On the Washington Capitals assistant training search, Mantha, Kuznetsov, No. 8 choice, buyouts and Fehervary
Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic: The Washington Capitals are still dealing with their list of possible assistant coaches for next season according to sources.
Capitals GM Brian MacLellan is taking a look at the trade market to alter things up, however he’s not simply going to dump Anthony Mantha and/or Evgeny Kuznetsov simply to move their agreements. He wishes to make the group much better. Player-for-player trades aren’t simple to make.
Teams are calling the Capitals about returning from the No. 8 choice in the draft however currently, they aren’t interested.
The Capitals don’t mean to purchase anybody out this year.
There haven’t been any agreement talks in between the Capitals and pending RFA defenseman Martin Fehervary yet however that is anticipated to alter in the upcoming weeks. They might take a look at a bridge offer however if they might get a great cap number on a long-lasting offer, they would consider it.
Could Dan Vladar be the Maple Leafs beginning goaltender next year?
Michael Traikos: Eric Francis thinking who the Toronto Maple Leafs beginning goaltender will be next season: “A few weeks ago, I said not only is Brad Treliving going to be the GM of the #Leafs, but I predict Dan Vladar will be the starting goalie on opening night.”
The Maple Leafs and their blue line, and a perfect trade target in advance
Luke Fox of Sportsnet; Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brad Treliving on Real Kyper & Bourne recently.
“Do we look at our defence? Are there ways we can augment that?”
The Maple Leafs blue line has just 2 pending UFAs in Justin Holl and Erik Gustafsson, so it’s possible they’ll need to go the trade path.
An perfect acquisition upfront would be Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm. He just brings a $4.85 million cap this year prior to ending up being a UFA. John Tavares might then move to wing.