- Flyers GM Ron Hextall is trying to make a move but isn’t having any luck. He’s trying to clear salary. Hextall has been trying to trade Luke Schenn. He’d like to recall Andy MacDonald.
- The Sabres, Blue Jackets, Avalanche, Blues, Bruins and Ducks have also been checking out what defensemen could be available.
Ok so Ducks looking into Dmen, but what kind of Dman are they looking for and who would that be replacing? I still contend that the only defensive piece this blueline is missing is a bonafide #1. I dont think you upgrade much by replacing Fowler, Lindholm, Vatanen or Despres. You could upgrade Stoner and/or Bieksa but Those are the kind of role players almost every team has/needs.
Is Luke Schenn an upgrade over anyone we currently have? Maybe the Flyers would be willing to deal MacDonald instead of Schenn? He had a fall from grace but we know the dude can play when in the right situation. Even then, do either of those guys give the Ducks an upgrade? I dont think so.
So im just kind of thinking out loud, but who? I could see Vatanen being shipped out, I've thought that for 2 years now, but he is the life blood of the PP right now. Would there be any legit #1 guy available to trade for where Vatanen could be the piece going the other way? Is anyone that desperate right now?