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NHL Rumors: Patrik Laine, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and the Dallas Stars

David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period: Among the teams believed to have some level of interest in Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine include Carolina Hurricanes, Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets, Philadelphia Flyers and Anaheim Ducks.

David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period: Could Edmonton Oilers explore the idea of moving forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who has one-year left on his deal? Some think that he won’t be easy for GM Ken Holland to re-sign.

They have several areas of need to fill – two top-six forwards, a third-line center, a top-pairing defenseman, a stay-at-home defenseman, and a goaltender.