NHL Rumors: Marc-Andre Fleury trade value increasing, Sabres and Oilers in pursuit? Are the Panthers in on Pierre-Luc Dubois, and more

Marc-Andre Fleury wanted (AP)

Marc-Andre Fleury was a wanted man during this past offseason, but there was a lot of uncertainty as to what the new season would look like. He actually came close to being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes but they were ridiculous in asking for a first round pick to eat his contract.

NHL Rumors: Interest in Marc Andre-Fleury growing

Sometimes demand for a player grows not by how they are playing, but how other teams are. That’s the case with the Edmonton Oilers who lost again last night and are 1-3 on the season.

Edmonton was so desperate for a goalie that they were praying Aaaron Dell would fall to them on waivers yesterday. Unlucky for them, NJ claimed him and left them still looking for help.

Another team that many believe could be a goalie away from turning the corner are the Buffalo Sabres, who handed the Flyers their first loss of the season last night.

Jimmy Murphy of Florida Hockey Now believes the Knights are ready to trade the 36 year-old goalie. Both the Sabres and Oilers would need the Golden Knights to retain 50% of MAF’s cap hit, and then either team still needs to make some room to fit him.

NHL Rumors: Panthers looking to acquire Pierre-Luc Dubois

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Pierre-Luc Dubois (Getty Images)

The Panthers apparently were trying to get Keith Yandle to waive his no-move clause so he could be included in a deal for Pierre-Luc Dubois?

This is coming out of Jimmy Murphy’s latest column and it really feels like a stretch to me. Panthers GM Bill Zito was with the Jackets when they drafted PDL and maybe that’s why Aleksander Barkov rumors surfaced recently.

Honestly, this falls in the tinfoil hat section for me.

NHL Rumors: League may continue with current schedule set up

Are you enjoying the current schedule as much as I am? Well it is possible the NHL may incorporate it going forward.

“We had already agreed to explore playing multiple games on single trips before crafting the current schedule,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told me via email Monday. “This will obviously give us a better handle on its pros and cons. But it’s still early, and the current atmosphere doesn’t really provide guidance on how season ticket holders would respond.’’

The Athletic

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