NHL Rumors: Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets

Dorion to satisfy with Dzingel’s camp after the season

Bruce Garrioch: Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion stated that this offseason he’s going to sit down down with pending UFA Ryan Dzingel‘s camp.

Nothing for Rangers brief or long-range plans

New York Rangers: GM Jeff Gorton didn’t come throughout any presents on the deadline that match their short- and long-range plans.

“We made quite a lot of calls, took quite a lot of calls, went by way of quite a lot of eventualities, and it’s clear we’ve a plan in place. Nothing that got here alongside was going so as to add to what we wished to do and was one thing we felt was going to assist us, brief time period or long run.”

Loads of determination for Kekalainen as he eyes a reload and never rebuild

Aaron Portzline of The Athletic: Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen is insisting it’s going to be a reload and never rebuild.

“Rebuilding takes quite a bit longer,” Kekalainen stated. “That’s the massive distinction.

“We’ve got some actually good items. You have a look at rebuilds they usually sort of strip it down. They commerce all of their greatest gamers, even when they’re not over the hump but. They promote everyone and begin constructing from scratch. We nonetheless have our core items in place.”

Kekalainen may have selections to make on head coach John Tortorella, in addition to assistant coaches Brad Shaw and Brad Larsen as they’re all within the final yr of their contracts. Tortorella possible needs to proceed teaching however there may very well be a mutual settlement that he coaches some place else subsequent yr.

They may have selections to make on whether or not to maintain Elvis Merzlikins or Joonas Korpisalo, as one will possible be moved this offseason.

Patrik Laine is a pending RFA and defenseman Zach Werenski is an RFA after subsequent offseason and is eligible for an extension this summer time.

Seth Jones is a UFA after subsequent season and in addition eligible for an extension. If Jones doesn’t need to keep it could transfer them from a reload to a rebuild.

“We’ve expressed (to Jones) that we’d like to preserve him right here for the remainder of his life,” Kekalainen stated. “We’re continuing within the perception that we are able to (signal him), completely. He’s been a cornerstone of ours and he’s going to be a good greater cornerstone shifting ahead. He’s a pacesetter.”

The Blue Jackets have three first-round picks and will put one Toronto’s or Tampa’s in play.

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