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What 3-time Cup winning, 2-time Norris Trophy winning D-man is available?

December 15, 2018, 12:00 PM ET [7 Comments]
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New and exciting...CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW ME ON Facebook. and get bonus content plus rumor chart sneak peaks daily! Today's Sneak Peek is Duncan Keith

The THE 2018-19 Trade RUMOR CHART Is LIVE and I have already updated Panarin, Puljujarvi, Sheahan, Burakovsky, Simmonds, Ferland, Nylander and Keith...

The Answer to the Question I posed in today's headline is...

On Duncan Keith....

Duncan Keith is available. Yes, he has five years left with a cap hit over 5 per. However, his actual salary over those remaining 5 years is only 14.25 Million...That works out to an average of 2.83 per year. An incredible deal for a team looking to add key experience to their defensive corps and he is a very tempting get....But he controls where he goes

Possibilities...

Toronto: The Leafs need a cost effective veteran presence to help along their young players...Babcock loves Keith...

Philadelphia: The Flyers are struggling, and people around the team are acting as if a coaching change is coming in the next few days. If that coach is Joel Quenneville, everything could shift quickly and Keith would likely be open to play for his former coach...The Flyers young D is desperate for a leader...Joel loves playing him.

Edmonton: Hitch has the Oilers buzzing at 9-2-2 since he took over....my whacky prediction at the beginning of the year that "Edmonton will make the playoffs, but with a different head coach" looking good... But Hitch wants to add some veterans who have won in the playoffs...Would Duncan feeding McDavid be dangerous or what?

NY Islanders: Lou and Barry know this is what they need and are constantly talking to others around the NHL and trying to land a cornerstone D...Parayko is their first choice, but Keith is not a bad fallback...

Minnesota: The Wild have struggled a bit and are in division....so the chances aren't that great they land Keith...but they are involved.

More to come this afternoon...Jesse Puljujarvi and Montreal (e3)
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