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Blue Jackets, Canucks, Oilers, Avalanche, More – .

In today’s NHL rumors, things are getting a little hectic in the NHL as teams must submit their final protective lists for the NHL expansion draft. Andy Strickland writes, “A top agent told me he’s never seen so many players available for potential trades. With each team. As such, there could be a few last minute trades on Friday where organizations are trying to get something for players they think are on the verge of losing.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are rumored to blame Max Domi, the Vancouver Canucks are serious about a deal, the Edmonton Oilers have news from Adam Larsson, and Ryan Suter is piquing the interest of NHL clubs.

Domi will be left on display and available for Seattle Kraken

According to a report by Darren Dreger of TSN: “The teams are fine-tuning their protected lists. Hearing CBJ is considering leaving Max Domi unprotected. I’d be surprised if Seattle didn’t claim it. This may be the first big shock of a team decision before the draft. Domi is a player who has underperformed, but not far from a 72-point season and who could bounce back in the right situation.

Max Domi, Blue Jackets de Columbus (Photo de Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Domi was part of a deal that saw the Blue Jackets transfer Josh Anderson to the Montreal Canadiens and if Domi is left exposed and selected, that move indicates how much of a loss this trade has been for Columbus. Domi scored just 24 points in 54 games last season, then missed the end of the campaign with an injury that will likely keep him from playing for at least a month from the start of next season.

He’s hit a cap of $ 5.3million for another year, but he has the potential to score 50 points for Seattle in a leading or leading center role if they select him. At the same time, due to Domi’s injury, the Blue Jackets could bet that the Kraken don’t want to take an injured player with their selection.

Canucks active in trade negotiations

According to a report by Thomas Drance and Rick Dhaliwal of The Athletic, the Canucks are feverishly working the phones ahead of the NHL expansion draft in Seattle. While the team is yet to budge, general manager Jim Benning would like to do something.

Jim Benning, Canucks de Vancouver, repêchage 2019 de la LNH (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

They write:

Canucks general manager Jim Benning and his hockey operations department are still actively engaged in trade negotiations with various clubs facing tough decisions with their protected roster ahead of the expansion draft. There was a lot of chatter behind the scenes. Make no mistake, Benning has done a lot of work on this angle.

source – ‘Braden Holtby, Brock Boeser and what we hear about the Canucks’ plans ahead of the expansion draft’ – Thomas Drance and Rick Dhaliwal -The Athletic – 7/16/2021

The Canucks were apparently on defenseman Ryan Graves before he transferred to the New Jersey Devils and the team is expressing interest in Zach Hyman of the Toronto Maple Leafs, although it is not believed they will stay in the game. discussion if it takes a long time. to make a deal with Hyman.

Canucks goaltender Braden Holtby will be on display and the Kraken are reportedly interested in selecting him. There may be a possible exchange of works between the two teams before the draft, as other teams are also interested. Finally, according to rumor, Alexander Edler is ready to test the free agent market, according to his agent Mark Stowe. Stowe CHEK TV’s Rick Dhaliwal told and said Edler was looking for a multi-year contract to end his career.

Related: Oilers Over Hyman, Fans Prefer Team Landeskog Target

As The Athletic’s Daniel Nugent-Bowman reports, “The odds of unrestricted free agent Adam Larsson coming back to the Oilers seem to be dwindling day by day. He writes that the defender wants to explore the market for autonomous agents.

WINNIPEG, MB – APRIL 26: Adam Larsson # 6 of the Edmonton Oilers looks on during a second period stoppage of play against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on April 26, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Darcy Finley / NHLI via Getty Images)

Nugent-Bowman ajoute :

Larsson is expected to be a premium free agency product – if he succeeds. As stated, I’m told that a team is prepared to offer the defensive back a five-year contract with at least a $ 5 million AAV in free agency. The Oilers could theoretically make such a deal work within their budget, but that could limit roster improvements in other areas.

sources – ‘What I hear about the Oilers’ 2.0 offseason: Adam Larsson and free agency? Who is on the extension list? ‘ – Daniel Nugent-Bowman – Athletics – 07/16/2021

Larsson could still sign with the Oilers, which would happen after the expansion draft if that happened.

Suter gets major interest from multiple teams

According to Michael Russo of The Athletic, Ryan Suter is already gaining the attention of teams in the league. Russo spoke to Suter’s agent Neil Sheehy, who said “not a single team in the league … ever thought Ryan Suter would be available.” As such, many teams are crafting offers to see if he would be interested in signing.

Russo quotes Suter’s agent who added, “The terms of the contract are part of it and Ryan wants to win a Stanley Cup, but he also has a wife and four children,” Sheehy said. Russo writes:

Sources say Suter is intrigued by the Avs, and they should have a significant interest now that they’ve traded Ryan Graves to the Devils. But they also probably can’t afford to offer Suter as much as the others because Colorado are still hoping to re-sign free agent and pending captain Gabriel Landeskog, superstar defender Cale Makar needs a new one. contract and they need to save a lot of money to extend Nathan MacKinnon’s contract next summer.

source – “Avs? Blues? Bruins? Ryan Suter has free agency options, while Zach Parise seeks familiarity ‘- MIchael Russo – The Athletic – 07/16/2021


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