NHL Rumors: 3 Potential Trade Destinations for Matt Murray

After Matt Murray used his no-trade protection to avoid being a Buffalo Sabre, the Ottawa Senators continue to discuss their goaltender in trades with other teams. Murray has a 10-team trade list of teams he'd like to avoid and Buffalo was at the top of his list. Let's look at three teams he may be interested in joining this summer:

Toronto Maple Leafs

From the sounds of it, re-signing Jack Campbell is something the Maple Leafs have a lot of interest in, and now with some more cap space to work with because of the Petr Mrazek to Chicago trade, they may be able to get the contract done. If Campbell walks and Darcy Kuemper prices himself out of contention in Toronto, look for the Leafs to considering a Murray trade with Ottawa. They know him very well from when he played for head coach Sheldon Keefe in the Ontario Hockey League and the reunion of sorts could be seamless. Murray's won two Stanley Cups, however has not performed well in Ottawa since signing his four-year contract. We'll see if these two rivals end up doing some business this offseason.

Edmonton Oilers

Once again a situation where Murray is tied to Campbell. The latter is target #1 in Edmonton and if general manager Ken Holland had his way, Campbell would sign a four to five year contract and his goaltending crisis would be over. It's not going to be that easy as there's a number of teams expected to be involved in contract talks. Murray will be linked to Campbell, and is essentially plan B for a number of teams, including the Oilers.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils like Mackenzie Blackwood, however are looking to find a partner for him to be pushed in their crease. The Devils love free-agent Ville Husso as he has some ties to their coaching staff, meanwhile if they go the trade route, Murray is near the top of the list of possibilities. The Devils have a ton of cap space to work with and won't have any issue bringing in an expensive contract, however expect to see the Senators either retain some of Murray's $6.25 million salary over the next two seasons, or you'll see Ottawa add a sweetener for taking on the whole contract. Keep an eye on the Sens and Devils, two teams trying to get themselves into contention in the eastern conference.

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