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In today’s roundup of NHL rumors, a source says certain forward’s play with the New York Rangers could change the team’s decision to acquire Patrick Kane ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline. .

Meanwhile, is Conor Garland in the Vancouver Canucks’ kennel? Will the Toronto Maple Leafs consider trading Nick Robertson for Jacob Chiklun? Finally, who else is in Chychrun’s trade talks? Are you doing it?

Could Rangers drop out of Patrick Kane’s race?

Larry Brooks of the New York Post has linked the Rangers with Patrick Kane for months, but he believes the team’s latent desire to chase Kane based solely on Capo Kakko and Alexis Lafrenière. I’m guessing for the first time. “

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Kaapokakko, New York Rangers (Amy Irvin/Hockey Writers)

The trade deadline is five months away, but if the Rangers drop out of Kane’s candidacy, the view of the trade deadline arrangement will change dramatically. For many insiders, the Rangers were favorites to acquire him.

Who is Vancouver’s Conor Garland?

After a healthy scratch, Vancouver has questions about Conor Garland, a team that is linked with Carolina native defenseman Ethan Bear, and if Garland is out with the Canucks, there’s a deal there. Is it possible? There is a pay gap, so you have to factor that into your calculations.

The Hurricanes are said to need scoring for the playoffs, but the Canucks need defense. For now, Garland getting scratched is just a message from his coach, Darren Dreger said. sequeless and price show. Dreger doesn’t see Garland as a match for Bruce Boudreau, so it will be interesting to see if he outlasts others as Boudreau is said to be already in the hot seat as far as coaches go. .

Proposed Robertson Deal Already In Toronto

Leave it to the members of the Toronto Maple Leafs to quickly put a damper on the buzz created by Nick Robertson. The Toronto Sun’s Michael Traikos has already suggested the Leafs will trade Robertson for Arizona’s Jakob Chychrun. The Leafs, who have suggested the team doesn’t need another top-six forward, need to focus on strengthening the blue line and Chiklung will do just that.

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Nick Robertson, Toronto Maple Leafs (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Traikos highlights that Chychrun is only 24 years old and has an affordable $4.6 million cap hit in 2024-2025. The scribe suggested that the Leafs offer a package of Robertson and a 2023 first-round pick as part of the deal.

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Traikos adds:

If Mazin returns at some point this season, he won’t be able to deal with Chiklung without returning a similar paycheck. Mazin has a no-deal clause, which means he’ll have to part ways with Alex Carfoot ($3.5 million) in addition to picks and prospects the Coyotes want. But if Mazin ends in a year, and based on his concussion history and ominous comments from teammates about his future, putting him in the long-term injury reserve would cost $5.625 million. It could free up dollar cap space.

Source – “TRAIKOS: Now Is a Perfect Time to Trade Nick Robertson of the Maple Leafs” – Michael Traikos – Toronto Day – October 21, 2022

Bruins also interested in Chiklung

Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now called to see if the Boston Bruins were also interested in the Chiclun, and believed they would be if the price was right. He said: [Matt] Guzelchik or [Brandon] Carlo could play for a man like Chiklun.

Interestingly, one NHL scout said he heard heading into the season that the Bruins were looking for a right-handed defenseman. Clearly, Chiklung is not. The Daily Faceoff’s Matt Larkin also didn’t list Boston at the end of his top five potential landing spots on defense, instead opting for Ottawa for the Senators, Los Angeles for the Kings, Maple for the Leafs, and Ottawa for the Kings. Florida he had the Panthers, the Canucks.