Options for Jack Campbell
Pierre LeBrun: If goaltender Jack Campbell leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs, legitimate choices for Campbell are the Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, and the Washington Capitals.
Darren Dreger has actually been reporting for a week that the Oilers would be interested.
Avs will speak with Alexandar Georgiev quickly
Pierre LeBrun: Believe the Colorado Avalanche have a good concept on what it will require to sign recently obtained RFA goaltender Alexandar Georgiev. Talks are anticipated to take place quickly.
Pierre LeBrun: Avs GM Joe Sakic thinks they’ll have RFA Georgiev signed by the end of the weekend.
Aarif Deen: Sakic stated that Georgiev and Pavel Francouz will be utilized in tandem next season.
Teams that will have an interest in Darcy Kuemper
Adrian Dater: Teams that are anticipated to be thinking about pending UFA goaltender Darcy Kuemper are the Edmonton Oilers (preferred), New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and the Buffalo Sabres.
Andy Strickland: Can’t see Kuemper having the ability to get Philipp Grubauer cash (6 years at $5.9 million). Won’t get 6 years, perhaps closer to 3 years and guess in the $5 to $5.5 million variety.
Blackhawks burning it down, can’t see Kane staying
Neal McHale: Craig Button on TSN 1050: “You speak about their restore in 2-3 years, attempt 5-7. They’re burning it to the ground. Like Patrick Kane, you believe he’s spending time? Not a possibility. He’s on his escape. He’s out of here…
“Bottom line is they’re not prepared to be competitive once again till at some point in 2030. That’s where their strategy is. You consider where they were at previous to winning all those Stanley Cups, now they’re returning to where they originated from. OK, I get it you’re constructing.
“But Alex DeBrincat is a proven 40-goal scorer. Terrific move for the Ottawa Senators to get that player at his age that scores at that rate. For the Blackhawks it’s all about the future, the problem is the future is far-far away.”