Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray indicated he did not initiate calls about a possible trade of defenseman Cam Fowler. Once another GM said his team was looking for a left-handed defenseman like Fowler, the rumor mill started to run frantic for the Ducks around the draft and Murray started to received queries about the availability of his player. “One GM made a comment about looking for a big left-handed defenseman and then I have to get all the phone calls,” Murray said.
If there was one thing the Boston Bruins were going to do this offseason, it was upgrade their blue line. “We know that it’s an area that we need to improve upon,” team president Cam Neely said in April. “That’s probably at the top of the list.” But the Bruins’ blue line hasn’t changed one bit since then. Their search for a “transitional” defenseman lost another candidate this morning when the Panthers traded Dmitry Kulikov to Buffalo. Keith Yandle and Alex Goligoski have already been snapped up. The Blues still haven’t traded Kevin Shattenkirk, but the price for d-men of his caliber is extremely high, according to Boston GM Don Sweeney. “In all honesty it would have taken both first rounders