Speculation Notes; Duchene Trade, Bruins Playoff Chances, Lightning and Ben Bishop, Ducks RFA Issues

By Jacob Carmendy
Oct. 10, 2016

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?Quick notes to speculate about; 

-If the Avalanche once again stumble out of the gates and fall behind in the standings this year, trade rumors could very well pop up about Matt Duchene again. The Avs would put up a very high asking price on him again however. 

-Due to their glaring issues on defense, the Bruins playoff chances will hurt this year, especially if Tukka Rask struggles this year. 

-Ben Bishop could still be traded by the Lightning this season, but the chances of that happening would increase only if Andrei Vasilevsky outperformes Bishop and the Lightning find it necessary to cash in on Bishop, even if they are on a playoff run. Unlikely though. 

-Expect Anaheim to make a trade very soon, as the team needs cap room desparately to re-sign Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell. The stalemate continues between the two players and the team.