NHL Rumours: Evander Kane, Marc Methot, Travis Hamonic and more

The NHL is in its busiest part of the off-season. After another busy draft complete and the free agent frenzy around the corner, the rumours mill is churning. The following are some of the rumours circulating throughout the league, including Evander Kane, Marc Methot, Travis Hamonic and more.

NHL Rumours: Evander Kane, Marc Methot, Travis Hamonic and more

Evander Kane

The Buffalo Sabres seem to be fielding offers for forward Evander Kane. Elliotte Friedman reported that the Los Angelis Kings were interested in Kane, but only for a ‘one year thing’.

Darren Dreger also suggest Evander Kane could be on the move but is not sure of which teams are interested. Dreger thinks that a team that is in ‘win-now’ mode would be likely suiters. He thinks that the New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks all fit that bill.

Marc Methot

The Vegas Golden Knights Marc Methot is extremely sought after. Unfortunately for Canadian teams, Methot’s no-trade list includes all Canadian teams, except for Ottawa. Recently, the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames had been connected to the blue liner.

Travis Hamonic

New York Islanders have traded defenceman Travis Hamonic to the Calgary Flames.

Hamonic was in high demand with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning all interested in Hamonic.

Matt Duchene

Colorado Avalanche have received an offer for forward Matt Duchene. Arthur Staple is reporting that the New York Islanders offered Travis Hamonic, their 2018 first round pick and a prospect for Duchene. Avalanche GM Joe Sakic is said to want forward Mathew Barzal as part of the deal.

The Nashville Predators have also expressed interest in Duchene. Darren Dreger is reporting that Predators GM David Poile is looking for a replacement for James Neal. The Avalanche are interested in one of Nashville’s top four defensemen, which Poile is reluctant to do.

Sakic is not lowing his price on Duchene, and stated he is willing to hang on to the forward unless he gets a deal to his liking.

Buffalo Sabres

Elliotte Friedman is reporting that, along with the Evander Kane rumours, the Sabres might be receiving calls about forward Sam Reinhart. He also believes the the Sabres will be making a push for defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk in free agency. Shattenkirk has stated his desire to play in or around New York City.

Montreal Canadiens

Eric Engals reports that the Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin was unsuccessful in convincing Marc Methot to waive his no trade clause.

Bergevin continues to be in the market for a top tier defenceman. There also continues to be links to Marco Scandella of the Wild.

 Ottawa Senators

Bob McKenzie is reporting the Ottawa Senators want to move the contract of Dion Phaneuf this off season.

Darren Dreger is reporting that there is interest in Phaneuf, but some of the teams not on Phaneuf’s trade list.