Too early for the Oilers to maneuver Broberg in a Chychrun commerce
Jim Matheson: Sure, Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun is an efficient participant on a poor workforce, but when the asking value is the Edmonton Oilers’ greatest prospect in Philip Broberg, why would the Oilers need to do this?
“Till Oilers actually know what they’ve received in Broberg, they aren’t buying and selling a 20-year-old left D.”
Do the Sharks maintain on to Hertl?
Curtis Pashelka of The Mercury News: The San Jose Sharks come out of the Vacation break with a 15-14-1 file and 5 factors out of a playoff spot. They’ve 16 video games presently scheduled earlier than the All-Star weekend/Olympic’ break.
Will the Sharks nonetheless be within the playoff hunt because the March twenty first commerce deadline attracts nearer? They’ll have to make choices whether or not to commerce Tomas Hertl and different pending UFAs or to carry on to them and make a playoff run.
High 5 gamers who could possibly be out there
Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: A take a look at 5 of the highest gamers that could possibly be out there for commerce.
5. Jake DeBrusk – Boston Bruins – The Bruins are on the lookout for “equal worth” in any deal. Solely has 5 targets and three assists in 25 video games.
4. Bryan Rust – Pittsburgh Penguins – Has scored 20+ targets the previous two seasons however has been bothered by a lower-body harm this 12 months. Pending UFA could possibly be on the lookout for six years at $6 million per on a brand new deal.
3. Mark Giordano – Seattle Kraken – Pending UFA who can play on the top-pairing. He could possibly be price a excessive draft decide and a prospect.
2. Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers – It could possibly be time for the perimeters to maneuver on. Carries an $8.275 million wage cap. Has 11 targets and 14 assists in 29 video games up to now this season.
1. Tomas Hertl – San Jose Sharks – The Sharks could need to hold Hertl, but when they fall out of the race, they may transfer the pending UFA. The fee would simply be a prime decide and a prime prospect. They’ll’t lose him for nothing.