Groups need the Stars to retain wage
Pierre LeBrun: There are groups that will probably be focused on Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin however would love the Stars to retain wage or take a contract again, wich was why he wasn’t claimed.
Canucks received’t transfer excessive picks
Thomas Drance: Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Rutherford: “It’s not the cycle we’re in to commerce excessive draft picks.”
World Cup of Hockey?
Pierre LeBrun: NHL Deputy commissioner Invoice Daly mentioned that NHLPA govt Don Fehr introduced up a couple of weeks in the past the World Cup of Hockey.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman mentioned it’s not on the front-burner however it’s some the NHL and NHLPA might take a look at, sooner or later.
Predators ought to lengthen Forsberg, not commerce him
Dan Rosen of NHL.com: (mailbag) Nashville Predators ahead Filip Forsberg is a pending UFA and would draw a much bigger commerce package deal if it’s a sign-and-trade. That will land the Predators an NHL participant and a excessive draft choose. If it’s only a ‘rental’ commerce, it will doubtless be a prospect and/or a draft choose.
That mentioned, signing the 27-year outdated must be a precedence. Query is, does he wish to re-sign? If he received’t signal earlier than the commerce deadline, ought to they preserve him if they’re within the playoff race?
A blue line and two goaltending choices for the Oilers
The Fourth Period: Elliotte Friedman mentioned the Edmonton Oilers might be in search of a goaltender, a left defenseman, and a third-line heart. GM Ken Holland mentioned on HNIC that he’d prefer to be a purchaser however they should begin profitable.
The Oilers don’t have a whole lot of wage cap area to work with.
It’s not recognized who the Oilers are , but when they might get the Montreal Canadiens to retain some wage, defenseman Ben Chiarot ($3.5 million) might be an possibility. It’s believed the Canadiens are in search of a first-round choose for Chiarot. Would GM Ken Holland wish to transfer his first-round choose?
Goaltending choices might be pending UFAs Joonas Korpisalo (Blue Jackets) and Marc-Andre Fleury (Blackhawks).