NHL on the Olympics
John Shannon: NHL: “As a reminder, no final agreement or decision has been made to this point regarding the possible participation of NHL Players in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Talks remain ongoing.”
John Shannon: NHL continues: “If, for whatever reason, there’s no NHL Player participation in the Olympics, a revised Regular Season schedule will be released which, to the greatest extent possible, will adopt the dates and games reflected in the schedule contemplating Olympic participation.”
Senators searching for some aid upfront
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Ottawa Senators wish to include an experienced center or another forward.
The Senators still require to re-sign Brady Tkachuk, Drake Batherson and Filip Gustavsson.
Brady might opt for a bridge offer comparable to his sibling Matthew – 3 years at $7 million per. GM Pierre Dorion and representative Craig Oster are talking however absolutely nothing in regards to cash and term have actually been dripped.
Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has actually stated they’d like to get Tkachuk locked on a long-lasting offer and name him captain.
The 23-year old Batherson will likely get a 2- or three-year bridge offer after he installed 17 objectives and 17 helps in 56 video games this previous season.
Defenseman Erik Brannstrom might be utilized as a trade chip for the forward. Ideally, a winger who might play in the top-six or a center that would move somebody to the wing.
The Senators kicked tires on Buffalo Sabres Jack Eichel however the asking cost was too expensive and his agreement might have required them into other relocations.
There has actually been some speculation that the Senators have actually talked with the San Jose Sharks about Tomas Hertl. If the New York Rangers acquire Jack Eichel, Ryan Strome might appear and would make good sense. His sibling Dylan in Chicago is readily available and the Senators have actually revealed moderate interest.
Center Logan Brown hasn’t worked out of late and the Senators wouldn’t mind moving him in a hockey trade.
Forward Chris Tierney will be a totally free representative after the season. He drew some moderate trade interest at the due date last season.