Devils and Nischier’s have held preliminary talks
It’s very early, but they started to talk.
Coyotes not in a rush to trade Goligoski
If the Coyotes are out of the playoff hunt at the trade deadline, the Coyotes could make the 34-year old defenseman available.
Though another team may be interested in adding a veteran defenseman, he does have a big salary. Not sure of what the Coyotes could get in return for him. He has one more year left on his deal after this season.
Rinne on retirement
“Not much. I have these two years and that’s how I treat it. I give myself a two-year window. I think it’s fair. If that takes me to 38-39, I don’t want to put any numbers anywhere. Still, I realize it’s close.”
On if it’s difficult to accept/realize that retirement is close.
“Not really. The closer we get to that point, it will be so much different talking about it. I would like to be able to retire where I actually still feel like I’m on top of my game, not just trying to reach numbers, like (playing as a) 40-year-old.”
Not claiming Ho-Sang makes sense for the Oilers
Kurt Leavins of the Edmonton Journal: The Edmonton Oilers obviously didn’t make a waiver claim on Josh Ho-Sang like some may have hoped.
He would only help the Oilers if he were able to play in their top-six, and it’s not like he’s shown that he can even be a consistent enough top-six in the AHL.