Henrik Lundqvist and the Colorado Avalanche? Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: The latest team for Henrik Lundqvist to be linked to is indeed the Colorado Avalanche. After all, this makes sense considering all the cap space that Colorado has ($31 million approximately). They would be on the hook for the remainder of Lundqvist’s deal.
Our editors have identified relevant NHL players at each position who can become unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2020. Taylor Hall, Nicklas Backstrom, Torey Krug, and Braden Holtby are all among the most valuable players in a contract year. In this article, we go over those who can make the biggest difference for whoever signs them.
No in-season talks for the Holtby and the Capitals Sportsnet: The Washington Capitals won’t be signing pending free agent goaltender Braden Holtby to a contract extension in-season. “The Capitals and Holtby’s agent, David Kaye, have decided that they will not talk contract during the season,” said Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman during the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada on
The Washington Capitals have been one of the best teams in the National Hockey League to start the season and they have done that with a struggling netminder. It appears that their star goaltender is starting to right the ship which is a scary thought for the rest of the league. Also, one of the
Craig Custance of The Athletic: One agent notes that some of these RFAs signing big extensions early, it may limit the money that would be available for the group of pending UFAs. Some players will still get paid, but others may not. “I think some guys will be overplaying their hands. It’ll be interesting,” said
Penguins trade talks fell through, but could they pick up again Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: A source has said that at the end of September/start of October that at least one player was told that he could be involved in a trade – which obviously hasn’t happened yet. Talks fell through before injuries
Friedman’s 31 thoughts rumor roundup Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: The Ottawa Senators are trying to add a forward after the injuries to Colin White and Artem Anisimov. There is going to be lots of Mike Babcock talk with the growing pressure in Toronto. He already takes a lot of heat. Before going on waivers, the
In today’s NHL Rumors rundown, we look at some of the rumors brought up in Elliotte Friedman’s latest 31 Thoughts post, including Taylor Hall’s potential contract extension and what the Washington Capitals plan to do with Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby. Related: NHL Rumors: Ristolainen, Turris, Kreider, More Can the Blues Re-Sign Pietrangelo? In Tuesday’s
Hall and Devils to keep talking Neal McHale: Bob McKenzie was on TSN 1050 yesterday and was saying that Hall has given his agent the “green light” to continue contract extension talks with GM Ray Shero. McKenzie adds that Hall was happy with the offseason moves the team made. Corey Masisak of The Athletic: New
Notes on the Maple Leafs, Flames, Jets, Avalanche, Capitals, Canucks and Canadiens James (@Account4hockey): Elliotte Friedman on WGR 550 yesterday. Friedman thinks that the Toronto Maple Leafs had decided already who their next captain would be before the Auston Matthews news was made public – John Tavares. There were some within the organization that wanted
Bergevin on a Hurricanes offer sheet one day Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin when asked about the Carolina Hurricanes trying to offer sheet one of their restricted free agents one day. “(Also smiling) I’ll deal with that if it does happen. I’m not worried about that. Like I said, it’s
Two Lightning goaltenders heading to waivers if not trade first Erik Erlendsson: The initial plan for the Tampa Bay Lightning is to put goaltenders Louis Domingue and Mike Condon on waivers on September 21st. Another team did call the Lightning yesterday morning about one them, so they could possibly move someone beforehand. Holtby and Ovechkin
© Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports Tom Gulitti of NHL.com: Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan has said he plans on having preliminary contract extension talks with both Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby in early September. The Capitals don’t have a Backstrom replacement in their organization. The Caps do have Ilya Samsonov as the future No. 1
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on two major names in Washington where the Capitals will have some big decisions to make, news on Matt Hunwick’s season in Buffalo and how it might affect another defenseman, and an update on the potential re-opening of the CBA by the NHL and the NHLPA. Finally,
Blue Jackets and Werenski’s camp to talk soon Aaron Portzline: There isn’t any indication that the Columbus Blues Jackets are close to signing RFA defenseman Zach Werenski. There also isn’t any indication that they have hit a snag in their negotiations. There currently isn’t any urgency to get a contract done, but that could change
© Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports Bobrovsky the perfect comparable for Holtby JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington: Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby is entering the final year of his contract. Holtby would like to remain with the Capitals, and would likely take a bit less than full market value, but not by much. Sergei Bobrovsky
© James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports Back into the Braden Holtby dilemma and more Washington Capitals… Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic recently wrote (mailbag): Again, Braden Holtby gets asked about frequently and for good reason. The goalie won a Stanley Cup and has been such an integral part of the team. With the signings of
Home NHL Free Agents NHL Rumors: Will Butcher, Loui Eriksson, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby © James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports Could the Devils and Butcher look at six-years? Mike Morreale: thinks that the New Jersey Devils could be looking at a six-year deal at around $4.5 million for restricted free agent defenseman Will Butcher.