Goalies who may very well be accessible on the commerce deadline
Josh Beneteau of Sportsnet: The Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Washington Capitals are three groups that may very well be wanting so as to add some goalie depth by Monday’s NHL commerce deadline.
A take a look at 12 goaltenders who may very well be accessible for commerce.
Jonathan Bernier – Pending UFA – Has been out since March 18th however anticipated again this week.
Elvis Merzlikins (one 12 months at $4 million)/Joonas Korpisalo (one 12 months at $2.8 million) – Merzlikins doesn’t want enlargement safety.
James Reimer (pending UFA)/Petr Mrazek (pending UFA)/Alex Nedeljkovic (pending RFA or UFA relying on video games performed) – Might transfer one for an NHL-ready participant.
David Rittich – Pending UFA – Ought to have the ability to get some asset(s) for him.
Chris Driedger – Pending UFA – They might maintain him for the season however groups shall be calling for his $850,000 cap hit.
Linus Ullmark – Pending UFA – Perhaps one of many Sabres extra worthwhile commerce items.
Darcy Kuemper (one 12 months at $4.5 million)/Antti Raanta (pending UFA) – Each gamers are presently harm and haven’t performed since early March.
Devan Dubnyk – Pending UFA – Sharks would want to retain a few of the $4.333 cap hit.
Flames GM on the upcoming deadline
Pierre LeBrun of the Athletic: The Calgary Flames season hasn’t gone as deliberate after they landed Jacob Markstrom and Chris Tanev this previous offseason. Changing Geoff Ward with Darryl Sutter hasn’t turned issues round as rapidly as they’ve hoped.
Modifications are coming however extra probably an offseason than on the commerce deadline. That hasn’t stopped GM Brad Treliving from listening to all calls.
“Hey, you take a look at offers on a regular basis, so far as the deadline it’s the final time you are able to do something till the season is completed. I feel each group seems to be at methods they will enhance themselves whatever the state of affairs they’re in,” mentioned the Flames GM. “The separating issue is that you simply’ve acquired groups which can be in good spots that need to assist themselves now. After which once you take a look at hockey offers, the explanation you don’t see quite a lot of these now’s that in case you take a very good portion of the groups which can be in a great spot proper now, they’re not seeking to take something off their group proper now.”
Treliving provides the enlargement draft throws one other wrinkle as groups want to think about their potential protected lists, and the flat wage cap isn’t serving to.
They might look to maneuver pending UFAs David Rittich and Derek Ryan.