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NHL Rumors: Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, and the Florida Panthers


Jets could have hassle conserving Perreault

Scott Billeck: Don’t imagine the Winnipeg Jets are going to have the cash out there to re-sign ahead Mathieu Perreault except he’s keen to take a steep pay lower. If they’ll’t re-sign him, they will miss him.

Blackhawks might want to signal Borgstrom

Ben Pope: The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired the rights Henrik Borgstrom. The RFA wants a brand new contract. Signing Borgstrom is probably going an offseason transfer and never now. He’s been taking part in in Finland and his agent doesn’t anticipate him to go over and play in North American this yr.

Blackhawks nonetheless keen to tackle extra money

TSN: Pierre LeBrun mentioned that Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman is leveraging their cap and continues to inform groups he may also help them out.

“And notably, I’m informed Chicago is among the many groups that has spoken to Toronto over the previous few weeks about simply that. We all know the Leafs would wish a third-party dealer to exit and get a ahead. San Jose and Detroit are additionally groups that may leverage their cap area in related offers, so, there could be a theme right here between now and Monday that manner in terms of the cap.”

Panthers trying to make a deal or two

TSN: Pierre LeBrun says that Florida Panthers GM Invoice Zito nonetheless has a watch on their future and will not be all-in. That mentioned, he could also be trying to make one other commerce or two. He cleared some wage cap area out on Thursday by sending Brett Connolly to Chicago.

“Now he can set his sights each probably on a top-four defenceman – we all know they misplaced Aaron Ekblad – and probably a top-six ahead. He did truly, I’m informed, kick the tires and name on Kyle Palmieri like plenty of groups did earlier than the New York Islanders received him, so, who is aware of? Maybe a reunion with David Savard who’s on the commerce market from Columbus? However both manner, the Panthers plan to be a little bit of an motion workforce right here with measure earlier than Monday.”



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