There is still a contract stalemate between the Ottawa Senators and center Kyle Turris.
The veteran forward is seeking an eight-year deal but the Sens are not ready to settle down for this long. NHL insider Pierre LeBrun wrote a piece in The Athletic, wondering what GM Pierre Dorion will do by the Feb. 26 trade deadline if his club is in playoff contention but Turris remains unsigned.
Not too long ago, some fans and experts believed that the Sens could acquire Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene. However, Dorion is not looking to part with young defensemen and GM Joe Sakic is not interesting in swaping a center for another.
However, Turris, a New Westminster, BC native, might be a fit for the Vancouver Canucks. LeBrun believes that the Canucks will call about Turris, especially if the Canucks don’t intend to bring the Sedins back for another year.
Turris might be greatly interested in landing in Vancouver and become a mentor for the young squad. He might choose to hit the free market to do so.