Scouting the Blackhawks and Stars
Ben Pope: Scouts noted to go to last night’s Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars video game consist of the Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Seattle Kraken, Boston Bruins, and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jim Matheson: The Edmonton Oilers have actually been connected to Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Sam Lafferty, and perhaps defenseman Jake McCabe unless they are on his seven-team no-trade list.
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Mark Spector: Have heard that McCabe has the Oilers on his no-trade list. The Oilers are still thinking about some Blackhawks gamers. Lafferty’s video game is out there.
Bruce LeVine: Would be all right with the Stars taking a perform at Kane however getting the mathematics to work wouldn’t be simple.
Blackhawks forward Max Domi is a pending UFA and would be more affordable to obtain and simpler to fit under the cap.
The Wild are attempting to move some pieces around, perhaps to suit Brock Boeser?
Michael Russo and Joe Smith of The Athletic: Brock Boeser has actually 2 years left on his agreement at a $6.65 million cap hit and he’d enjoy to play in his house State of Minnesota. The issue for the Minnesota Wild is their cap hell for those years.
Boeser’s representative, Ben Hankinson, has approval to speak with groups and has actually been speaking with the Wild.
“They’re trying to move some things around, potentially,” Hankinson stated Wednesday on The Athletic Hockey Show. “More notably, perhaps are they on the within (of the playoffs)? They undoubtedly had a big win last night. There’s 82 video games, you don’t believe one win would be so crucial. But where are they sitting? Does Billy wish to include? Or could he be a prospective seller?
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“But where does Brock Boeser fit? I think he fits in perfectly (as) a top-six scoring wing, probably playing with (Matt) Boldy. But there are other pieces in play. There are rumors that (Jordan) Greenway could be going. Obviously the whole (Matt) Dumba rumors. (Calen) Addison has been scratched a little bit, too. There’s a ton at play.”
Hankinson included that the Vancouver Canucks would need to keep wage, which it something they’d rather refrain from doing.