The Kings/Predators had discussed a trade involving goalie Juuse Saros during the season, prior to LA landing Korpisalo/Gavrikov. A package involved multiple 1sts/prospects. I’m curious if LA revisits these talks this month or if that ship has sailed.
– David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) June 7, 2023
Korpisalo, who becomes a free agent this summer, did well in the regular season before completely falling apart in the playoffs. It’s not certain he’ll be back in LA next year.
The Kings’ only goaltender under contract as of today is Pheonix Copley.
By trading Niederreiter, Granlund, Ekholm and Jeannot, the Preds had truly respected their seller status. And with the anticipated emergence of Yaroslav Askarov, the team could have afforded to lose 28-year-old Saros for a good return. That’s still the case, even if Askarov’s first NHL game wasn’t a rosy one against the Habs.
In a gust
– Whew, the air quality.
We’re getting closer to first pitch here at Yankee Stadium and the air quality is real bad. It’s ominous. Smells like smoke.
Meanwhile, Triple-A SWB just postponed their game due to poor air quality… pic.twitter.com/UZMoAvpYTL
– Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) June 6, 2023
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Ethan Gauthier made his first NHL evaluation camp appearance with the Flyers and Daniel Brière.
Brière had a perfect nickname for Denis Gauthier’s son in another era.
Nice story between a handsome prospect and a GM. https://t.co/W4u8AcTNjj
– J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) June 6, 2023
– Transaction at the Remparts.
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) June 7, 2023