UPDATE: Garrioch says that DeKeyser isn’t “on the market.” So take note!
The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch penned his trade rumor column on Sunday night, and my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I read the following:
Two league executives told this newspaper Sunday the Arizona Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks have all joined the Senators on the list of teams looking to unload.
The Rangers have been very public about their desire to sell off assets and there are several contenders trying to get forward Rick Nash.
The Sabres are looking to move winger Evander Kane while the Canucks are offering up blueliner Ben Hutton. The Wings have defencemen Mike Green on the market and teams have called about Danny DeKeyser while Montreal GM Marc Bergevin has been aggressive in his pursuit of a Max Pacioretty trade.
Garrioch continues, and…
Teams want Danny DeKeyser? Are you kidding me? I can’t imagine the Wings moving DeKeyser without having to eat a substantial portion of that 5-year, $30 million contract…But that’s good news.