NHL Rumors: Latest Chatter Surrounding Mike Green, Ryan Johansen and More

July 9th, 2014 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

Since NHL free agency commenced on July 1, the initial wave of open-market movement has passed. With much of that top-tier talent gone, there are rumors circulating about teams seeking improvement through trades or other avenues.

A defenseman in the midst of his prime, a prodigy whose future with his current club is at stake and an aging All-Star comprise the notable buzz. This provides a diverse blend of players at various stages of their careers and adds further intrigue to the offseason

Here is a look at the top developments, which involve Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen and Vincent Lecavalier of the Philadelphia Flyers.


Capitals Seeking Cap Relief By Moving Mike Green

A surplus of defensemen, combined with Green's injury history and salary, make the 28-year-old star a dispensable asset. According to Fox Sports Detroit's Art Regner, the Detroit Red Wings are interested in acquiring Green:

"According to a team source, the Detroit Red Wings have determined Washington defenseman Mike Green is their top trade target ...

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