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Will Nikita Kucherov receive an offer sheet?

Will Nikita Kucherov receive an offer sheet?

TSN 690: Bob McKenzie reports on what would happen if Nikita Kucherov were to sign an offer sheet. First, if the Tampa Bay Lightning were to match it would cause a salary cap nightmare as the Lightning has to re-sign Jonathan Drouin, Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat next summer. The cost for a rival club signing Kucherov to a deal worth between $7-$7.5 million annually would be a first, second and third round pick.

Kris Russell made a big mistake this summer

Sportsnet: Unrestricted free agent defenseman Kris Russell and his agent overestimated this summer’s free agent market. Russell could end up signing with a club in the coming weeks, he won’t receive the same money that he might’ve gotten in July. The most likely team Russell could sign with is the Calgary Flames at a discounted price.

Jaroslav Halak might not be traded

The Hockey News: Jaroslav Halak’s outstanding performance for Team Europe in the World Cup of Hockey may have changed New York Islanders management’s mind in trading him. The Islanders could start the season carrying Halak, Thomas Greiss and Jean-Francois Berube on the roster. The Islanders were looking to trade Halak and preferred to retain Greiss, who’s younger and more affordable. All that has changed for now…


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