NHL Rumors: Seattle Kraken, Patrick Marleau, and Nick Foligno

The Seattle Kraken and making some offers?

Geoff Baker of the Seattle Occasions (mailbag):  Whereas nobody expects Seattle to tug off what Vegas did a number of seasons in the past, the Kraken do have some leverage. Facet offers might be made and Vegas used these to acquire three draft picks within the first spherical for his or her inaugural season (6, 13, and 15). The choose that turned Nick Suzuki was later used to accumulate Max Pacioretty. One other “aspect” deal resulted in William Karlsson coming again in return. Erik Brannstrom (fifteenth choose) was later flipped within the deal for Mark Stone. Seattle might not need to anticipate that type of luck.

Nevertheless, possibly one or two smaller aspect offers happen. Ron Francis should keep vigilant. Seattle will even initially overspend to get to the cap ground at a minimal ($48.9 million at present).

The place might Patrick Marleau find yourself?

Kevin Kurz of The Athletic:  Marleau says he’s open to a transfer if the match is true. His offense dropped like a rock however that’s anticipated at this stage. He’s a mentor (six factors in 34 video games) and his two-way acumen has fallen off the desk too. Versatility may lead Marleau to anybody from Carolina to the Islanders and even the Oilers maybe. Vegas is a lowering risk from an apparent optics standpoint.

Marleau will doubtless be near the deadline kind of deal.

Nick Foligno to the New York Rangers? And different musings…

Larry Brooks of the New York Publish:  New York wants a bit edge come the postseason and IF the Rangers have been to accumulate some expertise for a push. Would Nick Foligno be a superb slot in Gotham? Now, a commerce deadline deal might be unlikely however possibly one thing within the offseason.

Foligno feels extra like a deal the New York Islanders would make. Then, there may be Zach Hyman however Hyman goes to need far more within the phrases of {dollars}. Jeff Gorton has his work minimize out for him to barter the flat wage cap this summer season and past.

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