May the Bruins be concerned with Tomas Hertl and what may it value?
Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Charlie Coyle heads into the Boston Bruins coaching camp penciled in because the staff’s No. 2 middle after David Krejci determined to not return to the NHL for this season. Prospect Jack Studnicka might additionally get a glance.
If issues don’t work out because the Bruins had hoped, they might flip to the commerce market to discover a Krejci substitute. One choice that might develop into out there is San Jose Sharks middle Tomas Hertl.
Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reported that the Sharks can be in search of a first-round decide and a prime prospect that may match the timeline of William Eklund and Thomas Bordeleau’s NHL arrival. Ideally, the prospect can be a centerman, however a defenseman can also match properly.
Would the Bruins first-round decide and Jack Studnicka be sufficient to land the 27-year outdated Hertl?
One concern for the Bruins can be that Hertl makes $5.625 million within the last yr of his deal and will probably be in search of a increase subsequent yr. The Bruins might have to maneuver Coyle’s $5.25 million wage to the Sharks to make the cash work. Buying and selling the contracts of ahead Jake DeBrusk and/or defenseman John Moore might liberate some cash however they will not be straightforward offers to make in-season.
Will Andrew Copp stroll into free company subsequent offseason? Jets might not have the ability to afford Tyler Bozak
Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet: (Jets mailbag) The Winnipeg Jets and Andrew Copp agreed on a one-year deal this offseason as an alternative of a long-term extension. This will not be supreme as Copp will probably be a UFA after the season. Don’t consider they’ve settlement in place for an extension in January, however it doesn’t imply that he gained’t be re-signed earlier than he turns into a UFA on July 1st.
Copp might resolve to check the free agent market since he’s this shut and it wouldn’t be a lot of a shock. He does perceive that he’s in a reasonably good scenario and has the belief of the teaching employees. If the Jets provide him time period and one other increase from his present $3.64 million, he might be concerned with staying.
One free agent that might curiosity the Blues earlier than coaching camp opens is middle Tyler Bozak. Bozak might be in search of more cash although than the Jets can provide.