When one window opens, another is closing.
Such is the case for the Arizona Coyotes.
The ‘Yotes have been shopping defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson for weeks now. The captain has trade protection, meaning he has a say in if he goes anywhere. He set a deadline for noon ET Friday (the opening of free agency) for the Coyotes to move him, and that deadline now has passed.
So, it sounds like he’s staying put.
The Vancouver Canucks reportedly made a late push for OEL.
The other team Ekman-Larsson would’ve accepted a trade to was the Boston Bruins, but it appears their interest waned due to the asking price.