NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers – Tyson Barrie, Adam Larsson, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins


Barrie prone to take a look at free company

TSN: Darren Dreger notes that Oilers pending UFA defenseman Tyson Barrie led NHL defenseman in scoring. He had signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal this previous offseason and may very well be hitting the open market once more.

“The sense is that Barrie goes to check the free-agent market. He’s earned that proper and given every little thing that Ken Holland and the Oilers are going to must undergo with hefty negovtiations with Larsson, Nugent-Hopkins, Darnell Nurse, and others, you want to have the ability to examine apples to apples.

Tyson Barrie would very very like to remain in Edmonton however he additionally needs some stability. We’re speaking a few five- or six-year time period, so most certainly, he goes to the open market to see what the larger image seems like as effectively.”

TSN: Frank Seravalli notes that there aren’t any updates on contract talks between the Edmonton Oilers and ahead Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

There was progress between the Oilers and pending UFA defenseman Adam Larsson.

“It’s not imminent and received’t occur earlier than the puck drops within the Stanley Cup playoffs however I believe at this level it’s truthful to say that each side are optimistic {that a} deal may very well be had as soon as the playoffs wrap up, possible within the three- to four-year vary.”

Mark Spector of Sportsnet: The Seattle Kraken are in a position to discuss to pending free starting on July 18th, which is three days earlier than the enlargement draft.

Do the Edmonton Oilers prolong pending UFA Ryan Nugent-Hopkins earlier than the enlargement draft? In the event that they don’t re-sign Nugent-Hopkins, what’s their plan to interchange him?

He’s a top-six ahead, kills penalties and performs on their high energy play unit.

Regular instances would have put Nugent-Hopkins within the $7 million per season vary, however the flat cap might imply he might must take much less.

Time period may additionally develop into a difficulty for the 28-year previous ahead.

One scout notes that you simply might be able to get two ahead – ie. Mikael Granlund and Alex Wenneberg – for a similar cash mixed as you’d for simply RNH.

“He’s not irreplaceable,” the scout mentioned. “The 2 massive boys, they’re. However Nugent-Hopkins? In the event you’re Kenny, would you fairly have two $3 million wingers, or one $6 centre? And if McLeod is your third line centre shifting ahead, then why do you want Nugent-Hopkins?

“Clearly, Edmonton’s wants are on the wing. That’s the place they need to be spending their cash.”

If he’s trying to maximize cash he might must look elsewhere. thinks the Oilers will high out at 5 years and he might not get greater than $6 million a season.



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