Updates on former Blackhawks prospect Kevin Hayes, plus the Dallas Stars have a blueline issue. 

Former Blackhawks prospect Kevin Hayes could narrow his list of suitors today.

Former Blackhawks prospect Kevin Hayes could narrow his list of suitors today.

NBC SPORTS: Dhiren Mahiban cites reports indicating former Chicago Blackhawks Kevin Hayes and his representatives spent Sunday narrowing their list of NHL suitors, with the intent of speaking to four or five teams today. The Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers are believed among them.

CSNNE.COM: Joe Haggerty reports a source indicates the Bruins have expressed interest in Hayes. The  Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche,  Nashville Predators,  New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins are also rumored to be in the mix.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Hayes will certainly add some spice to what’s lately been a quiet unrestricted free agent market. 

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: cites the Stars blog “Defending Big D” noting the club’s defense corps lacks a right-handed shot, which their opponents could exploit during games.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This isn’t a trade rumor, but it is worth noting for the Stars entering this season. It’s an issue which could force management into the trade market to address if it becomes a problem.