NHL Rumors: Blues shopping Vince Dunn, Ducks looking for scoring, Patrik Laine contract talks, and more

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Vince Dunn on the block (AP Photo/Dilip Vishwanat)

The St. Louis Blues have made young defenseman, Vince Dunn available. Now what are they looking for?

You need to assume the price would be high as Dunn is just 24 years-old and has a nice contract with an AAV of $1.875 million. He will be an RFA at the end of this season.

NHL Rumors: Vince Dunn on the block

According to Frank Seravalli, the Blues have engaged with a lot of teams on Dunn. He also notes that there was a lot of belief that he would’ve been moved in the offseason, but it looks like a trade is inevitable.

When it comes to what the Blues are looking for, Elliotte Friedman speculated that a first round pick is the starting point.

NHL Rumors: Ducks need scoring, Leafs looking for forwards

The Anaheim Ducks are in the market for some scoring, but the problem they have is no cap room. Any deal they make requires them to move salary on their side.

So it’s one thing to be in the market for scoring, it’s another thing to be able to make a deal happen in their precarious situation.

Elliotte Friedman in his latest 31 Thoughts blog is reporting the Leafs are looking hard for forward help. Last night, defenseman Travis Dermott was a healthy scratch.

The plot thickens.

NHL Rumors: Patrik Laine contract talks

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Patrik Laine (Getty Images)

Shockingly, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Patrik Laine have not had any talk with regards to a new deal. Per Pierre LeBrun, he says Jarmo Kekalainen feels strongly that they can get something done.

It will not just be about money, but it will be about term. LeBrun believes Laine’s camp is more likely to take less years due to the flat cap and maximize money later.