Scouting the Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche
Murray Pam: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Senators and Avalanche game: Montreal Canadiens (2), Carolina Hurricanes, Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, and the Washington Capitals.
Scouting the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers
Adam Kimelman: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Devils and Flyers game: Vegas Golden Knights (2), Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the St. Louis Blues.
Does Mark Giordano‘s injury affect the Calgary Flames NHL trade deadline plans?
“Yeah, it does right now because there are teams that I’ve talked to around the league that felt there was a decent chance that TJ Brodie could be had in a deal with the Calgary Flames, could upgrade with a top six forward, specifically a right shot forward.”
One source said the Flames may go look for a defenseman to help get through Giordano’s injury. Brodie is a pending UFA and they could still move him, but it may be harder for them to do so now.
Darren Dreger adds that the blue line is one area of concern for the Flames, but some are wondering about up front.
“Sam Bennett‘s name has been out there for a long, long time. Now the Calgary Flames don’t really want to trade Sam Bennett. They’re not actively shopping Bennett. He’s a versatile forward. However, some also wonder whether or not Sam Bennett is ready for a change. On many nights, many games for the Flames, he’s a fourth line player. He would like to prove that he can be a top six forward in the NHL.”