Five offseason buyout prospects
Jacob Stoller of The Hockey News: Five offseason buyout prospects.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Vancouver Canucks – He has actually 4 years left at a $7.26 million cap hit. He’s nearly untradable even with half kept. A buyout would cost $146,667, $2,346,667, 2 years of $4,766,667 and after that 4 years of $2,126,667.
Tony DeAngelo – Philadelphia Flyers – A buyout would cost $1,666,667 for 2 years if a trade can’t be exercised. Retaining some income might assist for a trade.
NHL Rumors: Philadelphia Flyers – Ivan Provorov, Carter Hart, and Tony DeAngelo
Cal Petersen – Los Angeles Kings – Hasn’t exercised after he signed the three-year, $15 million agreement extension. Two years left at $5 million per and a customized no-trade provision has him with generally no trade worth. He’d have cap hit of $5,166,667 this year, then 3 years of $1,166,667 if purchased out.
Ryan Suter – Dallas Stars – He’s still gathering buyout cash from the Wild. He’d count 2 years at $783,333 and after that 2 years at $1,433,333.
Blake Wheeler – Winnipeg Jets – The Jets will be aiming to make some modifications. They attempted trading him last season however wouldn’t keep cash. A buyout this offseason would count $2.75 million for 2 years. That would be a $5.5 million cap cost savings this year.
Second-line center choices for the Colorado Avalanche
Peter Baugh of The Athletic: The Colorado Avalanche weren’t able to re-sign Nazem Kadri last offseason, and with J.T. Compher‘s a pending UFA this offseason, they’ll requirement to discuss their choices for second-line center.
Internal Candidates: Mikko Rantanen (been a winger and would be less TOI with Nathan MacKinnon, J.T. Compher (might have priced himself out the Avs budget plan after a 52 point season), and Alex Newhook (still just 22 however might not be all set yet for a top-six function. Would be a threat.)
NHL Rumors: Coloado Avalanche – J.T. Compher, Josh Manson, and Corey Perry
External Options: Mark Scheifele (would be a high expense to obtain), Kevin Hayes (the Flyers would need to keep a few of Hayes’ $7,142,857 cap hit), Nick Schmaltz (expense would be high and there’s a concern if he’s a much better winger than center), Elias Lindholm (possibly the very best fit however the Flames are still attempting to win), Adam Henrique (the Ducks might get a much better return at the trade due date), and Ryan O’Reilly (UFA who might get more on the free market.).