In at present’s NHL rumor rundown, there’s an replace on the Edmonton Oilers teaching state of affairs, buzz the Colorado Avalanche are taking a look at a former Ranger/Jets participant, what comes subsequent for the San Jose Sharks and extra.
Avs Concentrating on Kevin Hayes?
Adrian Dater has tweeted that his sources are saying that the Colorado Avalanche plan on focusing on pending UFA heart Kevin Hayes when free company opens.
Kevin Hayes, New York Rangers, Mar. 22, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)
The Avs have a ton of cash accessible to them in free company and could be thought-about a group that should add solely a few the suitable items to be a contender for a very long time.
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Oilers to Identify Coach Friday?
Ryan Rishaug of TSN is reporting the Edmonton Oilers may title their subsequent head coach as early as this Friday. Rishaug says Dave Tippett continues to be the entrance runner for the place and Todd Nelson just isn’t within the combine for the place. This has modified as Nelson was at one time thought-about somebody new GM Ken Holland was taking a look at.
FILE – Arizona Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett (AP Photograph/LM Otero, file)
Pierre LeBrun notes, and this has been confirmed by Holland himself, that the Oilers had an preliminary listing with round 15 potential teaching candidates. The intention was by no means to interview all of them, however short-list them and Tippet has stayed close to the highest of that listing your entire time.
If an announcement just isn’t made Friday, the Oilers may wait till after June third as administration shall be busy with the draft mix subsequent week.
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What Now for San Jose?
Greg Wyshynski of ESPN took a have a look at the keys to the San Jose Sharks offseason after being eradicated by the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. Amongst them, the group will deal with Erik Karlsson, Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski’s future.
San Jose Sharks’ Erik Karlsson (65) smiles after a objective towards the Vancouver Canucks in the course of the third interval of an NHL hockey recreation in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photograph/Josie Lepe)
The idea is that Pavelski shall be re-signed, however the query is how a lot will it price the Sharks and what size of time period will they should give out? Will Thornton wish to hold taking part in? And, will a group just like the Rangers persuade Karlsson to leap from a metropolis it appears like he’s realized to love?
If San Jose was going to offer Karlsson all the cash he needed when it was first rumored he was taking a look at a deal just like Drew Doughty’s, the Sharks might need already achieved it by now. Will one other group are available and pony up that cash?
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Nashville in on Duchene
Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic writes that the Nashville Predators are anticipated to enter the bidding for Matt Duchene.
Columbus Blue Jackets heart Matt Duchene (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports activities)
In an effort to land him, there shall be a necessity to maneuver wage out however the group is comparatively free and clear to make any trades they need as solely Pekka Rinne has a no-move clause labored into his deal.
Duchene shall be arguably the very best heart accessible in free company however may price the Predators as a lot as $9 million per season to land him on a long-term deal.
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Patrick Roy and Ottawa?
The Ottawa Solar’s Bruce Garrioch stories that Senators GM Pierre Dorion was noticed in Montreal with Patrick Roy at present.
(Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports activities)
Roy interviewed for Ottawa’s head coach place on Monday, then met once more with Dorion and Assistant GM Peter MacTavish on Tuesday.
The very fact the Senators spoke with Roy and gave him in an interview is an attention-getter. We’ll discover out within the coming days if the discussions was sufficient to get the job, however those that know Roy say he’s a distinct man than the one who left Colorado in 2016 and this time round he merely needs to focus his efforts on teaching. supply – ‘Senators common supervisor Pierre Dorion and Patrick Roy noticed in Montreal’ – The Ottawa Solar – Bruce Garrioch – 05/21/2019