The Oilers would still like to add a top-six and a top-four
Jason Gregor: Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland: “I’d like another top-six forward and top-four defenceman. Those types of players weren’t available on waivers.”
Holland added that there is nothing happening on the Jesse Puljujarvi front. There were a few teams that had been kicking tires recently, but nothing of substance.
Friedman’s 31 thoughts rumor roundup
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: The St. Louis Blue are in Toronto next week so GM Doug Armstrong could be looking to meet up with the agent for pending UFA Alex Pietrangelo. Hard to see Pietrangelo playing elsewhere. The Blues are also trying to extend forward Brayden Schenn.
Think that New York Islanders are looking for a new home for Josh Ho-Sang. He passed through waivers earlier in the week. Jeff Marek thinks a reunion with the Connor McDavid might work.
Things are quiet with regards to the Edmonton Oilers and Jesse Puljujarvi. Names that were tied during the offseason included Julien Gauthier, Klim Kostin, and Alexander Volkov. The Oilers are hoping Puljujarvi’s play overseas increases his trade value.
The Pittsburgh Penguins knew that if they put goaltender Tristan Jarry on waivers somebody would claim him.
Believe the New Jersey Devils were looking at Florida Panthers defenseman Mark Pysyk.
Dallas Stars restricted free agent Julius Honka has permission to talk with other teams about a potential deal. The Stars are looking for a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick or a prospect for him in a trade.
There had been a rumor and it has been denied that the Toronto Maple Leafs had considered a plan to transition the team captaincy from John Tavares to Auston Matthews in a few years.
After trying to trade Sven Baertschi and his $3.67 million cap hit (two years left on his deal), the Vancouver Canucks became comfortable with the idea that he could clear waivers.