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 …
On the Chicago Blackhawks …
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.
“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.