In as we speak’s NHL rumor rundown, there may be buzz out of Montreal the place the Canadiens have spoken with a former defenseman, the Winnipeg Jets may look to the Dallas Stars for assistance on their blue line, the Columbus Blue Jackets doubtless made a essential error when it got here to Sergei Bobrovsky and there’s buzz as to who could be the following big-ticket RFA to signal is.
Markov’s Agent And Canadiens Speaking
In line with a report by Andrew Zadarnowski: Sergei Isakov, Andrei Markov‘s agent, stated that he’s spoken with the Montreal Canadiens a few return to the NHL. He quotes his agent as saying, “I personally spoke with the primary scout of “Montreal” and strongly really helpful being attentive to Andrei, a minimum of out of respect for him.”
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This doesn’t imply the Canadiens have any curiosity in seeing Markov return and we’ve already reported that Markov’s individuals have reached out to the NHL on a number of events with no response.
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Winnipeg Jets and Julius Honka?
Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Solar writes that in an effort to try to exchange a few of what the group misplaced when Tyler Myers and Jacob Trouba left, the Winnipeg Jets may take a more in-depth have a look at Dallas Stars right-handed defenseman Julius Honka.
Stars defenseman Julius Honka (Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports activities)
The Jets might be able to fill their departures internally but when they give the impression of being outdoors the group, Honka may make sense and the assumption is the Stars would promote him low, being reasonably priced for a Jets group that has severe cap considerations.
Honka represents a number of very attention-grabbing issues for the Jets.One is his handedness — he’s a right-shot defenceman on a group that misplaced two of them already this summer season. He’s additionally younger, 23 actually, and a former 14th general first-round decide that hasn’t reached his potential. The Jets may use some depth on the proper aspect after dropping Trouba and Myers, and Honka may very nicely present that.supply – ‘Jets may discover nice worth in buying Stars’ Honka’ – Scott Billeck – Winnipeg Solar – 07/21/2019
If the Jets go this route, it’s doubtless Honka slots in as a 3rd pairing blueliner.
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Brayden Level to Signal First?
ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski is reporting a minimum of one NHL GM believes that Tampa Bay Lightning heart Brayden Level would be the subsequent big-name restricted free agent to get signed and brought off the market.
Lightning ahead Brayden Level (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports activities)
Earlier than making an attempt to signal Sebastian Aho, there have been studies the Canadiens had curiosity in Level however these tales may need been exaggerated. On the very least, it was assumed he both wouldn’t signal the supply sheet or Tampa would match so Montreal moved on. Most accounts are that he desires to remain in Tampa.
This could be a bridge deal kind of state of affairs because the Lightning cap state of affairs remains to be not the best.
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Bobrovsky Was By no means Going Again to Blue Jackets?
Should you thought the Columbus Blue Jackets made a mistake once they acquired so many items ultimately season’s NHL Commerce Deadline and selected to not commerce away Sergei Bobrovsky and Artemi Panarin, Bobrovsky’s current feedback received’t assist change your thoughts.
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (AP Picture/Charles Krupa)
Bobrovsky spoke to Sport 24’s Daria Tubolseva and stated throughout his interview that he knowledgeable the Blue Jackets following their postseason exit in 2018 that he had no intentions of staying with the group. They didn’t imagine him.
The Blue Jackets continued to try to signal him at numerous factors all through the season and it was by no means his intention to say sure. He advised they all the time knew that. Finally, it seems the Blue Jackets actually shot themselves within the foot.
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