From January 15th’s edition of TSN’s Insider Trading:
Darren Dreger reports that Blues goalie Martin Brodeur will take some time to evaluate his options, two of which include returning to be the Blues’ number three goaltender behind Brian Elliott and Jake Allen and accepting a front office job with the Blues.
Pierre Lebrun reports the message coming from the Coyotes is clear: they are going to blow things up. He says Antoine Vermette will be dealt, Keith Yandle will likely be dealt, if not now then in the summer. He also suggests they are open for business on defenseman Zbynek Michalek.
Darren Dreger reports that Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is after a third line right wing and is willing to trade a defenseman to get it, once Jacob Trouba and others get healthy.
Pierre Lebrun reports that the Los Angeles Kings have had talks with both the Jets and the Leafs, seeing if there is someone who might take on Mike Richards and his mega-contract. SPOILERS: There isn’t.
Lebrun reports that the Canucks are looking for a top-six forward, but aren’t interested in a rental. He also notes that sooner is better for the Canucks, as the trade deadline might be too late.
Lebrun also says that Marc Methot, with a new agent handling his file, will take another crack at contract negotiations with the Senators. Failing an extension, it seems inevitable that the Sens will move him at the deadline.