- Good morning and welcome back to reality after an unbelievable weekend. Speaking of unbelievable, defensemen John Carlson resigned with Washington, where he will make $8 million per year over an eight year term in Washington.
John Carlson 8x8 in WASH— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 24, 2018
- John Tavares is apparently finalizing the list of teams he is considering this summer.
Tavares list just about finalized, it appears.— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) June 25, 2018
Leafs, Sharks, Stars are in, as mentioned a couple days ago. Believe the Bruins are in as well.
Canadiens and Vegas not on the list as of now.#Isles will get in there too, of course.
Sounds like Tampa and/or Nashville could round out Tavares’ list of visitors starting Monday. Might end up being six teams instead of five, plus #Isles.— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) June 25, 2018
- And it would appear that San Jose wants him the most:
Can confirm the 2nd team officially talking to John Tavares this week is San Jose. They are going all in for him, and word is the entire team is on board to make it happen. They really want him.— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) June 24, 2018
- Max Pacioretty reportedly killed a developing trade that would send him to the Kings because he didn’t approve of their contract extension offer. The event appeared to have cost Pacioretty’s agent a job. [The Athletic ($)]
- 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.
Blues still in the mix but would likely have to move beyond 2 years. Not sure STL willing. Red Wings, Bruins and Hurricanes also among interested. https://t.co/iyZx75Ev6D— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 24, 2018
- 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].