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Storm Advisory 6/25/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

John Carlson’s new pricey contract, the Tavares sweepstakes, and the aftermath of the biggest trade at the NHL draft.

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  • Good morning and welcome back to reality after an unbelievable weekend. Speaking of unbelievable, defensemen John Carlson resigned with Washington, where he will make $8 million per year over an eight year term in Washington.
  • John Tavares is apparently finalizing the list of teams he is considering this summer.
  • And it would appear that San Jose wants him the most:
  • Max Pacioretty reportedly killed a developing trade that would send him to the Kings because he didn’t approve of their contract extension offer. The event appeared to have cost Pacioretty’s agent a job. [The Athletic ($)]
  • According to the Boston Globe, Rick Nash may be pondering retirement.
  • The draft went really well for nine teams. Who were they and why is that the case? [NHL]
  • Per Craig Custance, the Canes are interested in goaltender Carter Hutton.

  • David Perron and James Neal are set to leave Las Vegas this summer. [Las Vegas Review Journal]
  • In case you missed it over the weekend, the L.A. Kings inked Ilya Kovalchuk to a three-year contract [LATimes]. It could be a high risk, high reward signing [NHL].
  • Also in contract news, the Colorado Avalanche signed newly-acquired netminder Philipp Grubauer to a three-year contract extension [Mile High Hockey].

And last but not least, a few perspectives about the big trade that sent Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm to Calgary in exchange for Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland, and prospect Adam Fox:

  • “A pretty good rule of thumb with any trade is that the team that gets the best player typically wins.” [Yahoo]
  • “The Hurricanes can sell Hamilton’s scoring prowess to a casual hockey market, can use Ferland’s size and physicality on a smaller team and can dream big about the outside chance Fox will sign there.” Well okay then. [SportsNet]
  • Also from Sportsnet, Andrew Berkshire breaks down the trade from the statistics and declares a winner [SportsNet].
  • John Forslund joined the Bar Southeast podcast to break down the trade. [Soundcloud]
  • [Update] And this morning Don Waddell joined Stellick and Simmer to share his perspective [SiriusXM NHL].