NHL Rumors: Mike Hoffman in no rush to sign, Flames looking for defense, and more
Today’s NHL Headlines gives way to NHL Rumors. It’s crazy that Mike Hoffman is still available and at the top of the list of remaining free agents. His agent was recently asked how patient they are willing to be and his response per Pierre Lebrun was, “very patient”.
The feeling on their side is he’s a proven goal scorer and teams are going to free up cash to sign him. Right now the hold up is signing of RFA’s. Once that is done, a 2nd buyout window will open and expand teams looking for scoring.
Pierre also noted that both Nashville and Florida could circle back soon with Hoffman.
Flames looking for a right defenseman
Darren Dreger revealed on the latest TSN Insider Trading that the Calgary Flames are in the hunt for a right handed depth defenseman. While there are candidates like Sami Vatanen still out there on the free agent market, Dreger believes they will go the trade route to find one.