Blue Jackets seemingly aren’t main patrons and gained’t promote if there’s nonetheless hope
Aaron Portzline: The Columbus Blue Jackets have 10 video games earlier than the April twelfth commerce deadline. Can’t see a situation the place the Blue Jackets develop into main deadline patrons. Can’t see them being sellers if the playoffs are nonetheless in sight.
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: The Columbus Blue Jackets is probably not fascinated by buying and selling Nick Foligno.
Tortorella in Buffalo?
Sportsnet: If Columbus Blue Jackets don’t deliver John Tortorella again (fired earlier than the tip of the season or they don’t re-sign him), would he be a possible candidate for the Buffalo Sabres?
“It’s important to discover any individual who instructions respect and is aware of methods to get gamers to play for them,” Elliotte Freidman mentioned on The FAN 590’s Lead Off final Friday. “The factor about Tortorella is absolutely fascinating. All people understands that this chance could possibly be there. If Tortorella shouldn’t be again in Columbus he has an attachment to Buffalo.”
Friedman will get the sense that older gamers have a tendency to love Tortorella greater than younger gamers. How younger are the Sabres going to be subsequent season, and are they going to have a workforce that would deal with him?
Sabres haven’t requested Staal about his modified NTC
Lance Lysowski of the Buffalo Information: Buffalo Sabres Eric Staal is in Buffalo whereas his spouse and three youngsters stay in Minnesota. Issues haven’t been good in Buffalo this season.
Staal will seemingly be among the many gamers traded on the deadline. Staal has a 10-team no-trade clause and Sabres GM Kevyn Adams hasn’t requested Staal about it.
“I believe it’s specializing in what I can management,” Staal mentioned after apply Tuesday. “Proper now, it’s attempting to do the fitting issues each shift after I’m known as upon. Clearly, the function I’ve been in right here for the final short while has been slightly bit totally different, and I want to search out methods to play the sport the fitting means constantly again and again and doing the fitting issues, not dishonest the sport for performs.”