The Canucks are a finalist for Andrei Kuzmenko
Rick Dhaliwal: The Vancouver Canucks are among the groups that have actually made Russian complimentary representative forward Andrei Kuzmenko’s shortlist of groups.
Agent Dan Milstein stated they are still a couple of weeks far from deciding.
There are still some groups playing that are going to be interviewing him.
The Blackhawks will require to generate some goaltending aid
Ben Pope: Chicago Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson on their goaltending strategy: “We definitely need to bring some NHL contracts in. are part of that discussion…but there’s some players that we’ll look at in free agency and see which direction we want to go. Not ruling out the trade market either.”
Ben Pope: It doesn’t seem like Davidson believes goaltender Arvid Soderblom is NHL-ready right now.
Davidson did state that he thinks their goaltending pipeline with Soderblom, Jaxson Stauber and Drew Commesso is “something I’m quietly really optimistic about.”
Blackhawks want to have a coach in location by mid-July
Charlie Roumeliotis: Blackhawks GM Davidson wishes to have their head training position filled by mid-July.
Which instructions will the Red Wings opt for their training work with?
Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News: The Detroit Red Wings are searching for a brand-new head coach to assist turn things around.
“We had gotten to a point where fundamentally with and without the puck, we had regressed,” basic supervisor Steve Yzerman stated. “We’re at a point now I felt I’ve got to see (whether) bringing in a new coach, a new coaching staff, can make a difference to get us back on track and going in the right direction.”
John Niyo of The Detroit News: Will the Red Wings want to bring a ‘taskmaster’ behind the bench? Someone like John Tortorella, Rick Tocchet or Mike Babcock.
Will GM Steve Yzerman generate somebody who he recognizes with – Lane Lambert, Benoit Groulx or Derek Lalonde?
Rikard Gronborg might be a choice, and there are some within the Red Wings front workplace who have actually dealt with or bet Gronborg previously.
Yzerman stated at the start of the month that he hadn’t made a list of training prospects.