Preliminary talks for Adam Fox and Jack Hughes
Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: The New York Rangers have had very preliminary talks with pending RFA defenseman Adam Fox’s agent Matt Keator. Fox has arbitration rights and is provide sheet eligible. Fox desires to be a Ranger so agreeing to a proposal sheet could be unlikely.
Cale Makar is a comparable and he signed a six-year, $54 million deal this offseason. The Rangers have to look at the cap as they have already got some huge offers on the books and Kaapo Kakko, Alexis Lafreniere and Okay’Andre Miller will want new offers as nicely over the subsequent two seasons.
Fox will seemingly be on the lookout for a deal at over $9 million. They might look a decrease quantity on a bridge deal, however that would value them extra within the subsequent couple of years.
Sources say that New Jersey Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald and Jack Hughes agent Pat Brisson have held preliminary talks a couple of contract extension. Hughes getting a contract provide within the subsequent couple of months wouldn’t be a shock.
Will the Devils need to do a long-term or a bridge deal? Imagine the Devils will attempt for a long-term deal.
Eichel operating out of choices
Emily Kaplan of ESPN: Sources are saying that Jack Eichel’s reps are making one final push for disc alternative surgical procedure to the Buffalo Sabres. Eichel had been hoping that he would have been traded by now.
Sources mentioned that as many as 5 groups have spoken with the Sabres during the last week or so. The Sabres are holding agency on the asking value. That, together with the medical uncertainty have cooled talks.
Eichel continues to gather medical opinions and shall be presenting it to the Sabres this week. A final resort of Eichel could be submitting a grievance.