NHL Rumors: Rangers among teams interested in Aleksander Barkov, and Pierre-Luc Dubois wants to play for the Canadiens

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Aleksander Barkov wanted (Canadian Press)

The season is just two days old and the rumor mill is as hot as ever. In this afternoon edition, we get more info on Aleksander Barkov and Pierre-Luc Dubois.

NHL Rumors: Teams calling for Aleksander Barkov

Aleksander Barkov is a wanted man, at least according to the latest TSN Insider Trading.

“I’m told that a number of teams have made inquiries to GM Bill Zito over the last number of weeks to check out Barkov’s availability,” Frank Seravalli revealed. Zito also wanted it to be clear that he is not looking to trade him.

The 25 year-old will be a UFA in 2022 and the belief is the Panthers may not be able to sign him. Anytime a young center who has 407 points in just 479 games is even thought to be available, you can expect lots of rumors around him.

Teams rumored to be interested are the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, and L.A. Kings.

NHL Rumors: Pierre-Luc Dubois wants to play for the Canadiens

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Pierre-Luc Dubois wants to play for the Canadiens (Photo: Canadian Press)

One of the top NHL Insiders and a friend to this network, Nick Kypreos reported that Pierre-Luc Dubois wants to play for the Montreal Canadiens.

According to Kyper, Jarmo Kekalainen wants a package that starts with Nick Suzuki and more. The ball could very well be in Marc Bergevin’s court.