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No one likes the NHL standings. OK, mediocre teams who have played more games than the teams they’re chasing, so it looks like they’re closer to the wild card than they actually are, they like the standings. Which in turn means the NHL likes the standings, because then Winnipeg Jets fans still think they’re in the thick of the wild card race on Feb. 24.
Kevin Shattenkirk‘s name has been floating around the NHL’s trade rumor mill for sometime now, and according to reports from TSN’s Bob McKenzie and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the Blues came very close to dealing him six weeks ago only to have the trade fall apart when the new team and Shattenkirk were unable to reach an agreement on a new contract. According to reports from TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Blues recently had a Shattenkirk trade in place with an Eastern Conference team that was believed to be the Tampa Bay Lightning. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman mentioned on Thursday night that the Arizona Coyotes also had permission earlier this season to speak to Shattenkirk about a new contract but were unable to reach a deal.
Anaheim has three second-round draft picks this year, from Ottawa, San Jose and Toronto, and Dallas will get the pick that ends up in the middle once the draft order is announced if Anaheim is eliminated in the first two rounds. Should the Ducks win their first two rounds in the playoffs and Eaves plays in 50 percent of those games, the pick elevates to Anaheim's first-round pick. "I started talking with Anaheim in the last week, and they kind of targeted him," Stars general manager Jim Nill said. "He's a low cap hit, and they started pursuing him pretty hard. It got to the point where the price they were willing to pay to get him was something we had to do." Eaves, 32, has had a career-best