ICYMI: Making sense of who is in play as the NHL’s trade buzz picks up ahead of draft week. https://t.co/MELWxD7Fuc
– Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 20, 2023
The diminutive forward isn’t interested in staying in Ottawa for the long term, and is one of the most interesting candidates on the trade market right now. DeBrincat has offered a list of teams he’d like to be traded to…
And we’re talking about the Stars, Golden Knights, Panthers, Predators and Red Wings.
I really see the “fit” in Dallas. The Stars could boast two of the NHL’s best mavericks in DeBrincat and Jason Robertson.
To my mind, this would make an interesting one-two punch for the coming seasons. Add to this the fact that the Stars have an excellent goalkeeper (Jake Oettinger) and some excellent young defensemen…
I think the addition of a guy like DeBrincat could allow the team to be quite competitive in the West for several more seasons. It’s a scenario I’d like to see, quite honestly.
Noah Hanifin… in Buffalo?
We’re talking about DeBrincat, but Noah Hanifin could be just as interesting for various NHL teams.
After all, Hanifin is only 26 years old and, since his arrival in Calgary, he’s shown that he’s one of the right players for his position. The fact that there is interest in his services from all corners of the league is not at all surprising…
And that’s all it took for Jeff Marek to link his name with that of the Sabres, as the Buffalo outfit was “actively” looking to add a quality defenseman to its roster.
Jeff Marek on his own show: “I’m of the firm belief that Buffalo is in on every defenseman, whether it is impending UFAs or Noah Hanifin..”
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) June 20, 2023
At his age, Hanifin fits the team’s window of opportunity and could strengthen the left side of the defense, which is already well-endowed with Rasmus Dahlin and Owen Power.
If it comes to fruition, just like the Stars…
Several interesting goalies will be available this summer
These are the names of goaltenders who will be available on the unrestricted free agent market this summer. We may not be talking about star goaltenders in the National League…
Could any of the above-mentioned goalies be of interest to the Habs? It’s a question worth asking.
Barring a surprise, Samuel Montembeault and Jake Allen should start the year with the big club. We know that the Quebecer isn’t going anywhere, and it would be a bit surprising to see Allen traded this summer.
If he is, though…
Kent Hughes could turn to the free agent market to back up Samuel Montembeault. And he’s got options.
Who will stay and who will move in the NHL’s UFA goalie carousel? My latest ⤵️
– Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 19, 2023
Fun fact: After Arber Xhekaj kicked Zach Kassian’s ass into the shadow realm this season, he mentioned that he had watched the game last year when Kassian ran over Monty & no one on the ice for the Habs did anything about it.
– /r/Habs (@HabsOnReddit) June 20, 2023
– A new deal for Zemgus Girgensons.
Zemgus Girgensons signs 1-year, $2.5 million contract with the Sabres https://t.co/DZI2OCPuxm
– NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) June 20, 2023
– To be continued.
– Good point.
It will be interesting to see how #Habs handle the future of their doctors & medical staff. Along with physio & sports science departments.#Canadiens may want to explore the American way of doing things.
It’s no surprise after how things have gone of the past 24 months. #NHL
– Stormin Norman (@Stormin1Norman) June 20, 2023
– It’s up to you to answer.