Oilers and Barrie talking
There have been some preliminary talks but with Adam Larsson leaving for the Kraken, Barie talks are expected to intensify.
Term will be an issue for Barrie. Don’t believe the Oilers want to go longer than five years. Would a four-year deal at $5 million per work?
Canucks RFA Dickinson
Rick Dhaliwal: Pat Morris, the agent for new acquired Vancouver Canucks RFA forward Jason Dickinson: “We have talked with the Canucks about the parameters of a deal, arbitration possibilities, there is work to be done. Jason had 6 teams after him, Travis Green is a heck of a coach, he is excited.”
Rangers and Kraken talking Giordano?
The Kraken may be willing to retain some salary and are believed to have some interest in Rangers forward Ryan Strome.
There had been some speculation that the Strome could be used in part of a package for Jack Eichel.
The Buffalo Sabres are believed to be one of the teams that is interested in Strome.
Islanders freeing up money for their own free agents and maybe a few others
Mollie Walker of the NY Post: If the reports are true the Seattle Kraken select Jordan Eberle, which will free up another $5.5 million. That brings the total to $16.5 million in the past week. Nick Leddy and Andrew Ladd have already been moved out. Johnny Boychuk can be LTIR’d which would give them an additional $6 million.
Casey Cizikas is a pending UFA and they may want to bring back.
Zach Parise is one UFA they may be interested in signing.
Re-signing Kyle Palmieri, who was picked up at the trade deadline, could be an option.