Is a trade shake-up coming?
The Coyotes aren’t actively shopping C Kyle Turris, an RFA who refused to accept a qualifying offer from Phoenix GM Don Maloney, but the club has had calls. The belief is Turris doesn’t want to return to the Coyotes and is hopeful somebody will give him an offer sheet that Phoenix won’t match. Sounds like it’s a little late for that to happen … As was reported in this space last week, Calgary GM Jay Feaster isn’t wasting any time trying to make changes.
Vancouver and Florida make a significant early season trade. Not surprised,a lot of discussion around the league. Canucks may not be done.
The Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Petteri Nokelainen and defenceman Garrett Stafford from the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday in exchange for forward Brock Trotter and a seventh-round draft pick in 2013.
Although the NHL season is very young, the trade rumors from the offseason that never materialized are beginning to resurface as new speculations are also being made.
There is plenty of hockey to still be played, but already some players would love to get out of their current surroundings and be dealt to a different franchise.
Some guys could just need a change of scenery while others just want to play for a winner to have a chance to win a Stanley Cup before their career ends.
Here are 11 such NHLers who would welcome a trade ASAP.