Toronto is signing John Klingberg
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2023
In the end, it just goes to show how expensive a good defenseman can be. After all, the names I’ve mentioned don’t necessarily include any superstars, as you might expect…
Yes, the payroll is likely to increase over the next three, four, even five years. But…
Kent Hughes had better play his cards right, or his hands could be tied at some point. Of course, he won’t be able to keep all the defensemen I’ve mentioned, but the parallel is interesting nonetheless.
It’s not for next year, we agree.
But I’m thinking that if the market for defensemen looks like this right now, and in a few years, the salary cap is going to go up…
It could be even worse. It’s been said over and over again: you win championships with defensive players, and the GMs know that very well.
The time for big decisions may not be here yet, but it’s going to happen faster than we think. Until then, Kent Hughes needs to make the right choices… and I’m not worried that he knows it.
It will be interesting to see the GM’s plan and the salary structure with which he decides to build his club in the coming seasons.
– One year in Toronto.
– It’s a big contract.
JT Compher, 5.1 x 5 years with Detroit
– Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 1, 2023
– Things are hopping in New York.
#Isles bring back Pierre Engvall, Scott Mayfield, and Semyon Varlamov while also putting pen to paper on an extension with Ilya Sorokin.
Have a day, Mr. Lamoriello @thehockeynewshttps://t.co/aY1rP7ZEf9
– Stefen Rosner (@stefen_rosner) July 1, 2023
– Lars Eller gets a job.
#Penguins sign Lars Eller to a two-year deal at a 2.45M cap hit
– Brennan Klak (@nhlupdate) July 1, 2023
– Nicely done.
– Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 1, 2023
– Small contract in New Jersey.
#NEWS: We have signed Erik Källgren to a one-year, two-way contract.
– New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) July 1, 2023