With the growth draft and free company right here — and a flat cap, as well — the 2021 NHL offseason is anticipated to be a wheelin’-and-dealin’ one.
“There’s quite a lot of groups that — there’s simply actually huge choices to be made,” former Lightning basic supervisor Brian Lawton instructed The Related Press’ Stephen Whyno. “Now it’s quick and livid attempting to determine what they’ll get accomplished.”
With regard to the growth draft, groups can be seeking to get one thing for gamers they in all probability would lose in any other case within the draft. Then there may be free company, which begins July 28. Quite a lot of groups are cash-strapped and seeking to unlock house to not solely re-sign their free brokers but in addition reel in new gamers.
Quite a lot of huge names are rumored to be on the commerce block, together with the Sabres’ Jack Eichel. One domino has already fallen: The Blackhawks shipped three-time Stanley Cup champion Duncan Keith to the Oilers on July 12.
NHL FREE AGENCY: All 31 groups’ UFAs, RFAs
The 2021 offseason is a brief one as the brand new season is scheduled to start in mid-October. Subsequently, the expectation is that issues can be quick and livid.
Sporting Information is monitoring each commerce accomplished throughout the 2021 offseason.
NHL commerce tracker 2021
||Viktor Arvidsson (F)
||2021 second-round decide, 2022 third-round decide
||Ducan Keith (D), Tim Soderlund (F)
||Caleb Jones (D), 2022 conditional decide
||Dylan Wells (G)
||Ryan Graves (D)
||Mikhail Maltsev (F), 2021 second-round decide