Should the New York Islanders be sellers?
Andy Graziano: From a New York Islanders perspective, they don’t appear to be in a position to make a trade to return into contention.
They need to begin looking towards the NHL trade due date and moving the agreements of goaltender Semyon Varlamov and Josh Bailey. They might evaluate the marketplace on forward Cal Clutterbuck and see if they can get a draft choice for him.
Quick strikes on cap relief, Bettman, Chychrun, Oilers, Eichel, Sabres, and Olympic hockey in Seattle
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: At some point this season groups should be provided some type of cap relief if they are going required to play COVID break outs that diminish their lineups.
It is seeming like a five-year extension for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is being completed.
The Arizona Coyotes might be seeing what the marketplace would bring for defenseman Jakob Chychrun. Have heard that the asking rate is enormous. Teams aren’t escaping from the rate though. He has actually 3 years left on his offer at a $4.6 million cap hit.
Trade talks around the NHL are “quiet.”
Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland stated he wishes to be purchaser at the NHL trade due date in March however they require to begin winning some video games. The Oilers might possibly be searching for a goaltender, a left defenseman, and a third-line center.
Jack Eichel is still rehabbing in Charlotte however might make his method to Vegas in early 2022.
If the Buffalo Sabres are going to generate a goalie that has some term left on their agreement, they would choose to discover somebody who is not near completion of their profession like Dallas Stars Anton Khudobin is.
Seattle’s Climate Pledge arena has just a February 10th Seattle University basketball video game arranged in between January 29th and February 24th. One idea is to move the Olympic hockey competition to Seattle and FedEx the medals over.