NHL Rumors: Vancouver Canucks, Detroit Red Wings, and the Washington Capitals

The Canucks the front-runners for Akito Hirose?

Rick Dhaliwal: The Vancouver Canucks have an interest in Minnesota State totally free representative, left-handed defenseman Akito Hirose.

Rick Dhaliwal: If Hirose chooses to turn professional, the Canucks would be high up on his list.

David Pagnotta: Signs have actually been pointing towards Hirose and the Canucks for weeks.

Are the Red Wings not thinking about signing possibility Robert Mastrosimone? 

Craig Morgan of Go PHNX: Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Greg Powers doesn’t believe the Detroit Red Wings will sign possibility Robert Mastrosimone.

“He’s playing the waiting game and seeing what’s going to be available as a free agent. There’s a lot of teams that are interested in him, but it doesn’t look like Detroit is going to happen. It’s just a waiting game, but he has the option to come back. It’s a good option and he’s open to it.”

“He’s going to be here all summertime, and I believe he’s most likely going to register and leave that as an alternative. It’s not something that we’re going to learn about for a while. I understand he wishes to get an agreement and play professional hockey and I’m positive that can occur for him, however this is going to stay an alternative.

The Capitals will have choices to make on Peter Laviolette and Anthony Mantha

Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic: Despite losing in the preliminary 2 years in a row and possibly missing out on the playoffs this year, it isn’t a slam dunk that Peter Laviolette won’t be re-signed.

They handled the 3rd most man-games lost this season. GM Brian MacLellan likewise traded out some veterans at the due date for draft choices.

Management and ownership will have some substantial exit interviews prior to they choose which instructions they will go.

Forward Anthony Mantha has actually struggled this season and has actually been a healthy scratch sometimes. He’s got another year at a $5.7 million cap hit and appears like a not likely buyout prospect at this moment. If they do choose to go that path he’d bring a $1.367 million struck next season and $2.167 the list below year.

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