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No one seems to be interested in Tomas Tatar
With August just around the corner, field hockey fans are looking forward to the start of the new NHL season.

They can’t wait to see their favorite club’s new additions in action.

However, to this day, a few big names are still out of contract in the league.

Among them isformer Montreal Canadien Tomas Tatar, who is coming off a 48-point, 20-goal season with the New Jersey Devils.

It was his seventh season of at least 20 goals.

In short, despite his good offensive production, no rumours linking him to other teams surfaced this summer.

Only Sheng Peng, a journalist covering the San Jose Sharks, suggested that Tatar might end up in San Jose.

Although it’s only a proposal, it’s still a good idea.

The Sharks are rebuilding, and they could really use a Tomas Tatar to mentor their youngsters.

Something that might have changed the Devils’ mind about re-signing Tatar could be the addition of Tomas Nosek.

New Jersey has shown a lot of interest in Nosek, and the team’s former star, Patrik Elias, has added his two cents to the discussion.

Nosek’s one-year, million-dollar contract restricted the club’s salary cap. They could have had nearly 3 million dollars under the payroll.

Perhaps with that extra million dollars, the Devils would have had the money to re-sign the Slovak.

GM Tom Fitzgerald had other plans in mind.

In addition to Tatar, Patrick Kane is still available, but his agent had made it clear that he would not sign before the start of the season, or even when he is able to return to action.

His recovery period was estimated at between four and six months last June, which could keep him out of action until December.

Tatar thus becomes, for the time being, the best striker still without a contract.

Even if the majority of the big names available are forwards, there’s still one good defenseman on the free agent market: Matt Dumba.

According to the renowned Elliotte Freidman, Dumba would be of interest to the San Jose Sharks too, only if they manage to trade Erik Karlsson as many rumors have it.

Other interesting names have yet to be snapped up this summer.

The list includes forwards Pius Suter, Josh Bailey and Jonathan Toews.

Most of these players should be under contract by the start of the 2023-2024 season, but where and at what price?

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