Friedman on potential for next NHL trades

Wednesday’s trade between the Penguins and Kings may be a sign of things to come.

Elliotte Friedman had a Wednesday afternoon radio hit on Vancouver’s Sportsnet 650, and was asked “which teams are likely to swap out some parts the way the Penguins and Kings did earlier today.”

“I do believe that Pittsburgh is potentially not done,” began Friedman. “I think they were talking with Anaheim about some stuff too.

“The Kings I also think are not done. I think the Kings have a few players that they would consider moving.

“I mean, obviously we’ve got this Nylander thing going on, so that’s certainly up there.

“I still look at a team like Carolina looking for offense.

“But the teams that are probably the biggest hotspots are Anaheim, Kings, Pittsburgh, Toronto because they’ve got the one situation. And you watch, I’ll say that and you’ll put it to air and then five minutes later two teams with nothing to do with them will throw something out there.”

Wednesday’s transaction saw the Kings land Carl Hagelin, who can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, with Tanner Pearson - who has another two seasons remaining on his contract past 2018-19 - going to the Penguins.

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