DALLAS (AP) A year after shaking up his team with trades at the draft that altered the landscape of the NHL Ryan Johansen Jersey , Stan Bowman isnt letting on that hell make the same kinds of moves now.I learned to never try to predict the future, the Chicago Blackhawks general manager said. Its difficult to predict the magnitude of changes as we go forward.With teams like the Blackhawks eager to get back to the playoffs, the New York Rangers always in position to make a splash and plenty of big-name players in trade discussions, its hard to predict but easy to expect an eventful weekend of movement. Ottawa captain and No. 1 defenseman Erik Karlsson, Montreal winger Max Pacioretty, Buffalo center Ryan OReilly and Pittsburgh winger Phil Kessel are among the stars being bandied about in trade talk that could come to a head at or before the first round of the draft Friday night.Theres been a lot of chatter this week, Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli said Thursday. Were involved in a lot of the chatter. Ive said publicly wed put our (10th overall) pick in play particularly for a defenseman. That, of course, has led to teams asking what we would put in play for. Theres been discussions on that.A lot of discussions are ongoing on the trade front apart from the draft itself, which is expected to feature smooth-skating Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin going first to Buffalo, Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to Carolina and a whole lot of uncertainty after that.GMs finally got some certainty on the 2018-19 salary cap when the NHL and NHLPA announced it would be $79.5 million with a floor of $58.8 million. As Bowman said Viktor Arvidsson Jersey , the $4.5 million increase is better than it staying flat, and it gives teams more room to maneuver on re-signing players or exchanging them.Aside from the deadline, theres no better time of the year for trades than the draft, right ahead of the free agent negotiating period next week and with free agency opening July 1. Karlsson is the most attractive target by far because he can be a free agent a year from now, but the Senators arent showing their hand.We have a good game plan, Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion said. We arent going to talk (publicly) about specific players, i.e., Mark Stone, Cody Ceci, Chris Wideman, Erik Karlsson.Floridas Dale Tallon said he had spoken to about a dozen fellow GMs and is hearing mostly talk about so-called hockey trades that are neither buying nor selling moves. Because players like OReilly and Kessel have many years left on their contracts Robin Lehner Jersey Womens , theyre more complicated moves.Most of those big names are tied up for a long time, Tallon said. I havent heard a lot about big names. Its mostly deals that fill needs for teams, either a stay-at-home defenseman or a third-line or a fourth-line guy or a specialty player of some sort. Somebodys trying to shake things up.Shake things up? Sounds like the Rangers in most years, though theyve gone into rebuilding mode after a fire sale at the trade deadline. Theyre usually involved in rumors on big players, but GM Jeff Gorton wants to quell the speculation that hes going all-in on trying to win now.Were going to investigate everything, Gorton said. Thats what the job is. Thats what we want to do. If there is an opportunity to get a player and the price wasnt too high then were going to look at it, but for anybody that would be skeptical of a rebuild all you have to do is look at the last several months and over the trade deadline some of the things weve done. I think its pretty obvious that were trying to accumulate young players and assets and trying to get better and going to give these players an opportunity. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Columbus backup goalie Joonas Korpisalo had lost three straight starts since his last victory on Jan. 18. He found out Tuesday morning hed be playing in place of a sick Sergei Bobrovsky against the Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights, and he turned in a gem.The 23-year-old Finn stopped 37 shots, and the Blue Jackets beat Vegas 4-1 and hung onto the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.The team likes playing in front of him, Columbus coach John Tortorella said. There have been a few struggles here and there http://www.officialdevils.com/authentic-ad...chneider-jersey , but he was solid right from the get-go tonight.Korpisalo got some offensive help in a tight-checking game that reflected the urgency for the Blue Jackets, who are battling Florida and Carolina both of which lost Tuesday for the final wild card.Artemi Panarin and Pierre Luc-Dubois each had a goal and two assists, and Zach Werenski and Ian Cole also scored for the Blue Jackets, winners of two straight and four of their last six.A lot of times this year, I think, (Korpisalo) went in and he was playing well but we werent playing our best hockey, Dubois said. For him to play so good tonight and to get that win, I know everybody in here is happy for him.Marc-Andre Fleury a Blue Jacket-killer in the playoffs last year for Pittsburgh had 17 saves for the Golden Knights, who have lost four of five.Overall I think we got better and better as game went on, Vegas winger David Perron said. We just couldnt get that second goal.Panarin slammed in a rebound for his team-leading 21st goal of the season just 16 seconds after the opening faceoff.Vegas, in its first visit to Columbus Jesper Bratt Jersey Kids , knotted the score 90 seconds into the second period when Erik Haula snapped in a shot from the slot for his 24th goal. Haula is one of five Vegas forwards to have 20 or more goals this season.Werenski put the Blue Jackets up 2-1 at 8:01 of the second when he powered a one-timer through Fleurys pads from beyond the left circle after a pass from Panarin. The tally by the 20-year-old Werenski was his 13th of the season, a franchise record for defensemen.Cole made it 3-1 at 9:47 of the second with his first goal as a Blue Jacket after being acquired at the trade deadline. Dubois capped the scoring with an empty-net goal with 2:21 left.Its been tough the last four weeks, Korpisalo said. To finally get a win and help the team, it felt good. Its something I can build on right now.NOTES: Vegas leading scorer, William Karlsson, was cheered during first trip back to Columbus after being snagged from the Blue Jackets in the expansion draft. Vegas F Reilly Smith left the game in the second period and didnt return after taking a hit from Columbus D David Savard. His condition was not available. A goal by Dubois at 6:14 in the first period was waved off after a replay determined Cam Atkinson was offside when he carried the puck into the zone. G Jeff Zatkoff dressed after an emergency recall from Cleveland of the American Hockey League to back up Korpisalo. Vegas F Pierre-Edouard Bellemare returned after missing seven games with a hand injury. Atkinson has 15 points in his last 19 games after missing 11 games with a fractured foot suffered in late December.UP NEXTVegas: Plays at Detroit on Thursday night.Columbus: Hosts Colorado on Thursday night.