NHL Rumors: Is Timo Meier Sharks trade bait, two teams interested in Travis Hamonic, and PK Subban a Seattle Kraken?
The latest NHL Rumors are loaded with some fun content and interesting tidbits. From San Jose to New Jersey, here’s the most recent buzz floating around.
NHL Rumors: Sharks top trade candidates this season
Timo Meier would be the Shark everyone would want if San Jose decided it was time to go full rebuild mode. In a new article by Kevin Kurz of the Athletic he breaks down several tiers for Sharks players, but Timo Meier is at the top.
There’s simply no one in the organization with more trade value than Meier, who is young (24 years old), can score, with a 30-goal season already under his belt in 2018-19, and who is signed to a reasonable contract, earning $6 million AAV over the next three seasons. He’s still a restricted free agent under team control at the end of that deal, too.The Athletic
Seriously, who wouldn’t want Meier on their team. Without a doubt, the most attractive Shark with the biggest return. Still there is doubt they would trade him.
Two other big profile names that could be considered, Evander Kane and Tomas Hertl.
NHL Rumors: Seattle Kraken pick PK Subban?
The Athletic just completed a full mock draft for the Seattle Kraken, and a big name on the list is PK Subban. Here’s why:
Seattle has a chance to take an expensive swing here by selecting P.K. Subban, who is 31 and will have one year remaining on a contract… Subban is 31 and his scoring totals have declined dramatically over the years… And if it doesn’t work out, Subban could be traded as a rental at the 2022 deadline.The Athletic
I for one have a hard time seeing the NJ Devils not protecting Subban, but they could believe his high price tag is all the protection they need. Interesting.
Canucks and Flames interested in Travis Hamonic
Some news out of Vancouver as TSN Radio Host, Bob Marjanovich states he heard the Canucks and Flames were interested in defenseman, Travis Hamonic.
There was some early rumors about the Flames, but the cap-strapped Canucks would need to free space to sign the 30 year-old rearguard. However, head coach Travis Green is a big fan and pushing for the Canucks to bring him in.
Hamonic was the first player to opt out of RTP last season.