Pierre LeBrun: There have been groups calling the Florida Panthers about pending unrestricted free agent goaltender Chris Driedger. They may very well be getting a leap on talks by buying his rights.
There may be additionally the growth draft to think about. Will the Kraken have an interest?
TSN: Pierre LeBrun on That’s Hockey when requested about Florida Panthers buying and selling the rights to pending UFA goaltender Chris Driedger.
** NHLRumors.com transcription
“Effectively, they’re getting calls on pending UFA netminder Chris Driedger whose such an incredible story as you bear in mind this 12 months however after all they’ve acquired a $10 million goalie in Sergei Bobrovsky and a future famous person in web doubtlessly in first-round decide Spencer Knight who acquired his ft moist this previous 12 months.
So there isn’t a room for Chris Driedger. He’s not staying in Florida. So groups are calling and saying, ‘what wouldn’t it take to get his rights off your palms now so we will kind of leap the UFA market.’ There’s a number of curiosity in Chris Driedger.
Right here’s the complication. Perhaps Florida does that. However, there’s the potential of Seattle maybe having curiosity in Chris Driedger. And so does Florida really sit again and let Seattle take him within the growth draft, which implies they don’t lose anybody else to Seattle.
So loads for Florida to ponder right here on the subject of UFA netminder Chris Driedger.”