Boston not likely to use buyouts

Joe Haggerty writes …. Chiarelli: Bruins won’t be using any compliance buyouts

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Wild looking to deal Brodziak and Backstrom

MICHAEL RUSSO of the Star Tribune reports that the Wild are looking to deal Kyle Brodziak and may be willing to retain salary and cap space to trade goalie Niklas Backstrom

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Will the draft be kind to the Canadiens?

As this year’s NHL draft draws closer all eyes are on Canada who have five teams in the running for a first pick. This year however, the Montreal Canadiens great form means they are some distance away from a first pick, and unless something dramatic changes between now and the 27th of June they won’t get any closer to a lottery win.

Flyers trade Hartnell to the Jackets for Umberger

Tsn.ca is reporting … FLYERS TRADE F HARTNELL TO BLUE JACKETS FOR UMBERGER

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Canucks have made an offer for the first overall pick

Elliotte Friedman of cbc.ca reports that the Canucks have made a significant offer to Florida for the first overall pick.

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Habs resign Markov for 3 years

Avs likely to go after free agent d men

Adrian Dater of the The Denver Post writes … Avalanche going into time when it could pick up free agents

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Blues after a top end center

Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch writes … Blues consider options to add top-end center

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Bylsma’s chances of landing a job to start the year are slim

Ryan Dadoun of Pro Hockeky Talk writes … Bylsma’s chances of starting 2014-15 as a head coach are dwindling

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Oilers still have lots of work to do

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal writes … Edmonton Oilers GM still has lots of work to do to rebuild team

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