Should the #NHLJets pursue Jonathan Toews? Are there potential trade targets at center for the #Oilers? What’s the latest on Shane Pinto’s contract talks? Find out in today’s #NHL Rumor Mill. https://t.co/p1UVyuQKFs
– Spector’s Hockey (@SpectorsHockey) August 19, 2023
Not everyone in the field hockey world agrees that it’s high time the Ottawa Senators had a good season.
For many seasons now, we’ve been waiting for the Senators to show us on the ice that their rebuilding is truly complete.
The team’s general manager, Pierre Dorion, may have made some good acquisitions and signings, but there always seems to be something missing from this team.
The problem was mostly in front of the net for the Sens, and I’m still skeptical about their situation in front of the net with Joonas Korpisalo for five seasons at $4 million a year.
In short, it’s clear that next season will be all the more decisive for the Sens’ future.
The team looks pretty good on paper, but there’s clearly still room for doubt, especially considering that Shane Pinto is still not under contract.
The Sens’ attack isn’t the one with the most depth, so Pinto’s signing is important.
Those aren’t mind-blowing numbers, but the 20-goal plateau remains an important one in today’s NHL.
But not with $896,953. That number is the current space under the Ottawa Senators’ salary cap.
The Sens’ NHL entry-level contract has expired, so he clearly deserves a pay raise.
The problem is that the Sens currently don’t even have enough money to sign Pinto at the same salary as his entry-level contract, i.e. 925,000.
But that won’t be easy, given that every player on the Sens’ current payroll is part of the plan and has a purpose.
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– Really great.
Touching. Two of sport’s most prestigious trophies are in Quebec City today. https://t.co/2qjnDceBpK
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) August 19, 2023
– A prospect to watch for the 2025 draft.
He looks very much like a No. 1 pick in the 2025 NHL draft. But success hasn’t gone to James Hagens’ head.
– The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) August 19, 2023
– Who are the Islanders’ top prospects?
We are providing in-depth prospect analysis for each team from Aug. 1-Sept. 1. Today, the top five prospects for the Islanders.https://t.co/s9DkuRLFaX
– NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) August 19, 2023
– The Blue Jays are out of the playoffs as of today.
Whitewashed in Cincinnati, the Blue Jays are out of the playoff picture this morning. https://t.co/KtaFZKM3i7
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) August 19, 2023
– A case that remains to be followed.