Have learned that Tarasenko had multiple offers from clubs ranging from contenders to rebuilds in the $5.5-to-$6M per category at varying lengths. Rejected all-Carolina was one-and then fired agent. Kind of strange. (Had wanted to remain with Rangers but there was simply no space
– Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) July 5, 2023
Vladimir Tarasenko’s case is nebulous, to say the least.
We thought we’d see him land in Ottawa, only to be told he’d be signing a contract with the Carolina Hurricanes…
This indicates that, for the moment, there is no contract signed anywhere. He’s still an unrestricted free agent, and we wonder what’s next for him.
Larry Brooks indicated in a recent tweet that there were numerous offers in the player’s clan, offers hovering around $5.5 / $6.5 M per season. Tarasenko turned them all down, even though some of them came from Stanley Cup contenders…
It’s rare, very rare, to see a player change agents in the middle of summer, especially when we’re talking about a player who has already received offers since July 1.
Obviously, Tarasenko didn’t like the way his former representative was going about things, and it will be interesting to see what happens with all this in the coming days.
After all, we know the Sens are interested in the Russian, and we know they’re looking to trade the small forward right now. Andy Strickland, who covers the Blues, has an interesting take on things…
He explains that, right now, Pierre Dorion’s hands are tied precisely because of the Alex DeBrincat situation.
Strickland believes Tarasenko could agree to terms with the Senators once “Brinsky” is traded…
We’ll keep an eye on this over the next few days, and it could happen soon enough.
Barring a sudden shift, and as always things can change very quickly, my guess is that the Alex DeBrincat situation has held up Ottawa from signing Tarasenko. Once he’s moved, likely to the #LGRW, that will open door for Tarasenko to sign with Ottawa.
– Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) July 5, 2023
Bruins did try to trade Linus Ullmark
Linus Ullmark dominated the 2022-2023 season. He was sensational, to say the least, helping him win the Vézina Trophy, his first career award.
Perhaps that’s why the team tried to trade Ullmark in the last few days.
After all, let’s not forget that the Bruins are a bit tight on payroll, and we knew the team was trying to make a big splash on the trade market.
But hey. The Bruins haven’t found any dance partners, and they’ve made some interesting moves on the free agent market.
– That does it.
To conclude this camp, a few loose observations from the last few days:
– a techno novelty
– this lunchtime’s intra-team match
– a hello from Paul Byron
– Joshua Roy’s number
– Rhett Pitlick’s futurehttps://t.co/mD62rTwqgA
– Guillaume Lefrançois 🟦🇨🇿 (@glefrancoisLP) July 5, 2023
– Of note:
– Clearly, the Jets’ hopefuls are getting along very well. It’s a sight to behold.
Got a few bromances brewing at camp 🫂 pic.twitter.com/o5FMyF4iyw
– Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) July 5, 2023
– Laffy opens up about the latest whispers about him in an excellent piece by Jean-François Chaumont.
“I’m not worried about rumours” – Alexis Lafrenière
Present at a golf tournament in Lachute, Lafrenière spoke to Le Journal about his future with the Rangers.
He still imagines himself in Manhattan. https://t.co/DSWmQXLA4f
– J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) July 5, 2023
– That’s it!
– Radio-Canada Sports (@RC_Sports) July 5, 2023