The Pittsburgh Penguins signed Tristan Jarry to a three-year deal, and the Vegas Golden Knights signed Robin Lehner to the long-rumored five-year contract, so former teammates Matt Murray and Marc-Andre Fleury are officially on the trade market together, too. Elliotte Friedman says the Chicago Blackhawks are interested in Murray. Also in the daily links today, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has cemented his trade list, Taylor Hall may accept a short deal now to get mega-paid later, and Michael Grabner will likely hit the UFA market.
Pittsburgh dished the cash to RFA goalie Tristan Jarry on Saturday (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
San Jose and Minnesota have been circling a deal for Devan Dubnyk. Could that be a precursor to another Penguins trade with Minnesota? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Vegas signed Robin Lehner to a new five-year contract. Coincidentally, the same deal that was rumored and denied during the playoffs (Vegas Hockey Now)
NHL Trade Talk:
Oliver Ekman-Larsson won’t expand his trade list beyond Vancouver or Boston. Chris Johnston and Elliotte Friedman joined David Amber on Hockey Central to discuss the NHL trade rumors and the goalie situations. During the segment, Friedman briefly mentioned Chicago as an interested suitor for Murray (Kukla’s Korner)
Could the Colorado Avalanche turn to Tuukka Rask? That’s another scenario which could play out in this crazy offseason (Colorado Hockey Now)
Michael Grabner is set to clear waivers for the purposes of a buyout in Arizona (TSN)
This could set the NHL trade rumors on its ear. Could the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens conceivably hook up on a trade? Bergevin wants a power forward, and Boston is shopping one. Cue the ominous organ music (The Athletic)
Josh Anderson is a tough winger to play against. The Columbus Blue Jackets banger and management have long disagreed on his contractual value. Anderson is set to become an RFA, again. Could Boston scoop him up? (Boston Hockey Now)
PHN will have more this weekend and week on the swirling goalie trade talks. We hear some interesting things, but until the carousel slows, it’s all just chatter. And the hockey world can sometimes have more gossip than the high school lunch table. We believe a Murray-Jack Johnson combination has become possible, but there’s a lot of noise and competition.
We’ll be on it, and as soon as things are firm, we’ll report.