Leafs fire head coach Carlyle

TSN.ca reports …. Maple Leafs fire head coach Carlyle; Horachek and Spott take over

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Rumors continue to swirl around Ryan O’Reilly

Nick Groke of the Denver Post writes … O’Reilly stands out as a potential trade piece because of, among other reasons, a sour history of contract negotiations with the Avs.

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Could the Coyotes trade Doan at the deadline?

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal writes … There is much talk in Arizona that Coyotes GM Don Maloney might go to captain Shane Doan at the trade deadline if a Cup contender calls.

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Are the Leafs shopping Lupul?

Bruce Garrioch of the The Ottawa Sun writes … Leafs may have been trying to gauge interest in winger Joffrey Lupul before he was hurt last week and was sent back to Toronto for further evaluation.

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Wings aren’t going to part with prospects for a d-man

Ansar Khan of mlive.com writes …. They’re (Detroit) not trading top prospects Anthony Mantha and Dylan Larkin or their 2015 first-round pick for a defenceman.

McKenzie sees the Hurricanes moving Jiri Tlusty

Bob McKenzie On if he sees Jiri Tlusty moving from the Carolina Hurricanes:“Oh yeah, absolutely.”

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Teams calling the Canucks about Kassian

The Vancouver Province writes … Teams are calling because the word around the NHL is that Kassian can be had, and had for a steep discount.

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Brodeur’s time in St. Louis likely to come to an end

STLToday.com writes … Goaltender Brian Elliott is on the verge of returning to the Blues’ lineup — perhaps as soon as tonight’s game in Nashville — which means the end could be near in St. Louis for Martin Brodeur.

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Could the Bruins and Canucks swing a blockbuster deal?

http://www.csnne.com writes … “I had heard Kassian and Kevin Bieksa together in the same package from the Canucks”

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Ryan O’Reilly back in the rumor mill

NBCSports.com writes … Welcome Ryan O’Reilly to the trade rumor mill

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Canucks laying the framework for deals.

LeBrun: Canucks have “laid down some groundwork” on trades

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Oilers looking to make trades …. or are they?

Nichols on Hockey writes … Oilers weren’t too aggressive in recent trade talks with Senators

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Devils fire coach DeBoer