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Saturday Headlines: On the John Scott trade, Ducks trade talk and more

Among Sportsnet's Damien Cox and Elliotte Friedman's Saturday Headlines:

  • The John Scott trade to Montreal was legitimate in that Coyotes GM Don Maloney wanted Jared Tinordi badly and were afraid that the deal with the Canadiens would fall apart, so they didn't wait 3 weeks to make the deal, and Scott was the "only player who could go" back to Montreal in the trade;
  • Cox states that the Canadiens got $200,000 in cap relief and a player in Nashville's Victor Bartley, who the Canadiens believe may actually contribute to their blueline;
  • The NHL offered Scott the opportunity to go to the All-Star Game as a paid family vacation, but he's not responded, and Scott isn't sure whether he's going to bow out;
  • Cox states that Pittsburgh and Anaheim made the Hagelin-for-Perron-and-Clendening deal at 3:15 AM Saturday morning, and Cox says that the Penguins are taking on 3 more years at $4 million for Hagelin, and Penguins GM Jim Rutherford still believes that his team will contend, while the Ducks' trade...makes people wonder if the Ducks are setting themselves up to trade for Jonathan Drouin;
  • Friedman says that the Ducks' Simon Despres and Cam Fowler may generate trade interest, as will the balance of their blueline;
  • Flames defenseman Kris Russell is generating interest, too, but the Flames still want to attempt to re-sign Russell;
  • Eric Staal is "still in limbo," and his agent, Rick Curran, will try to clarify his client's situation;
  • And Friedman says that the Kings still want to sign Milan Lucic to an extension if at all possible.

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

Friedman says that the Ducks’ Simon Despres and Cam Fowler may generate trade interest, as will the balance of their blueline

How about Ericsson and one of Frk, Callahan, Andersson or a 3rd-round pick for Fowler. The salaries are about equal. The Ducks get a bigger defenseman plus a prospect with upside or a mid-round pick. The Wings get a defenseman who actually knows how to hit someone.

Those who know the Ducks better than I do can weigh in here on Fowler. I’m simply going on stats and salary.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 01/17/16 at 12:59 AM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

I doubt that would happen but if Kenny has any takers on Andersson, Ericsson, or Kronwall I’d like to seem him take it if the deal will reduce the cap.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 01/17/16 at 02:06 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Tatar and Jurco…for Oliver Ekman Larsson.

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/17/16 at 05:25 AM ET

Primis's avatar

And Friedman says that the Kings still want to sign Milan Lucic to an extension if at all possible.

Does Lombardi know what a salary cap is?  You…. you cant sign literally all your players to expensive, long-term contracts.  And they still have the RIchards buyout penalties.

Man, what a mess LA is going to be in already if the cap doesn’t go up.  They’ll mightbe completely screwed without even re-signing Lucic.

Posted by Primis on 01/17/16 at 10:28 AM ET

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