February 12, 2019 | 7:23pm ET
JETS, FLAMES AMONG TEAMS EYEING STONE?
Mark Stone, right wing
The Ottawa Senators continue their attempts to get star winger Mark Stone to sign an extension with the club, but failing to do so will result in the team dealing him away by the Feb. 25 trade deadline.
Stone and teammates Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel can become unrestricted free agents July 1, and all three could be on the move if new contracts aren’t ironed out.
Duchene’s agent spoke with Senators GM Pierre Dorion again on Tuesday, but there still does not appear to be any progress.
If Stone becomes available for trade, a number of teams will be ready to pounce, including the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames, according to TSN’s Hockey Insiders.
During Tuesday night’s “Insider Trading” segment, Darren Dreger reported Jets GM Kevin “Cheveldayoff is willing to be aggressive” in the trade market and has interest in Stone. He won’t, however, give up the farm for him.
Pierre LeBrun, meanwhile, highlighted the Flames are a team extremely interested in Stone and he reports Flames GM Brad Treliving has told Dorion to call him if Stone hits the market.
Stone, who sits No.6 on TFP’s Top 30 Trade Watch List, has some form of a connection to both teams, as his brother, Michael, is a defenceman for the Flames, while Winnipeg is his hometown.
The Vegas Golden Knights, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators are among the teams also believed to have interest in Stone.