Bowness losing the interim tag today
Coming off a sub-par season, Andersen looks to rebound to cash in
Frederik Andersen is entering the final year of his contract and is coming off a season in which he had his lowest save percentage in his seven NHL season – .909.
“Andersen needs to be pushed a little more,” Sportsnet analyst and former NHL goalie Greg Millen said. “There is an opportunity for that now with Campbell, who I quite like. I think he is going to need to play a lot more than he has.”
A solid regular season and playoffs could put Andersen in the group of highest-paid goalies even with the salary cap being flat next season. Nick Kypreos on his podcast thinks Andersen wouldn’t have a problem getting a deal like Jacob Markstrom – six years at $6 million per.
Andersen was in the trade rumor mill this offseason. The Leafs will have cap issues again next offseason. The Leafs will have some decisions to make. They won’t like the idea of losing him for nothing next offseason, but a Campbell-Dell tandem for the playoffs may not be the best idea.
Any additional moves by the Flames are likely to be minor
If they are to bring in any other players this offseason, they are likely to be just minor ones. They will likely send PTO’s to two or three players before the start of training camp.