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From TSN’s Insider Trading:
Darren Dreger suggests that it’s unlikely that any trades for Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf happen before the March 2nd trade deadline. The Globe and Mail reported today that a full tear down and rebuild has the full support of MLSE.
Bob McKenzie reports it’s more likely we see “hockey deals”, not rentals for Habs at the trade deadline. He says Lars Eller and Alexei Emelin have been floated around in potential deals for players with years on their contract past 2013-14 for weeks or even months. Both Eller and Emelin are signed through 2017-18.
Pierre Lebrun reports that the Penguins are after a rental defenseman, with Cody Franson, Jeff Petry, Jan Hejda, and Scott Hannan among the potential targets.
Dreger reports Jets looking to add top-9 or top-6 forward. He also says teams have been calling about Tyler Myers, but he’s not going anywhere at this moment.
Dreger says that, although teams keep asking, a Malcolm Subban trade is very unlikely. The Bruins might trade Subban for another high end prospect, but the draft is a more likely time than the trade deadline.