Anthony Richard will be a free agent tomorrow. He is attracting interest from several NHL teams after his excellent season. A reunion with the Lightning is not out of the question. One thing’s for sure, he’ll want the best opportunity to play in the NHL.
– Anthony Marcotte (@anthonymarcotte) June 30, 2023
The Canadiens will be keeping an eye on Jonathan Drouin, Alex Belzile and Denis Gurianov, among others, who find themselves without a contract for next season. Gurianov did not receive a qualifying offer from Kent Hughes, which makes sense…
Anthony Richard, who was lucky enough to play a few games in 2022-2023, will also be testing the market. The Quebecer had a great season with the Rocket…
Anthony Marcotte raises the possibility of him returning to Tampa Bay, where he could join Joël Bouchard in the AHL if he’s unable to secure a position with the Lightning :
Jonathan Quick in Vegas, it’s almost a done deal
This year’s crop of independent players isn’t as exciting as in recent seasons, but that’s okay. Still, there are some interesting names who could help the various NHL teams.
The 37-year-old veteran is keen to continue his career on the Bettman circuit, and even though it’s not yet July 1, we seem to know where he’ll be playing next year.
**Keep an Eye 👁️ on**
Barring anything unforeseen, I think it’s highly likely that CT Born G and UFA Jonathan Quick signs w his childhood fave team; @NYRangers. @espn @NHL @NHLNetwork @TSNHockey @DKSportsbook #HockeyTwitter pic.twitter.com/uG29AZLphQ
– Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) June 30, 2023
It’s not done yet… But it would be, in my eyes, a nice addition to the Big Apple.
Florida for the ghost?
After all, he’s often been in the news for all the wrong reasons… even though he’s a talented defenseman.
The Ghost, as I like to call him, played in Arizona and Carolina last year. He’s one of the most interesting free agents around right now…
And there’s a world out there where the main player wears a Panthers uniform for the first game of next season.
The Florida team seems to be interested in his services, and the fact that he’s a local player could influence his next destination.
With Florida looking for a puck moving defenseman, UFA-to-be and local boy Shayne Gostisbehere appears to be on their radar.
– David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) June 30, 2023
Blake Wheeler wants to play in the East
A move I greatly respect, by the way. Wheeler, after all, has done the organization proud, and it’s refreshing to see the Jets give him such a chance.
So where will he play next year? That’s the killer question.
There’s a bit of uncertainty surrounding his file, but one thing in particular is clear. His agent said today that he’d like to play in the East to avoid multiple trips, notably to allow the player to be close to his family.
Blake Wheeler’s agent – Matt Keator – indicates the winger prefers the Eastern conference: less travel and a new experience. We will see what evolves
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 30, 2023
Noah Hanifin… in Pittsburgh?
I really like the idea of Noah Hanifin coming to Pittsburgh. As we know, the Penguins don’t have huge depth on the blue line…
And Hanifin could become a more than interesting candidate for the team’s next generation. He’s still young, and if Kyle Dubas plays his cards right, he could secure the services of one of the NHL’s very good two-way defensemen.
But not so fast. Remember that Noah Hanifin is not without a contract for next season. If the Pens want him, they’ll have to find a way to do business with the Flames…
And that could get a little complicated, given that the Pittsburgh organization doesn’t have the resources to deal for the services of a player of his calibre.
Rumours: Noah Hanifin interested by the Penguinshttps://t.co/4aP6JLpF70
– RDS (@RDSca) June 30, 2023
Morgan Geekie and Daniel Sprong did not receive Qualifying Offers and will become unrestricted free agents on Saturday, July 1.
– Seattle Kraken PR (@SeattleKrakenPR) June 30, 2023
– Adin Hill’s new contract is official in Vegas.
The #VegasBorn re-signed 27 y/o UFA G Adin Hill to 2 year $4.9M Cap Hit Deal:
Year 1 $1.6M Salary & $4M Signing Bonus, 8 team No Trade List
Year 2 $4.2M Salary, 5 team No Trade List
915 SV% in 27 GP
Rep’d by Gerry Johannson @TSC_hockeyhttps://t.co/bgkATGrLBL
– PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) June 30, 2023
Friedman on 32TP says Bruins asked for a last minute interview with Oliver Moore, looks like Bruins thought they had something cooking to get in the 1st RD, obviously it didn’t happen. Question is who was potentially going the other way for that 1st RDer?
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) June 30, 2023
– Oh yes!
– The Sick Podcast – CF Montréal Talk (@sickpodcfmtl) June 30, 2023