Flames burn over Bennett’s report
Eric Francis from Sportsnet: There are multiple sources within the Calgary Flames management team who were blinded by Elliotte Friedman’s report in the headlines on Saturday night that striker Sam Bennett wants a “change of scenery” according to agent Darren Ferris.
They are not questioning Friedman’s reporting, but rather how an agent would act in such a way that it was not properly communicated to them.
It’s understandable that Bennett isn’t happy standing on the third and fourth rows and watching others get a top 6 shot. He never spoke to trainer Geoff Ward, nor did he go to GM Brad Treliving.
The flames are not happy as it is an unnecessary distraction and timing is not good for them.
Ferris did Bennett a disservice by going public this way. It will now be more difficult for the Flames to trade him, or possibly even keep him in line.
Teams who might be interested in Vince Dunn
Josh Wegman of theScore: St. Louis Blues defender Vince Dunn has been on the rumor mill lately. He has reached a salary cap of $ 1.875 million and will be an RFA after the season. Five teams who should be interested in the 24-year-old defender – Ottawa Senators, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, and the Winnipeg Jets.
Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: The Boston Bruins have not re-signed defenders Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara this off-season. Matt Grzelcyk has dealt with injury issues so far this season. Should the Bruins have an interest in blue defender Vince Dunn?
In terms of salary, the Bruins should be able to afford it. The Bruins could potentially offer a trading package that includes striker Anders Bjork. Unless the Bruins need to have a high-end defensive perspective like Urho Vaakanainen, they should investigate the idea.
The Bruins could wait for the season to come before they see price trading for seasoned defenders like Keith Yandle or Oliver Ekman-Larsson. So far, the Bruins have stuck to their desire to share experiences with Jeremy Lauzon and Jakub Zboril.