One National Hockey League franchise has become the focus of multiple trade rumors.
The Arizona Coyotes have come up in a number of trade rumors in the past several weeks with names like Anthony Duclair and Martin Hanzal being mentioned frequently in rumored deals, and have also been connected to other players including a rumored trade of Dougie Hamilton from the Calgary Flames.
Now however there are two more names in the mix and according to Jason Brough of NBC Sports the Coyotes are officially a team "worth watching for potential trades." Brough believes that two more forwards should be added to the mix of players who could potentially be traded, the team's leading scorer in Radim Vrbata and as well as captain Shane Doan.
Doan would have to want a trade, as the 40-year-old winger has a no-movement clause. Though he only has three goals through 28 games, his 61 shots suggest he’s still getting chances. And he did score 28 times last season.
Both moves could make sense for the Coyotes and both Vrbata and Doan are pending unrestricted free agents at the end of the season, and it's clear given the current play from Arizona this season that the team needs to continue building towards the future.