Canadiens scouting Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche likely won’t be able to keep both Nikita Zadorov and Ryan. Zadorov will need a new contract this offseason and the Avs may have to decide which one to keep.
Some Red Wings who could be on the move
Ansar Khan of MLive: The Detroit Red Wings’ most tradeable assets are players they don’t want to move – young roster players and prospects.
They do have a few players that could be traded as they look to collect a few more draft picks.
Jonathan Bernier – $3 million through next season – Jimmy Howard and Calvin Pickard unlikely back next season and they don’t have a goalie that is close to being NHL ready. Someone would need to overpay (2nd round pick) for the Wings to move him.
Dennis Cholowski – Entry-level deal though next season – Has struggled defensively. They are not deep on the blue line, so if moved, it would likely be part of a bigger deal that would land them a young defenseman.
Trevor Daley – $3.17 million cap hit – pending UFA – A team looking for experienced, puck-moving defenseman might be interested. Has had health issues and is not having a good season.
Luke Glendening – $1.8 million cap through next season – Could play on a bottom-six for some teams. They won’t just give him away though.
Mike Green – $5.35 million pending UFA – A team likely wouldn’t give up more than a fourth-round pick for him.
Darren Helm – $3.875 million through next season – Might interest some teams though they may want to Red Wings to retain some salary because he’s signed through next season.
Jimmy Howard – $4 million pending UFA – Basically immovable due to a 2-22-2 record with a 4.08 GAA and .886 save percentage.
Evgeny Svechnikov – pending RFA – Next season he’ll require waivers.