Seven non-rental players who could be on the move

Here are seven non-rental players who could be on the move before the bell rings on Monday:

Five defenceman the Leafs could target in the off-season

The average age of the Leafs’ defencemen Thursday night will be 23.4 years old, meaning GM Lou Lamoriello could be looking for blue-line help in the off-season. So, come July 1, what unrestricted free agents might help the Maple Leafs?

Schultz and Purcell on their way out

Galchenyuk “Not Being Shopped” By Canadiens

Darren Dreger was on Montreal’s TSN 690 on Thursday morning.

On if he’s hearing anything on the Alex Galchenyuk trade rumor front:

“Yeah, just rumor. And again, let’s be careful with how this information is dissected. Galchenyuk’s name is out there, but only in the sense of a wonder. Teams wondering if Bergevin would consider something like that. Because he’s still a project. He’s still a developing player. Is he a center? Is he a winger? What is he? I think that’s what Michel Therrien has tried to find out. Has he had enough opportunity in playing center ice for anyone to fully determine that? I think the answer is no.

Habs listening to offers on Pacioretty

Jets send Ladd to Chicago


Andrew Ladd is returning to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Winnipeg Jets have traded their captain to the team he won a Stanley Cup with in 2010 along with Jay Harrison and Matt Fraser for Marko Dano, a 2016 first-round pick and a conditional pick in 2018.

Blackhawks interested in Hamhuis, Vrbata

What are the chances the Blackhawks can make a deal with the Canucks for Dan Hamhuis and Radim Vrbata?

Insider Trading: Imminent Ladd trade should open up floodgates

There will be a lot of forward thinking at this year’s NHL trade deadline because there is no shortage of wingers and centres available.

But, for the market to shake loose, it seems either Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd or Boston Bruins scorer Loui Eriksson has to get moved so that the contenders can turn their attention elsewhere.

Dan Hamhuis’s trade status is a riddle he’s not yet solved

The Canucks would love an Antoine Vermette scenario. The centre was dealt by Arizona to Chicago a day before the 2015 trade deadline for a first-round pick and defenceman Klas Dahlbeck. The 33-year-old Vermette won a Stanley Cup and then re-signed with the Coyotes for two years at $3.75 million annually. He didn’t get a pay hike, but he got a no-movement clause.

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The curious case of Eric Staal

Lots to think about when it comes to deciding on how to handle the Eric Staal situation.

Clock is ticking on Loui Eriksson

What to do, what to do, if you’re the Boston Bruins and pending unrestricted free-agent winger Loui Eriksson remains unsigned into Monday, as the clock ticks down to the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline?