NHL Rumors: Leafs and Manson, Avs and Donskoi, Canadiens and Petry
Maple Leafs on Manson’s no-trade list?
“By the way Jeff, somebody told me that Toronto is on Manson’s no-trade list. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen. That just means if you really want to do it, you’ve go to work it a bit.”
Marek wonders if all Canadian teams are on his no-trade list.
“I don’t know. I was specifically told Toronto because I did mention it right. I think it was someone way to kind of be quiet.”
** NHLRumors.com transcription
The Avs have been linked to Donskoi, and may end up needing a defenseman
Donskoi is right-handed and there are some who say the Avs need an upgrade in that area. He is a possibility. He has a year left on his deal at a $3.9 million cap hit.
If Bowen Byram is done for the season, the Avs are going to have to go out and find another defenseman.
Will the Canadiens need to retain money or take a contract for Petry?
“That certainly can impact a player. This is a guy that had 170 points over the last four seasons. In talking to some of the scouts, they’ve said that Jeff Petry just didn’t wake up this season and all of a sudden forget how to play hockey.
“I think there’s some hope that Jeff Petry can rebound. They’re thinking that probably a fair market value, in terms of what that contract might look like as a right shot moving forward, given the productivity in years past, is somewhere closer to three years times $5 million.
“There may need to be some money that the Montreal Canadiens eat or another contract that goes back their way that might alleviate some of that.”