Ducks GM amazed Drouin requested trade on entry-level deal

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Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray may indeed have Jonathan Drouin on his radar, but he's seeing red flags, too.

Over the weekend, Murray stopped short of confirming his interest in the 20-year-old Tampa Bay Lightning forward, who requested a trade earlier this season, instead offering reason to steer clear.

"There's more than just him that's probably out there and available right now, Murray said," according to Helene Elliott of the L.A. Times. "Let's just leave it at that. We're looking at a whole bunch of things. We know he's there, but there's a few others out there, too, that haven't requested trades.

"Requesting trades on entry level, that's something new for you and I. ... Entry-level players requesting trades. Amazing."

Murray added that he's surprised by the amount of reports that have Anaheim linked to trade candidates.

"If you listen to everybody and listen to all the … we're one of the front-runners in that aren't we in that? Every time I turn the page I hear we're making a deal with a certain team on the East Coast."

Murray was active late Friday night, shipping Carl Hagelin to the Pittsburgh Penguins for David Perron and Adam Clendening in a deal that will free up cap room this summer.

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