With trade talk appearing to pick up around the NHL, it seems one potentially deal recently landed a little short of its landing spot.
The holiday roster freeze is right around the corner, and it sounds like general managers are trying hard to get fill their shopping lists.
The New York Rangers will have decisions to make on their pending unrestricted free agents before the trade deadline.
Trade rumors continue to build steam around the St. Louis Blues, and it’s seemingly just a matter of when and not if a deal will happen.
Losing teams attract trade vultures, and Doug Armstrong will have some key decisions to make in the coming months.
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How available might Matt Murray be on the trade front?
Phil Kessel’s recent inclusion in trade speculation shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise.
How much longer might it be before the St. Louis’ Blues struggles lead to a core player being moved out?
If and when the St. Louis Blues dip back into trade market, it might be something substantial.
A more aggressive trade philosophy seems to be tied in to the implementation of a new general manager for the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Chicago Blackhawks fired a coach and made a trade in November, and Stan Bowman doesn’t appear to be finished tinkering.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have made a few minor deals of late, but Jim Rutherford’s trade appetite doesn’t appear to have been satiated quite yet.
Matt Murray’s name has been tugging at the edges of trade rumor circles this week.
Further changes may be in store for the Los Angeles Kings.
Even if William Nylander signs with the Maple Leafs in the coming days, his future with the team may still be very much in question.
The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t been in stellar form yet this season, and the trade winds continue to swirl.
The St. Louis Blues have already fired their head coach, and the trade option may be exercised by Doug Armstrong next.
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