Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek on 32 Thoughts: The Podcast – Don’t Debug the EBUG, on Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Bjugstad and one group that is interested.
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Marek: “You reported Saturday about Nick Bjugstad and the Edmonton Oilers. I had actually discussed something about Carson Soucy after you too, defenseman for the Seattle Kraken. And I believe a great deal of individuals are questioning, once again, and this is a huge if, if Seattle chooses to do something with him. There’s a variety of groups that would be taking a look at Carson Soucy.
Before I get your ideas on him, your ideas on Nick Bjugstad and Edmonton and possibly somewhere else?”
Friedman: “I believe the Oilers like Bjugstad and after I stated that on Saturday night, somebody called me on Sunday and they stated to me, they believe it’s more than interest. They believe there have actually been some quite in-depth discussions in between the 2 groups.
As I discussed on Saturday night, you break down Bjugstad’s efficiency this year, he’s got 11 objectives, 10 are even strength, one is short-handed. And somebody raised the indicate me that he ratings in the shootout and the shootout has no basis in the playoffs, it doesn’t matter, however you disregard it your hazard to not arrive. And the league leader has 4, he’s got 3. He’s a $900K number that anybody can deal with.
As a matter of reality, the very same individual stated to me, they wouldn’t be shocked if not just is Bjugstad on the Oilers radar, however so is among his colleagues. The presently hurt Shayne Gostisbehere.
So, I don’t understand where this is going to go since like I stated, I believe there is other interest in him. I don’t believe Arizona’s going to have any problem moving him if that’s what they choose to do. But I do believe Edmonton is among the groups there, and I believe they’ve talked fairly seriously about it.