Oilers lose Gaetan Haas to Switzerland
Forward Gaetan Haas, who was a pending unrestricted free agent, has reportedly signed a five-year contract with EHC Biel-Bienne in the Swiss A league. It’s the same organization Haas grew up playing for before playing two years for SC Bern and then jumping into the NHL for two seasons.
Haas has done pretty well at the NHL level, but the goal production just wasn’t there, and he probably didn’t see enough game action to be a spearhead for the roster. from the Oilers next season. He played 92 games, scoring seven goals and 13 points. He was a solid defensive player with speed to burn.
He is the second Oilers forward the team has lost to international hockey, as it was announced earlier this summer that Joakim Nygard is returning to Sweden. The good news, while not everyone in Edmonton seems to agree that this is good news, is that Shore a signé a two-year extension at $ 850,000 per season.
Bruins offseason shots
ESPN’s Emily Kaplan and Greg Wyshynski addressed some of the issues the Boston Bruins face now that they’re officially out of the playoffs. There’s what to do with UFAs David Krejci and Tuukka Rask, plus whether or not to re-sign Taylor Hall and Mike Reilly.
Rask, 34, says he will assess this offseason to determine if he wants to continue playing. He didn’t want to talk about his future on Wednesday night but if he chooses not to return, the Bruins are less stressed about the team’s future between the posts following the emergence of Jeremy Swayman. Meanwhile, Krejci, 35, is set to suffer a massive pay cut of his $ 7.5 million if he is to return.
The Bruins are expected to find a way to strike new deals with Hall and Reilly – the two fit in nicely after being acquired by this trade deadline. Hall will likely experience a significant pay cut, but will be looking for a long-term commitment. Reilly will seek a $ 1.5 million pay raise, but it shouldn’t cost the Bruins much more.
Sources say Carolina put in place the framework that would allow head coach Rod Brind’Amour to sign an extension and the deal would be worth much less than he could get if he bought his services in the market. free. Brind’Amour is willing to take less if his assistant coaches are taken care of as well.
This deal is expected to be done, but it’s intriguing that it took so long. Perhaps it was a matter of waiting for the official end of the team’s season.
Maple Leafs to review free agent goalie market, expansion draft losses
With the buzz that the Pittsburgh Penguins may have their eyes on Frederik Andersen, it is rumored that the Maple Leafs may look to the free agent market to find a 1B to accompany Jack Campbell who has signed for one more season at a friendly team prize, $ 1.65 million.
Kaplan and Wyshynski write: “The free agent market has some interesting potential names like Philipp Grubauer, Antti Raanta, Chris Driedger and, uh, Tuukka Rask. There could be other options as well, as teams run the risk of losing goalies in the expansion draft. “
Flyers Possible Interest in Seth Jones
Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia recently quoted Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman who suggested that the Philadelphia Flyers could be a team that kicks defenseman Seth Jones. After informing the Columbus Blue Jackets that they will be testing the UFA market next summer, the team is expected to try to trade Jones.
Friedman said he believes the Flyers could make this trade and that he wouldn’t be shocked if Jones was ready to go to Philadelphia.
Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer echoed those sentiments, but added that the Flyers could also look to Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton. Carchidi writes:
Hamilton is a free agent and would be a great fit for the Flyers, but he will likely sign again with Carolina. Columbus’ Jones would be a big consolation prize, and he has said he will test free agent waters when his contract expires after next season. So how much would it cost in a business? A lot. And before the Flyers do a big package, they would need to get assurances Jones would sign a long-term deal here.
source – ‘Flyers need a No.2 goalie; do they have what it takes to acquire defenseman Seth Jones? | On the Fly ‘- Sam Carchidi – Philadelphia Inquirer – 08/06/2021
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