Could the Bruins convey Milan Lucic again?
Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now: Could the Boston Bruins be considering bringing again Milan Lucic?
Lucic is within the final 12 months of his deal and carries a $6 million wage cap hit.
A supply stated on Sunday night time that Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving may very well be keen to retain some wage if the ‘Bruins sweetened the deal.’
David Perron by no means obtained a contract provide from the Blues
Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic: David Perron signed a two-year, $9.5 million take care of the Detroit Red Wings after not getting a contract provide from the St. Louis Blues.
Before this previous season, the Blues had provided Perron a two-year, $8 million, which he clearly declined. Another supply stated it was a one-year, $4 million provide.
Perron’s agent, Allan Walsh, and Blues GM Doug Armstrong didn’t communicate in the course of the season however did have some talks earlier than the draft, although nothing severe.
There had been 4 to 6 groups that had severe curiosity in him when free company opened, however some trusted whether or not these groups might signal different gamers.
Changing the Sharks identification, tradition, and being affected person
Corey Masisak of The Athletic: (mailbag) San Jose Sharks GM Mike Grier made it clear in his press convention that he needed to alter the Sharks’ identification and tradition since taking up. He gave Brent Burns an opportunity to win elsewhere because the Sharks received’t be competing for a Cup.
Grier hasn’t gone into specifics in regards to the group’s long-term plans. It’s not going to be a full tear down and he expects them to be aggressive this 12 months. It doesn’t seem to be he’s actively seeking to transfer out gamers to assist safe a top-three decide within the draft subsequent 12 months.
They’ve added some veterans which blocks some younger gamers however it permits them to be affected person.
Defenseman Markus Nutivaara might enhance his worth this season and the Sharks might look to commerce him earlier than the deadline.
The Sharks might enter subsequent season with three goalies on their roster – James Reimer, Kaapo Kahkonen and Adin Hill. They might look to maneuver certainly one of them or Hill may very well be placed on waivers.