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NYHN Daily: One Week Away Until NHL Trade Deadline & More



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With just a week to go before the NHL Trade Deadline, things are starting to heat up. This story and more on today’s daily links!

The NHL Trade Deadline is one week from Monday, but the player movement continues to be strained thanks to salary cap issues and this unique season. However, Off the Record is still hearing some interesting NHL trade chatter and we could see a surprise statement trade. (NYI Hockey Now)

With Anders Lee out, Matt Martin has made the most of his opportunity as the net-front presence man on the power play. (Newsday)

With the health of Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask becoming ‘a considerable concern’, there has been an uptake in NHL trade buzz this past week that Sweeney and the Bruins have been poking around for a depth goalie in case Rask’s injury becomes even worse than it already has. (Boston Hockey Now)

Not only will the next few days determine the Flyers’ playoff fate, it will determine what GM Fletcher does at the trade deadline as well. (Philly Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers came into Monday atop the NHL standings but with the trade deadline now a week away, how are they looking to improve? This will be general manager Bill Zito’s first NHL deadline running his own team although he is not going in alone. As was the case when Dale Tallon was running things, he will lean on his scouts and trusted confidants within the front office in scouring the league for players they think will improve the roster. (Florida Hockey Now)

Goaltender Martin Jones, who has been counted out by the NHL has been on fire lately, as the San Jose Sharks are only a point out of the West’s final playoff spot. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Rick Bowness did not coach the Dallas Stars in the third period of a 1-0 loss at the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday due to NHL COVID-19 protocols. (NHL)

Kyle Palmieri was held out of a 5-4 home loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday for precautionary reasons, the Devils said. The right-wing’s agency, Bartlett Hockey, tweeted that Palmieri was kept out of the game in anticipation of a trade in the coming days or week. (NHL)

The New Jersey Devils are more than likely trading Kyle Palmieri while the Vancouver Canucks have started contract extension talks with Elias Petterson and Quinn Hughes. How can the Buffalo Sabres get a first-round pick for Taylor Hall? (NHL Rumors)

TSN’s Darren Dreger has Taylor Hall as a top candidate for the New York Islanders but he may not be at the top of GM Lou Lamoriello’s list. Pierre LeBrun said the cost would include a first-round pick and if Lamoriello really was okay with the price, he likely would have done it by now. Hall would be a perfect fit in Boston. (NHL Rumors)

The Calgary Flames have now lost six of their past seven and are looking like they’ll be sellers at the trade deadline. Forward Sam Bennett is looking like their most valuable trade piece at the deadline. Forward Derek Ryan and goaltender David Rittich will likely also be shopped by the Flames. Will the Canadiens go out and get a depth defenseman? (NHL Rumors)

The St. Louis Blues have stumbled big time in March. Now they sit in the fifth spot in the tough West division. NHL Trade Rumors are now going around that the Blues will be sellers at the NHL trade deadline. (NHL Trade Rumor)

Darren Dreger was on the Toronto Maple Leafs broadcast this evening and was asked about the Palmieri situation. Dreger stated, “Kyle Palmeri will be traded this week, it is believed the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Islanders could be possible destinations.” (NHL Trade Rumor)

Prominent players like Buffalo’s Taylor Hall and goaltenders Jonathan Bernier and Devan Dubnyk seem likely to move, but even hockey’s most seasoned executives aren’t sure what to expect before the clock strikes 3 p.m. Eastern on April 12. (TSN)

Palmieri has been linked to the New York Islanders as they look to replace captain Anders Lee and James Mirtle of The Athletic wrote last week that while the Toronto Maple Leafs could be suitors, he believes they are on the forward’s eight-team no-trade list. (TSN)