NHL Rumors: Friedman – Free Agent and Trade Notes

The Tampa Bay Lightning likely signing Dan Girardi

Free Agent and Trade Notes …

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Predicting where some free agent goalies will end up …

Buffalo Sabres – Chad Johnson
Philadelphia Flyers – Brian Elliott
Winnipeg Jets – Steve Mason
Anaheim Ducks – Ryan Miller
Pittsburgh Penguins – Antti Niemi
Vancouver Canucks – Anders Nilsson

Defenseman  ….

Close, if not done are Trevor Daley to the Detroit Red Wings and Dan Girardi to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The New York Rangers are likely not in on Kevin Shattenkirk. The Buffalo Sabres are serious about Shattenkirk and Dallas Stars might try to sign to a short-term deal, though that may have changed after they acquired Marc Methot.

The Montreal Canadiens are seriously interested in Karl Alzner, who visited them earlier this week.

The Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets were interested in Dmitry Kulikov. Michael Stone could be fit with the Sens and Jets, but he is right handed and they are looking for left handed.

If the Predators are were to sign a top-four defenseman, would they then make a trade for someone like Matt Duchene?

The Vancouver Canucks could be interested Florida Panthers defenseman Jason Demers.

Forwards roundup ….

Two Sharks writers, Mark Purdy and Kevin Kurz think that Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau may not be coming back.

Thornton has at least spoken with the Kings, Ducks, Blue Jackets, Canadiens, Rangers, Blues and Maple Leafs.

[Friedman] thinks the Canadiens and Alexander Radulov will get something done.

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