Lightning watching the Blackhawks and Panthers
Ben Pope: The Tampa Bay Lightning had two scouts listed to attend yesterday’s Chicago Blackhawks – Florida Panthers recreation.
Blackhawks will not be fascinated about buying and selling Hagel. Keeping Strome ought to be an choice too
Mark Lazerus of The Athletic: There have been some stories that Chicago Blackhawks winger Brandon Hagel is getting some vital commerce curiosity. He can play within the top-six or drop all the way down to the bottom-six if want be.
Hagel is barely 23-years outdated and carries a $1.5 million wage cap hit for the subsequent two years. A primary-round decide within the mid to late 20’s doesn’t look like good worth. A crew supply stated that the Blackhawks don’t have any intention of buying and selling him.
Forward Dylan Strome has turned his season round in a top-six function. Maybe they need to take a look at signing him to a pleasant contract extension as a substitute of buying and selling him for a fourth-round decide.
After the 2022-23 season, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews contracts expire and any re-signing would come at a cheaper price. An Alex DeBrincat contract extension will take up a few of that financial savings.
Braun is aware of he’s within the rumor mill and could be moved at anytime
“That’s everyday life in the NHL,” Braun advised reporters on Sunday. “You never know when you’re going to get moved if you don’t have a no-move, or no-trade, or whatever. You just got to keep working every day, trying to help your team win. That’s the goal every time I go out there.”
The 35-year outdated pending UFA carries a $1.8 million wage cap hit.
The Flyers had hoped to play themselves again into the playoff race nevertheless it’s wanting like they are going to be sellers on the deadline.
Among the groups who’re believed to have some curiosity in Braun are the Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins, Nashville Predators and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs could now be out after they acquired Ilya Lyubushkin on Saturday.