For some reason, the rebuilding New York Islanders have traded a draft pick for the right to negotiate with San Jose Sharks defenceman Dan Boyle. Boyle turns 38 next month and is coming off one of the worst seasons of his long career.
The San Jose Sharks traded the rights to defenseman Dan Boyle to the New York Islanders on Thursday for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Boyle can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
If Boyle, 37, signs with the Islanders prior to the start of the 2014-15 season, the Islanders will instead send their 2015 fourth-round pick to the Sharks.
In 75 games this season, Boyle had 12 goals and 36 points, and four assists in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games. With the Sharks looking to get younger, general manager Doug Wilson said last month the team would not be offering Boyle a contract.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to shake things up. They could be next to the trade market, but bad news for Avs fans.... THE Tyler Bozak doesn't sound available.
#Leafs remain aggressive in #NHL trade market. The only 4 players I hear they are not actively shopping are Bernier Kessel Bozak and Rielly— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) June 6, 2014
Ron Wilson could be the next head coach of the Florida Panthers.
Wilson, 59, coached four NHL teams over the last two decades, including the Anaheim Ducks, Washington Capitals, San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs with a 648-561-101-91 record. He led the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final in 1998.
And finally, any Avs fans hoping to trade for Edler might not want to get their hopes up...
Linden said that the team knows it has an asset in Edler and is looking forward to better things from him.
"There isn't a team in the league that wouldn't have its hand up for the opportunity to have an Alex Edler," he explained. "(Trading him) is not in our consideration. We want to work with Alex; we have to get his game back, and I know he's committed to doing that."
Well Avs fans...
What do we want?
When do we want it?