NHL Rumors: Flames goalie hunt, Lundqvist drawing interest, Blue Jackets talking with Dubois, and more
The NHL offseason market is going to be a shootout come October 9th. There will be a load of free agents and limited money to spend, so expect a flurry of signings and then a flatline on that day.
Leading up to it, there could be a lot of activity, especially in trades as teams look to clear cap space. And there’s a flooded goalie market that could also see a spike in activity soon.
NHL Rumors – Calgary goalie options
The Calgary Flames are going to be in the market for a goalie as they are moving on from Cam Talbot. Two names that keep coming up in the rumor mill that they are looking at are Arizona’s Darcy Kuemper and Vancouver’s Jacob Markstrom.
If they want Markstrom they will need to pay up, but the Canucks may not let him get to free agency. That’s why it sounds like the Flames will be the front runners to land Kuemper in a deal. With Arizona looking to salary dump, the Flames may get him a good price.
NHL Rumors – Does the King have a suitor?
Tomorrow the NHL’s first buyout window opens and there’s expected to be a few players becoming available due to it. One player that everyone expects to be bought out is Henrik Lundqvist. While that is the likely the case, it does sound like there’s a least one team interested in trading for him.
Now what does that mean? Are we talking a team that’s wants him as their goalie, let’s say Colorado. That means the Rangers will retain 50%. Or is this the trade for a buyout scenario as I wrote with Ottawa. Remember, Hank has to waive his no trade clause first.
NHL Rumors – Blue Jackets working out new deal with Dubois
According to The Fourth Period, the Blue Jackets have started talking with prized RFA, Pierre-Luc Dubois. The 22 year-year old has emerged as one of the games young bright stars.
Devils talking with Kyle Palmieri
Sounds like NJ is going to try and retain Kyle Palmieri.