Darren Dreger: “Some on Draft floor are convinced the 1st pick overall is on the move and the Canucks may be the target. Still early and no sign of Tallon.”
Matt Brown: Sounding like the Panthers are keeping the first overall pick.
Darren Dreger: Doesn’t sound like the Sabres or Oilers are interested in trading the 2nd or 3rd overall draft picks.
Brian Lawton: Told the Senators are looking for additional value on Jason Spezza as he only has a $4 million salary even though he has a $7 million salary cap hit. Some teams are not coming from the same position on this though. Some teams only care about the salary, other only about the salary cap number.
Brian Lawton: It doesn’t look like much is happening with the Maple Leafs trading Dion Phaneuf, Nazem Kadri, Jake Gardiner or moving up in the draft.
Michael Traikos: (tweet at 5:34 pm) Maple Leafs assistant Claude Loiselle said “nothing is going on” regarding trades.
Buffalo Sabres: Sabres GM Tim Murray said he trying at acquire veteran help through a trade to help with their culture.
Aaron Portzline: The Ducks have told the Blue Jackets that they will be keeping the 38th pick in this year’s draft.