Calgary Hockey Now writer Trevor Neufeld reports that the buzzards are circling the Calgary Flames these days in anticipation of the March 8 deadline. NHL trade rumors abound in Calgary
“With the breaking of the Elias Lindholm deal on Jan. 31,” Neufeld wrote, “It’s fair to assume that Craig Conroy’s work life is intensifying leading up to the NHL trade deadline.”
Neuberg’s breaks down the latest NHL trade rumors and expectations for the possibility of trading Noah Hanifin, Chris Tanev and Jacob Markstrom.
The Boston Bruins reportedly have interest in Hanifin, and he has also been connected to the Arizona Coyotes. On Jan. 29, Frank Seravalli listed the Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Vancouver Canucks as teams interested in the fearless defenseman Tanev.
“Despite the roadblock of a no movement clause forbidding Markstrom to be traded, ” Neufeld wrote, “Markstrom can be traded, but only if the team asks nicely.”
There are plenty of teams looking for a goalie.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Axel Sandin Pellikka is finally healthy enough to play in Swedish Hockey League games. He’s probably the Detroit Red Wings’ No. 2 prospect behind Simon Edvinsson.
- Paywall story: Red Wings seventh-round pick Emmitt Finnie has developed into a leader for Kamloops.
- Dylan Larkin and his teammates have figured out what their team identity is during their January surge.
- Coach Derek Lalonde believes the Red Wings playoff chase is going to be plenty of fun.
Red Wings Next Game
The Red Wings are on their extended All-Star break. They don’t play again until Feb. 10 against the Vancouver Canucks. However, Alex DeBrincat is representing the Red Wings at the NHL All-Star weekend Saturday and Sunday.
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Chicago: Nate Brown offers two truths and a lie about the Chicago Blackhawks‘ trading options.
Florida: Sam Reinhart said his contract talks with the Florida Panthers have not been a distraction.
Montreal: Marco D’Amico talks about the impact that Elias Lindholm trade will have on the Montreal Canadiens efforts to trade Sean Monahan.
Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Flyers are receiving trade offers for Scott Laughton.
Pittsburgh: Shelly Anderson looks at Evgeni Malkin’s value to the Pittsburgh Penguins. You have to separate sentimentality from the reality.