NHL Rumors: Columbus Blues, and the Potential Cost for John Klingberg
The Columbus Blue Jackets might be sellers at the due date

The Fourth Period: There is still over 2 months to go up until the NHL trade due date, however the Columbus Blue Jackets are trending to end up being sellers.

Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo ($2.8 million cap hit) will likely be moved, with forward Max Domi ($5.3 million) and defenseman Dean Kukan ($1.65 million) as possibilities also.

The Blue Jackets might require to maintain wage in a Domi as competitors might not have the ability to suit the whole $5.3 million.

Teams that might utilize some more offense consist of the Boston Bruins, Nashville Predators, San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers.

What could be the expense to get John Klingberg from the Dallas Stars?

Rory Boylen of Sportsnet: Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg might be among the leading gamers readily available at the trade dealdine. Klingberg stated that he hasn’t asked for a trade from the Stars, however confesses he hasn’t mored than happy with the method agreement talks have actually gone.

Sportsnet Jeff Marek believes the Arizona Coyotes might search for a “Brent Burns-type” trade – a preliminary choice and 2 young gamers in Charlie Coyle and Devin Setoguchi. Chychrun is 23-years old and has actually 3 years left at a $4.6 million cap hit.

Klingberg is 29-years old and a pending UFA. Giving up 3 pieces for Klingberg would be a lot.

A rental equivalent for Klingberg might be the Hurricanes trading Justin Faulk to the St. Louis Blues for first-round possibility Dominik Bokk and defenseman Joel Edmundson. The Buffalo Sabres traded Rasmus Ristolainen to the Philadelphia Flyers for very first- and second-round choice and defenseman Robert Hagg.

The asking cost for Klingberg most likely starts with a preliminary choice and leading possibility.

The Stars are likewise in a playoff hunt, so will they even wish to move him?

Marek has actually reported that on an agreement extension, Klingberg is searching for an eight-year offer at around $63 million, which is a $7.875 million cap hit.

“I don’t know that Dallas gets into the 60s on an eight-year term,” Marek stated on his radio program today. “Here’s the other thing — I don’t know if they want to go eight. The one thing I still don’t know is what is the issue? Is the issue the money or is the issue the term?”

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