Bob McKenzie On if he sees Jiri Tlusty moving from the Carolina Hurricanes:“Oh yeah, absolutely.”
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.
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.
http://www.csnne.com writes … “I had heard Kassian and Kevin Bieksa together in the same package from the Canucks”
NBCSports.com writes … Welcome Ryan O’Reilly to the trade rumor mill
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LeBrun: Canucks have “laid down some groundwork” on trades
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Nichols on Hockey writes … Oilers weren’t too aggressive in recent trade talks with Senators
Head coach Pete DeBoer has been fired by the New Jersey Devils.
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Ed Willes, The Province writes … The idea of trading Kassian should scare the poop out of Canucks fans. No one knows what the man-child will become, but you know what he could become and that’s irreplaceable at the NHL level.
Nichols on hockey writes … Dreger: Canucks, Bruins “connecting” in potential trade talks