Here is a look at the latest tidbits of trade rumors circulating around.
Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Jets suggests that defenseman Toby Enstrom could bring the Winnipeg Jets the top-six forward they covet. Enstrom has one more year on his contract at a salary cap hit of $3.75 million.
Edmonton Journal’s David Staples suggests that the Edmonton Oilers could use a defensively responsible, gritty center like Blackhawks’ Dave Bolland who has become redundant in Chicago.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs general manager tells the Toronto Sun’s Rob Longley that the club is still trying to direction to take in fixing their goaltending.
We’re trying to evaluate what we have and what we can get and go from there.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune reports that the Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman would like to acquire a goaltender that can be of immediate help before the start of free agency July 1st.
There are two teams left in the Stanley Cup playoffs and the others are starting to kick around ideas as far as what they can do to improve their teams. We accumulated a lot of (draft picks through late-season trades last year) and so now we’re starting to explore things and we’re going to try to trade for a goalie. If that doesn’t work out, we’ll look at free agency.
New York Rangers
New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather tells CBS Sports that the club will “we don’t trade kids” like youngster Chris Kreider who he believes is “gonna be a good player.”
The Toronto Sun’s Bruce Garrioch suggests that Ottawa Senators backup Ben Bishop or top goalie prospect Robin Lehner might be sought after by teams looking to shore up their goaltending like the Columbus Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs and Tampa bay Lightning.
However, Garrioch believes it’s doubtful Senators general manager Bryan Murray will deal one of his goalies. He is more likely to shop blueliner Sergei Gonchar and his $5.5 million salary cap hit that lasts for another year.