Tkachuk searching for a bridge?
The Cam & Strick Podcast: Andy Strickland stated that the Ottawa Senators wish to do a 7- or eight-year handle Brady Tkachuk. Tkachuk is searching for a bridge offer.
Bruce Garrioch: The Senators don’t wish to re-sign Tkachuk to a bridge offer as they desire him to be a part of their core long-term.
Do the Maple Leafs secure Rielly now or let things play out?
David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period: The wage cap is anticipated to increase by $1 million, which would presently offer the Toronto Maple Leafs about $15 million in wage cap area for next year.
Their totally free representative list includes Morgan Rielly, Jack Campbell, Jason Spezza, Ilya Mikheyev, Ondrej Kase, Pierre Engvall and Rasmus Sandin.
Fitting in a long-lasting Rielly extension won’t be simple, specifically considering that it might be available in between $8 and $9 million.
Rielly has actually stated he’s going to leave the agreement settlements approximately his representative and just concentrate on hockey. If something is essential, then he’ll get an upgrade from his representative.
The Leafs might lock him approximately an extension from time to time simply handle the wage cap circumstance next offseason, or they might treat him as their own ‘rental’ and let things play out.
Devils might include at the due date if in the playoff race
Anthony DiMarco of The Fourth Period: Mike Morreale of NHL.com on the “Brotherly Pod” recently stated that he thinks if the New Jersey Devils remain in the playoff race GM Tom Fitzgerald will aim to include at the NHL trade due date in March.
“If the Devils are there (in the playoff mix) and looking to maybe climb into that number eight, seven spot, a wild-card spot, in the East, I think he makes that move,” Morreale stated. “If they’re not in the hunt, it’s not going to take place.
“If the Devils are there, I think Fitzgerald will look at that and look to improve the team even more.”
The Devils presently have $12 million in wage cap area which predicts to simply under $62 million at the due date.
They would likely search for assistance upfront, potentially an experienced center. Adding a winger wouldn’t be a surprise either.