Today’s latest on #Flames trade pieces & how Jacob Markstrom comes into play, and:
– Marner’s next deal with #LeafsForever
– Who do the #FlyTogether trade next?
– NHL Awards WON’T be in LA
– #SJSharks Barabanov will be a commodity
– Status quo in FLA https://t.co/3PQwa6LkQ9
– David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) January 9, 2024
This means we’re approaching rumour season, which is always an exciting time for everyone, because we sometimes see big players change addresses.
There are a few names floating around the league right now, including Trevor Zegras. Here’s an overview of the rumours that have been circulating around the NHL lately.
It’s going to be a bumpy ride in Calgary
The Flames find themselves in a bizarre situation because they’re two points behind the Oilers and a playoff berth in the West.
But in a recent article, David Pagnotta focuses on Jacob Markstrom’s availability in net. The journalist maintains that the goaltender has generated interest from a number of NHL teams, and he wonders whether Markstrom can change his address between now and March 8.
Markstrom still has two years left on his contract after this season, a deal that pays him $6 million a year. His current pact binds him to the team until the end of the 25-26 season…
And it’s worth mentioning that Markstrom has a no-movement clause attached to his contract.
Could a Kings – Flames deal come to fruition, with Jacob Markstrom as the centerpiece?
Sean Monahan, still high on Frank Seravalli’s Trade Targets list
Sean Monahan is a popular player in the National Hockey League because he’s effective on so many levels.
Also, the fact that he’s ranked #2 on Frank Seravalli’s list of potential players to be traded between now and the deadline speaks volumes. It just goes to show how useful he can be to a team aspiring to great honors, because as Seravalli notes in a text, good teams are built in the middle.
I can’t wait to see what the future holds for him… But I firmly believe he’ll be leaving the Habs by March.
Kent Hughes will still have the opportunity to offer him a new contract this summer, since he’ll be an unrestricted free agent… But that’s another story.
Jakob Chychrun already on the market in Ottawa?
The Senators are in a bad way. Jacques Martin’s team has lost four games in a row and has won just one of its last 10 games away from home.
The club is on track to miss the playoffs (again), and if that’s the case, there should be changes to the lineup.
But in Ottawa, it’s defense that seems to be the problem. The Sens have offered Jake Sanderson an eight-year contract extension at $8.05 per season…
And let’s not forget that Thomas Chabot also earns $8 million a year. This could force Steve Staios to move Jakob Chychrun, because he’s left-handed too, and there’s interest in the defenseman’s services all over the league:
The Senators have been one of the league’s most active teams in recent weeks as they examine who will be part of their long-term core. Several teams inquired about Chychrun, acquired from Arizona just 10 months ago, and weren’t told Chychrun wasn’t available. – Frank Seravalli
With Jamie Drysdale gone in Anaheim, is Trevor Zegras next out the door for #NHLDucks?
Zegras joins first @DailyFaceoff Trade Targets board of 2024 at No. 4.
– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) January 9, 2024
– This is not a good sign.
Matthew Knies leaves Leafs practice with injury
– Mark Masters (@markhmasters) January 10, 2024
– Good question.
Who will take his place at the All-Star Game?
Source: Frank Seravalli pic.twitter.com/xmExxANtSB
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) January 10, 2024
– What great news.
Samuel Poulin was on Le Club du matin today. The Penguins prospect didn’t play much last season as he took time to focus on his mental health. He mentioned the importance of talking about it.
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) January 10, 2024
– I love it!
Youppi! stays in the cage until Cole gets his #MatchOfTheStars pass
Youppi! stays in the cage until Cole is an #NHLAllStar
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) January 10, 2024
Big news in the F1 world! The colorful Guenther Steiner is leaving the Haas team pic.twitter.com/oxIkP483bM
– RDS (@RDSca) January 10, 2024