NHL Rumors: Lucic, Okposo, Maple Leafs and Blackhawks

Mutual interest between Brian Campbell and the Chicago Blackhawks

On Milan Lucic

Frank Seravalli: The Oilers appear to the be the front-runners for Milan Lucic. Believe that Stars owner was part of a group that traveled to talk to Lucic.

On Kyle Okposo

Shaun Starr: According to Francois Gagnon’s sources “Kyle Okposo has 0 interest in coming to MTL wouldn’t even look at a envelop from them”

Toronto Maple Leafs …

Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star: Five UFA the Toronto Maple Leafs could be interested in: Kyle Okposo, Dan Hamhuis, Kris Russell, Troy Brouwer and Jiri Hudler.

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Adrian Dater: Hearing that the Blackhawks are considering making Eric Staal and offer.

Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Pending UFA defenseman Brian Campbell’s wish list.

“No. 1 is a winning team,” Campbell told the Tribune. “And No. 2 is a place where I want to go.”

Four teams contacted Campbell. The Blackhawks were one team, and they are his first choice.

“I’m hopeful,” said Campbell, who lives in the western suburbs. “A lot of people know it’s my No. 1 place I’d like to play. So I’ll wait and see and hopefully it all works out.”

Campbell’s eight year, $57 million just expired and he’s willing to take a discount to sign with the Blackhawks.

Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune: Five possible free agents targets for the Blackhawks – Brian Campbell, Dan Hamhuis, Andrew Ladd, Kris Versteeg and Lee Stempniak.

Scott Powers of The Athletic: According to Dale Weise‘s agent, the Blackhawks have shown some interest in re-signing him.

“There is interest, but not sure what they will have cap-room wise,” Weise’s agent Allain Roy wrote in a text on Wednesday.

Dreger reported yesterday that 10 teams have been in contact with Weise’s camp.

The Blackhawks have about  $7.78 million in cap space with 15 players under contract. They need to fill out their roster with five forwards and two defensemen. They could bring back Brian Campbell.

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