Barrie, Daley, the latest on the Flyers and Avs + more

Reports emerged on the weekend that pending RFA defenseman Tyson Barrie could be traded by the Avalanche if they fail to resign him. This is not the first time Barrie has seen his name in trade talks, with some close to the scene in Colorado predicting a Barrie trade as early as last season. It would certainly take a lot for the Avs to trade their top puck mover, but it's rumoured the two sides are not on the same page in terms of dollar figures.

This one's a little strange...but there is a rumour out there that Chicago defenseman Trevor Daley is coming up in trade talks. Unless Chicago was hoping to flip Daley for either a cheaper or better defenseman, I'm not sure I'm buying it.

Rumours out of Philadelphia seem to point to the Flyers finally making a trade in the next few weeks. Speculation has swirled around the Flyers since the end of the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals, with names such as Brayden and Luke Schenn, Vincent Lecavalier and Andrew MacDonald taking their turns in the spotlight. You can add Matt Read into that mix, as his name has popped up in recent weeks. It certainly sounds like something is finally going to happen.

Back to the Avalanche...look for them to shake up their goaltending before the NHL trade deadline, particularly if they're out of the playoff hunt. One of Reto Berra or Semyon Varlamov will have to go, as young netminder Calvin Pickard is deemed as untouchable by the organization.

And finally, I'm sure everyone has heard the Matt Duchene rumours. I've got nothing to add that you don't already know, but I would be absolutely shocked if they dealt a star centerman like Duchene this early into his career.

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