Kings need a shake up

Go Iginla go to the Oilers?

And if Iginla does move, would the logical destination be Edmonton, his hometown, to play for an improving young team that could use his leadership skills and, by the way, is currently run by a general manager, Peter Chiarelli, who also brought Iginla to Boston in the fall of 2013?

It would appear to be a good match, with Iginla offering the sort of veteran gravitas that a talented but inexperienced team could use. Milan Lucic, his linemate for that year in Boston, is there, patrolling the wing with Connor McDavid.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/another-jarome-iginla-move-seems-likely-as-avalanche-struggle/article33490431/

Blackhawks and Avalanche news

The Blackhawks have an itchy trigger finger. They are looking for someone to play with Jonathan Toews, especially as Marian Hossa battles injury.

Colorado has told teams not to bother asking about Nathan MacKinnon or 2015 first-rounder Mikko Rantanen. After that, it sounds like the organization is determined not to make a panic move just to mollify everyone. The Avalanche know $17 million comes off the books after the season and they will have flexibility. Right now, cap room is as valuable as diamond ore. The price on Matt Duchene in particular would be pretty high.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/30-thoughts-manage-bad-luck/

Chicago considering Jarome Iginla

Could Landeskog be traded to the Bruins?

CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty believes Landeskog would make an “intriguing power forward winger-type possibility” for the Boston Bruins. He speculates Sakic’s asking price would include rookie defenseman (and Colorado Springs, Col., native) Brandon Carlo, which could be a deal breaker for the Bruins.

Dreger thinks Sakic is more inclined to move Duchene than Landeskog. For the right offer of prospects or draft picks, he doesn’t rule out the possibility of the 25-year-old center being dealt by the March 1 trade deadline.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/news/rumor-roundup-floundering-avalanche-looking-at-trade-options/ar-BBxTAa7?li=AA54y7&ocid=spartandhp

Big brag out of Toronto? Auston Matthews is better than Connor McDavid

This just in, a big brag out of Toronto, that Auston Matthews of the Leafs is a better player than Connor McDavid of the Oilers. It comes by way of writer Nicholas Frost of the Editor in Leaf hockey blog.
“I will stay silent no more!” Frost announces. “Auston Matthews is better than Connor McDavid.”
Why such a claim? Frost gives three reasons.

Read the claims here

Could Bruins Sign David Pastrnak To Bridge Deal Like Blackhawks’ Panarin?

The Bruins could find themselves in a similar situation with their own dynamic young star, David Pastrnak. At just 20 years old, Pastrnak is enjoying a breakout season as he is tied for second in the league with 19 goals – all while missing seven of the Bruins’ 37 games. Like Panarin, he’s also set to become a restricted free agent after the season.

While losing Pastrnak to restricted free agency is not really a concern, as that is an incredibly rare occurrence, the winger is setting himself up for a serious payday in Boston.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/12/29/could-bruins-sign-david-pastrnak-to-bridge-deal-like-blackhawks-panarin/#.WGaEpJEcwYQ.twitter

Landeskog available via trade?

As mentioned before, Gabriel Landeskog would be an intriguing power forward winger-type possibility for the Bruins if he’s dealt away from Colorado, but one would image Joe Sakic and the Avalanche would ask about local Colorado Springs product Brandon Carlo going back to the Avalanche as part of a package for Landeskog. I’d be more tempted to think about this than when Carlo was mentioned in Jacob Trouba trade rumors, but I still wouldn’t trade a 20-year-old D-man that’s already playing top pair minutes in the first year of his entry level deal. You just don’t trade those guys.

http://www.csnne.com/boston-bruins/morning-skate-could-colorado-avalanche-forward-gabriel-landeskog-be-available-in-trade

Miller earns 350th win as Canucks down Avs

Sven Baertschi scored twice, including the winner on a power play with under four minutes to go in the third period, and Ryan Miller made 24 saves for the 350th victory of his career as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Monday.

http://www.tsn.ca/miller-earns-350th-win-as-canucks-down-avs-1.642687

Could the Leafs swing a deal for Dougie Hamilton

The rumor is still Kadri for Hamilton, however, one source tells me the Leafs will pitch for Hamilton even if Kadri isn’t involved.

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=81582

Coyotes claim Burmistrov off waivers

The Arizona Coyotes claimed centre Alexander Burmistrov off waivers from the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.

“We are pleased to acquire Alexander through the waiver process,” said Coyotes general manager John Chayka. “He’s someone our scouts identified as having greater potential than he has currently shown. We’re hopeful a change will help his game.”

http://www.tsn.ca/coyotes-claim-burmistrov-off-waivers-1.642411

Subban out with a herniated disk

Cody McLeod would welcome a trade

Given the situation, McLeod would welcome a trade if it offers himself a chance to play for a Stanley Cup contending team. He is under contract through next season, at a $1,333,333 million cap hit.
“We’ll see when that time comes,” McLeod said of the Feb. 28 trade deadline. “But I love Denver and my family is here. We love the fans and we’ll probably stay here when I retire. But at the end of the day, I want to win. I want a chance to win the Stanley Cup.”

Cody McLeod, the Avalanche’s most veteran player, has never seen things so bad