Originally published by NHLRumors.com
What about Patrick Roy in Ottawa?
Kevin Weekes: “Patrick Roy to Ottawa makes a world of sense. Winner of Memorial Cup, can relate to current young players, bilingual, he’s done a bit of winning in his playing and coaching career. Curious to see where this could go.”
Oilers interested in Travis Konecny? What about a couple UFA forwards?
Konecny has one year left on his contract at $5.5 million. He’s from Ontario so playing in Canada may not deter a contract extension.
Winger Connor Brown is an unrestricted free agent that thinks Oilers fans should keep an eye on. After only playing in four games last season, maybe he could be had for league minimum salary and bonus ladened contract. The Oilers have limited cap space this year and the bonuses would be applied to the following year where the cap will be going up much more.
The LA Kings have taken a look at Tom Wilson and Pierre-Luc Dubois
Wilson is entering the last year of his contract and will be a UFA next offseason.
“I don’t know how you make that trade work, but… things really become interesting,” Hoven said. “That’ll raise an eyebrow or two.”
The Capitals may not have an interest in trading Wilson, and even if things fall apart next season, it’s hard to see any fast rebuild that includes trading Wilson. There are many who think Wilson will eventually be the captain when Alex Ovechkin retires.
Elliotte Friedman reported on 32 Thoughts that the Kings have also shown some interest in Winnipeg Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois.