NHL Rumors XVI: Canucks-Panthers Talking, Oilers, Sens, Stars, Sharks, Avs, Canes and Alfie

  • Darren Dreger: The Canucks and Panthers are still talking. Canucks offered believed to be the 6th, 24th and Hunter Shinkaruk for the 1st overall.
  • Bob Stauffer: If both Aaron Ekblad and Leon Draisaitl were available at No. 3 for the Oilers, not a slam dunk that they pick Ekblad.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Have been told that the Senators insisted until the end that the Ducks include the 10th overall in a Jason Spezza deal.
  • Kevin Kurz of the San Jose Mercury News: The Stars would be interested in Joe Thornton if he becomes available. The Stars approached the Sharks. The Sharks are negotiating with pending RFA Tommy Wingels, Jason Demers and James Sheppard.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Avs Patrick Roy said he’s still hopeful to re-sign Paul Stastny and Andre Benoit.
  • Luke DeCock: Hurricanes GM Ron Francis: “We’re not very active at this point.”
  • Ted Kulfan: Doesn’t sound like the Red Wings and Daniel Alfredsson are in a rush to get a deal done by July 1st.