NHL Rumors: San Jose Sharks, and the Columbus Blue Jackets

Sharks forward Kevin Labanc uncertain about his future

Max Miller of San Jose Hockey Now: 27-year-old Kevan Labanc scored 15 objectives and included 18 helps in 72 video games this previous season. He brings a $4.725 million income cap hit and there is some unpredictability about his future in San Jose.

San Jose Sharks GM Mike Grier did state after the season that Labanc never ever asked for a trade.

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Labanc recognizes he didn’t have a fantastic season as he handle numerous off-ice things too. When inquired about his area in the Sharks company, Labanc stated:

“I don’t know what’s gonna happen. Trades happen around the Draft. So we’ll see. We’ll see where things go, and if I do get traded, then it’s been great in San Jose, but we’ll see. But right now, I don’t have any plans for that.”

Labanc when asked if he believes he might be traded at the draft in June.

“I think it could happen to anybody. You just gotta work hard. For me, it’s just all about getting better in the summertime. Making sure that I’m getting ready and doing everything I can to get myself ready for the season.”

The Blue Jackets are not in a rush to call a brand-new head coach and Alexandre Texier agreement gets tolled

Aaron Portzline of The Athletic: The Columbus Blue Jackets won’t employ a brand-new head coach up until next month at the earliest. GM Jarmo Kekalainen has actually currently specified he wishes to wait up until a minimum of the first-round of the Stanley Cup playoffs are over as some head coach or assistant coaches might appear. To talk with some assistant coaches, Kekalainen would require authorization from that group.

If the Blue Jackets had the ability to win the draft lottery game, the head training position might be more luring.

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Alexandre Texier has his agreement tolled for next year. He will now be a limited complimentary representative after next season. Both sides chose this path. The Blue Jackets had actually provided numerous alternatives consisting of a two-year agreement however both chose to play out this season as he’s going back to the NHL and exercise a brand-new agreement at a later time.

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