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Could the New York Islanders be a match a Bo Horvat?
Stefen Rosner of NYI Hockey Now: The lacking piece for the New York Islanders may very well be Vancouver Canucks pending UFA ahead Bo Horvat.
The 27-year-old will likely be in search of a elevate from his $5.5 million cap hit and is on hearth to begin the season. The Canucks are nonetheless saying they need to re-sign him however they didn’t even meet along with his agent once they have been in the identical metropolis.
Elliotte Friedman reported the Islanders scouted the Canucks just a few weeks in the past.
The Islanders buying Horvat would rely on him signing an extension.
Adding a top-four defenseman is one other want for the Islanders.
Would a package deal of Aatu Raty, William Dufour, Beauviller or Bailey and some picks work? If the Canucks take Bailey, the Islanders would wish to incorporate a primary. If not, a second and third may very well be sufficient.
Potential supply: Josh Bailey, William Dufour, 2023 first-round and 2023 fourth-round choose for Horvat.
Are Connor McMichael‘s days in Washington numbered?
Sammi Silber of WSH Hockey Now: Washington Capitals 21-year-old ahead Connor McMichael has been a wholesome scratch this season after placing up 18 factors in 68 video games final season. He has no factors and just one shot in 5 video games.
Does there come a time limit when his identify comes up in commerce talks?
The Capitals may use some scoring assist, and since McMichael is a former first-round choose, continues to be younger with a top-six upside, and he may maintain some commerce worth.
Last month head coach Peter Laviolette mentioned there was no plan to ship McMichael to the AHL.
“No. He’s here. He’s part of our 23 right now. Things always change from guys going into the lineup or somebody gets injured or decisions in the roster that have to be made. There haven’t been any decisions and there hasn’t been any conversations about that right now,” head coach Peter Laviolette defined. “We’re, we got a roster going that we’re happy with. I’m sure it’s tough sitting out. Every player wants to play and that’s a good thing. He’s just got to keep working hard and wait for his chance.”